KARACHI: As the efforts are being made to put an end on the JUI-F’s Azadi March, it was said on Wednesday that ““marches and dharnas are a political activity and the Pakistan Army, as a state institution, has nothing to do with politics”.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor in an interview said that, in 2014 when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staged dharna, the Pakistan Army had its support with the government of that time.
On Saturday, it was further said by the military spokesperson that the support of Pakistan Army is always with the elected government as per the law and Constitution.
The Pakistan Army would continue to support national institutions in accordance with the Constitution, reaffirmed by the corps commander on Monday.
“The Pakistan Army has no voluntary role whatsoever in the conduct of elections”, added by the Major General Ghafoor.
The involvement of the armed forces in the election procedure is not supported by the Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Moreover, it was disclosed by Maj General Ghafoor that im meetings parliamentarians had been advised by the army chief to run-up to Azadi March in order to resolve all national problems peacefully.
On Friday, the military was asked to stop supporting government by the JUI-F chief.
When asked about the perspective Azadi March has made for the world, the military spokesperson said that he would not give a political statement.
He stated in support of JUI-F leader that, “Maulana Fazlur Rehman is a senior politician. Pakistan is dear to him and he very well knows the implication of the protest at international level.”
DG ISPR said that, “People after making a statements in politics, says that it is their perspective but I am DG ISPR and whatever I say, I say it in my capacity as DG ISPR.