RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Babar Iftikhar stated during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) to analyses the “threat letter,” no “conspiracy” was discovered.
In an interview with a private TV station, the Director General of the ISPR stated that the National Security Council meeting, which was attended by all three service chiefs, the DG ISI, and others, was briefed on the cypher issued and that the participants were informed that no ‘conspiracy’ was found in it.
Diplomats, he claims, employ phrases like “intervention” and “conspiracy.”
Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations, stated that the propaganda campaign by some quarters to defame the Pakistan Army and create a schism between the military and society would not be permitted to distort the truth.
COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s recent visit to China was deemed significant by DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar, who stated that he is the first COAS to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He stated that China has always assisted Pakistan in difficult moments since the two nations have strategic relations. He stated that development on the CPEC is proceeding at full speed and that there would be no delays.
According to a Pakistan Army official, the recent visit to the COAS will yield long-term effects in the near future.
There will be no increase in the defence budget
According to the DG ISPR, the discussion over the defence budget begins immediately the budget is submitted. He went on to remark that the issues and risks associated with the defence budget should be investigated as well.
According to the Pakistan Army’s spokesperson, India’s growing defence expenditure is always biassed towards Pakistan. According to Major General Babar Iftikhar, the Pakistan Army has 0.55 million personnel, compared to India’s 1.3 million.
“Because of India, our 50,000 troops are stationed on the eastern frontier, 40% on the western border, and the remainder in cantonments.” Since 2020, there has been no rise in the defence budget.”
India lobbies for the blacklisting of Pakistan.
According to the spokeswoman, the cell has created contact with more than 30 different departments, ministries, and organizations. All departments collaborated on the approach and implemented 26 of the FATF’s 27 recommendations.
Given Pervez Musharraf’s poor health, the military leadership feels he should return to Pakistan. Musharraf’s family, though, has the last say on whether or not to return. The military has contacted his family and is awaiting a response before proceeding with any further plans.
Musharraf, 78, is severely unwell these days due to an ailment known as amyloidosis, according to his office on Friday.