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No Major Tussle Between Imran Khan And Pakistan Army COAS – Bajwa – DG-ISPR

The reports of a major tussle between Pakistan Army COAS – General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Pakistani Primi Minister – Imran Khan are untrue.

This was clarified by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor reemphasising that both sides are on the same page according to Express Tribune.

“This is baseless gossip. There is absolutely nothing of the sort,” said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor as he dismissed speculation that there was a lack of agreement between PM Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

“The army is supporting a democratically elected government as per the constitution. There will be no let-up in this [support] as it is a must for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.” 

Ghafoor also rejected allegations that PM Imran Khan and COAS Bajwa were not communicating as often as they were in the early days of the government formation.

“COAS Bajwa and PM Imran have been in regular touch with each other. Meetings take place as and when required and, at times, not every meeting is covered in the news,” the DG ISPR said.

“There have been meetings and telephone calls in the period between the last two meetings covered in media.” PM Imran and COAS Bajwa met on November 15 in the first such interaction between the two in recent weeks, particularly against the backdrop of a host of developments — both on the internal as well as external fronts.


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