Army should not interfere in political issues: Chairman Achakzai
Islamabad, 22.09.2020 #democracy #pmap #achakzai #democraticalliance

Islamabad, September 22: Noted Pashtun leader and Chairman of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mahmood Khan Achakzai on Tuesday said that the Army should not meddle in the country's politics as it violates the very essence of the Constitution. Speaking to MJ TV, Achakzai said, "If a person chooses to be a part of the Army then he should not meddle in country's politics." He said, "There are more powerful armies in the world and everywhere it is a rule that if a person opts the army he/she doesn't involve themselves in politics. It is written in our Constitution even. But because of this, the law has become a joke." He further said that the Army should follow the Constitution as "Pashtuns, Balochis, Sindhis, Punjabis are all different and don't know each other. But it is the Constitution that has kept all of us connected. If the Constitution's sanctity is lost then the base of Pakistan will be shaken." He, however, was quick to add that "Without the intelligence agencies the country can not survive but they should not involve in politics." "We want our country to be run by people who care for the public," he added.