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Bajwa says on oath he had no role in no-trust against Imran: Shami

Former COAS admitted the army extended full support to Imran Khan’s government

By News Desk
April 23, 2024

LAHORE: Former army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa (retd) has stated on oath he did not have any role in the no-trust vote against Imran Khan’s government.

Senior journalist Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami revealed this in a TV interview. He said he interacted Bajwa at a wedding, adding the ex-COAS had a pocketsize copy of the Holy Quran.

Shami quoted Bajwa as claiming on oath that he did not seek second extension in service from the government directly or indirectly. Shami said Bajwa repeatedly held Quran in his hand, and said he had nothing to do with PMLN Quaid Nawaz Sharif’s travel to UK on medical grounds, implying that it was purely Imran Khan government’s decision.

Shami said that Bajwa admitted the army extended full support to Imran’s government. The senior journalist explained that inaction on part bureaucracy necessitated support from the military. Shami said the interaction with Bajwa continued for some 25 minutes, and the latter spoke a lot about various issues off the record.