Imran has nothing to do with army chief's appointment, says Abbasi.

TAXILA -- Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the appointment of the army chief was the constitutional responsibility of the prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan had nothing to do with it.

Addressing a workers' convention in Attock on Saturday, he said the upcoming army chief will be appointed before November 29 by the prime minister in line with the law and the constitution.

He was of the view that the matter of the new army chief's appointment should not be politicised. He clarified that the army chief's appointment will be made on a professional basis and following the procedure as prescribed in the constitution.

Mr Abbasi said that the incumbent government faces no imminent threat from the long march of the PTI.

'Imran Khan may do whatever he wants from street politics to agitation, but the present political set-up is not going anywhere.

'He may launch a long march or as he wishes, but the government will remain intact.'

Talking about the PTI change of stance on the alleged US conspiracy to out his government, the PML-N leader asked if Imran Khan had taken a u-turn for the first time. He said Imran had turned away from everything he had talked about in the last four years.

He said the PTI chief had given up the foreign conspiracy rhetoric after playing havoc with the national...

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