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Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: DG ISPR
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Published: December 28, 2017
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The chief military spokesman on Thursday chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that the army was involved in his ouster.

At a media briefing, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) refused to answer a question about Sharif’s indirect accusation that the army was a part of a plot against him and his government.

“We will continue to have silence on this,’ the DG ISPR said.
Ghafoor said it was the duty of the army to stabilise the region. India, he said, has been spreading false propaganda but “Pakistan will not be reactive to such false lies anymore”. He stressed: “You cannot lure us to your unprofessional tactics.”

Ghafoor said that Indian propaganda is only for its own media. “India wants to divert attention from its atrocities in occupied Kashmir but Pakistan will continue fighting for the right of the Kashmiri people.”

Speaking about the US demand of ‘doing more’ the military spokesman stated unequivocally that Pakistan had done enough for everyone over the decades and would not do more.

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DG ISPR ‘disappointed’ by Ahsan’s statement, ‘stands by’ his comments

“We cannot do more on the dictation from any country,” he said. “We don’t want conflict with friends but we will ensure country’s defence,” he said, adding that the Pakistan would fight against terrorism, but not for money.

About the Haqqani network, Ghafoor stated there was no organised terror network inside Pakistan. “The US and Afghan authorities are well aware that Pakistan tackled the Haqqanis too. They [allegations of safe havens] are no more valid.”

On the relations with Afghanistan, the military spokesman stressed the need for bilateral military-to-military engagement. “I won’t say the engagement is ideal but there has been an improvement after army chief’s visit to Afghanistan,” he said.

Through Zarb-e-Azb, he went on to say, Pakistan has tried to eliminate terrorism and would continue these efforts. “We have dismantled all terror networks in Fata,” he added.

Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters that most of the suicide bombers were from Afghanistan. He also said that a large number of attacks have been foiled.

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“Thanks to our intelligence agencies, we have been able to avert 483 attacks in 2017 alone,” he stated, “of which 254 were averted in K-P and Fata.” Expressing his gratitude to the intelligence agencies, he said, “People don’t know about the attacks averted because those are never really discussed.”

Major General Asif Ghafoor emphasised media’s vital role in this “fifth-generation” war. “We have established state’s writ across the country. The law and order situation has evidently improved, particularly in Karachi.”

About India’s reaction to convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with his family, he said: “India will never appreciate Pakistan. Good acts of Pakistan still continue to receive negative treatment in India,” he said.

“A spy, who is an established terrorist, was given a chance to meet his family on humanitarian ground. This should have been appreciated. But India will never do that,” he added.

Rejecting India’s claim that the Pakistan was under pressure to allow the Jadhav family meeting, he said there was no pressure regarding Jadhav. If there was pressure, “we would have agreed to consular access” he said, adding: “It [the meeting] was purely on humanitarian ground.”

Responding to a question regarding the conspiracy surrounding shoes of Jadhav’s wife, the ISPR chief stated that the Foreign Office had told India in advance to keep in mind the current the geo-political scenario when the family arrived in Pakistan.

Faizabad
When asked that a Rangers official distributed envelopes among the Faizabad protesters, he said that it was done on the instructions of the Prime minister’s Office.
“A two-star officer was handed the responsibility of resolving the [Faizabad protest] issue. In the hindsight, there are many comments on the matter. But it was a sensitive issue and was done on the PM’s instructions.”

In a lighter vein, he added, “Do you really think we are so naive that we would give Rs1,000 to the protestors? It was done to normalise the situation. That’s what is important.”

The DG ISPR took a jibe at Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who on the order of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, immediately sent over 100 cases to the military courts.

Ghafoor however, saif that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s had drawn the Prime Minister’s attention towards a slump in transfer of cases to the military courts.
“As far as military courts are concerned, the first tenure was successful. In the second tenure, the interior minister passed more than 100 cases in November,” he said.

Ghafoor said that the military has formulated a specific section in the army for the physical protection of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Our job relating to CPEC is only with regards to security.”

Socio-economic developments
DG ISPR also briefed the media about the socio-economic developments in K-P and Fata, “schemes of 800-km roads were planned by the army for Fata and K-P, out of which 730 kms have been completed, and the rest will be too,” he said with pride.

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Pakistan has done enough for everyone, will not do more: DG ISPR
By News Desk
Published: December 28, 2017
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The chief military spokesman on Thursday chose not to respond to the allegations levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that the army was involved in his ouster.

