Gen Raheel assures political parties of army support

KARACHI: Chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif has assured the country’s political leadership that armed forces will support all the provincial governments with full sincerity.

He was speaking at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended by former president Asif Ali Zardari and other senior leaders of political parties.

Director General ISI, DG Rangers, Police IG and other officials also attended the meeting.

General Sharif said that the army will continue to extend its full cooperation to the federal and provincial governments.

“We should move forward, there will be no obstacle between the political parties and democratic system,” he was quoted as saying.

The army chief also suggested that the police should be equipped with modern weapons to cope with the law and order situation.