ISPR: (Accountability vital for Pakistan’s prosperity, peace: COAS)

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RAWALPINDI: Calling for across the board accountability, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that ongoing war against terrorism and extremism being fought with the backing of entire nation cannot bring enduring peace and stability unless the menace of corruption is not uprooted.

The army chief made these remarks while visiting Signal Regimental Centre in Kohat on Tuesday. “The ongoing war against terrorism and extremism being fought with the backing of entire nation cannot bring enduring peace and stability unless the menace of corruption is not uprooted. Therefore, across the board accountability is necessary for the solidarity, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan,” he said.

Pakistan Armed Forces will fully support every meaningful effort in that direction, which would ensure a better future for our next generations. At an installation ceremony, the COAS pinned the badges of rank on the shoulders of Major General Sohail Ahmed Zaidi, Singnal-in-Chief to formally install him Colonel Commandant of Corps of Signal.

Interacting with officers, men and families of Shuhada, the army chief commended the extra ordinary efforts of ranks of signals Corps in providing communication support to Op Zarb-e-Azb.

He also appreciated the sacrifices rendered both by men in uniform and civilians alike in defeating the terrorists and dislodging them from their bases. Earlier, COAS laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered Fateha.