Army willing to help uproot corruption: COAS
While addressing a ceremony at Kohat Signal Management Centre, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said accountability at every level is essential. “Accountability of all will lead to a united, sovereign and prosperous Pakistan,” he said.
He added that Pakistan Army is ready to offer its cooperation to root out corruption. “Without ending corruption, Pakistan will not become peaceful and strong,” he said. “The disease of corruption is destroying the roots of Pakistan.”
The Army Chief further said Pakistan Army has total cooperation of masses in the war against terrorists. “Terrorism will be combed out throughout Pakistan,” he said.
Pakistan’s political scene has been jarred by corruption allegations following the Panama Leaks, which have accused many leaders, including the Sharif family, of offshore investments.
Even before the Panama Papers’ allegations, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was investigating several senior members of the ruling party PML-N over corruption. (The Nation)
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday said the ongoing war against terrorism and extremism cannot bring enduring peace and stability until the menace of corruption is uprooted from the country.
Across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan, said the Army chief, speaking during a visit to the Signal Regimental Centre in Kohat today.
The "ongoing war against terrorism and extremism being fought with the backing of entire nation cannot bring enduring peace and stability unless the menace of corruption is not uprooted. Therefore, across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan.
"Pakistan Armed Forces will fully support every meaningful effort in that direction, which would ensure a better future for our next generations,” he said.
At an installation ceremony during his visit to the Signal Regimental Centre, General Raheel Sharif pinned badges of rank on the shoulders of Major-General Sohail Ahmed Zaidi, Signal-in-Chief, to formally install him a Colonel Commandant of Corps of Signal.
Interacting with officers, men and families of martyrs, the Army chief commended the extraordinary efforts of ranks of signals Corps in providing communication support to Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
Gen Sharif also appreciated the sacrifices rendered both by men in uniform and civilians alike in defeating terrorists and dislodging them from their bases, the military's public relations wing ISPR quoted him as saying.
Earlier, the Army chief laid a floral wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada, where he also offered Fateha for the martyrs.