Military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar on Monday denied any links with opposition parties and warned against dragging the military institution into politics.
While speaking on various private TV channels, Director General Inter-Service Public Relation (DG ISPR) said: “The Army does not need backdoor contacts with anyone and is doing its job.”
“The ISPR director general’s remarks come against the backdrop of renewed rumours about contacts between the opposition and the military,” DAWN reported.
The opposition alliance popularly known as Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is going to organise a long march towards Islamabad from March 26 demanding resignation from the government.
Maj Gen Iftikhar also appealed everyone to keep the army out of such controversies (political issues). “This is not good for everyone,” DG ISPR continued.
“Tell publicly who was contacted by whom and who spoke to whom instead of levelling allegations. There is no such thing going on,” said DG ISPR.
Iran’s Intelligence Operation in Pakistan
While responding to a question, DG ISPR also rejected reports that Iran had conducted an intelligence operation in Pakistani territory to free its soldiers abducted in October 2018. He labelled such claims as “false and fake”.
According to DAWN’s report: “Turkey’s Anadolu agency first gave a spin to the news and reported that IRGC had claimed an operation in Pakistani territory. The news was then picked up by the Indian media.”
“The news regarding Iran is absolutely false. It could not have happened, it didn’t happen,” Maj Gen Iftikhar declared.
In conclusion the military spokesman stated that “our view has been accepted and is being taken seriously (on international level)” and recalled that Pakistan had presented a dossier to the world to expose India’s sinister campaign to damage Pakistan’s reputation.