Agree with that.
Moreover, in the current system you cannot expect anyone to be completely free of military contacts or support, no matter how miniscule or how significant it is.
Everyone has to go through them, whether they like it or not.
That is my biggest gripe with those who say that Imran Khan is also a military stooge. He wasn't propped up by the military, unlike PML-N, PML-Q, or Bhutto (PPP itself was a natural party). Pre 2013 Imran Khan had negligible support from the military, and even during the first couple of years of N league government.
We are too quick to lose perspective.
What I find quite ironic is the sudden loss of perspective (or epiphany, depending on which side of the coin one looks at) by those who declared any criticism of the military as traitorous anti-patriotism for lack of any proof when their favorite cult was in power, and then suddenly lost it when that cult fell down like a house of cards, and declared the Army leadership to be the very epitome of traitorship, nevermind the same lack of proof that they had demanded earlier.
Perhaps the only redeeming feature in this sad and sorry national saga is the inertia offered by the existing system that lends a modicum of stability to the national psyche.
I have consistently warned of such outcomes for nearly a decade here on PDF, but no one wanted to heed it. I will now continue to caution against any sudden changes to the setup, no matter how popular they might be for now, or how attractive they might appear to be on the face of it, and no matter how unpopular such a stance might be, for the time being, on PDF. Let's stabilize the economy and ensure periodic free and fair elections. Those two things form the bedrock of any future changes, and there is no shortcut.