RAWALPINDI Jan 05,2022 – Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar on Wednesday, termed the rumors about a deal with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) self-exiled leader Nawaz Sharif as baseless, adding that if anyone is talking about a deal, please ask them who is doing it and what is the evidence of such a deal.
While holding 2022’s first press conference, DG told that the people living around the Line of Control (LoC) took a sigh of relief after February 2021 agreement with India. The area “remained peaceful throughout the year” with bringing positive change in the lives of the locals, he added.
The DG ISPR exposed a campaign against national institution, calling it as an attempt to damage people’s trust. “We are aware of these efforts and their various linkages,” he said.
Major General Babar Iftikhar said, “Those who spew half-truths, fake news and false propaganda to target institutions and damage the country, have failed and will fail.”
The DG said that talks with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are on hold but the operations are underway. The ceasefire ended on Dec 9. The ceasefire was a confidence-building measure taken ahead of talks with these violent non-state actors on the request of the current afghan government, he told.
The talks with the banned outfit were carried out on the request of new Afghan government. There was a requirement for the Afghan government that TTP should not be using their soil against us. The Afghan authorities said that they would bring the TTP to the table and make them accept what Pakistan wants, he stated.