Acclaimed journalist and anchorperson Rauf Klasra has claimed that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa gifted a bottle of perfume to JUI-F’s Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman after the two had a heated argument a month before the latter’s Azaadi March.
Klasra claims that the two figures had a furious argument in a meeting that was held to discuss Maulana’s Azadi March. Both the figures are said to have traded fierce remarks, which offended Maulana Fazl after which COAS gifted him a perfume to pacify him and neutralize the situation. As per the details, COAS outright rejected the idea of partnering with opposition parties to topple the current government. Not only he refused but COAS expressed his resolve to stand by the constitutional role of the Pakistan Army.
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The journalist claimed Gen Bajwa also declined the possibility of ‘minus Imran‘ formula. Adding that, “There is no possibility of a minus-Imran concept, at a time when the regional situation is critical,” an anchorperson had quoted the army chief as telling Fazl. “We have been doing what the constitution asks for,” the Army Chief reportedly said, according to the anchorperson.
Klasra made these claims in his video message on YouTube released on Sunday. He claimed that “not only did the meeting take place, but it also saw a heated exchange of words between Gen Bajwa and Fazl”.
Klasra claimed that while COAS proclaimed his support for constitution and democracy, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman refused to budge from his plan of ‘Azaadi March’.
The anchorperson is adamant about his claim of the meeting between the two figures. It has been denied by several ex-army officials. No official statements were made as the journalist claimed it was “common knowledge”.
“Even though both sides state otherwise, it has been confirmed that the meeting did take place. Not only did it occur, but it was also marred by a heated argument as Maulana Sahib defied the army chief,” Klasra said in a video doing rounds over the internet.
Maulana’s Diatribe Against Institutions
Earlier, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman’s indirect verbal onslaught on the armed forces of Pakistan prompted the reaction from DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor on Friday, who in his media talk with ARY News had forthrightly denied partnering with anti-government forces, and asserted that armed forces stands in unity with the democratically-elected government and will play the role to save democracy in Pakistan.
DG ISPR had also asked Maulana Fazl to assert the name of the institutions whom he alleged for conspiring his defeat in elections. It is pertinent to remember that not only Maulana Fazl had threatened the current government but also the state institutions with his alarming assertions that the demonstrators would swarm the PM House to arrest premier if he failed to resign within two days.
DG ISPR rejected the allegations of Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman of Pakistan Army allegedly maneuvered the election results. He asserted that Pakistan Army played its constitutional responsibilities in the general elections, and he must reach the concerned state authorities for his suspicions over election results.