Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shafqat Mehmood said on Wednesday the military’s media wing’s statement a day earlier highlighted the incumbent government’s incompetence.
“We have told the government to perform from time to time but they have no interest,” Mehmood said, while addressing the National Assembly.
Further, the PTI leader said the ISPR statement was a matter of concern for the federal government.
Arif Alvi, another PTI leader, aslo supported the ISPR statement and said that military and civilian courts should operate in a complementary manner.
On Tuesday, army chief General Raheel Sharif used a corps commanders’ meeting to call for taking ‘governance initiatives’ in order to complement efforts of the security forces in the fight against terrorism.
Further, commenting on ISPR’s statement, Leader of the Opposition in the National assembly Khursheed Shah said ISPR’s announcement is a clear message for the government and Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif.
“We hope the premier will understanding the army chief’s message and bring his cabinet in order,” Shah said.
“The government hasn’t taken Parliament seriously even after being in power for over two years. Why would ministers show up, if PM himself doesn’t come to the Parliament,” he questioned.
According to the military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the corps commanders’ meeting – presided over by the army chief at the GHQ – extensively reviewed the internal security situation.
The army chief, appreciating the achievements and effects of the military offensive and intelligence-based operations (IBOs) against terrorists, acknowledged the full support of the nation for ‘our ongoing’ efforts to eliminate terrorism and extremism.
Gen Raheel, however, underlined the need for matching complimentary governance initiatives for long-term gains of the operations and enduring peace across the country.