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‘Attempts are being made to defame Pakistan Army’

He said that peaceful elections were held across the country on February 8

By Our special correspondent
February 14, 2024
Ex-Servicemen Society President and Senator Gen (retd) Abdul Qayyum addresses during a senate session in Islamabad on March 17, 2023. — X/@generalqayyum
Ex-Servicemen Society President and Senator Gen (retd) Abdul Qayyum addresses during a senate session in Islamabad on March 17, 2023. — X/@generalqayyum 

ISLAMABAD: Ex-Servicemen Society President Gen (retd) Abdul Qayyum has said that attempts are being made to defame the Pakistan Army. Low-handed tactics are being used by making allegations of rigging in the elections. He demanded that those levelling allegations against the army be exposed and punished.

He said that peaceful elections were held across the country on February 8. He pointed out that some people did not want the polls to be held.

Expressing regret during his press conference on Tuesday, he said that at the behest of foreign powers, some retired convicted officials sitting abroad are involved in malicious propaganda against the intelligence agencies, the armed forces and their leadership.

He said that such people want to spread chaos and lawlessness in the country. He reiterated his commitment to play every possible role for the welfare of the ex-servicemen and their families.

He saluted the judiciary over the holding of the elections. He demanded that the innocent people not be misguided and the election results be accepted.

He said that no other country has the right to talk about Pakistan’s internal affairs. “Everyone will have to unite to take the country forward.”

He also said that the soldiers of the Pakistan Army sacrifice their lives every day. “There is a need to form a forum to solve the problems of the martyrs. The Ex-Servicemen Society is working to solve the problems of the martyrs.”

He pointed out that the peaceful holding of the general elections despite unfavourable circumstances in Pakistan has been termed a good omen. “Our desire is that all parties run the country’s affairs with a collective thought.”

He said that his organisation is a non-political forum that has been working for the welfare of the ex-servicemen of the country and for solving their problems.