Defence Minister of Pakistan Parvez Khattak (in mask)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has banned cabinet members and bureaucrats from meeting army officials directly, a notification said Monday.
According to The News report, the premier was receiving reports of direct meetings and briefings of ministers and bureaucrats with the military establishment. It is not clear if the order applies to the Defence minister.
These “meetings” said to be violative of the 1973 Rules of Business. The Pakistan Ministry of Defence should be approached for meetings, correspondence and briefing with senior officers of GHQ, Navy, and Air Force. The MoD will arrange meetings and briefings of ministers and bureaucrats concerned as per the Rules of Business after informing the PM, as per the orders issued by the Cabinet Division.