Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar is addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi.
Addressing the presser, Gen Iftikhar said the purpose of today’s media talk was to shed light on the killing of journalist Arshad Sharif.
This presser is being done at a time when it is important to present the facts correctly so fact, fiction and opinion can be differentiated,” he said, adding that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been informed about today’s press conference.
DG ISPR termed Arshad Sharif’s death an unfortunate incident and called him an icon of journalism in Pakistan.
Speaking on the cypher issue, Lt Gen Babar Iftikhar said that the ISPR informed the National Security Committee (NSC) that no proof was found regarding the conspiracy against the Imran Khan-led PTI government. “Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) also did not find any evidence regarding the conspiracy,” he added.
He further said the COAS Bajwa had discussed the cypher matter with former prime minister on March 11. “It was surprising for us when on March 27 a piece of paper was waved by former PM in public rally,” he added.