ISI and ISPR director-generals addressed a press conference regarding Arshad Sharif’s killing, PTI narrative against army, Imran’s controversial statements and many other important issues.
For the first time in the history, intelligence agency chief spoke to media.
DGISI Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum said that if you think the army chief is a traitor, then why did you want to extend his job, if your army chief is a traitor, why do you meet him secretly even today? .
ISI chief said “If there is a danger of mischief and mischief from lying, the truth cannot remain silent.”
He said that I have a clear policy that I should not be publicized, today I have come not for myself but for my organization. And to defend the martyrs, I will speak the truth, our martyrs were made fun of.
“Army chief was offered extension of service”
Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum said that the army chief was offered an indefinite extension in his tenure, if your army chief is a traitor, why were you praising him in the recent past.
“It is not our discretion to arrest anyone.”
He said that it is not our discretion to arrest anyone, it is the government’s.
DGISI Lieutenant General Nadeem Anjum said during the press conference that when you do the politics of hatred, division, it brings instability in the country, Pakistan was divided into two due to hatred.
Director General ISPR Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar said that it is very important to understand the facts in the case of Arshad Sharif.
‘ARY channel played role in promoting false, conspiratorial narrative in media trial’
General Babar Iftikhar said that in the media trial, the ARY played the role of a spin doctor in spreading a false conspiratorial narrative about the Pakistan Army and its leadership, through agenda setting, a specific narrative against the army was fostered.
He said that despite all this, there is no hatred in our heart related to Arshad Sharif, we said that without evidence, fabricated allegations should not be made against the institution.
Key points from joint presser
March 27 narrative built through a piece of paper ‘far from reality’
Arshad Sharif was fed propaganda on cypher by Imran Khan
Facts behind the cypher and Arshad Sharif’s death have to be determined
ARY News played the role of a spin doctor in targeting the army; CEO Salman Iqbal should be brought back to Pakistan
KP govt in August issued a letter stating TTP splinter group was looking to target Sharif
No one forced Arshad Sharif to leave Dubai
Arshad Sharif did not face any threat in Pakistan
COAS presented ’lucrative offer” for extension in March