Army huddle takes note of recent ‘propaganda campaign’, attempt to divide ‘institution and society’ – Pakistan

A meeting of Pakistani Army officials on Tuesday noted recent criticism of the agency on social media and expressed full confidence in the leadership’s “a well-thought-out position to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law”.

According to a statement released by the Joint Public Relations Department (ISPR), the 79th Wing Commanders’ Meeting was held at the General Headquarters, presided over by the Chief of Staff, attended by Army corps commanders, staff officers and all flight commanders. Army Chief of Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

“Forum took note of a recent propaganda campaign by some quarters. [the] It creates divisions between Pakistani military and institutions and society.

“The national security of Pakistan is blasphemy,” ISPR said in a statement.

The forum “expressed full confidence in the leadership’s prudent position to defend the Constitution and the rule of law at any cost,” the forum added.

The military has been criticized this week, particularly after former Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted in a successful no-confidence vote. The tendency to oppose the military and its leadership has been raging on social media platforms such as Twitter.

National protests on Sunday in support of Khan also chanted slogans criticizing the military.

In addition to noting social media developments, the military gathering was briefed on professional issues, national security issues, and actions being taken to respond to traditional and non-traditional threats.

“COAS expressed satisfaction with the formation’s operational readiness and response mechanisms to meet the emerging challenges. [the] Border security and public safety,” ISPR said.

The military is aware of its responsibility and said it will continue to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan from all internal and external threats under all circumstances.