If involvement of Army in Faizabad protest proved, I will resign: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while briefing senators on security in an extraordinary in-camera session on Tuesday, rejected all allegations regarding military’s involvement in last month’s Faizabad protest that ended following army-brokered agreement with the federal government.

According to our correspondent, the army chief categorically rejected all allegations while replying to questions hurled by PML-N Senator Mushahidullah Khan.

Mushahidullah asked as to what was army’s role in the protest? And who used to supply food to the religious party protestors?

General Bajwa, sources said, rejected military’s involvement in the protest, saying that he would step down if army’s hand in the sit-in proved.

He said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was aware of all matters pertaining to the protest, adding that ISI had been tasked by the government to resolve the issue.

He said Rs.1000 were distributed among each released protestor on the directives of PM Abbasi; however, this statement was later denied by DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor.

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