The Mess In Pakistan: Are The Politicians To Blame Or The Pakistan Army?

"General Qamar Javed Bajwa, you packed up our government, which was working well, and put the nation and the country at the altar of your wishes!" former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lashed out at Pakistan’s Army chief at an anti-military rally. The anti-military sentiment is fast gaining strength in Pakistan, with 11 mainstream opposition parties including Nawaz Sharif’s PML & Bhutto’s PPP, joining hands to form the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to eject the military’s persistent interference in the country’s political & economic affairs.

Pakistani dissidents & pro-democracy advocates including former & current members of the parliament, activists, journalists, lawyers & members of civil society have openly called the current

Prime Minister Imran Khan, a puppet of the Army & accused it of running a parallel government responsible for the country’s economic frailty, insecurity & inability to get along with its neighbours.

Should Pakistan’s Army be blamed for Pakistan’s mess? Maroof Raza, Indian Defence Analyst & Consulting Editor, Times Network decodes.