Senior Pakistani journalist Ejaz Syed has claimed that during the appointment of the new army chief, the Saudi government was told that the next potential army chief was Shia. Speaking to co-host Umar Cheema in his vlog, Ejaz Syed pointed out that during the appointment of the new army chief in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Islamabad sent a message to his government, in which he said that the Pakistan Army’s possible next The main ones belong to the Shia sect.
Saudi government was ‘unhappy’ with Pakistan
Ejaz said that after this conversation, on 16 or 17 November, the Saudi government sent a message to Shahbaz Sharif saying that the Saudi government was not ‘happy’ with him. Due to this displeasure, there was information about Asim Munir being a Shia, which the ambassador had sent to Riyadh. According to media reports, Prime Minister Sharif then ordered officials of his agencies to investigate the matter. He wanted to find out who passed on this false information to the Saudi government.
Shahbaz government had to give clarification
According to Ejaz Syed, on 17 or 18 November the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan was asked by officials to send one to his government immediately. It said that the information sent earlier about the then Quartermaster General of the Pakistan Army was not true. The Pakistani journalist claimed that ‘this false news was not given by the Saudi Ambassador, but by the Saudi Defense Attache posted in the Saudi Embassy.
Who filled the ears of Saudi Arabia?
He said, “It was the army officer who himself was in the running to become the army chief who gave this information to the defense attache.” Giving clarification, Ejaz said that Faiz Hameed was not included in these people. He told that the name of Rahmatullah, an ISI officer posted in Saudi Arabia, is coming to the fore in this case. This officer is considered very close to Faiz Hameed. This officer posted in Saudi Arabia has been summoned to Islamabad for investigation.