Tribune Take: Difficult for civilian govt to seek a military official's resignation

Tensions run high between the civilian and military leadership as the Memogate scandal engulfs others.

Mahawish Rezvi December 16, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at Mansoor Ijaz’s latest allegations, this time against Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha.

Zia Khan, reporter The Express Tribune Islamabad, says tensions are running high between the civilian and military leadership. In a National Assembly session on Thursday a female parliamentarian demanded that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha should resign and face an inquiry based on the allegations that he had met some Arab leaders early this year to discuss a military coup in Pakistan.

Khan says that it is difficult for the civilian government to seek a military official's resignation, let alone asking the head of the ISI to resign and volunteer for an investigation.

Khan also says Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz's latest petition - asking the Supreme Court (SC) to summon Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Wajid Shamsul Hasan - is just an attempt to get political mileage out of the scandal.

Read Zia Khan’s articles here.

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VINOD | 12 years ago | Reply

@Jang: Qite AMAZING!!!

Jang | 12 years ago | Reply

I as a true Pakistani trust the military much more than the civilian government!

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