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It is not possible to minus Imran Khan, Gen Bajwa tells Fazlur Rehman

Fazlur Rehman

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and warned him not to go for the Azadi march to Islamabad on October 31, Pakistani media reported on Thursday.

According to a local news channel, chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been quoted as telling Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman that “there is no possibility of a minus-Imran concept”.

“We have been doing what the constitution asks for,” the army chief reportedly said.

According to the channel’s anchorperson, Gen Bajwa reminded Fazl that he was a responsible political leader and must be aware of the regional situation.

“The situation on the border with India is volatile due to the Kashmir crisis and Afghanistan’s situation is also a source of trouble,” Gen Bajwa was quoted as saying. He was further reported to have referred to the Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict and told the JUI-F chief that it was not an appropriate time for staging the protest since the economy had been brought on the right track after herculean efforts within the country and abroad.


The COAS made it clear that the army wouldn’t permit destabilisation at this moment, the anchorperson claimed. “He (Imran Khan) is a constitutional prime minister (PM) and neither I nor you can minus him,” he quoted Gen Bajwa as saying.

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