The Inter-Services Public Relations has said that “imprudent comments” made by senior politicians recently about Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed were “very inappropriate”.
In a statement today, the military’s media wing said that Peshawar Corps was an illustrious formation of Pakistan Army spearheading national war against terrorism for over two decades.
It said, “One of the most competent and professional officers is entrusted with the responsibility to lead this prestigious formation.”
The statement added that imprudent comments made by important senior politicians recently about Corps Commander Peshawar were very inappropriate.
The military media wing emphasised that such statements undermined the honour and morale of institution and its leadership.
“It is expected that the senior political leadership of country refrains from passing objectionable remarks against the institution whose brave officers and men are constantly putting their lives on the line to guard the integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan,” the statement said.
The statement comes a day after Pakistan People’s Party co-Chairman Asif Zardari said in his remarks to media that Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed had been ‘sidelined’.
On Thursday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif said that the army chief of the country should have a spotless reputation, in response to a question by media personnel about Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed.
The PML-N leader made these remarks while talking to media outside the Islamabad High Court in response to a question about Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s statement in BBC’s latest interview, wherein he said that if former spy chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed’s name was on the seniority list, it would be considered definitely.