ISLAMABAD - By placing both Intelligence Bureau and Inter-Services Intelligence, the ace secret agencies, under the administrative, operational and financial control of Interior Division, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has established that he is not a toothless Premier. Perhaps it is the first major move of Premier Gilani, even more significant than his orders to set the judges free minutes after his elections to the office of the PM, to establish that he is a powerful Chief Executive and fully committed to establish supremacy of the Parliament, the constitution and rule of law. Political and military analysts view this move in divergent ways and some of them consider it a positive move, which would give strength and confidence to the incumbent political dispensation while others see 'disastrous fallout' of it because according to them the country was passing through a critical juncture when the whole country was in turmoil and unrest in tribal area and such a change in command of ace intelligence agencies would adversely effect their role. In the order issued under Rule 3(3) of Rules of Business, 1973 the Prime Minister has approved the placement of Intelligence Bureau and Inter-Services Intelligence under the administrative, financial and operational control of the Interior Division with immediate effect. The political analysts are attaching great significance to the decision at the time when PM Gilani has embarked on a three-day visit to United States where he is scheduled to meet US President Bush and other top ranking US officials, in the backdrop of another major decision of reopening of dialogue process with militants in tribal areas, ostensibly against the wishes of the United States and NATO forces, who are wary of the dialogue process with the militants. The sources privy to the developments taking place in the country over the past fortnight believed that the decision of placing IB and ISI under the civilian setup was made in consultation with all the stakeholders and even President of Pakistan Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf had also supported the move. Another dimension of the development was that both the decisions of placing the ace intelligence agencies under the civilian control and re-launching of the dialogue process with militants to look for a political solution to the militancy problem marring the peace and tranquility in the restive tribal areas, were made just before the time of PM's visit to United States to give the message that both the political and military top brass was standing behind the elected Premier. Some political analysts were of the view that the driving force behind this move was Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani who wanted to take the Armed Forces out of the political affairs of the country with the aim to rebuild the eroding image of the Armed Forces in the eyes of public at large. Most of the political analysts are unanimous in their view that the move has more positives than negatives and would go well both with Armed Forces of the country by giving an impression that they (Army) were getting out of the political affairs, while on the other hand, a clear message was given to all and sundry that political dispensation in the country was getting stronger and was free to make decision about the fate of ISI, one of the most powerful secret agencies of the region.