ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has responded to yesterday’s statement released by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in which it demanded of the federal government to investigate and take action (against PTI) for defaming the institution. Asad Umar said any attempt to equate criticism of individuals with criticism of the institution is rejected.
The ISPR, it may be recalled, had issued a press release yesterday, saying “allegations by PTI chairman against the institution and particularly a senior army officer are absolutely unacceptable and uncalled for.”
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He said Imran Khan never spoke against the institution, and infact had always spoken about the need to strengthen the institution. “Criticism of individuals should NOT be called criticism of institution,” said Asad Umar.
The ISPR statement of yesterday has made unfounded allegations against Imran Khan. He has never spoken against the institution. Infact has always spoken about the need to strengthen the institution. Criticism of individuals should NOT be called criticism of institution
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) November 5, 2022
Asad Umar went on to ask “if no member of the institution does anything wrong, why are court martials carried out. Even general officers have been court martialed in the past. If they do carry out acts which can be subject to court martial why cannot they be criticized as individuals?”
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