Thursday, November 8, 2012

Who Will Rule Pakistan: The Generals Or The Lawyers?

Meanwhile: Generals and Judges Battle for Power in Pakistan -- Abubakar Siddique, The Atlantic

The clash between the country's powerful military and aggressive judiciary is more intense than ever.

With every step Pakistan's judiciary takes toward defining its role, it further encroaches on the powerful military's turf. This was obvious on November 5 when, after months of behind-the-scenes discord, military leader General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry went public with their mutual criticisms.

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My Comment: I sympathize with the judiciary .... a country should be ruled by laws and a constitution. But in Pakistan the military has always had a different point of view .... and they have the guns.

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