ISLAMABAD: Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt today said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has emerged as ray of hope to the disappointed masses and his actions will improve level of confidence in investors.
We unconditionally support all the initiatives of COAS, including across-the-board-accountability which will transform Pakistan into a peaceful state with vibrant economy and great international image, he said.
Talking to an urgent meeting of traders, he said that the army is offering supreme sacrifices to save future of coming generations for which every Pakistan feel highly obliged.
Shahid Rasheed Butt said that Raheel has walked his talk since he took charge as COAS, which has made him the most popular military leader in the world which is greatly favored by all sections of society in Pakistan.
Raheel has started accountability from home dismissing twelve officers including generals over charges of corruption in an unprecedented move which has sent a very strong signal.
COAS rightly said that across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan and that the war against terror cannot be won unless the menace of corruption is uprooted.
Butt said that the dismissal of serving officers has added more credibility to the armed forces in carrying out an across-the-board operations.
Army chief has set an example for politicians to follow as the decision would build pressure on politicians as well as the judiciary to root out corruption.
Daring action of Raheel has put rumours of absence of accountability to rest, he said, adding that anti-corruption laws should be reviewed, NAB should be strengthened, selling government entities on throwaway prices should be probed and those who get bank loans waived should be brought to the book.