MANDI BAHAUDDIN-Ex-servicemen paid glowing tributes to General (r) Raheel Sharif for his great contribution in dealing with terrorists and ex-soldiers’ welfare.

At DASB Camp Office Mandi Bahauddin, they said the retired general had left a great tradition of retiring after completion of his tenure of three years as COAS. They hoped the same would be done by his successors in the future. Mr Raheel restored the prestige and status of soldiers in the eyes of public through his wise policies of supporting democratic government and maintaining balance in relations between armed forces and civil government, they said.

Through a resolution passed unanimously, they requested to Gen (r) Raheel to become president of Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society. They said present president PESS General Ali Kuli Khan has expressed his inability to continue as PESS president due to illness. They requested Vice President and Secretary General of PESS to contact and request Gen Raheel Sharif to accept the top slot of PESS.

PESS to wage war against corruption: The Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) decided to wage war against corruption and bribe culture on the International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9.

PESS Secretary Abdul Ghani Gujjar told media persons that the veterans of Mandi Bahauddin and its adjoining areas would gather at DASB Camp Office in Committee Bag and declare war against ongoing ‘corruption and bribe’ in district and tehsils.

He said their main purpose is to show solidarity with NAB in its campaign against corruption and bribe. Secondly they would hold a rally to aware people about rise in corruption and its worse effects on the society, he added.

Anti-corruption departments including NAB have not fully succeeded in tackleing the menace, he said. He noted corrupt government functionaries are not only criminals but also enemy of the nation.

He said due to their corrupt practices, the ‘rule of law’ in the country is weak and there is no justice for the poor. He said veterans are empty handed but are determined to fight corruption by pointing out black sheep in government departments to the authorities concerned for legal action. This is difficult task but they would continue doing it for making the country strong and stable, he said.