At a media briefing, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) refused to answer a question about Sharif’s indirect accusation that the army was a part of a plot against him and his government.

“We will continue to have silence on this,’ the DG ISPR said.
Ghafoor said it was the duty of the army to stabilise the region. India, he said, has been spreading false propaganda but “Pakistan will not be reactive to such false lies anymore”. He stressed: “You cannot lure us to your unprofessional tactics.”

Ghafoor said that Indian propaganda is only for its own media. “India wants to divert attention from its atrocities in occupied Kashmir but Pakistan will continue fighting for the right of the Kashmiri people.”

Speaking about the US demand of ‘doing more’ the military spokesman stated unequivocally that Pakistan had done enough for everyone over the decades and would not do more.

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DG ISPR ‘disappointed’ by Ahsan’s statement, ‘stands by’ his comments

“We cannot do more on the dictation from any country,” he said. “We don’t want conflict with friends but we will ensure country’s defence,” he said, adding that the Pakistan would fight against terrorism, but not for money.

About the Haqqani network, Ghafoor stated there was no organised terror network inside Pakistan. “The US and Afghan authorities are well aware that Pakistan tackled the Haqqanis too. They [allegations of safe havens] are no more valid.”

On the relations with Afghanistan, the military spokesman stressed the need for bilateral military-to-military engagement. “I won’t say the engagement is ideal but there has been an improvement after army chief’s visit to Afghanistan,” he said.

Through Zarb-e-Azb, he went on to say, Pakistan has tried to eliminate terrorism and would continue these efforts. “We have dismantled all terror networks in Fata,” he added.

Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters that most of the suicide bombers were from Afghanistan. He also said that a large number of attacks have been foiled.

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“Thanks to our intelligence agencies, we have been able to avert 483 attacks in 2017 alone,” he stated, “of which 254 were averted in K-P and Fata.” Expressing his gratitude to the intelligence agencies, he said, “People don’t know about the attacks averted because those are never really discussed.”

Major General Asif Ghafoor emphasised media’s vital role in this “fifth-generation” war. “We have established state’s writ across the country. The law and order situation has evidently improved, particularly in Karachi.”

About India’s reaction to convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with his family, he said: “India will never appreciate Pakistan. Good acts of Pakistan still continue to receive negative treatment in India,” he said.

“A spy, who is an established terrorist, was given a chance to meet his family on humanitarian ground. This should have been appreciated. But India will never do that,” he added.

Rejecting India’s claim that the Pakistan was under pressure to allow the Jadhav family meeting, he said there was no pressure regarding Jadhav. If there was pressure, “we would have agreed to consular access” he said, adding: “It [the meeting] was purely on humanitarian ground.”

Responding to a question regarding the conspiracy surrounding shoes of Jadhav’s wife, the ISPR chief stated that the Foreign Office had told India in advance to keep in mind the current the geo-political scenario when the family arrived in Pakistan.

Faizabad
When asked that a Rangers official distributed envelopes among the Faizabad protesters, he said that it was done on the instructions of the Prime minister’s Office.
“A two-star officer was handed the responsibility of resolving the [Faizabad protest] issue. In the hindsight, there are many comments on the matter. But it was a sensitive issue and was done on the PM’s instructions.”

In a lighter vein, he added, “Do you really think we are so naive that we would give Rs1,000 to the protestors? It was done to normalise the situation. That’s what is important.”

The DG ISPR took a jibe at Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who on the order of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, immediately sent over 100 cases to the military courts.

Ghafoor however, saif that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s had drawn the Prime Minister’s attention towards a slump in transfer of cases to the military courts.
“As far as military courts are concerned, the first tenure was successful. In the second tenure, the interior minister passed more than 100 cases in November,” he said.

Ghafoor said that the military has formulated a specific section in the army for the physical protection of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Our job relating to CPEC is only with regards to security.”

Socio-economic developments
DG ISPR also briefed the media about the socio-economic developments in K-P and Fata, “schemes of 800-km roads were planned by the army for Fata and K-P, out of which 730 kms have been completed, and the rest will be too,” he said with pride.

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1595198/1-pakistan-done-enough-everyone-will-not-ispr-chief/
Reaction to pence statement i believe but if it hold the meaning this is welcome move..We should now stay out of the mess US has created in Afghanistan and secured the border..I always hold Iran positive in this sense as how they have maintained peace at there borders and not affected by US invasion of Afghanistan..

ence warns Pakistan over terrorist ‘Safe Havens’
 

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Time for Afghanistan and US to do more for Pakistan: DG ISPR
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"It is time Afghanistan and the US do more for Pakistan," Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor remarked on Thursday while addressing a press briefing on the national and regional security situation.

