Islamabad;03 Nov 2019- Defense Minister Pakistan Pervez Khattak has categorically rejected the impression that some desperate elements in the Pak Army is backing the March of Maulna Fazl ur Rehman and there is some rift in the top brass of the Army.
In an interview with Editor Zahid Farooq Malik of Metrowatch Tv , a youtube channel , Mr Pervez Khattak said that Pakistan Army is united and there is no difference in any quarter.
He was asked that there are rumors that some desperate officers are behind the Dharna. Here it is worth mentioning that a tv channel aired stuff like some officers have reservations over the extension of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Defense Minister replied that it is totally false impression. We have heard nothing like that. Army is united and everyone is on one page there.
He said that Army is part of Government. Different institutions combine to form a state. Army is a very big institution. Army takes decisions collectively.
To a question about the reaction of DG ISPR to a speech delivered by Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, Defense Minister said that they react when they are criticized and that was done by the DG ISPR.
Maulana Fazl ur Rehman blamed institutions to be party with the government without mentioning Pak Army particularly.
Pervez Khattak was asked that the pro Taliban people are in Islamabad with your permission. He answered that we allowed them to enter into the capital only after they agreed that they will not move ahead than the agreed place. We did not want that the country is lock down and people had to face problems.