RAWALPINDI: Spokesperson of the Pakistani armed forces, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Tuesday mocked the Indian High Commission for not standing with its army chief’s false claim.
“What good Indian High Commission is which can’t stand with its Army Chief? Indian High Commission staff didn’t have the moral courage to accompany fellow diplomats in Pakistan to LOC. However, a group of foreign diplomats & media is on the way to LOC to see the truth on ground,” Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.
On Oct 20, he had rejected India Army Chief’s claim of destroying three alleged camps in Azad Kashmir, saying there were no such camps let alone targeting those.
In a tweet, he had said Indian Army Chief’s statement was disappointing as he held a very responsible appointment.
Major General Asif Ghafoor had said Indian Embassy in Pakistan was welcome to take any foreign diplomat or media to prove the claim on ground.
He had said such false claims by Indian Army were being made to suit vested domestic interests, which was against professional military ethos.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, in a tweet, said that Indian Embassy had yet not responded to offer made by the DG ISPR. It indicated that they had no grounds to support false claim by their COAS, he said adding that Pakistan expected them to respond soon.
In support to Faisal’s tweet, Asif had on Oct 21 said Indians had no grounds to support false claim made by their COAS. “If they don’t want to go they have the option to share claimed targeted locations with our foreign office. We will take foreign diplomats & media tomorrow on those given locations. Let all see facts on ground.”