COAS lauded for launching Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Shift in military tone of leaders to bring Pakistan, Afghanistan closer. Terrorists should not be allowed to reverse the economic gains of PML-N led Govt.

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February 24, 2017

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former Provincial Minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday lauded the Army for launching ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’ across the country.

It was a much needed move in the light of escalating terror incidents which has terrorized the population across the country, he said.

Mian Zahid Hussain said that masses and business community have pinned high hopes on COAS Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa to indiscriminately eliminate the threat of terrorism to ensure security of country.

Eliminating the menace of terrorism from the country has become imperative to make borders secure, make CPEC a success and keep the pace of economic development, he added.

The Former Minister said that countrywide de-weaponisation and deployment of over 2000 Rangers personnel in Punjab with policing powers are laudable moves while the role of Rangers in Karachi, the economic hub of Pakistan has remained very satisfactory.

The business leader noted that war against terrorism can be won only if Pakistan and Afghanistan are on the same page and that allowing Army to act against terrorists across the border will break the backbone of militants.

He said that business community supports the shift in tone of the military leadership from anger and the threat of unilateral action against Afghanistan to coordinated action against the mutual threat of terrorism which will help melt some ice.

Mian Zahid Hussain noted that NACTA is a dysfunctional institution which is widely criticised for its impotency therefore it should be disbanded as it has failed to disrupt and destroy terror networks in urban and rural areas.

The President PBIF said that those outfits and personalities fanning terrorism should be dealt with iron hands. In this regard the Business Community assure its complete support & coordination with Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif & Gen. Bajwa.
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