Reduction in Defence Budget for year: Not on price of defence, security, says Army spokesperson - Eye News Network

Reduction in Defence Budget for year: Not on price of defence, security, says Army spokesperson

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ISLAMABAD (ENN) Directory General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor Bajwa said here on Wednesday that voluntary cuts in the defence budget for a year would not be at the cost of defence and security.

“We shall maintain effective response potential to all threats.
Three services will manage impact of the cut through appropriate internal measures.
It was imp to participate in development of tribal areas and Balochistan,” Bajwa tweeted.

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor

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Voluntary cut in def budget for a year will not be at the cost of def & security. We shall maint effective response potential to all threats.Three services will manage impact of the cut through appropriate internal measures. It was imp to participate in dev of tribal areas & Bln.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the Pakistan military’s “unprecedented voluntary initiative of stringent cuts in their defence expenditures” especially in light of the country’s financial situation.

Moreover since few days in social media a camapign was observed asking for reduction in defence budget.

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