Army aghast at defamatory statement about senior leadership by PTI chairman

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RAWALPINDI, Sep 05 (APP): The Pakistan Army on Monday was aghast at the defamatory and uncalled for statement about the senior leadership of Army by Chairman PTI during a political rally at Faisalabad.

The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that regrettably, an attempt was made to discredit and undermine senior leadership of Pakistan Army at a time when the institution was laying lives for the security and safety of the people of Pakistan every day.

“Senior politicians trying to stir controversies on appointment of COAS (Chief of Army Staff) Pakistan Army, the procedure for which is well defined in the constitution, is most unfortunate and disappointing.”

It further added that the senior leadership of Army had decades long impeccable meritorious service to prove its patriotic and professional credentials beyond any doubt.

Politicizing the senior leadership of Pakistan Army and scandalizing the process of selection of COAS was neither in the interest of the state of Pakistan nor of the institution.

Pakistan Army reiterated its commitment to uphold the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, it added.