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Army not to intervene in political affairs: COAS

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that Pakistan Army does not want to intervene in political affairs, ARY News reported Wednesday.

He was speaking during a high-level meeting in Karachi presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to review law and order situation of the provincial capital.

We have been given clear directions; apolitical appointments can now be made in the police department, said the COAS, adding, “We know that political leadership can ensure apolitical appointments in the police department.

Sources said Gen. Sharif assured all-out cooperation to the government on behalf of the army. "We have made it clear that we want to move forward for the sake of peace.”

He said there were no differences between political parties and democratic forces.

Whenever assistance of army is sought, the COAS said, the armed forces will extend its earnest cooperation.

Among other top civil and military leadership, director general Inter-Services Intelligence also attended the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Army not to intervene in political affairs: COAS

by Azhar Khan