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No decision or consultation yet about appointment of new army chief, says Khawaja Asif

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday revealed that no decision has been taken yet and currently no consultation has been initiated for the appointment of new army chief.

“No decision or consultation for the appointment of new army chief has been done yet,” Asif said while giving an interview to DawnNews.

The defence minister lauded efforts of the army for the continuation of democratic setup in the country.

“I give credit to Pakistan Army for completion of eight years of democratic system, army supported the democratic system for eight years,” he said.

When asked about the resignation of former information minister Pervez Rasheed, Asif declined to comment on the issue.

“I will not comment on issue of former information minister’s resignation as investigation committee is conducting the inquiry.”

Responding to a question about the allegation levelled by political parties about the relationship between Sharif family and Justice (retd) Amir Raza — the head of committee formed to probe the ‘national security leak’ — Asif maintained: “I don’t have knowledge of any relations between Sharif family and Amir Raza.”

“Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Ishaq Dar are looking after matters of national security news leak,” he maintained.

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