File photo of DG ISPR, Major General Babar Iftikhar

News Desk:

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday rejected baseless and irresponsible allegations leveled by former prime minister Imran Khan against the military. 

“The baseless and irresponsible allegations by chairman PTI against the institution and particularly a senior army officer are absolutely unacceptable and uncalled for,” the ISPR said in a statement issued hours after Imran’s address.

“The Pakistan army prides itself on being an extremely professional and well-disciplined organization with a robust and highly effective internal accountability system applicable across the board for unlawful acts, if any, committed by uniformed personnel,” it said.

“However, if the honor, safety, and prestige of its rank and file are being tarnished by vested interests through frivolous allegations, the institution will jealousy (sic) safeguard its officers and soldiers no matter what.

“The baseless allegations hurled at the institution/officials today are highly regrettable and strongly condemned. No one will be allowed to defame the institution or its soldiers with impunity,” the ISPR statement added.

The ISPR called on the government to investigate the matter and initiate legal action against those “responsible for defamation and false accusations against the institution and its officials without any evidence whatsoever”.

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