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Army playing constitutional role: Asif

Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif on Friday said Pakistan Army was playing its constitutional role of facilitation under the Article 245 of Constitution to defuse the prevailing situation. Talking to a private television channel, he said there was nothing wrong in an facilitation role of a state institution.

"Yesterday, there was a possibility of a bloodshed after provocative speeches of both leaders [PAT and PTI chiefs]", he said adding, so the army played its constitutional role and "I think there is nothing wrong in it, it is within the Constitution." He said in the context of Article 245, there was a role of Pakistan Army to safeguard Islamabad, maintain internal security and law and order.

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2014



 



 
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