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Khawaja Saad Rafique denies engaging in irresponsible, unconstitutional behaviour

The Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Thursday that he never engaged in irresponsible or unconstitutional behaviour.
Reacting to the press conference of ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday, the federal minister said that he can never even imagine of targeting the armed forces or the system. He told that he is a responsible person who never adopted irresponsible behaviour.

ڈی جی آئی ایس پی آر Positive آدمی ہیں – ان کے ردِ عمل پر دلی دُکھ ہوا – میڈیا چینلز تبصرہ ضرور کریں لیکن میری ساری تقریر بھی سنوائیں –
— Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) December 28, 2017
Rafique further clarified his position that he adopted the narrative of unity and homogeneity between the national institutions during the speech to commemorate his father’s death anniversary. “It is not appropriate to build opinion on a few words from the 27-minute speech,” he noted, stressing that his speech was presented beyond the true meaning.

جاننے والے جانتے ھیں کہ میں ریاستی اداروں کے مابین ھم آھنگی کے لئے خاموش کردار ادا کرتا رھتا ھوں -ریاستی اداروں کے مابین فاصلے اور غلط فہمیاں پیدا کرنےوالے ملک سے زیادتی کر رھے ھیں –
— Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) December 28, 2017
The Railways Minister expressed disappointment over certain sections that are “spreading misunderstandings between institutions”. He claimed of playing a silent role for the establishment of harmony between institutions, adding that they inform the respective authorities whenever there are complaints.

میری تقریر کے بعد مخصوص چینلز نے میری گفتگو کو سیاق و سباق سے ھٹ کر توڑ مروڑ کر پیش کیا- والدِ محترم کی برسی پر میری ساری تقریر قومی اداروں کے مابین ھم آھنگی مفاھمت اور متحد ھو کرملک کےلئے کام کرنےکا بیانیہ ھے27 منٹ طویل تقریر بالاۓطاق رکھ کر چند الفاظ پر راۓقائم کرنا مناسب نہیں
— Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) December 28, 2017
He acknowledged ISPR DG of being a positive man, saying that his response brought disappointment. Rafique said that the media should not only discuss the matter but also show the entire speech.

ذمہ دار اور سنجیدہ شخص ہوں ، کبھی غیر ذمہ دارانہ یا غیر آئینی رویہ نہیں اپنایا- ماتحت نظام کو کبھی ٹارگٹ کیا نہ ہی اس کا تصور کر سکتا ہوں۔
— Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) December 28, 2017
While answering a question on the Minister for Railways’ remarks. DG ISPR said that the statement was extremely irresponsible and unwarranted as it targets the chain of command. The Pakistan Army is a disciplined institution and the army chief’s orders are followed without question, he added. Ghafoor said, “The army takes pride in its discipline. These remarks should not have been made.”