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Pak govt and military on same page: PM Imran Khan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Khan has dismissed reports of any civil-military friction unlike previous regimes, saying his government enjoyed unwavering support of the armed forces, a key in the country's

The government of the cricketer-turned-politician, which completed the first 100 days last Friday, said all ministers have reported their achievements to him and that he will review their performance.

"We might change some ministers," he said on Monday while answering questions by a panel of journalists representing various Pakistani

"There is not a single decision that I haven't taken on my own, and there's not a single decision that doesn't have the support of the army," Khan said while responding to a question on cooperation among state institutions.

"[of Staff] stands right beside my decisions," he added.

Khan said the "is currently totally standing by his Tehreek-e-Insaf party's manifesto".

Pakistan's Opposition parties have alleged that the military tacitly backed Khan in the elections in July.

"We have no problems at the present," he said, adding that his government also hasn't faced issues of "civil-military discord" as seen during past governments. He was apparently referring to the tension between the previous government of and the military over a number of issues.

Coup-prone Pakistan has been under military rule for almost half of its existence, with many governments deposed before completing its term, mostly at the behest of the country's powerful armed forces.

Khan defended his close relations with the military, saying leaders around the world seek the opinion of their military establishment "since they are equipped with the means to brief us on security issues".

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 17:30 IST
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