No incident of bitterness in civil-military meetings till date: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Sunday said that there never has been an incident of bitterness in meetings held between the country’s top civil-military officials.

The Interior Minister was addressing a press conference in Islamabad and said that he wanted to tell facts regarding the English newspaper’s controversial news about an alleged civil-military rift.

Chaudhry Nisar said that he takes action over news stories and his ministry took notice of the English daily’s news.

He said that when an English newspaper published the controversial news the Prime Minister took a decision to have an initial inquiry into the matter.

Nisar said that he has support of interior ministry, legal team under law minister and others.

He said that in the meeting held on the day of Quetta tragedy, Army Chief had inquired about the progress of the investigation.

The Interior Minister said that he briefed those present that the inquiry and recommendations are complete and gave them the next to the PM.

“Always had pleasant meeting with the Army Chief,” said Nisar.

There always existed agreement between the civil, military leadership over the matter of non-state actors.

Nisar called it an utter lie that disagreement occurred over the matter of non-state actors as reported by the English newspaper’s journalist.

“If the journalist doesn’t agree then the matter should have been discussed with Editor and newspaper management,” said Nisar.

“The one who gave wrong news to the newspaper should be brought forth,” he said adding that the distorted news hurt the national interest.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took back the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage from Pervaiz Rashid, weeks after the military’s top commanders said a ‘false and fabricated’ newspaper report breached national security.

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