Talk of deal with Nawaz Sharif 'baseless': DG ISPR

Talk of deal with Nawaz Sharif ‘baseless’: DG ISPR


Rawalpindi: Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, delivered a speech at an important press conference on Wednesday, reviewing the most important developments in the field of security in the past year. During which he also categorically rejected the impression there was “a deal” in the works with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

At the start of the briefing, Maj Gen Iftikhar said that he will be going over issues pertaining to Pakistan’s eastern border, western border, landmark achievements of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, and will take questions, if any, at the end.

Besides speaking on the aforementioned areas of concern, the DG ISPR also addressed rumours of the so-called “deal” with Nawaz, who has been declared an absconder and is currently residing in London.

“Talk of a deal with Nawaz Sharif is baseless,” he said.

“Who is striking a deal with Nawaz Sharif?” he asked the reporters, also demanding they furnish proof if there is any.

“If someone does talk of a deal, then you must ask them who is offering a deal,” Maj Gen Iftikhar said.

He also insisted that there is no problem with the military-civilian relationship and urged the media to “keep the establishment out of the way.”

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