Senator Lieutenant General (retd) Abdul Qayyum has termed Pakistan former army chief Raheel Sharif to command Saudi-led military force comprising 39 countries as honor for country and reject the allegation that the collation is against specific sect or country.
He was talking to newsmen here at Wah Cantt after addressing a s chief guest at the annual parents day function of a private school y, the former general said that “it is not against specific sect or country but against the terrorists either they belongs to community, country, sect or nation.” Responding a question about sending one brigade unit to Saudi Arabia, he said that the force would be deployed to save Harmaeen Sharfeean not to deploy in war. He said that Pakistan has its own significant religious attachment with the Saudi land. “The joining the Saudi-led military force is our religious obligation”. He termed the Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat claim about surgical strike and their possible recurrence and termed it as child’s dream and said that such strikes could be not be hide and the Indian have no proof rather than speeches. The former General has said that our forces were fully geared to respond to any aggression by India. About Panama issue, he said that what so ever verdict has came from the court, it would be acceptable to the government. However, he termed it against the spirit of judiciary that a court has been established outside the Supreme Court where the PTI making their own judgments.
He said that with the approval of the cabinet, the people of Fata would see the day for which they were waiting since ages and credit for giving constitutional rights to the people of Fata would go to the PML-N government.
Earlier addressing to the students and their parents, he said that private schools are playing key role in removing illiteracy from the country. He said that quality education is need of the hour and all stake holders of the society should private in this sector. Director of School Tahir Durrani, Chairman MC Hassanabdal Zaheer Ahmed, former EC KPK Ghias Ud Din Balbun also spoke on this occasion.