Army demands legal action against Imran Khan over defamation

By: News Desk
Published: 11:17 PM, 4 Nov, 2022
Army demands legal action against Imran Khan over defamation
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Pakistan armed forces Friday while reacting to an earlier news conference of PTI Chairman Imran Khan requested the government to initiate legal action over defamation and false accusations.

In a statement, the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the baseless and irresponsible allegations by Chairman PTI against the institution and particularly a senior army officer are absolutely unacceptable and uncalled for.

The ISPR said the Pakistan army prides itself for being an extremely professional and well-disciplined organisation with a robust and highly effective internal accountability system applicable across the board for unlawful acts, if any, committed by uniformed personnel.

“However, if the honour, safety and prestige of its rank and file is being tarnished by vested interests through frivolous allegations, the institution will jealousy safeguard its officers and soldiers no matter what. The baseless allegations hurled at the institution/officials today are highly regrettable and strongly condemned,” the statement added.

The ISPR said no one will be allowed to defame the institution or its soldiers with impunity.

“Keeping this in view, the government of Pakistan has been requested to investigate the matter and initiate legal action against those responsible for defamation and false accusations against the institution and its officials without any evidence whatsoever.”

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