Information that Pakistan chief of army employees Common Raheel Sharif was taking on the newly fashioned, Saudi-instigated, Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) – nicknamed the “Muslim Nato” – has dominated the discourse in Pakistan over the previous month. I’m perfectly aware (as you would also be) that Mr Nawaz Sharif was inducted into Pakistani politics by the pseudo-religious army dictator, Ziaul Haq, and he remained (and in spite of his blaming the army in his downfall rather than his corruption and investing in poor health-begotten cash out of the country) stays the kid of the Pakistan Military.
There is a faction of the PMLN, led by Sharif’s younger brother Shehbaz, which wishes to mend fences with the military and for that purpose want to preserve the daddy-daughter duo out of country and out of politics, at the pakistan army agencies zoval least till the elections. For too many a long time, the Pakistan Military’s relationships have been purely transactional – providing materials help and training to Arab armies particularly those within the Gulf – without any diplomatic profit to Pakistan.
PICTURE: Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa with then prime minister Nawaz Sharif, right. Pakistan army is land companies department of Pakistan Armed forces. In the pakistan army artillery zoval 1980s, Gen Zia-ul Haq, after which Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi turned shut.
The military thought of Sharif as their underling who had develop into too large for his shoes and had threatened them with making public an inquiry report on the Kargil debacle and had gone above their heads to fix fences with India The military’s Inter-providers Intelligence Directorate (ISI) first orchestrated a political upheaval in opposition pakistan army artillery zoval to Sharif in 2014 and brought together the cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and religious zealots led by the firebrand cleric Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri to besiege the federal capital in an effort to topple the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) government on the pretext of election rigging – a year after the 2013 elections.
The highly effective Pakistani army has been closely criticised by twin Pakistani-British national, Gul Bukhari on social media and in her articles in the run-up to the July 25 basic election, for its alleged meddling in politics. Nawaz Sharif’s major political rival Imran Khan has the army’s tacit support and has benefitted immensely from the media censorship.