Voice of the People
Leaving a legacy, not for cowards
What Gen Raheel Sharif has done during his just three-year term as Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, it leaves a clear direction for his successors to take along his legacy in the name of “the Raheel Doctrine”. He has changed the concept of war, both at home and on borders. A performance lesser than his, would prove to be counter-productive and detrimental to the Pakistan Army’s security doctrine. The Armed Forces of the country have emerged the strongest.
This impression will have to be maintained at all costs. Asif Zardari’s recent meeting with John MCain and other US officials must be taken as a warning. The challenges are huge, keeping in view President Obama’s forecast that the South Asian region will remain in turmoil for at least another 10 years, must be taken as an agenda next. Gen Raheel, if doesn’t get an extension, will hopefully leave a leadership of his size to get the job finished. — Rawalpindi