Pakistani military leaders’ decision to remain apolitical is a constitutional anomaly. This decision confirms the military’s status as an independent actor, which goes against its constitutional status as an arm of the executive branch of the state. A person, organisation or entity that can decide that they would remain neutral and apolitical could also decide, at some […] The post Neither Constitution Nor History Allow For A ‘Neutral’ Military appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Dear Prime Minister, in the not-too-distant future you have to take a momentous decision: the toughest that any Pakistani prime minister makes in their innings. The selection of the next army chief (COAS) should be a normal appointment, but our chequered history proves otherwise. Several of your predecessors have come to grief by – or […] The post That Fateful Appointment Soon To Come: A Letter To The Prime Minister appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.