Former military officers on Monday said PML-N is more concerned about the future of Sharif family and less about the welfare of masses, and internal and external challenges. PML-N is deliberately pushing country anarchy and clash of institutions by maligning Army repeatedly, they said.
The ruling party continues to malign Army which is not only adding to uncertainty but also damaging country’s image while the military is reacting very responsibly, Veterans of Pakistan (VOP) said.
PML-N continued to raise slogans about the economic revival while inflicting damage to it and now the country is being destabilized in the name of democracy, it added. There is nothing wrong in the comment of Army over the state of the economy as many local and foreign institutions have done the same.
The Army which is facing many internal and external threats cannot remain unconcerned with the state of the economy. If a financial emergency is declared, as believed by some quarters, the military will face budget cuts which will please the countries which are against Pakistan’s nuclear programme, the ex-servicemen feared.
Criticism is part of the democratic process and if the government dislikes it then it should publish a white paper covering exports and imports during the last five years, textile industry woes, the flight of capital, poverty reduction, achievements and failures of foreign and internal policies, the capability to repay loans etc.
The VOP said that masses mush know that IMF, World Bank, and other institutions are willing to deal with Ishaq Dar or not who is facing charges of corruption but still serving as finance minister which is amazing. The government should also clarify that why another minister was sent to the World Bank’s meeting in place of the finance minister.