RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the detailed verdict on former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf’s high treason case has proven the armed forces’ fears true.
Major General Asif Ghafoor addressed an important press conference on Thursday, where he expressed that the words used in the verdict are beneath any civil discourse, The News reported.
“The fears that were expressed by us after the special court’s December 17th short judgment, are being proven true,” DG ISPR Major General Ghafoor said.
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“Our enemies want to enrage us and want us to fight among ourselves,” said the DG ISPR, adding that it won’t be allowed to happen.
The army spokesperson said that anarchy and discord would not be allowed to take place in the country.
“Pakistan’s Army is not only an institution but a family,” DG ISPR said.
“Not just the borders, we also know how to defend the honour of our institution,” the DG ISPR added.
The army remains strong because of the support of the masses, he added.
“We will not let this stability be reversed under any circumstances,” General Ghafoor said. “Pakistan Army will thwart any attempts of external as well as internal enemies.”
“A while ago, the army chief held a detailed discussion with Prime Minister Imran Khan,” said DG ISPR in relation to the verdict.
General Ghafoor said that the army and government are together trying to steer the country towards a stable Pakistan, free of threats. He urged the nation to keep their trust on the armed forces, The News reported.
The fiery press conference by DG ISPR came after the special court that sentenced General retd Pervez Musharraf to death on Tuesday, issued its detailed verdict.
“The detailed verdict stated that imposition of emergency on November 3, 2007 and the act of abrogating the constitution was not a one-man job. The verdict stated that Musharraf’s uniformed accomplices were “equally and fully involved”.
“We, with the majority of 2 as to 1, allow the complaint and hold the accused guilty of high treason as defined at Article 6 of the Constitution and pass punishment under section 2 High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973.
Following the court’s short order in the case on Tuesday, General Ghafoor had said that the Pakistan Army was in “a lot of pain and anguish” over the death sentence of former army chief.