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‘Political’ Press Conference: Imran Blasts ISI Chief

 ‘Political’ Press Conference: Imran Blasts ISI Chief

A day after ISI chief Lt. Gen. Nadeem Anjum held an unprecedented press conference and targeted Imran Khan, the former prime minister hit back. Addressing a crowd in Lahore as his party began the long march towards Islamabad, Imran castigated the ISI director general for claiming his organisation was apolitical and neutral. He said the spy chief actually delivered a “political presser” and conveniently ignored any reference to the “group of thieves” (an apparent reference to the Sharifs and Zardari) that got its Rs1.1 trillion theft written off. The former premier warned Gen. Anjum that he also held many secrets but was staying mum for the interests of the country and state institutions. “I am not like the absconder Nawaz Sharif that I will run away to London and then spew venom against the army,” he remarked, maintaining he had always done constructive criticism against the army and other state institutions because he wanted to see Pakistan as an independent and sovereign state, reports Dawn.

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