Awaam is a collective sheep. In my humble opinion, it is better to be the puppet of the army than to be the puppet of India or whoever else.Not sure if the awaam will be happy with wardi wala but Pakistan is already under martial law under the guise of a puppet party (PTI), but when it does happen, I believe DG ISI Faiz Hameed sb will take up the role.
A country like Pakistan will always have a political Army. As long as there is India, there will be a General somewhere whose balls are itching to take power. It is just the hand we have been dealt with. Pakistan is surrounded by enemies and there is no way human beings won't take advantage of that.
Now the issue of Imran being a puppet of the Army. There might be some truth to that but I highly doubt it. You can say that Imran Khan cooperates with the military but I do think that he was put into power by the army.
If the army is handling Imran khan.. then why wasn't he given full power? He has an extremely weak government as evident by Sharif's release. The people crying wolf about sharif are the same people that made a coalition government with Imran.
If the "political wing" of ISI exists and is involved then there would have been a massive propaganda campaign against the PPP and PMN. Remember they have years of experience from the Soviet war in Afghanistan. If the army was handling Imran Khan they would have had been working to bring him to power over years and years. They would have laid a propper network to get rid of the other two parties or at least make one of them their friend while working on the other. The fact that Imran Khan is failing proves that the army is not the puppeteer.
ISI is very competent and they would have taken care of the fiefdoms and worked to make the central government extremely strong with Imran Khan being the puppet. It is not like that at all. This dude doesn't even have the majority in parliament. They would have worked to get rid of the parliament. I would give general zia's rule and the rise and fall of MQM as an example.
This is actually a red herring used by Imran Khan's opponents. His ideas are too revolutionary and that is an easy excuse.
He could have fired them because they were incompetent. Bureaucracy in Pakistan is extremely incompetent and the foreign office is proof of that.Never a ruling general fired so many people in bureaucracy as current PM did.
Without doubt, we are living in dictatorial rule, same is Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who used to insult army officers and bureaucracy alike.
We don't know what happens next moment but no sky will fall, if donkey kingdom is relieved of their charge. Public will welcome it.
I mean go to Allama Iqbal Airport and you will know Pakistani bureaucracy first hand. Some of the richest Individuals in Pakistan are bureaucrats and they have held the people hostage. IMO they are just as bad as the corrupt politicians and need to be brought to justice.
Law is open to interpretation. There is no legal document in the world that is all-encompassing including the Pakistani Constitution. So to say that an extension to any officer of the government is illegal is a stretch and misleading.Giving extension to CoAS is not legal, as per current constitution.
Imran Khan, as usual tried to dictate his will over the constitution of Pakistan, which has been rightfully striked down by CJ.
at least something is beyond the prerogative of IK.
The CoAS is a position appointed by the ruling party and it is their prerogative to extend his tenure or frankly kick him out. There are many things that the government does that are not in the constitution so we cannot cherry-pick what we like.
Are the Chief justices extenstions illegal too?