RAWALPINDI : – Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor will hold an important press conference today (Friday).
According to army’s media wing, the DG ISPR will interact with reporters in a wide-ranging press conference at 3pm. He will remark on the significant national issues and persisting situation in the country.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday authorized Armed Forces of Pakistan to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India.
“This is new Pakistan and we are determined to demonstrate to our people that the State is capable of protecting them and believes that monopoly of violence stays with State. This will not come with commitment alone,” the Prime Minister remarked during the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting in Islamabad.
“We recognize that terrorism and extremism are the top issues in the region and the whole region including Pakistan have suffered. Pakistan alone has endured over 70,000 casualties in the process besides heavy loss to national exchequer. That is why the National Action Plan conceived and issued in 2014, outlined concrete sequenced measures with consensus of all political parties and institutions of Pakistan.”
“Having addressed direct threat to State of Pakistan, we need to move to ensure that militancy and extremism are routed from the society and the State never becomes hostage to extremists,” he asserted.