Pakistan army rebuts BBC report as ‘pack of lies’
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor has said that a news story published by BBC yesterday, titled “Uncovering Pakistan’s Secret Human Rights Abuses” is a pack of lies.
In a statement, DG ISPR said that it is also a violation of journalistic ethos.
The story carries conjecturing implicating Pakistan Army without any proof, according to the ISPR.
News story published by BBC on 2nd June 2019, titled “Uncovering Pakistan’s Secret Human Rights Abuses” is pack of lies and in violation of journalistic ethos.
The issue is being formally taken up with BBC authorities. pic.twitter.com/A3QtbXJIkS
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) June 3, 2019
It said that the angling, spinning and credibility of the story is exposed from the fact that contrary to published claim, ISPR only received a judgmental questionnaire via email.
It said contrary to the expression in the story, operation in North Waziristan as per the given date of so called incident in the report had not yet started.
The area (NWD) was being used by the terrorists to plan, coordinate and execute terrorist’s activities across the country.