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Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar on Friday rejected the rumours that Pakistan’s soil had been used in the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan.

“Foreign Office has already given clear explanation regarding the killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri,” the DG ISPR said while speaking to a private TV channel. It was impossible that Pakistan’s soil had been used for it, he added.

Major General Iftikhar said that it was not appropriate to discuss the topic again and again.

He said that the regretful social media campaign after the unfortunate helicopter crash on August 1 has caused deep anguish and distress among families of martyrs.

The military’s media wing spokesperson said that the helicopter was engaged in relief operations but negative propaganda was started on social media after the helicopter accident.

“While the whole nation stood with the institution in this difficult time certain insensitive quarters resorted to hurtful and derogatory comments on social media which was unacceptable and highly condemnable,” the spokesperson said.

He said that the Pakistan Army was grateful for the nation which stands by them and the martyrs.