Karachi: Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has stated that political parties should not drag the army into politics.
On Monday, Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar dismissed rumours about the army and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) are in contact through ‘backdoor channels’.
He categorically said that it has nothing to do with any kind of politics.
He said during an interview to Samaa TV “the people who are making speculations, I requested them previously as well [and] I will tell them again: do not drag army into politics,”
DG ISPR continued to reiterate, “I would again request please don’t drag the institution into this dialogue”.
About a donation of vaccine doses, the ISPR chief also spoke, sent to the Pakistan Army by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
He stated that the military is considering that the vaccine, which was meant to be administered to army personnel, will be donated to the ongoing national vaccination drive “so that Pakistan’s frontline workers can be given this vaccine”
According to the News, in a statement, Major General Babar Iftikhar said that everyone knows that the whole world was affected by Corona.
The Pakistani nation successfully fought against Coronavirus and the health care workers helped the nation against Corona.
The DG ISPR said that the Chinese army donated the vaccine to the Pakistani forces, and the Pakistani military gave the vaccine donated by the Chinese military to front line health workers.
National Hero Sadpara
The ISPR leader hailed Mohammad Ali Sadpara, a climber who had been stranded for the last three days alongside two others, as a “national hero” and vowed that the Pakistan Army will continue its search and rescue operation to locate him and his companions.
He admitted that it was a “very challenging mission” which was made more complicated by weather conditions.
However, search and rescue operations have been afoot since the news came to light, but with no luck so far.