Country first, says DG ISPR.


Byline: Tahir Niaz

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan military on Thursday deemed the detailed judgment in the high treason case against former army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf against 'humanity and religion'.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), while addressing a short press conference hours after the special court issued detailed judgment in the treason case, said the military had expressed its reservations after Musharraf was sentenced to death by the special court for high treason.

He said after detailed judgment in the case 'those reservations have proven to be true'. The DG said the detailed judgment, especially the selection of language and words, 'is beyond the basic values of humanity, religion and culture'.

The DG ISPR did not take any questions after the presser.

Following the short order of the Special Court on December 17, ISPR had issued a statement, saying the 'decision given by special court has been received with lot of pain and anguish by rank and file of Pakistan Armed Forces'. Major General Asif Ghafoor said the Pakistan armed forces are an organised institution and its members have taken the oath to sacrifice their lives for the defence of the national security. 'We have demonstrated it practically in the past 20 years [and] achieved what no other country or army in the world could achieve,' he added.

He said the country was facing a hybrid war. 'We are fully aware of this changing nature and character of war. We also understand the enemy, its facilitators, supervisors and their possible designs,' he told the media persons.

DG ISPR believed the country is currently facing threats from both internal and external sources. 'Some people want to provoke us...

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