Pakistan has been directly ruled by the military for more than half of its 71 years while the Pakistan army has attempted to trip democracy every
step of the way since its inception, this effort took on a particular urgency under COAS Bajwa. The army under Bajwa had earlier resorted to full-blown political and judicial engineering to oust Nawaz Sharif and keep him out of the political arena for good.
Then a puppet was chosen and placed as their selected Prime minister. Imran Khan Puppet of the country’s military has been waiting for instructions all his tenure till now and hence it’s no news that all that has been happening in the country is
a planned execution by the Pakistan army.
Warning that a “coup is knocking” has been the favorite mantra for Pakistani military
over the years. Creating panic in the name of a coup is the best remedy to stay in power when a politician’s reign is encumbered with feeble governance, corruption, and mismanagement. In fact, the ever-present sense of a possible coup in Pakistan
is not only because the coup makers are ever ready, but even more because the politicians themselves provide room for military adventurism. From General Ayub Khan to General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan has always witnessed the military involvement in state
affairs. Therefore it may not come as a surprise if Pakistan is headed towards another coup and just doesn’t know so yet.
One of the smartest players in the game is the Pakistan Army who have maintained an aura of being the “protector” and the “savior”.
They have led the public into believing that they would have given befitting reply to the Indian air strikes and the attacks had the Government decided better. They have built for themselves an image of being the fierce roaring tiger that is being pulled down
by the poor governance of the country, else they would have not let the Kashmir issue get out of their hands.
Infact today the Azadi March
is possible only because the Pakistan army wants it to happen. The failures of the current selected puppet are too many and the only possible solution seems to create a rift between the PTI supporters and the opposition and PML-N supporters. A constant sense
of distrust towards the current government is the fuel that will keep the public looking towards the Army for support. While the people will fight amongst themselves, the army would emerge a clear winner, planning their next move to oust the civilian government,
this time more diplomatically.
29 Oct 2019/Tuesday Written by: