President Dr. Arif Alvi strictly warned Imran Khan, Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to stop his party leaders and social media team from criticizing the Pakistan military leadership and the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, reports Jang.
Sharing a screenshot of a WhatsApp message sent to party leadership and social media team, a PTI source said that the President also told Imran Khan that for the new military establishment, the honor of the institution is like a red line, which must not be crossed.
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It has been revealed in the story that Imran Khan’s message was forwarded to the PTI Parliamentary Party’s WhatsApp group. In the message, Khan directed its social media team not to criticize the new army chief and made it clear that the instructions have to be followed very strictly. The person who shared this message on the group said that Khan’s directive should be followed by everyone.
Similarly, in another group of party leaders and social media managers, Imran Khan wrote, “Please ensure that there is no criticism of the new chief and the army.”
When PTI leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhary was asked by the news outlet about Alvi’s message, he said that both the President and Imran Khan have made it clear that there will be no attack against the army and COAS Munir.
He hoped that the new army chief would come up with new policies and hoped that he would not repeat the alleged anti-PTI policies of former COAS, General (r) Bajwa.
It is pertinent to mention that Khan has directly targeted the former Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa multiple times for being “neutral”. He has also targeted others within the military, including senior officers of the Inter-Services Intelligence.
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