DID NAWAJ SHARIF CHOOSE A WRONG COAS

The political scene is hotting up in Pakistan with the speculations of Pakistan’s army using Panama Papers investigation to destabilise the Nawaz Sharif government. The army has of course denied it..

Since 1947, the Pakistan military has staged three coups against civilian governments and the relationship between martial forces, the country's intelligence agencies and its civilian institutions is close but uneasily so.

Ironically, the joint investigation team (JIT) in the Panama Papers probe has a representative each from Pakistan's intelligence outfit, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its Military Intelligence (MI).

It's no wonder then that people in Pakistan are speculating about the ISI's and MI's role in the investigation into PM Sharif's offshore properties flagged in the Panama Papers.

When asked to comment on the allegations on social media, that the army was behind "conspiracies against the government", an uncomfortable Pakistan army public relations official (PRO) said: "This question does not merit an answer."

Those who are raising such speculation "are not Pakistani", said the Pakistan army's PRO Major General Asif Ghafoor, according to The News International.


View Point
Present political events in Pakistan does not bode well for stable Pakistan. Pak Army is involved in problems on its borders with every neighbor. It has a totally turbulent internal situation. Army is declaring new operations against its citizens with each passing day as it has recently declared Khyber 4 in FATA region. Meddling in political affairs will stretch the Army very thin. Failure at domestic front will force army to shift attention of masses towards perpetually active Kashmir front and it might lead to another adventurism by it across the border.