- Imran Khan blasted the heads of the ISI and ISPR for conducting a press conference while insisting they are politically neutral.
- Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum made fun of Khan earlier today by calling him a traitor.
Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Thursday blasted the heads of the ISI and the ISPR for conducting a press conference while insisting they are politically neutral.
“After saying that they were done with politics, they held a press conference “Khan told a private news channel during a talk show.
“The press conference didn’t have anything to do with security. It was a political press conference, he said, and if he responds to it, the county will lose.
Khan said that people who want to hurt us want our army to be weak. He repeated that he had not said anything that would hurt the army.
“If I respond to the press conference, it will be to the army, and I don’t want to hurt them in any way,” he said.
Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum made fun of Khan earlier today by saying, “If the commander-in-chief is a traitor, why did you meet him while he was hiding?”
“You have the right to meet him, but you can’t meet him at night and then call him a traitor during the day,” the DG ISI said.
Lt. Gen. Anjum said that the military was called “neutral and an animal” because refusing to go along with a “illegal” decision was treason. He said that the army as a whole decided not to do the “illegal job,” not just one person or the army chief.
Khan has responded to the criticism that he always refers to as “neutrals” by saying, “I want to save the institutions, not the personalities.”
“If they say I talk behind closed doors, they should also tell me what we talked about,” Khan said, adding that he knew about the army chief’s extension. “If they could give him an extension, PTI could have done the same.”