PTI Chiefâ€™s remarks over operation baseless: Zafarul Haq
Leader of the House in Senate says armed forces are capable of facing any internal or external aggression
Leader of House Raja Zafarul Haq says Pakistan Army is fully capable and equipped to confront any internal and external aggression.
Responding to points of order in the House on Friday‚ he said the armed forces also enjoy the backing of the entire nation. He pointed out that the security forces have rendered great sacrifices in the war against terrorism.
Raja Zafarul Haq said the war against terror also claimed the lives of our top army officers‚ including Generals‚ because they were leading from the front.
Rejecting as baseless the remarks made by PTI Chairman Imran Khan in an interview with a private channel‚ Raja Zafarul Haq clarified that a meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif‚ the then Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani‚ Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and PTI Chairman was held before the start of the All Parties Conference.
He said the then Army Chief informed the meeting that terrorist activities will see a decline of 40 percent immediately if the government opts for the military operation. However‚ it was decided with consensus that the option of dialogue will be pursued to overcome the menace of terrorism.
He said the remarks made by Imran Khan about this meeting are totally out of context and has nothing to do with reality.