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Gen (retd) Bajwa asked us to side with PTI: Moonis Elahi

The claims made by Moonis Elahi have divided opinions on social media. Pertinent to mention that Pakistan's Army has time and time again stated that it has nothing to do with politics.

PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi has claimed that General (retd) Bajwa asked PML-Q to back PTI when the controversial no-confidence motion was being tabled against PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

While giving an interview with a private media channel, Moonis Elahi said he is against the approach of criticizing outgoing individuals.

“Certain elements are busy on social media bashing Bajwa Sahib without any reason. This is the same Bajwa who changed the course of rivers for the PTI. Then he [Bajwa] was right, but now he is not. I have a total disagreement with those who are now talking against him,” Moonis Elahi said.

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In an apparent bid to further defend the former Army Chief, the PML-Q leader then claimed that they were told by General (retired) Qamar Javed to stand firmly united with PTI during the move to remove the PTI government.

Moonis Elahi said that PML-Q had offers from both PTI and PDM, however, Gen (retd) Bajwa asked them to support the Imran Khan-led party.

The claims made by the PML-Q leader and former federal minister have divided opinions on social media. There are claims that Moonis Elahi’s claims have destroyed PTI’s foreign conspiracy narrative. Meanwhile, netizens are also remarking that if General Bajwa had asked PML-Q to side with PTI, then the Army is not apolitical.

“Moonis Elahi just admitted that they have been asked to side with a political party, how political maneuvering is carried out and that’s definitely not neutrality – proves Imran Khan’s point,” anchorperson Shiffa Z. Yousafzai said.

Pertinent to mention that Pakistan’s Army has time and time again stated that it has nothing to do with politics. Meanwhile, General (retd) Bajwa also said that the Army will remain apolitical. He said he is certain that the “political quarantine of the armed forces” will bode well for Pakistan in the long term.

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