ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif Friday said Pakistan Army was playing its constitutional role of facilitation under the article 245 to defuse the prevailing situation.
Talking to a private television channel, he said there was nothing wrong in the facilitation role of the state institution.
The article 245, he said, was imposed in the Federal Capital in the wake of marches and sit-ins of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to maintain security and law and order there.
“Yesterday, there was possibility of bloodshed after provoking speeches of both leaders (PAT and PTI chiefs), he said adding, so the army played its constitutional role and “I think there is nothing wrong in it, it is within the Constitution.”
He said in the context of article 245, there was a role of Pakistan Army to safeguard Islamabad, maintain internal security and law and order.