ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News – 9th Nov, 2016) : Defence Minister Khawaja Asif uncovered that no decision has been taken yet and currently no consultations have begun related to the subject of appointment of next army chief. While talking to a private tv channel he said, “No decision or consultation for the appointment of new army chief has been done yet.” The defence minister appreciated the efforts of the army for facilitating the democratic setup in the country.
He said, “I give credit to Pakistan Army over completion of eight years of democratic system. Army supported the democratic system for eight years.” When asked about the resignation of former information minister Pervez Rasheed, Asif declined to comment on the issue. “I will not comment on issue of former information minister’s resignation as investigation committee is conducting the inquiry.” "Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Ishaq Dar are looking after matters of national security news leak,” he maintained.
While commenting on the issue of Panama papers and role of opposition, Asif said: “Opposition does not have concrete evidence and they are trying to prolong the Panama Papers scandal.” The senior PML-N leader said that, “Government was not hesitating from accountability of the prime minister, we will accept Panama bill if it get acceptance from the majority.” Asif, however, declined to comment when asked about the possibility of a judicial coup.