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DG ISPR to address important press conference on Monday

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    wah wah aap ki meharbani sy hamary folk /other languages ki shairi parhnay ka moqa mil jata hai nawazish aap ki.aaj ki mehfil tu waisy DG sahib ny loot li PTM ka noha sunaa ky aab PTM walo ky marsiye ka intizar hai
     
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    Thanks a lot. Allah aap ko khush rakhay.
    From today's press briefing, I gathered that PTM has become quite a big problem. I didn't realize it earlier, though it has been discussed in a number of threads on PDF.
     
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    PTM is starting to become pain in the ***. I hope our intelligence will take care of the matter.
     
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    Tensions with India

    At the start of the presser, Maj Gen Ghafoor said India had accused Pakistan of being behind the Pulwama attack in occupied Kashmir, but that Pakistan had denied the same.

    "We told them we were not involved. India then violated our airspace, we then gave the ultimatum that we will respond when we see fit, just like the PM said.

    "Two months have passed since and India has told countless lies on the matter. We have not responded to the lies, not because we can’t, but because we don’t want to retaliate.

    "International media came to Pakistan, we told them that they should go to the place and see for themselves what had happened.

    "India had said that 300 people had died in their attack [in Balakot]. Then they said that they had used a small-scale missile that bore a tiny hole in the ceiling of the building and then exploded inside. We again offered to show your own [Indian] media the site."

    "We downed two Indian planes in the process, the whole world saw their debris and you [India] still claimed that one of the two planes was ours and one of our own pilots died, as we had initially said that two Indian pilots had been captured, and then said that there was only one. You [India] said that we have changed our statement because one pilot was our own.

    "We got initial information through the proper channel, then on the ground, I personally found out that only one person had been captured and I sent out the correction myself. How is it that you are ready to accept one of our statement, not the other?"

    "We have not retaliated because we want peace [...] we asked you [India] to ask America about our F-16s’ strength. In this day and age, hiding the downing of a plane is impossible. In this time, even if a motorcycle crashes the world finds out.

    "We have not talked much about it because we want to find the appropriate time to honour our pilots whose skills had been used to down the Indian planes.

    "India says that Pakistan’s attitude needs to change. We say that you have not been able to change our attitude, but maybe you need to look inwards and look at the way you have approached the relationship between the two countries.

    "In your [Indian] rhetoric, you keep using nuclear power as a threat. Nuclear powers are not a threat, they are a weapon of deterrence that should not be mentioned lightly."

    "Do not test our resolve," he said while addressing India, stressing that the Pakistan Army will fully defend its 207 million people if and when required.
     
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    @RIWWIR bhai paisay wasoool popcorn kai :D

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    @zulu bhai aaap bhi kha lu warna nazar laga du gai
     
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    ‘Time is up’: DG ISPR warns PTM leadership

    April 29, 2019
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    DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor addresses a press conference in Rawalpindi on Monday. — DawnNewsTV

    Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday said that the Pakistan Army wanted to make every effort to resolve the issues faced by Pashtuns in tribals areas, but that the manner adopted by the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) to voice such grievances would no longer be tolerated.

    Addressing a wide-ranging press conference at the General Headquarters in which he talked about the recent tensions with Indian and issues of national security, the head of the military's media wing also suggested that the PTM had received funding from Afghan and Indian intelligence services.

    "We want to do everything for the people [of tribal areas], but those who are playing in the hands of people, their time is up. Their time is up," Maj Gen Ghafoor said, referring to the PTM.

    "But the instructions of the army chief will be fully followed. People will not face any sort of problem and neither will any unlawful path be adopted," he said, suggesting possible action against the PTM. "Everything will be done lawfully."

    "You have enjoyed all the liberty that you wanted to," he said, addressing the PTM leadership.

    Read: PM Imran endorses grievances of Pashtuns, but says agitation will not yield any benefits

    PTM is a rights-based alliance that, besides calling for the de-mining of the former tribal areas and greater freedom of movement in the latter, has insisted on an end to the practices of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and unlawful detentions, and for their practitioners to be held to account within a truth and reconciliation framework.

    The ISPR chief individually responded to the demands made by the PTM at its rallies and meetings.

    "When we took action against the TLP (Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan), people said that why is action not taken against PTM as they speak up too much as well.

    "The first person to engage with them [PTM] was me. I was told to engage with them by the army chief and I was given one order by the army chief: 'Do not use a harsh hand with them.'

    "I met with [PTM leader] Mohsin Dawar, and they had three demands: They said that mines and unexploded bombs still exist [in tribal areas] [...] Their demand was genuine, we created 48 teams and 45 per cent of these areas were cleared. [As many as] 101 casualties of the Pakistan Army also occurred in those areas while clearing them of those mines. We let those casualties happen as they happened in the line of duty.

    "Their [PTM's] next demand was about clearing away checkposts. Pak Army has lost thousands of soldiers at these checkposts.

    "[The issue of] missing persons were their third demand [and] they created a list of those missing persons. The list has shortened to 2,500 cases today and the [missing persons] commission is working day and night to resolve those cases.