Referring to the United States' (US) demands to act against the alleged presence of terrorist elements in Pakistan, Maj Gen Ghafoor clarified again that: "No organised infrastructure of any banned organisation is present in Pakistan. We have fought an imposed and imported war twice in Pakistan and now we cannot do any more for anyone."

"Whatever we are doing, and we will do, is solely for the people of Pakistan. The aid we received (from the US) was reimbursement for the support we gave to the coalition for its fight against Al Qaeda. Had we not supported the US and Afghanistan, they would never have been able to defeat Al Qaeda," he added.

"There are no facilitators [of terrorist groups] in Pakistan and we have gone a long way towards supporting peace in the region," Maj Gen Ghafoor insisted, reiterating Pakistan's stance on the US's repetitive demand for the country to "do more".

Discussing measures taken by Pakistan to stop cross-border infiltration of terrorists, Ghafoor said: "We have started the construction of forts and posts on the Afghan border for effective border management — what more does the US and Afghanistan want from us?"

"No country is more interested in Afghan peace than us, as we know that peace there [Afghanistan] means peace in Pakistan," the DG ISPR stressing, adding that the US needs to check India's role in the Afghan region.

"No amount of coercion can work — it is only trust-based cooperation that can bring enduring peace to the region," he said
"What kind of friends are we that we are being given notices [by the US]?" he asked, adding that while Pakistan Army was willing to work with its friends, it cannot compromise on its respect.

Moving on to the Indian army's recent claims that it infiltrated Pakistan's borders, Maj Gen Ghafoor said: "India recently claimed that 10 of their soldiers came in Pakistan's territory and killed Pakistani soldiers. But this is all false propaganda for their domestic audience to take the focus off the effective political struggle they are facing for Kashmir's freedom."

"You cannot lure us into such unprofessional undertakings," the DG ISPR said.

He also thanked all media outlets for not giving in to Indian propaganda and running the "false" story regarding Indian infiltration into Pakistan.

Regarding India's complaints on Kulbushan Jadhav's meeting with his mother and wife, Maj Gen Ghafoor said: "India always looks to reduce the relevance of any gestures that Pakistan makes. However, every effort that anti-Pakistan elements make, we will counter."

"The Foreign Office has given a detailed response [to the Indian accusations]. Even if we do something as a good gesture, the Indian media will colour it in a negative light. We allowed Jadhav to meet his family as a responsible state — if we were irresponsible, we would have given in to Indian pressure and allowed consular access to him," the DG ISPR said.

He concluded: "This will not impact the case at all."

Talking about the army's presence on the borders, "We have fought well on western borders despite the threats that linger on the eastern border, but danger has not subsided yet."

"When we started action in Fata, the troublemakers turned to Balochistan," he observed.
"[However,] the army took the situation in Balochistan into account and the army chief presented the Khushal Balochistan programme on November 15," he said.

He added that the purpose of the programme was to provide resources to help speed up development, provide security, carry out action against terrorism, and cleanse the region of separatist elements.

"As a result of the programme, over 2,000 Baloch nationalists have given up their arms," he stated.

While answering a question regarding Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif's continuous tirade against the armed forces, Maj Gen Ghafoor said, "We will maintain our silence on the matter as Pakistan's armed forces are well aware of the threats and challenges we are facing and our achievements against them; thus we will not be distracted."

He added: "Political activity is ongoing. It is for the people to decide for themselves if there is a conspiracy in the country, and if they believe there is one, they should tell us what it is."

Discussing Minister for Railway Saad Rafique's remarks regarding junior officers' apparent lack of commitment to the army chief's orders, the DG ISPR said, "The statement was extremely irresponsible and unwarranted, as it targets the chain of command. The Pakistan Army is a disciplined institution and the army chief's orders are followed without question."

He added: "The army takes pride in its discipline. These remarks should not have been made."

When asked about former president Pervez Musharraf's recent statements regarding "rogue elements" being responsible for Benazir's death, the army spokesman said, "I am the spokesperson for the sitting army chief and the media should ask Musharraf to defend his own statements. As of now, I can say that there are no rogue elements within the Pakistan Army."

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