The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan
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In a deepening civil-military divide, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has taken notice of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s interview to a Chinese newspaper in which he said that the army chief and DG ISI gave statements to the Supreme Court without the government’s approval.
A statement released on the ISPR website on Wednesday said that the allegations leveled against Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Ahmed Shuja Pasha were very serious and had “very serious ramifications with potentially grievous consequences for the country”.
It stated that Gilani gave the interview to The People’s Daily Online at the time when Kayani was also on an official visit to China.