Failing to reach consensus with Nawaz, Pak army now after Imran
Afsan Chowdhury, Researcher and Political Analyst : Pakistan Army is now eyeing Imran Khan after it failed to reach a consensus with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. There is nothing called civil administration in Pakistan where there has always been military ruling. Civil administration is just a nominal matter in a country where the army is so powerful. Nawaz was not in a warm relation with the army and this is just because the equation the army wants fall under the leader’s ideology. So, Pakistan Army is now looking forward to rope in Imran Khan and neither he nor Nawaz has to do anything in this regard.
The people have to do the least job which is just casting their ballots and they have nothing more to do. Politics in Pakistan is controlled by the country’s army. Islamabad High Court Judge Showkat Aziz Siddique out of resentment said if the judiciary, the executive and the media of a country are not free, it cannot be termed independent. The judiciary in Pakistan was never independent. What people do not understand is army can be in power despite not ruling a country. Pakistani media is very strong. The amount of risk human rights activists takes in Pakistan is quite unbelievable. They are picked up regularly and despite the fact, they do not backtrack, preceding their activities. Dawn Media Group CEO Hameed Haroon said they do not have freedom. Surely, Pakistani media has no liberty. How can that happen? Does any ruling quarter in any country allow another group to enjoy freedom?
It will not be a problem to understand what Pakistan is all about just by analyzing how its army applied its power and when. When politics in a country becomes abnormal or centered with a certain quarter, a chaotic situation arises. The interference of Pakistani intelligence agencies is nothing new. Such things repeated Pakistan’s history. This kind of incident is pretty normal in countries ruled by the military. The military ruling implies that the political structure of a country is weak. Military ruling has an immense impact in Pakistan because four classes: army, civilian democrats, businessmen and politicians dominate in such a country.
Between 1947 and 1950, Pakistan was ruled by a civil administration. Afterwards, the Punjabi community which is mainly focused on feudalism came into the state power. In course of time, it got involved with the army. The army personnel get vast amount of wealth for doing business. Military and feudalists in Pakistan have been very close and it still exists.
Based on a translation by Ashiq Rahman, translated by Sayeed Muhammad