ISLAMABAD: Director-General Major General Babar Iftikhar of the Inter-Services Public Relations Pakistan has said that the word ‘conspiracy’ was not a part of the statement issued by the National Security Committee after meeting over the alleged foreign conspiracy last month.
Responding to a question, the DG said that statement did not have the word ‘conspiracy’ and that the statement could be counterchecked by anyone. He also denied the reports of the COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG ISIS Naveed Anjum meeting the then prime minister Imran Khan at the PM House.
He vehemently rejected the BBC report which had accused the Khan government of removing the Army chief only for the latter to take preemptive action against the former. He also took the opportunity to announce that the Army Chief will retire as per the schedule on November 29 later this year and would not seek extension.
He said that democracy was the way forward and the military, especially the Army chief, was of the opinion that democracy should continue. He denied the rumours of the Army planning to impose the martial law amid tense political situation.