Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, on Friday said that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the current military set-up have always supported democratic institutions. Fawad Chaudhry, in his Twitter messages, said that the current military leadership has always supported democratic institutions but the support should not be misunderstood as the weakness.
While commenting over the series of events, Fawad Chaudhry foresaw a conspiracy for targeting Pakistani armed forces as the matter was not restricted to the former military ruler General Retired Pervez Musharraf, who had been pronounced the death sentence on December 17 by a special court in the high treason case. He highlighted that the armed forces and the prime intel agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had been involved in TLP sit-in case and later the extension of army chief was made controversial. The latest in the sequence is dishonouring a popular former army chief.
The federal minister expressed his thoughts that the events are more than just judicial and legal matters. He warned that the country could be prevented from anarchy if the military institution weakens.