OBL aftermath: Pakistan needs a professional Army not policy-dictating agency
By Habib R. Sulemani
|Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani|
I had expressed my feelings in a spontaneous poem, but don’t know why The Terrorland Team is hesitating to publish it so far.
Therefore, I'm compelled to write something in prose so that it could get a space amid threats and legal notices from the government and pawns of the secret agencies. Anyway, I want the public to analyze recent events regarding the greatest news story of the century so that they could reach the truth. Here, as a layman, I'm analyzing a few incidents.
|ISI chief Lt-Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha|
COAS emphasized the need for each one of us to fully realize our duties and responsibilities and shed off despondency and hopelessness. This is only possible when we keep our national spirit and hope alive. We must not lose sight of a prosperous Pakistan, which is possible with the spirit of sacrifice and hard work. For that we need to rise above our narrow interests to make Pakistan stronger. ''I have a firm believe that as a nation, we have all the potential to achieve that''. He added.
COAS reiterated that Pakistan is a peaceful country and wants to maintain good and friendly relations with all other countries. He said that we fully realize that only a prosperous Pakistan is a guarantee for a stronger Pakistan. Therefore, all our efforts should be towards making our people prosperous and secure. But we cannot sacrifice our honour and dignity for the sake of prosperity.
He discussed one point agenda of Abbottabad incident. He said that Abbottabad incident has been in sharp public focus. Incomplete information and lack of technical details have resulted in speculations and misreporting. Public dismay and despondency has also been aggravated due to insufficient formal response. It is believed that people of Pakistan need to be taken into confidence through their honourable elected representatives.
Chief of Army Staff said that he has requested the honourable Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to kindly consider convening of a joint session of the Parliament for briefing on security issues as related to Abbottabad incident.
|ISPR chief Maj-Gen. Athar Abbas|
Desperate efforts are being made by the Army leadership to save their ‘extended’ jobs. The Air Force Chief or civilian leadership couldn’t be made scapegoats easily in this regard. The nation wants to hear the truth and then punishment of the persons responsible for sheltering OBL near the Kakul Military Academy and then failing in their prime duty to protect the boarders of the nuclear power country.
People in Pakistan want a new Army, working under the democratically elected government. The Army should be a professional security agency not a policy-dictating body. Only in this way Pakistan can come out of the economical, social and political crises. Islam and Pakistan both are safe. However, criminal elements in the ruling class of the country are in danger.