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Who threatened Arshad Sharif such that he had to flee Pakistan?

Who threatened Arshad Sharif such that he had to flee Pakistan? asks the DG ISPR during the press conference with the DG-ISI

Who threatened Arshad Sharif such that he had to flee Pakistan

Who threatened Arshad Sharif such that he had to flee Pakistan? asks the DG ISPR during the press conference with the DG-ISI

RAWALPINDI – Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), is speaking at a press conference in Rawalpindi to convey the military’s response to the death of journalist Arshad Sharif.

The spokesperson for the Pakistani Army began his news conference by promising to put everything in its proper perspective on the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif and its circumstances.

Lt. Gen. Babar Iftikhar said at the beginning of the media discussion that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is aware of the press conference and that it is essential to expose the reasons why a particular narrative is being developed and people are being mislead.

In a further effort to polarise forces and the populace, the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was also singled out and threatened, according to DG ISPR.

A spokesperson for the armed forces referred to the murdered journalist Arshad Sharif as a “icon of Pakistani media,” noting that he was the brother of a martyr and the son of a soldier.

Gen. Babar stressed that he and his institution have no ill will against Arshad despite the fact that the former carried an extreme narrative on the cypher debate. He did this while praising Arshad’s legacy.

He clarified Arshad’s departure from his country by revealing that an assassination plot was developed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province government. Later, he disclosed that the murdered journalist was forced to flee Pakistan after being made aware of the threats against him.

He proceeded by claiming that neither the military nor intelligence services received any information concerning death threats from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administration.

Commenting on the purported foreign conspiracy, he said that Imran Khan’s dismissed administration had exploited it for “political purposes.”

Some journalists, such as Arshad Sharif, chose the story of the previous administration and said that a campaign was started to demonise the military forces as a result.

He continued by mentioning ARY News, one of the top news outlets in Pakistan, as the one that helped spread the story among the general public.

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