ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff visited Headquarters Central Command and met with the officers and troops.
Army officers drew Gen Qamar’s attention towards the recent statement by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah questioning the effectiveness of military courts to curb terrorism.
The army chief reportedly was also asked about the status of investigation into the controversial ‘fabricated’ news story published by Dawn in October last year.
Responding to those questions, sources said Gen Qamar made it clear that the army would not compromise on its dignity and credibility.
Since Gen Qamar took over command of the army, there was a hope that the civil-military relationship would improve. But the government’s handling of some of the issues, including rumours about the appointment of former army chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif, may not auger well for a smooth working relationship with the military.
These developments could be the possible reason behind Gen Qamar’s statement vowing not to compromise on the ‘dignity and credibility’ of the army.