ISPR

PESHAWAR, September 2: The Pakistan Army has rejected the allegations of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) dissident Mr Javed Hashmi who said the Pakistan Army was supporting PTI chief Imran Khan in his long march.

A statement from the Inter-Service Public Relations says the army is an apolitical institution and that it was not supporting marches of Mr Khan and Pakistan Awmai Tehrik (PAT) chief Mr Tahirl Qadri.

The PTI has also rejected the statements of Mr Hashmi while Mr Khan said he would never seek the support of army in political situations.

After deserting the long march on 1 September, Mr Hashmi told media that the Supreme Court and Pakistan Army were dictating Imran Khan about this long march.

Meanwhile, the police in Islamabad have once again clashed with protesters of the PAT and PTI today.

President Mr Mamnoon Hussain has called a joint session of parliament to discuss the prevailing political situation.

The Prime Minister, Mr Nawaz Sharif, said yesterday that he would neither resign, nor would he go on leave over the protests of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri.