A letter has been written to the Office of the Quartermaster General (QMG) on behalf of some field commanders of the Pakistan Army. In this letter itself, the lack of food supply to the jawans has been mentioned. The situation has been discussed with the Chief of Logistics Staff (CLS) and the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) on behalf of the QMG.
It is written in this letter that military officers QMG, CLS and DGMO have raised this issue in their meeting with Army Chief General Asim Munir. Quoting sources in the report, it has been told that now the army is not even able to give food to the jawans twice a day. If sources are to be believed, inflation has reached this level for the first time in decades and special funds are also being cut.
According to sources, during Operation Zarb-e-Azb in 2014, the food fund sanctioned by former army chief General Raheel Sharif was also cut. Raheel Sharif had approved food donation twice as compared to earlier. On behalf of DG Military Operations, it has been said that the army is not in a position at this time where further cuts in logistics and supplies can be made. If this happens, the soldiers deployed in the border area to fight Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) will be affected. These soldiers need more food and special money.
Salary will also be deducted
Pakistan is currently in the biggest economic crisis in decades. The debt burden is increasing, due to low foreign exchange reserves and skyrocketing inflation, a food crisis has arisen in the country. The government of the country is forced to follow all the measures suggested by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid poverty. The country’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has also decided to cut his salary.