Imposition of martial law is out of question: DG ISPR


No one has tendered resignation in armed forces

The military Friday refuted reports of martial law’s imposition in the country after an almost four-day political turmoil erupted due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest, in which army’s installations were targeted.

“I want to say very clearly that General Asim Munir and the army’s leadership wholeheartedly support democracy and will continue to do so. The imposition of martial law is out of the question,” Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Maj-Gen Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry told a private news channel.

“The army chief and the army’s senior leadership completely believe in democracy,” the military’s top spokesperson said.

In response to the reports which were circulating that army officers have resigned due to the ongoing chaos, the spokesperson snubbed these speculations as well.

“No one has tendered resignation in the armed forces,” the spokesperson of the military’s media wing added.

“Despite all-out efforts of internal miscreants and external enemies, the army remains united under Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir,” Maj-Gen Chaudhry said.

“The dreams of creating division within the army will remain dreams. Neither anyone has resigned nor disobeyed any order,” the army’s spokesperson added.

The statement comes after Khan criticised the military and his supporters raised the stakes by attacking military targets — torching the residence of the corps commander in Lahore and attacking the entrance to the army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi.