By: Manzur Ejaz, Wichaar.com
The other day a very respectable political analyst made a surprising claim that Pakistan’s military is the only institution genuinely concerned about prevailing conditions of the country. Clearly he was specifically referring to dead-locked Pak-US relations where political parties, numbed or scared by anti-America populism, cannot come together to find a viable solution. One can assume that such sentiments must have been communicated to him by the highest level of the core state. However, the problem is that the fearsome anti-US jinni was created by the military and now it wants the civilians to put it back in the bottle.
Continue reading Pakistan – The Missplaced Assumptions of Military Gaurdians
A weak and unpopular presidency suits the military better. Why would the military create a situation in which Mian Nawaz Sharif — with greater popularity — would take the reins in his hands and start implementing the Kerry-Lugar Bill’s conditions on the military? …
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NEW YORK: WikiLeaks, citing a French official, in its revelations has also hit Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.
The released documents alleged that COAS has influence on government and the parliament. It said that opposition of Kayani led to the conflict on Kerry-Lugar bill, adding that he is also responsible for refraining the government to change its policy over FATA. …
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