Pakistan

KOHAT (Staff Report) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said the war against terror cannot be won unless “the menace of corruption is uprooted.”


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On a visit to the Signal Regimental Centre Kohat on Tuesday where he pinned badges of rank on Maj Gen Sohail Ahmed, the Army chief said “across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan.”

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Gen Raheel said: “Pakistan’s Armed Forces will fully support every meaningful effort in that direction which would ensure a better future for our next generations.”

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Commending the families of soldiers who had given the ultimate sacrifice for the nation, the Army chief also appreciated the Signals Corps for providing communication support to Operation Zarb-i-Azb.

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“The ongoing war against terrorism and extremism is being fought with the backing of entire nation,” he said, emphasising the importance of rooting out corruption in the process.