Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has denied journalist Shaheen Sehbai’s claims that former finance minister Shaukat Tarin was asked by the establishment to ‘betray Imran Khan’ and ‘help’ the Shehbaz Sharif government.
“The insinuations by Shaheen Sehbai and some others on social media quoting the Former Finance Minister are baseless propaganda,” a statement from the ISPR read.
Noting that Tarin had himself denied the claims, the ISPR added, “The same has also been duly rebutted by Mr Shaukat Tarin himself. Peddling malicious allegations and blatant lies against the institution and its leadership to promote vested interests is condemnable and institution reserves the right to take legal action against those involved.”
Shaukat Tarin posted a tweet on Wednesday and ‘categorically’ denied having been asked to join the coalition government.
Earlier, journalist Shaheen Sehbai took to Twitter to claim that the ‘chief neutral’ asked Shaukat Tarin to help the current government.