Military, considered to be one of the prestigious institutes of the country has been facing political interference since inception. Be it the appointment of COAS or the corruption cases in both the institutions, it has been assumned that people will keep on pointing fingers on this relationship. But it isn’t possible to stop speculating about military due to the martial rule that has been witnessed by the country in the past decades. Though sketching a hard line between the two institutions and producing conspiracy theories will do no good to either of the two but even then harsh stances have been witnessed by the political leadership of the country. In the present scenario of the country where military has to play its role in the internal security and has to keep an eye on the law and order situation, civil military ties are in more confrontational circumstances. Moreover, the conflict and rotten ties between the PM and the military leadership is not a new phenomena to the country. History has witnessed scenarios where the premiers have regretted their decisions. This history that may sound disturbing to the political leadership might be one of the causes that triggers anti military stance from the political cadre. If it would be mere history it would have been warmed up until now. The increasing debate about the balance of the power and imperceptible threats to the destabilization of democracy elicit the tensions between the two institutions. There is no denying from the fact that DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has mitigated all the segregations by promulgating the fact that military and civilian are no different than each other. This relationship is not only the gravest challenge for the military but also for the political leadership of the country. Such statements can become a prelude to rid the country of the negative hearsays about the clashes between the two. It isn’t only important for the smooth working of the institutions but is also necessary for the successful completion of the security plans that have been set out by the collaboration of the two. Incompetency of the civilian security agencies, beginning of CPEC and unrest in Baluchistan needs both institutions to actually blur the boundaries that set apart the two.
Balance of power, imperceptible threats to democracy elicit the tensions between the two