Deviation from Gen Raheel’s policy will cause loss: Khursheed

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has paid glowing tribute to General Raheel Sharif and warned a colossal loss in case of any deviation from the policy of sitting COAS retiring this month.
Talking to media outside the residence of late Jehangir Badar on Tuesday, he said General Raheel took over army command in a difficult time and pushed back terrorists by launching a war against them.
He stressed that the senior most must be promoted to the office of army chief instead of opting for pick and choose for a replacement of General Raheel Sharif.Khurshid Shah also criticised Imran Khan for his solo flight on the Panama Leaks, saying that the PPP had united the opposition with great difficulty on formulation of terms of reference in an all parties conference. It was unanimously decided that the joint opposition would launch a movement against the government in case the government avoided passing the bill but Imran Khan announced lock down of Islamabad on the very next morning, he added.
He said the prime minister has been strengthened further with the actions of Imran Khan. He is behaving like a friend and not a foe of the prime minister, he said and added politics demand patience in all circumstances.
According to him, friendship of Ch Nisar and Imran Khan is forty years old. The Interior Minister misguided Imran Khan who took out on streets on Panama papers, he added. He said the PTI would never be able to form government.