Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has noted the “absurd” comments made by the country’s top politicians about the Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, calling them “very unfit”.
In a statement, the military’s military affairs wing said the Peshawar Corps was “an excellent military force” and had been leading the country’s war against terrorism for more than two decades.
“One of the most competent and competent officials in the country has been tasked with leading this honorable body. [the] The commander of the Peshawar Corps is not qualified, ”said ISPR.
He added that the reports undermined the dignity and ethics of the institution and its leaders.
“It is expected that senior political leaders [the] “The country refuses to issue any anti-Semitic allegations, with its officials and men constantly risking their lives to maintain the integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan,” the statement concluded.
‘Army shows endurance, self-control’
Speaking to the media shortly after the report was released, ISPR (DG) Director-General Major General Babar Iftikhar reiterated that “many reports” had been made in the past few days by the country’s politicians and called them “extremely inappropriate”.
Maj Gen Iftikhar said the center was showing “tolerance and restraint and called for the military to be drawn into politics”.
He said the military was fulfilling its important responsibility to ensure security at the country’s western, eastern and northern borders, while taking internal security measures. “We as an institution do not interfere with the political situation of this country,” he said.
The military spokesman also said that the appointment of the next general commander should not be “controversial” by making it the subject of discussion. He said the process of appointing a military chief was set out in the Constitution, which he said would be in line with the law.
While the ISPR report did not comment on any politics, it comes after PPP chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N Maryam Nawaz made comments about Lt Gen Hameed, who has served as Inter-Services Intelligence chief since 16 of June 2019 to October. 19, 2021.
On Wednesday, Zardari was questioned about Lt Gen Hameed at a press conference in Karachi and replied: “The helpless Faiz Hameed has been sidelined.” However, he later issued a statement stating that he “accidentally” issued the sentence.
Meanwhile, Maryam told reporters outside the Supreme Court of Islamabad earlier today that the commander must be a “blameless” person, without criticism or skepticism.
The PML-N vice-president made the remarks while responding to a question about Defense Minister Khawaja Asif’s statement, in which he said the name of Lt Gen Hameed could be considered as the new head of the army.
In a statement to the media, he said the army was a respected institution of the country and its people. “The nation is looking to the military for unity and security in Pakistan. It is therefore important that the commander is a fit and proper person for people to kick out the Pakistani Army.”
Speaking at a rally last week in Fateh Jang, Maryam also criticized Lieutenant General Hameed while referring to a recent Imran Khan podcast in which he called the intelligence chief “with the eyes and ears” of the government.
The PML-N leader said: “We know it was not your eyes and ears [rather] He was your hands where you oppressed your political opponents. “