Let’s take a look at the past events:In 1954, the Constituent Assembly of Feroz Khan was dismissed by the military general Iskandar Mirza who appointed Ayub Khan as the chief martial law administrator. Then in 1977, General Zia ul Haq abolished the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who was elected on people’s vote. Later, Nawaz Shareef was toppled over by Pervaiz Musharraf in 1999 because the Shareef tried to dismiss him from his position. So after a long time, the two bodies are finally standing on the same chapter. It is evident that the generals are very positive with the new civilian dispensation merely because they don’t carry any past baggage. So why is it important for both the institutions to have the good relationship in determining future years of Pakistan? Before I answer this question, you need to realize the damage that has already been done in the past 71 years.
- The shareefs added a whopping $45 bn dollar to the country’s economy with no plan to pay it back. Almost a $12.1bn loan was taken between 2016 and 2017 leaving Pakistan to a total debt of 115 trillion rupees. There is no doubt that the economic factor is the sole concern for the civil body, and the military shall have no right over it. However, with Pakistan already placed on the grey list, there was a huge danger for the national security of the country.
- There have been heavy losses in the exports as it falls from $25 bn to $21bn during the 5-year tenure of Nawaz Shareef. There isn’t any science in understanding that exports have a direct link with the economy. The shareef played very little attention to this matter and were never found to be concerned regarding the declining exports and the tedious loans.
- The shareefs had been involved in the massive corruption that left unnoticed in the first years of their rule until Imran Khan began his next struggle. All the institutions that were made to keep a check & balance to these authoritative people were either been replaced with the man of government’s choice or were they incompetent to rule anything against the powerful civil government.