ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR), Major General Babar Iftikhar has said Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohammad Zubair held two meetings with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa about the cases related to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.
Speaking during a program on a private TV channel on Wednesday, he said, “The first meeting was held in the last week of August while the other was held on September 7,” he added. He said Inter-Services Int¬elligence chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was also present during the two meetings.
During the meetings, the army chief made it clear that the army has no role in politics and all issues related to politics will be resolved in the parliament, Iftikhar said. “In both meetings, he (Zubair) talked about Mian Nawaz Sharif sahib and Maryam Nawaz’s daughter,” he said.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that all legal matters will be resolved through courts while the political matters will be resolved in the parliament, Iftikhar said while quoting COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Regarding the polio campaign, the Iftikhar said the polio campaign was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He maintained that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also attended the polio drive.
To a question related to Indian aggression and ceasefire violation along LoC, the DG ISPR said that the Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully prepared to give a befitting response to any misadventure from the Indian side.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz has said that the political issues should be resolved in the parliament.
Talking to media after her appearance in the Islam High Court today, Maryam Nawaz said that the issue was raised by the military leadership on the issues of Gilgit-Baltistan but the matter was political and should be decided in the Parliament.
When asked if the dinner with the military leadership took place with the permission of Nawaz Sharif, she replied that she did not know whether dinner was held or not.
Earlier, the joint opposition parties announced launching an anti-government movement under the supervision of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) at an All Parties Conference in Islamabad. The opposition leaders criticized state institutions and accused them of rigging the 2018 elections.