You ViewsVolume 13 Issue # 19

Anti-Army rhetoric

There is no point in dragging the army in on the issue of the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal as Nawaz Sharif did when stated that it was the “result of appeasing Faizabad protesters”. It is like shifting the blame from the government’s own shoulders, that has done almost nothing to implement its part of the National Action Plan in letter and spirit. One wonders who was appeasing the Faizabad protesters who took weeks to prolong their sit-in at Faizabad chowk, taking the two cities as their hostage? Who is delaying arrest of Maulana Khadim Rizvi despite clear and repeated orders of the court? Has Nawaz Sharif or his party condemned the PTM or the attempt by PTM to desecrate Pakistan’s flag? He has not spoken a single word on Indian terrorist’s arrest. He is in alliance with Achakzai and others who publicly campaign for Pushtunistan and use anti-Pakistan rhetoric. Now, on the issue of assassination bid on Ahsan Iqbal, political point scoring is at full swing, while the army is being targeted, without realizing that this is damaging and weakening the institution. It is understood that someone is pushing the enemy agenda. The attempt on his life has been condemned by all including the army chief and ISPR DG. General Bajwa is right when he says the spectrum of threat demands a full national response.

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