ISPR DG says army not behind Tahirul Qadri: report
KARACHI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa has denied the military’s involvement in the re-emergence of Tahirul Qadri, chief of the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran, a local daily reported in its Wednesday edition.
The report, published in The News, quoted the army spokesman as “categorically” denying the speculation linking Qadri to the military establishment.
When asked whether the military establishment had “brought in Qadri to derail the system”, the ISPR DG said: “This is all speculation and totally incorrect.”
Bajwa moreover said it was for the federal and the provincial governments to devise a strategy on tackling the issue of the Jan 14 long march.
The ISPR DG said neither the federal nor the provincial government had approached the military for assistance on the matter.