Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has accused Pakistan's Army and its intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of attempting to rig the elections and swing it in favour of certain political parties like Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
"DG ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor presented clarifications and justifications by mentioning ISI's Faiz Hameed. I wish such a situation should not have arrived. It is unfortunate that the justifications were made on the political affairs rather than the military ones," Nawaz Sharif said while addressing media in London.
Nawaz Sharif's remarks were made in context of Asif Ghafoor's wide-ranging July 10 press briefing on how the army will be helping Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the elections wherein the DG ISPR mentioned Hameed.
Asif Ghafoor said that General Hameed and his team had been pivotal in defeating terrorism in the country. Hameed is the head of the Counter Intelligence wing in the ISI.
The former premier alleged that it is General Hameed and his team who are responsible for the realignment of its party members with Imran Khan's party.
Alleging Pakistan Army and ISI of political engineering, Nawaz Sharif also said that only the ECP has the mandate to conduct elections, and no one else could do this. He added that whatever was happening today in Pakistan had been detrimental to the it...