Islamabad: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said Pakistan has acted indiscriminately against all the terrorist groups including Haqqani network.
While addressing a press conference, Maj Ghafoor rejected the US claims about terrorist safe havens on Pakistani soil, saying there is no terrorist hideout of any terrorist organization in the country.
Answering to the US’s claims regarding the presence of terrorist elements in Pakistan, he said, “No organised infrastructure of any banned organisation is present in Pakistan. We have fought twice an imposed and imported war in Pakistan and now we cannot do any more for anyone.”
“What sort of allies and friend are we that we are being given notices ,” he said.
He said Pakistan has taken action against terrorists in its own interest and would not accept “do more” demands. He said while Pakistan was resolved to ensure its security, it would not compromise its honor.
The ISPR said Indian propaganda against Pakistan was being carried out to satisfy people of India and there was no truth in it. He said India intensified violations of Line of Control in 2017. Warning India against such tactics, DG ISPR said, “You can not lure us into such unprofessional undertakings” The ISPR chief shared the details about the gains the armed forces made during the the current year .
When asked about former president Pervez Musharraf’s recent statements regarding “rogue elements” being responsible for Benazir’s death, Maj Ghafoor said, “I am the spokesperson for the sitting army chief and the media should ask Musharraf to defend his own statements, as of now I can say that there are no rogue elements within the Pakistan Army at the moment.”
While answering a question regarding Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif’s continuous tirade against the armed forces, Maj Ghafoor said, “We will continue our silence on the matter as the Pakistan armed forces and well ware of the threats and challenges we are facing and our achievements against them, thus we will not be distracted.”
He added: “Political activity is going on in the country and it is for the people to decide for themselves if there is a conspiracy in the country, and if they believe there is one, they should tell us what it is.”
Responding to another question about Khawaja Saad Rafique’s remarks,he said Khawaja Saad Rafique’s statement regarding army was irresponsible. He said Pak Army’s chain of Command was targeted in the minister’s remarks on December 24. The ISPR chief said the army is very organized and disciplined organization which follows the orders of its chief. ” We take this statement with concern,” he said.