Islamabad: The Pakistan Army’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday rejected the contents of a BBC Urdu report which indicated that former Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered the sacking of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed. Had given. Hours before the fall of Bajwa’s government. The BBC Urdu report, without naming anyone, directly indicated that Imran Khan had ordered the dismissal of General Bajwa, after which the army chief accompanied by “another senior officer” arrived at the prime minister’s residence and held a 45-minute meeting. Of.
Several other details are given in the report, including the preparation by the country’s defense ministry to declare the dismissal order null and void, the moment it was notified. The ISPR said in a statement, “There is no truth in the fake story and it is clearly part of an organized disinformation campaign. The matter is being taken up with the BBC authorities.” As Dawn reported, the country’s military’s media affairs wing also said the report is “specific propaganda” that lacks “any credible, authentic and relevant source” and claimed it “violates basic journalism ethos”. is”.
Notably, amid a dramatic turn of events following the no-confidence vote, Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah had decided to open the court late on Saturday. Soon after, a petition was filed asking the court to restrain Prime Minister Imran Khan from notifying General Qamar Javed Bajwa as COAS. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was ousted from power in the early hours of Sunday, after an action-packed Saturday that saw multiple adjournments of the Supreme Court-mandated National Assembly session. confidence motions, as well as a series of meetings and political activity leading up to the evening.
The vote on the no-confidence motion finally took place after midnight, after Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri handed over the charge of presidency to the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Ayaz Sadiq. The no-confidence motion was passed with 174 members voting in favor of the motion.