In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the latest spat between the civilian government and the military. In a reaction to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s statements in the National Assembly on Thursday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has ruled out a military takeover in the country, describing rumours about a coup as misleading.
Irfan Ghauri, Senior Reporter-The Express Tribune Islamabad, says the miltary has other options besides a coup. One such option previously discussed was a Bangladesh style technocrat government.
While talking about ties of the military with politcal parties, Ghauri says there is a clear shift in policy of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to have a cordial relationship with them.
Read Irfan Ghauri’s articles here.
The Tribune Take daily news web show will appear on the tribune.com.pk home page.
The Take will feature in-depth interviews and analysis with editors and reporters who are covering the major stories, exploring front page events and major ledes. The news analysis covers the way The Express Tribune examines a story, how we cover it and why.
More in PakistanShifting tides: Javed Hashmi on verge of joining PTI