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April 29 tweet was issued on ‘incomplete notification’, clarifies DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has clarified that the ISPR tweet on April 29 on the ‘Dawn leaks’ was issued as the government notification on news leak probe was incomplete, but the Interior Ministry today released the complete order, which has settled the issue.

The issue has been settled as the Interior Ministry made complete notification public, adding para-18 in the probe report, he said while addressing a presser today.

Tweet is the fastest way of communication and it is tantamount to a press release, said the DG ISPR.

He said once the April 29 tweet was made, the army and the government were pitted against each other – and that was “regrettable”.

Read: Pakistan Army withdraws DG ISPR tweet ‘rejecting’ govt notification on Dawn leaks

 ‘We appreciate the government efforts in removing differences,” he said at a press conference.

He underlined that the Pakistan Army equally endorsed the democracy as did by the whole nation.

He mentioned that “we are working in complete collaboration with all other institutions”.

Regarding criticism on former Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan, the DG ISPR dispelled the impression that ex Taliban spokesperson is being portrayed as ‘hero’, underlining that the former militant will face the law come what may.

He also mentioned the case of student Noreen Laghari who was brainwashed by the militants. The army spokesperson said: “We saved the girl timely as she had not become militant when she was arrested.”

He said Taliban had taken along several children from Swat and radicalised them, but later Pak Army recovered them and subsequently the children were sent to ‘de-radicalization centre.’

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