By Raza Ruman
Islamabad, April 19 (Pak Destiny) Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has finally
sought apology from the Pak army for his anti-armed forced statement.
In a press statement isued here today Khawaja Asif said: “A strong and respected Army is an asset of nation. As a Pakistani I am proud of the velour and sacrifices of the men in uniform for the defense of the Motherland.”
He has further said that in last couple of weeks some misunderstanding cropped up based on his speeches delivered many years back made in a different context and in a different environment. “This created a misplaced perception about me which is far from reality. It was neither my intention and nor my objective to undermine an institution which I hold in high esteem.”
“At the time when armed forces are fighting on many fronts for the last many years and giving sacrifices unparalleled in history of Pakistan, it is a matter of great regret that an impression is being created by a section of media about my views and feelings about rank and files of armed forces and the institution which is completely false and misleading.”
Let’s see if the army accepts his apology and normalise relations with the PML-N government. Pak Destiny