Pak Army always supports democratically elected govts: DG ISPR

Pak Army always supports democratically elected govts: DG ISPR

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Friday that Pak Army is an impartial state institution which always supports democratically elected governments in accordance with the Constitution.


Talking to a private news channel, hours after Maulana Fazlur Rehman asked the ‘state institutions’ to stop supporting the ‘illegitimate government’, ISPR chief said the JUI-F chief should clarify which institution he was talking about.

Earlier the day, Fazlur Rehman, while addressing his supporters said if the ‘institutions’ tried to protect the ‘illegitimate government’ after the expiration of a two-day ultimatum he has given to Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign, then the opposition would be free to form an opinion about the ‘institutions’.

“Maulana Fazlur Rehman is a senior politician. He should clarify which institution he is talking about,” DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a television interview. “Pakistan’s armed forces are an impartial state institution which always supports democratically elected governments,” he added.

“Nobody would be allowed to create instability as the country cannot afford chaos,” said the military spokesperson while referring to the security challenges faced by the country on eastern and western fronts. He maintained that the country has weathered stormy 20 years as it fought off the menace of terrorism.

“Peace has been restored in the country after countless sacrifices,” he maintained and added that nobody would be allowed to disturb this hard-earned peace. He said the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa had bravely fought against terrorism and now they deserved to reap the dividends of peace.