LAHORE – The Defense Analyst of Pakistan General (retd) Amjad Shoaib said on Monday that the Army is sovereign in capturing those individuals who were named in Dawn Leaks inquiry report or it can conduct an independent investigation on this matter.
On speaking to a private TV channel, he told that Army has two options for the investigation of Dawn Leaks and it can use any option to inquire the matter.
Gen (retd) Amjad said that the Army will probably use the option to directly pick the suspects to involve in the feeding of news.
“This rift can end in five minutes if they (government) makes this inquiry report public and issue a notification according to recommendations, the other option is that army can pick the suspects named in the inquiry report and interrogate them,” said the former army man, as quoted by ARY News.
When the host of the TV channel asked about the reply of government on account of Army’s action he said that it is a matter of national security and government can’t intervene in the action.
However, the former General said that Army stays aside with this government.
“Even today, if our prime minister orders army to take an action under Article 245 of the constitution, the army will obey, but when they will see that they are not sincere with the national security, they will take a stand,” said the defense analyst, as quoted by ARY News.