• Thursday, December 13, 2018

DG ISPR warns PTM not to cross limits

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  1. Norwegian

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    DG ISPR warns PTM not to cross limits

    RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor held a news conference on Thursday and warned the Pakistan Tahafuz Movement (PTM) not to cross limits.

    The military spokesman said ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) had risen and India was deliberately targeting civilians. "Ceasefire violations have risen during the last 10 years."

    "The government took the initiative to make the Kartarpur corridor which was projected in a negative light in the Indian media."

    Speaking on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the DG ISPR said, "Pakistan's war on terror had been fought mostly in areas of this province." Showing a graph of terrorist incidents in the country, DG ISPR explained, "The average of terrorist incidents has fallen since 2013. The number of civilian casualties has also decreased."

    On Balochistan, Major General Ghafoor said this province made 43 per cent of the country with only 6 per cent of the population. "We have changed our deployment according to the geography of the province. This readjustment is focused on the socio-economic projects in the province."

    He said terrorist incidents in the province had fallen and that 18 had taken place in 2018. "In the last three years, over 2,000 Ferraris surrendered in the province which was a good step."

    The military spokesman said the law and order situation in Karachi had improved in the last few years. "In 2018, barring the last two incidents, the security situation improved drastically and the credit for that goes to the law enforcement agencies."

    Terming Karachi as the country's economic engine, the DG ISPR said the situation in the city would further improve.

    The military spokesman said 44 major operations had taken place under Radd-ul-Fasaad in the country. "Our aim for de-weaponisation is not where it needs to be. We will work with the government on this."

    Stating that no war can end with just operations, Major General Ghafoor stressed the need for social-economic development. "Enduring peace in FATA will come through socio-economic development."

    The number of polio cases in the country have also decreased, and the we a day would come when Pakistan would be polio-free, the DG ISPR said.

    On the PTM, Major General Ghafoor said they had three demands. The first demand was over checkposts. "Pakistan Army has decreased its check-posts in KP/FATA with 331. When we believe that there is no need for even one check-post we will remove them."

    He added that if there could be surety from Afghanistan, Pakistan could bring its troops back. "We cannot do this because of the threat...The fencing will be completed by next year and this will lead to a decrease in cross-border attacks."

    The second demand of the PTM was to clear mines, which DG ISPR said was being done. "Our troops have suffered casualties due to these mines and unexploded bombs. One day we will clear the area from mines."

    He said the third demand of the PTM was over missing persons. "Overall cases from 2010-11 were 7,000 with the Supreme Court hearing it on a daily basis. From these 7,000 cases over 4,000 cases had been settled. 3,000 plus cases are under process with 2,000 cases with the commission."

    The DG ISPR informed reporters that it could not be proven that those missing were not part of the TTP or any other faction.

    "We want this process to move further and for it to be resolved."

    The Pakistan Amry he said had lightly engaged with the PTM. "These brothers of us have lived in the war zone. They have not committed violence. I request them that their demands were being dealt with by the government and army."

    He stressed that the PTM was headed in a direction where they might cross the line and the state is forced to use force.

    Major General Ghafoor also spoke on the Pakistan Army's budget and accountability.

    "We are a disciplined force. There is a change of command and rules and regulations. There is a branch which is tasked with discipline and accountability."

    He added despite the measures in place if rules were violated punishment was given. "In 2017-18 almost 400 Pakistan officers have been given punishments which range from a warning to dismissal and even jail."

    He also said officers faced stricter punishments than soldiers.

    The military spokesman said lessons should be learnt from the past, adding that the country had external and internal faultlines.

    "Our internal faultlines were exploited by our enemies."

    The military spokesman said Pakistan was standing at a watershed where the country could either head in a positive direction or not.

    "Media is the fourth pillar of the state and you [journalists] are the opinion makers. If just for six months you create positive public awareness about Pakistan both locally and internationally, see where the country reaches."

    He called on everyone to play their role for a more prosperous Pakistan.