    "These demands were not even their [PTM's] demands, the demands are of the people that live there.

    "On the PTM website, they have got a number that states the amount of funds they have collected from Pashtuns around the world. But tell us how much money did you get from the NDS (Afghan National Directorate of Security) to run your campaign? How much money did RAW (India's Research and Analysis Wing) give you for the first dharna in Islamabad?

    "[Superintendent of Police] Tahir Dawar is killed in Afghanistan, in what capacity did PTM talk to the Afghan government, and say that the [Pakistani] government should not be handed the body and the body should only be given to the Dawar tribe?

    "Why did NDS give you funds for Arman Loni’s funeral and the dharna that followed? If you have these funds, why do you not use these funds for the development?

    "When Arman Loni died, funeral prayers were offered for him in Afghanistan. But how is it that when 10 policemen lost their lives trying to protect 800 students giving police entry exams [in Balochistan], you did not go to the namaz-i-janaza for those 10 men. And no namaz-i-janaza was held for those 10 men in Afghanistan.

    "When Loni died, the Afghan prime minister gave a statement in his favour and you [PTM] endorsed it.

    "Those people who are playing with the people whose issues they have brought forward, I would like to tell them that their time is up. Their time is up.

    "I would like to ask the PTM to provide me another list, besides the one of the missing persons, of all the strength of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) that exists in Afghanistan, so that I could tally the two to see if any of the missing persons are actually sitting there.

    He then delivered a message in Pushto to the Pushto-speaking people, urging them to not be deceived by the people functioning against Pakistan's interests.
     
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    Action against proscribed organisations

    The chief of the military's media wing appreciated the role played by the Pakistani media during the war against terror in the past two years, and during the three-day conflict with India in February. "The media played the best possible role in the situation and I would like to thank you for it," he told the journalists present.

    "Pakistan has a regional importance. We are neighbours with Afghanistan, which has been plagued with war for the last 40 years, first with the Soviet occupation and then with the US army after 9/11.

    "Cooperation with Afghanistan has been going throughout this time. This can be seen through the fact that at least 81,000 Pakistani soldiers have lost their lives in these operations to date.

    "I can now say with confidence that there is no terrorist organisation in Pakistan anymore. We have proscribed violent extremist organisations and we have been working to curb terrorism in Pakistan.

    "The state was busy conducting kinetic operations and every law enforcement agency was busy in that, which is why we were not able to strategise against these [banned] organisations the way we are doing today.

    "In 2014, when the National Action Plan was formulated, all political parties had agreed on point number 3, which said that this aspect of bringing these elements into the mainstream will be taken care of now that our kinetic operations are working.

    "Earlier, when the army chief spoke on occasion of Youm-i-Shuhada, he said that the monopoly of violence should rest with the state alone.

    "On January 1, a strategy was made on how to bring these people or organisations into the mainstream but no funds were allocated towards this. In February, when the scheme was announced, a fund was also allocated towards it by the government for the first time.

    "It was then decided that madrassas and hospitals, which are non-violent and being run under these organisations will be brought under the government’s banner."
     
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    Bhai, kahan huay haen? Hardly, any thing new regarding February 26 & 27. But I am sure, there must be some reason.
     
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    hahaha ...DG says they wanted to change us....and got changed....

    The two Pilots of 27/2 will be honored in coming time......he said.
     
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    DGISPR claims at 3:38 that Pakistan shot down two Indian aircraft and wreckage of both aircraft was witnessed by the whole world.

    I've not seen any photos or videos of the wreckage of the second aircraft shot down by Pakistan. What is he referring to?
     
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    Yes, there was a video of a plane wreckage in IOK, public there were clapping and cheering, saying Pakistan Zindabad. Initially this video was circulating on Indian media and then disappeared.
     
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    I thought that was the wreckage of the MI-17 helicopter or am I mistaken?
     
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    'Mainstreaming' madrassas

    Talking about Pakistan's education system, Maj Gen Ghafoor regretted that 25 million children in Pakistan are currently out of schools.

    "These children then go to madrassas, 30,000 of which exist in Pakistan at the moment. Out of these, less than 100 were found to be the kind that were pushing children towards extremism.

    "So out of 30,000 only 100 are faulty and if these were shut, what will happen to the millions of children who go to these madrassas.

    "Today, madrassas offer eight years of studies in a Dars-i-Nizami. Then two more years to give them the title of Mufti. But when these children come out of these madrassas, what job opportunities await them?

    "Some of these madrassas do offer some contemporary education and thus very few of these children qualify for some basic level jobs, like procuring a commission in the army.

    "But 32.5m children do not have these opportunities. That is why we are trying to mainstream madrassas so that children studying there have the opportunity to become doctors and engineers just like the children studying in mainstream schools.

    "This means that teachers will have to be employed in these madrassas. [And] this means funding, which was lacking in the past, but now that we are at the end of the war against terror, we will be able to reroute the funds towards this process and initially Rs2 billion will be required to run this programme and then Rs1 billion will be required each year for the programme’s upkeep. We will provide these funds so that these madrassas are mainstreamed and all of our children have equal opportunities."
     
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