ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid Friday dismissed the rumours regarding differences between the government and Pak Army on important national issues, saying these rumours are being spread by the elements, which had been raised under dictatorship.

State institutions are performing their duties under constitutional parameters and it is completely wrong that the army has demanded resignation of any minister, Pervaiz said.

Talking to media persons after inaugurating the Folk Festival and painting exhibition at Lok Virsa here, the minister said that Pakistan Army is performing its constitutional role and has always rendered sacrifices for the defense of the homeland. The nation is proud of these sacrifices and no patriotic can point finger at the Army.

"All the institutions including the Pakistan Armed Forces are playing their role as written in the constitution of the country and believe on the supremacy of the law," the minister added.

The elements groomed under the umbrella of dictatorship are busy in hatching such rumors in a bid to create differences among the state institutions so that they could get opportunity to come again in power. He said these elements would not succeed in their designs.

Replying to a question about the court trial of former president General (Rtd) Parvez Musharraf in a treason case, the minister replied that the matter is subjudice and every one is bound to obey the court order.

COAS’ STATEMENT RIGHT,

SAYS KHURSHEED

Online adds: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said the statement of the army chief was right in the present scenario, asking the prime minister to stop his wrestlers.

Speaking to media persons in Sukkur on Friday, the opposition leader condemned the Islamabad fruit market attack, questioning who was carrying out attacks if the Taliban were not behind these terror incidents. He further questioned why the situation had not changed if the incumbent government was working better as compared to the previous one.