At last the COAS speaks
Today, ISPR issued a press release of speech of Chief Army chief General Asfhaq Perviaz Kiyani .
Current political-economic situation of Pakistan is under thunder storm of conspiracies theories .We have seen a Malala Case: An exaggerated emotion Drama played well by our civil society.
The speech of COAF is a well representation of current situation of Pakistan as he ‘said, “As a nation, we are passing through a defining phase of history’.
After the verdict of Asgar Khan Case, there are many eyes on Army which were in seeking reaction of Army on this issue. Here we have an ‘indirect’ reaction of Army.
He said, ‘We are critically looking at the mistakes made in the past and trying to set the course for a better future’.
Leaning from the past is a continuous process to build our future on a experienced policies. As an analyst, I have no different view as the COAS said,
‘We should learn from our past, try to build the present and keep our eyes set on a better future’ he said while speech.
After this he talked about the fundamental principal,
‘The fundamental principle; that no one is guilty until proven, should not be forgotten. Let us not pre judge anyone, be it a civilian or a military person and extend it, unnecessarily, to undermine respective institutions.’
Asgar khan case verdict by Supreme court of Pakistan , notified that General Rt Mirza Aslam Baig and Genera; Asad Durani , crossed the line of constitutional to change the 1990’s elections .Role of Army in influencing the 1990’s elections were criticized by the opinion makers , journalist , civil society , political figures on this verdict .COAS wants to say that we all done big mistakes in past ,let us go through them and let’s not criticize the whole institute on the deeds of one person .I have to say , but there is no reason that we will close our eyes on the corruption of Army generals .
Our nation is looking forward to know about what happened next to NLC scam case , Royal Palm Golf club case , Abbotabad commission case , Hizbut-tehrir linked general case , PNS mehran Air base attack case and much more.
For the first time in history, Army is under some real pressure from the civilian government, civil society: the people of Pakistan
My answer to the Chief is, yes we are empowering the Democratic institutes by a positive criticism and we are moving towards that Pakistan , where no body including Army Generals are dare to challenge the Constitution of Pakistan , which is based on the Islam.