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Pakistan’s soil not used in Zawahiri’s killing, says DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Spokesperson Major General Babar Iftikhar on Friday ruled out any chance that Pakistan’s soil has been used in the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan.

Speaking to a private TV channel on Friday, he said that the foreign office has already given an explanation on the incident of the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a US drone strike in Afghanistan and it was not appropriate to discuss this topic again and again.

To a question, Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said that a tragic helicopter crash took place in Lasbela on August 1, adding that the helicopter was engaged in relief operations but a negative propaganda was started on social media after the helicopter accident.

The DG ISPR went on to say that the negative propaganda hurt the family of the martyrs, armed forces and the entire nation, adding that the attitude should be condemned at all levels.

The regretful social media campaign after unfortunate helicopter crash on August 1 has caused deep anguish and distress among Shuhada families and Rank & File of the Armed Forces, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The spokesperson of the military’s media wing said in a statement that the army condemned the highly unacceptable and regretful social media campaign after the unfortunate helicopter crash on August 1.

“While the whole nation stood with the institution in this difficult time certain insensitive quarters resorted to hurtful and derogatory comments on social media which was unacceptable and highly condemnable,” the spokesperson said.

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