PM Khan says technical issues in DG-ISI’s appointment to be resolved soon

Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said the technical issues in the appointment of the Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (DG-ISI) would soon be resolved.

The PM, according to the sources, made the statement during a meeting of the PTI Parliamentary Committee here at the National Assembly.

The PM had convened an emergency meeting of the ruling party’s parliamentary group at Parliament House to discuss important national issues.

During the meeting, the premier took the participants into confidence over the prevailing political situation in the country.

The PM said “no one has a better relationship with the military than him”, adding that there was no misunderstanding between the government and the military leadership.

Several PTI members protested on being suddenly called for the meeting by the chief whip of the PTI, Malik Aamir Dogar, sources said.

They reportedly questioned why an emergency meeting had been called at the last minute, saying it would take time to reach Islamabad.

Following the meeting, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry held a press conference, telling media that “the decision regarding the appointment of the director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) will be made in an atmosphere of trust”.

Chaudhry quoted the premier as saying that the “ambiguity regarding the appointment has been cleared”.

“PM Imran Khan said that civil-military relations have never been as good in the entire history of the country as they are now,” said Chaudhry.

The federal minister said that PM Imran Khan and army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa “settle every issue together through consultation”.

The minister said that the DG ISI will be appointed “soon” with the process already “underway”.

Meanwhile, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed has said that everything has been mutually decided and finalised and that the government and the military have a very good understanding.

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