ISPR slams nefarious campaign against Gen Bajwa, family

Military's media wing quashes claims of Bajwa family assets on social media as based on 'lies', 'malicious intent'


Our Correspondent November 27, 2022
General Bajwa will visit the wounded in the hospital. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD:

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) denounced on Sunday a “nefarious campaign”, against the outgoing Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, saying that misleading and exaggerated figures were spread on social media about the assets of Gen Bajwa and his family.

The media wing of the military said in a statement that the claims on social media that certain assets were created by Gen Bajwa’s family during his six-year tenure as the army chief, were “completely false” and “blatant lies”. It added: “These misleading figures are exaggerated based on assumptions.”

The ISPR said that a nefarious campaign against army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had started. “Misleading data regarding the assets of army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his family have been shared on social media,” it said.

The statement added that “a certain group has very cleverly and dishonestly attributed the assets of the father of Gen Bajwa’s daughter-in-law and her family to the army chief and his family” and rejected the claims on social media as “blatant lies and based on malice”.

The statement continued to say that the army chief and his family regularly file their tax returns and that “like every citizen, the army chief and his family are accountable to the tax authorities for their assets”, adding that all assets of Gen Bajwa, his wife and family were duly declared in the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

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