• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Pak Army chief's hands-off on politics creating new set of problems

By Super Admin
|

Islamabad, Mar.29 (ANI): The deliberately reserved style of Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Kiyani, experts and critics believe is compounding Islamabad's myriad problems.

General Kiyani's determination not to have a front line role in Pakistan's politics may make it harder to unite Pakistan under its central Government, some Western officials believe.General Kiyani inherited a deeply demoralised army, shaken by six years of uncomfortable alliance with the US in the War on Terror - and particularly by attempts to crack down on militants on the Western border with Afghanistan.

Experts believe that his predecessor General Musharraf's repeated resort to military solutions in the tribal areas and, most controversially, in Baluchistan, was an evasion of the political problems that those uprisings represented.

General Kiyani has since taking over held back the army from direct confrontation with thousands of protesters and supported President Zardari's deal with Taleban militants in the Swat Valley (a decision that has brought international condemnation). Critics of the position say that army was making inroads into the Taleban and could have made more with greater numbers and a more consistent presence. The deal that was done, which allowed the Taleban to bring in sharia courts, has appeared to license violent and arbitrary justice, and to reward the militants. It has jeopardised Pakistan's unity under the same system of law. (ANI)

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more