Islamabad—Political parties are continuously making statements that Gen. Raheel Sharif should withdraw his decision of retirement. The Army Chief may use his discretion. He is prudent to take correct decision in the national interest. The politicians should not exert pressure on Gen Raheel Sharif otherwise the Chief of Army Staff will lose his credibility with the nation and the Armed Forces.
There views were expressed by veteran politician and eminent lawyers Senator SM Zafar. He is vice President PML(Q). He said, if the Chief of Army Staff sticks to his decision, Zarb e Azb will proceed with greater strength and speed towards the success which is in national interest. Credibility of Chief of the Army Staff is more important than continuity of one individual. No one is indispensable.
SM Zafar said, Gen Raheel Sharif, by his character and conduct as well as his strong and inspiring command of Pakistan Army has infused heroic spirit in all ranks of the force. Armed forces have reached a point in curbing terrorism that there can be no retreat.
“Politicians should take care of good governance including education, health and development. They better desist from interfering in command matter of the Army. General Raheel Sharif has already earned the prayers and popularity of the nation for himself and the Armed Forces”.