Stop blaming Military!

You are not capable, Stop blaming Pakistan Army!

The growing terrorism in Pakistan was worth worrying for all last year. Bomb blasts, terrorist activities and failure of peace talks compelled the Government to launch ZarbEAzb. ZarbEAzb started by the approval of political government when national assembly passed the bill for it. On 16th June, Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif spoke on the floor of national assembly and declared the operation will not end until all terrorists are eliminated. The resolution was signed and supported by PML (N), PPP, PTI, MQM and ANP.

It’s been more than 5 months to the launch of operation ZarbEAzb. The terrorists’ attacks have decreased. Still the Wagah attack has raised questions. The situation of Karachi is not peaceful. Thats why the pressure seems to be around Nawaz Sharif. I wonder when people show sympathies with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the blunders he is making since last one and a half year (since when he took oath for his 3rd time PMship).

The protests against Government were launched by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on 13th August. Its more than three months and protesters are still doing protest in different cities of Pakistan. The media and political circles kept on chanting about Martial law and Pakistan army’s biasness on Azadi/Inqilab March. But, Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) categorically stated that army will follow the constitution and stands with democracy. The military has clearly stated it is not behind the ongoing anti-government protests in the country. The official military statement said that Pakistan Army is neutral and neither with any political party nor group rather the organization has suggested political groups to sort out the differences and resolve it through dialogue. But these public statements have not stopped politicians and few journalists from raising questions.

In August, some politicians tried to create an impression that the army chief was willing to act as a “mediator” and “guarantor” to resolve current political crisis. But the military clarified that the government had requested the army to play a “facilitative role” in the process. It is very regrettable that politicians and political parties are dragging Pakistan army into their political statements. However, Army has categorically abstained from getting into politics.

A politician should be clever, and well informed. Unfortunately, our politicians were unable to perform as far as our history is concerned. Our politicians need to learn from history. The current political leadership has failed to overcome the local political pressure built up by PTI and PAT and internationally has failed to counter pressure of USA and global terrorist groups like ISIS. This pressure has nothing to do with Pakistan Army. It is the political mistakes made by the current political party, not military. It is failure of politicians not to deal the present protests and not resolving the political issues inside national assembly.

Instead of spreading rumours, media and journalists should focus on right reporting. The current situation is worse of the kind if we look into history of Pakistan. It is not difficult for Army to takeover but the respected institution is showing its commitment for democracy. All social circles should appreciate the positive role of Pakistan Army instead of raising questions on its sincerity.

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