President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has stated that former COAS Gen. (retd) Bajwa helped PTI leader Imran Khan in elections and senate.
Gen. Bajwa passed the statement during a conversation with journalists, business, and foreign diplomats.
When asked why and when relations between Khan and Gen (retd) Bajwa took a toll, President Alvi replied that he was still seeking an answer, but it was possibly October last year and then April or May this year.
In response to a question about Khan’s accusations against the former army chief, the president stated that, while the other side claimed that they had become neutral and did not force people away, he did believe there had been some pushing away.
President Alvi went on to say that during the PTI’s administration, even people like Shireen Mazari had to admit they had no authority when journalists were treated badly.
Regarding audio and video leaks President said that he is deeply concerned about them and wants to discuss them with the new COAS.
“I am surprised why it is going on. It should not continue in any sense of morality,” he said.
The president continued by stating that the National Accountability Bureau was subjected to a great deal of interference (NAB).
He stated that politicians’ maturity must match the situation.
In response to the inquiry whether Khan at any step thought of ousting Gen (retd) Bajwa, the president replied: “No, I don’t think so. That was a rumour.”