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Author : The Nation  |       .
Posted on : Monday, May 12, 2014      Read More
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There are many similarities between 1997-99 and 2013-2014. In 1997-99 the PMLN government had just been handed power with a two thirds majority to end Pakistan’s ills. Soon, Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and President Farooq Leghari made unceremonious exits. The Ehtsesab Bureau (EB) was in full fury against the PPP.  Intelligence Bureau (IB) was tamed and ISI brought under the control of a general handpicked by the Prime Minister.
Next door, India passed through elections. BJP came to power with the support of the Hindu right. India went nuclear. So did a reluctant PM of Pakistan. This set acrimony between the COAS, the Prime Minister (Read Bruce Riedal).

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