Pakistan: Zardari falls, Kayani rises
by: C. Raja Mohan
Courtesy: IndianExpress, Friday , Dec 18, 2009
Whether he quits or not, President Asif Ali Zardari has been so severely weakened that he no longer poses a threat to Pakistan’s permanent establishment. In fact the Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani might prefer holding a de-fanged Zardari prisoner in Islamabad’s presidential palace and run the country with the pliable Yousuf Raza Gilani as the Prime Minister.