Call to reign in Pak's armed forces' 'adventurism' following Kashmir, Kargil debacle

Last Updated: Thu, Sep 06, 2012 10:50 hrs

The Pakistan Senate has been told to put a halt to the "adventurism" of the armed forces and set them on the right path in order to improve the law and order situation in Quetta, Karachi and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Awami National Party (ANP) senator Abdul Nabi Bangash said even though Pakistan was going to celebrate Defense Day on Thursday today, the citizens "should not forget that top officials of the armed forces are doing adventurism".

"In the Kargil War, several Pakistani soldiers and officials sacrificed their lives and capture the Kargil area. Col. Sher Khan and others sacrificed their lives for the sake of country, but later every thing was forgotten," the Daily Times quoted Bangash, as saying.

"Today, neither the Kashmir issue nor the other disputes with the neighbouring country are resolved. Kashmir and other issues were intentionally not resolved because after it there will be no justification for the massive security forces," he said.

"From General Ayub Khan to Musharraf, all played havoc with the country," he further added.

"After the Kargil dispute, the then Pakistani army chief and his commanders refused to accept bodies of Col Sher Khan and others. The Pakistani forces accepted their bodies when the Indian Army said that they were going to honour them with Indian awards," he said.

Bangash suggested that the forces' budget should be presented in parliament. (ANI)

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