Tribune Take: Military has other options besides a coup

Irfan Ghauri says the military has other options for potentially toppling the current government.


Mahawish Rezvi December 23, 2011

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.


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COMMENTS (6)

Ahmer Ali | 9 years ago | Reply

Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.In the light of this army's key officials our leaders must have to correct,exact and remove their demerits,faults and corruption from the key departments of Pakistan especially related to memogate,NRO,Pakistan's and its nation's economical conditions,Pakistan's internal and external security threats and never take this statement lightly especially if they want to complete present government's tenure successfully

c.m.sarwar | 9 years ago | Reply

@MarkH: I would say it differently----If a civilian govenment is doing its job properly military would not even think of a takeover.

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