Dr Moeed Pirzada with Prominent Investigative Journalist Rauf Klasra gave in-depth Analysis on Ex-President Asif Ali Zardari’s Statement on the extension of Army Chief’s tenure. PPP leader distances himself from statement attributed to him in media saying he supports army’s efforts against terrorism but did not comment on extension in term for army chief. In his statement Terming army chief General Raheel Sharif’s decision to refuse an extension in service as ‘premature’, he said the decision could turn Pakistanis’ hopes into despair and jeopardise the fight against terrorism. “At this critical juncture, continuation of the army leadership is necessary to stem the tide of terrorism. And when the time comes, the political leadership must make a decision taking into account national interest and security situation. The source said that an investigation was underway to determine who had passed on the initial draft of Zardari’s statement to the electronic media through Whatsapp. The statement came as a big surprise as the former president had warned the military leadership of ‘consequences’ over the Rangers’ action against his top aides in a fiery speech some months ago.