PM Imran Khan says ‘technical points’ in DG ISI’s appointment shall be resolved

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Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on April 19, 2021. Photo: Screengrab via Geo News.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on April 19, 2021. Photo: Screengrab through Geo News.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that “technical issues” within the appointment of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director-general could be resolved quickly,  Geo News   reported Thursday.

Sources aware of the matter stated that the premier made the assertion at a gathering with the PTI Parliamentary Committee. 

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PM Imran Khan took the committee members into confidence over the present state of affairs pertaining to the appointment of ISI DG and stated: “No one has a better relationship with the military than me”.

He then went on to make clear that there was “no misunderstanding” between the federal government and the navy management.

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The prime minister had convened an emergency assembly of the ruling social gathering’s parliamentary group at Parliament House to debate necessary nationwide points.

Several PTI members protested on being out of the blue referred to as for the assembly by the chief whip of the PTI, Malik Aamir Dogar, sources had stated.

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They reportedly questioned why an emergency assembly had been referred to as on the final minute, saying it could take time to reach Islamabad.

‘Atmosphere of belief’

Following the assembly, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry held a press convention, the place he stated that “the decision regarding the appointment of the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) will be made in an atmosphere of trust”.

Chaudhry quoted the premier as saying that the “ambiguity regarding the appointment has been cleared”.

“PM Imran Khan said that civil-military relations have never been as good in the entire history of the country as they are now,” stated Chaudhry.

He stated that the premier stated that the honour and the dignity of the military is pricey to the complete nation.

The federal minister stated that PM Imran Khan and military chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa “settle every issue together through consultation”.

“The same mechanism was adopted on the matter of the appointment of ISI DG,” stated Chaudhry.

The minister stated that the DG ISI shall be appointed “soon” with the method already “underway”.

‘Everything mutually finalised’

Meanwhile, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed, additionally talking to the media following the assembly, stated that “everything has been mutually decided and finalised” and that the federal government and the navy “have a very good understanding”.

He stated that the prime minister had not stated something about interviewing candidates for the publish.

“He was viewing things in a political context, while the army has its own approach,” Rasheed added.


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