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Published: Mon, October 16, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

We're all in same boat; have to work together: Ahsan Iqbal

We're all in same boat; have to work together: Ahsan Iqbal

Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that blaming Islamabad for security failures in Afghanistan was unhelpful and insulting for the people of his country.

Sources have further revealed that Major General Asif Ghafoor will also express his viewpoint on the internal affairs of Pakistan in the press conference.

"On this I was disappointed both as a person and as a soldier", said the army's spokesman.
He said Pakistan has made remarkable progress in the macroeconomic sector through prudent fiscal policies, which have resulted in economic growth rate of over 5.3 percent per annum.

He added that we believe in civilian supremacy and all the important decisions are taken by the elected governments.

Ahsan Iqbal on Friday had said that DG ISPR should refrain from commenting on national economy as his "irresponsible statements could hurt Pakistan's global image".

Discussing the regional security situation, the Army spokesman said that there is no more room to "do more" in the fight against terrorism at the behest of other countries.

Addressing PML-N workers here on Sunday, he said the enemies of Pakistan's development and stability exited the world over.

He said security situation has improved considerably after successful military operations in the tribal areas and other parts of the country. "That is all I said - that the tax base needs to be increased - and I stand by it", he concluded.

All Pakistanis are like a plant, with various colours; which is its beauty, he said, adding that instead of making CPEC controversial the Kashmir issue should be resolved.

Describing the operation, DG ISPR said a call was received by the American ambassador at 4:10pm, informing us that the family was being transferred to Pakistan. State institutions need to be on the same page.

The spokesperson for the army, Maj Gen Ghafoor, said on Saturday that the armed forces pose no threat to democracy in Pakistan.

The DG ISPR played a video in which the rescued Canadian hostages praised Pakistan's army for their safe recovery.

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