On October 26, 2018, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly denounced the “disgusting” smear campaign against the Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said that the slander campaign was “not only reprehensible but a complete violation of the sanctity of state institutions”. He added that the people behind it would be taken to task.
The slander campaign against General Bajwa was launched by certain elements in Pakistan who sought to malign the Army chief and undermine his office. The campaign included allegations of corruption and misuse of power. The Prime Minister’s statement reflects the government’s commitment to protecting the sanctity of state institutions and to ensuring the rule of law in Pakistan. The statement also reiterates the government’s support for the Army, which is a crucial pillar in the country’s security apparatus.