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Retired army officers ‘stopped’ from holding press conference in Islamabad Press Club

Islamabad: A group of retired Pakistani officers said they were stopped from holding press conference at the Islamabad Press Club on Monday.

The members of the Veterans of Pakiatan ,who were to hold the press conference , addressed the media outside the press club.

Senior journalist Matiullah Jan covers the press conference of retired army officers outside the Islamabad Press Club

Senior journalist Azad Syed, who earlier confirmed that the former military officers were not allowed to hold the press conference, later said the club’s president Anwar Raza told him that conference was shifted outside the club by Lt.General Ali Quli Khan’s staff member Major Shahbaz.

The Veterans of Pakistan said they have fought two wars and are once again in the field because the foreign and local agents have imposed a third war on the country.

The retired army officers had come out in support of former prime minister Imran Khan.

Speaking on the occasion, Brigadier Mian Mehmood, who became a part of the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in 1947, said Ayub Khan was the first to strike a deal on Pakistan’s security.

Below is a Urdu language statement issued by the Veterans of Pakiatan. It also carried the names of the former officers who were part of the press conferences:

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