ISLAMABAD: Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt on Sunday said that army was sacrificing lives for the stability and prosperity of Pakistan.
Army actions have raised hopes among masses and business community as peace in the country is more important than energy, forex reserves, trade relaxations, privatization etc., he said.
Speaking to the business community, Shahid Rasheed Butt said that successive governments relied upon tough statements against terrorists but the COAS Gen. Raheel Shareef is a different man who seriously wants to uproot terrorism which has shaken the foundations of country besides bringing a bad name to Pakistan.
Uncompromising action ordered by COAS against terrorists and corrupt elements has boosted confidence of masses and business community which will stop brain drain, exodus of industry and flight of capital.
Butt said that meaningful military operation has improved faith of people in the capabilities of our armed forces and we admire their sacrifices but those who are advocating talks are deceiving themselves and nation.
He said business community and the whole nation stood united with the army at the current juncture, he said, adding that it was a duty of every patriotic Pakistani to raise a voice in favour of the guardians of the country’s ideological and geographical frontiers.
Business community would continue to support armed forces without giving any consideration to negative propaganda, he added. The so-called intellectuals should learn a lesson from Sri Lanka which opted for final assault on Tamil Tigers after 30 long years after which its economy is picking up, he stated.