    Responding to Indian army chief's statement of Pakistan becoming a secular state before talks are held, Dg ISPR said, "They do not need to tell us what kind of country we should be. Are they [India] secular. Look what is happening to the 200 Muslims there."

    On the President Trump letter, DG ISPR said Pakistan had always said there was a need for a political reconciliation in Afghanistan. "Pakistan is every step to make this reconciliation successful. This political reconciliation must succeed. We hope the US leaves Aghnaitsna as a friend of the region, not as a failure."

    The DG ISPR was asked about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement that the Army was with the PTI’s stance and responded that he had listened to his interaction with the media thrice, adding it was taken out of context.

    “There is no doubt that we will never fight anyone’s war. This war was imposed on us,” DG ISPR said in response to a question.
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    They will cross the limits caz that's what's their doners want
     
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    Classic answer to Indian Army Chief by DG ISPR
    "pehlay kudh secular banain apni harkatain aur aur apnay mulk kay andar dekhain kya horaha hey aur ham jesay hain hamko wesay he bardasth karain" :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    PTM is the political wing of TTP. Since there is no way for them to be "back to business" in Tribal Area and fortunately awareness is rife among common peoples and fencing of the Pak-Afghan border along with close vigilance by our armed forces is the most laudable step in right direction: one can see the frustrations of the masters of PTM.

    However, an excerpt from The Pathans written by Sir Olaf Caroe " There arose one of those steange and formidable insurrections among the Pathans which from time to time sweep across the Frontier mountains like a forest fire, carrying all before them. As on a previous occasion there followed a reaction, but the fire is not wholly put out. It continues to smoulder dully until a fresh wind blows."

    The only difference is that, this time fire is directed against Pakistan. Afghanistan with Foreign and Indian presence will always be unstable and a threat to Pakistan.
     
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    This is in reply of IK's wrong Assertion....!
     
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  6. Norwegian

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    I agree with you here, despite you being a hardcore Patwari.
     
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    and here the comments of IK stand nullified that Govt and army are on the same page.
     
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    They are on the same page. But they don't exclusively stand with PTI.
     
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    U didn't understand the context of DG ISPR as usual patwari shit... He clearly stated to entire media ... stop using single statement of PM, you must look into the context of PM entire dialog with journlist. What so ever PM said in his interview was right. He consult with us, we give our feedback and he take the decisions (indirectly DG support PM's remarks that whichever decision taken by the PM, we stand with that) ghaday ghaday he raheengay jo chup chaap 30 saal UPS kareed kar kaam chalatay rahay hain aur ub chuti chuti batoon pe randi rona daaltay hain apni chutya kisam ke ego kay pechay tokray statements kay chala chala kar lol kudh ko satisfy kartay hain isee pe aglay nay beesti ki hey aj kay stop pick/choose single statements without CONTEXT..... eek patwari dhakan nay opar post karkay phir wohi kya hey jispe aglay ney aaj zaleel kya hey LOL

    After all PMLUN aur Indian aap ko zaroor eek page pe nazar ayeengay :rofl:
     
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    kuffar tuta khuda khuda ker ke .
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    agencies should crush the hell out of ptm .pata ni hum sotey kyun rehtey .
     
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  11. Taimoor Khan

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    Does this also apply to PML(N) and its pitwari bridage? Can we safely say that "Khalai Makhloq" non sense was treacherous and those behind that campaing must be tried under article 6?


    “There is no doubt that we will never fight anyone’s war. This war was imposed on us,” DG ISPR.


    Wonder who said the same words?
     
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    many anti state lefties got butthurt
     
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    There is no contradiction, if PTM go over the line the government wont hesitate to act. The same happened with TLP, the government was willing to work with them but only if they behaved.
     
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    Grab them by their hair and drag these Afghan stooges on the streets. No more soft response. Enough of this BS. Time has come to smack these sons of bitches in their face and uphold rule of law. We don't give a fvck what foreigners have to say about their lackeys. PTM is going down.
     
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