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A Case Of Battle Fatigue

Celebrations over Sharif's ouster prove ephemeral as the general drags his feet over democracy

A Case Of Battle Fatigue
A Case Of Battle Fatigue
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Patience is in short supply in Pakistan. In an interview in Saudi Arabia, its chief executive Gen Pervez Musharraf talked about a vague time-frame of six months to three years for a return to democracy. As sanity returns to Pakistan in the wake of a military takeover, warnings are being heard from those who have had experiences of the long nights of the generals that despite the lofty claims of General Headquarters, it is time now to work around some kind of a time-frame for the return to popular rule.

History suggests that no Pakistani government in the past, including dictatorial military regimes, has ever been totally successful in fixing accountability on the corrupt, who can also be found in the rank and file of the military.

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