“I don’t care who become next army chief,” says Imran Khan
PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan said that, he “doesn’t care who becomes the next army chief” but all he wanted that “the COAS should be on merit.”
While meeting the journalists in the Chief Minister’s House Punjab, he said that, “they (government) want to bring an army chief of their choice, this is a security threat,” further asking that, “how can a criminal appoint the army chief?”
“I don’t care who becomes the next army chief, but he, the army chief should be appointed on merit,” Khan added.
Cypher not missing:
The Chairman of PTI said that the cipher was not stolen anywhere, the master copy of the cypher was in the Foreign Office.
“Thankfully, they have accepted [that there was] a cypher,” Khan added.
He said that if the committee, probing the missing of cypher, summons him he will first ask whom Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu ordered to be removed.
Possible Long March:
PTI Chairman Imran Khan while commenting on the date of possible Long March towards Islamabad said that, he will not tell the date to anyone.
“I have kept the date to myself, Shah Mahmood Qureshi is my vice-chairman, I did not tell him either,” Khan said.
PTI supremo while responding to a query said, October 16, the date set by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for by-elections on eight National Assembly seats, was far and there’s a possibility that by-polls might not be held.
“The Election Commission of Pakistan is partial and they (the government) want to have me disqualified.”