Across the board ac­count­abil­ity

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - ADEEL REHMAN UR

Army chief Gen Ra­heel Sharif said “across the board ac­count­abil­ity is nec­es­sary for the sol­i­dar­ity, in­tegrity and pros­per­ity of Pak­istan”, adding that the war against ter­ror can­not be won un­less “the men­ace of cor­rup­tion is up­rooted.”

On- go­ing 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,” he said, adding that the mil­i­tary would fully sup­port ev­ery mean­ing­ful ef­fort in that di­rec­tion, which, he said, would en­sure a bet­ter fu­ture for next gen­er­a­tions.

Army chief Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif last week dis­missed 11 mil­i­tary of­fi­cers over cor­rup­tion charges, in a rare dis­play of ac­count­abil­ity by the in­sti­tu­tion. So in that means ac­count­abil­ity should be ‘ across- the- board’ in­re­spec­tive of the staus and po­si­tion of the ac­cused. Gen­eral Ra­heel Sharif has set an ex­am­ple for the politi­cians. The gov­ern­ment should take se­ri­ous ac­tion against cor­rup­tion. — Is­lam­abad

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