Petition Filed In SC To Make General Raheel Sharif A Field Marshal

Petition Filed in SC to make General Raheel Sharif a Field Marshal

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News – 22nd Nov, 2016) : A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to confer the title of field marshal on Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for rendering services to protect national security, commencing Zarb-e-Azab and safeguarding the frontiers of Pakistan. The petition was filed by an executive member of the District Bar Association Rawalpindi, Sardar Adnan Saleem Khan Mazari, against the October 18 judgment of the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench, which rejected this plea.

Appeal states that the high court's judgment was "unlawful and unconstitutional” as it was rendered without considering the merit of the post which is internationally recognized. In the appeal, Saleem Mazari stated that the late President Ayub Khan also served as the field Marshal, which means that such posts exist in Pakistan. As respondents in the petition, the Federal government through the cabinet division, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the defense ministry were mentioned.

Sardar Mazari beseeched that Raheel Shareef had "demonstrated visionary leadership’ to Pakistani people and the security forces. He is a trailblazer and role model for others by providing new hope and direction for the nation in accordance with the constitutional frontiers of Pakistan. He asserted that Zarb-i-Azb had countered extremist designs of terrorist organizations with a proactive and prudent approach but it still needs his leadership. While indicating at the "Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016" report, he said that a substantial decrease in terrorist activities last year was recorded in Pakistan, with 45% fewer attacks and 38% fewer deaths. Pakistan is observing fewer terrorists attacks from the past two years and is at lowest since 2006 according to a report published by the US-based Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent think-tank.