RAWALPINDI – Security lapses in Pakistan remained not so inconsistent phenomenon but this time the security protocol of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was believed to be compromised by announcing his visit ahead, maintained one security analyst.
According to the details, Pakistani electronic media ran red-colored (Breaking News) tickers on around 9:40 am, Tuesday, which according to at least one security analyst was not correct.
Its pertinent to mention here that official account of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)’s Director General Major General Asim Bajwa sent out a tweet at 9:30 am stating:
COAS leaving for a visit to field formations in South Waziristan
— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 27, 2014
The senior analyst approached PakistanTribe to point out the what he termed as a ‘big mistake’ by whosoever made it. The electronic media of Pakistan initially ran the tickers citing ‘Sources’, however later the online media replaced it with ‘Inter-Services Public Relations’.
According to the monitoring of online and electronic media, it was concluded that the news was presented in ‘Future’ tense. “It could be a warning ahead for miscreants,” defence analyst included.
The one online media’s intro goes as “Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, on Tuesday left for South Waziristan to visit field formation deployed in the restive tribal agency, according to ISPR.”
Its also pertinent to mention here that outlawed militants had previously martyred Major General Sanaullah Niazi by reportedly attacking his convoy with the landmine.
MG Sanaullah on his last visit to the border post in Dir Upper. He spent his last night on the same post. pic.twitter.com/K3SzLRW7tI
— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) September 21, 2013
Early morning infighting in North Waziristan agency had resulted in the death of four outlawed militants.
ISPR representatives could not be reached for the comment on this news story, however, one very senior military official told PakistanTribe “There was not a chance. It would not be possible even in next many decades that now the security of army chief would be compromised.”