Statement related to Gen Bajwa ‘wrongly attributed’: Alvi

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President Alvi Kashmir

President Arif Alvi Monday debunked his comments related to former army chief General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, saying that he was “wrongly attributed” by the media regarding alleged support extended by the then-army chief to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) during polls.

The President Office issued a statement that said that it has taken notice of the remarks wrongly attributed to Alvi “about the alleged help extended by the former Chief of Army Staff, General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa, and his team in the Senate, and their help to PTI during the elections also”.

“The statement has been quoted out of reference to the context and is twisted and self-concocted,” the statement read.

President Alvi’s remarks came during a wide-ranging conversation with journalists, leaders of the business community and foreign diplomats at a dinner on Saturday night.

The president, when asked why and when relations between PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Gen (retd) Bajwa soured, replied wittingly that he was still looking for the answer to this question, but it was probably October last year and then it was April or May this year.