Pakistan has grown to almost 69 Years Old and half of its age has passed under military Rule. Military leadership has played vital role in the history of Pakistan along with civilian leadership. It is impossible to analyze Pakistan’s politics and state affairs without discussing civil-military relations. When we examine the history of Pakistan, we will come to know that overall stability of political system has been steered to stable civil-military relations. We are facing lack of democratic stability from decades due to illegibility of politicians. Every time when military rule has come across, masses appreciated it and considered military rule the key to all their strains.

After the death of two core leaders Quaid-e-Azam and Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan started facing leadership crisis. The intervention of military became more effective and intensified when newly born state started facing problems of vast magnitude like; Inexperienced and inadequate administrative staff, poor economic resources, massive refugee problems, regional conflicts, advent of coalitional politics, unstable governments and the decline of Muslim League. This was the time when political parties failed to deliver and forcibly military needed to intervene in political affairs.

Soon after the incident of APS Peshawar took place and it directed the nation to get united under the command of General Raheel Sharif. All the political parties agreed on setting up of Apex committees and establishment of military courts for the implementation of National Action Plan. Peace in mega city of Pakistan also helped to improve civil-military relations. Stake holder political parties of Karachi expressed strong reservations on stepping up of operation. What distressed political elites was pursue of providers of funds and political support to the terrorist groups. MQM and PPP raised the issue that why operation against corruption mega scandals, support of terrorism and extremism started in Karachi only?


Lahore, February 27.