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Pak Army chief calls the shot, as embattled Imran Khan calls for protest

Pak Army chief calls the shot, as embattled Imran Khan calls for protest

Islamabad: It seems Pakistan PM Imran Khan is yet to face the backwash of no-trust move against him.

Because he has asked supporters to "protest peacefully" on Sunday against the 'foreign conspiracy" to oust him out of power.

A the parliament is due to vote on the motion shortly, the nation yesterday heard the emphatic voice of Pakistan military when Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa opened up.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa called for dialogue and diplomacy to resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir with India.

Detailing the country's diplomatic stand, he spoke about Pakistan's 'long and excellent" strategic relationship with the US.

However, Imran khan in his speeches targeted USA, and at some point even praised India's neutral position in Ukraine crisis.

Now the army chief, targeting Russia, said "aggression against a smaller country cannot be condoned."

However, Imran Khan immediately after Russia invaded Ukraine reached Moscow on a whirlwind visit, sending the message that Pakistan overreached itself.

General Qamar Javed was speaking at the second edition of the Islamabad Security Dialogue, organised by Pakistan's National Security Division.

He said Kashmir issue and the India-China border dispute are a matter of concern to Pakistan. He called for resolving issues through dialogue and diplomacy for peace in the region.

The general also spoke about setting up a three-way link between India, Pakistan and China.

He was silent about domestic politics in which the Pakistan Army appears to have had a key role.

Participating the last year's conference he argued for "geo-economics" over geopolitics in the region.

This was days after Pakistan and India signed an agreement reaffirming the 2003 ceasefire.

Bajwa's reaching out to Delhi, in the wake of Khan's impeding departure from power, is significant.

As for misfiring of missile from India, he called out Delhi's "indifferent attitude" in not immediately apprising Pakistan about the incident.

General Bajwa sent a clear message to both people of Pakistan and west ahead of Sunday's no-trust motion against Imran Khan.

Imran Khan reiterated his allegation of a "foreign hand" and claimed to have "proof" to bear out it.

He urged the country's youth, who form his support base, to hold "peaceful protests" against the "foreign conspiracy".

He alleged that that politicians were being bought like goats to topple the government.

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