If Kayani’s, Pasha’s heads roll, SC may come to rescue

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: December 26, 2011
ISLAMABAD: Rumours abound as to who’s going to make the first move – the civilian government, or the military establishment? In the possible scenario that the government sacks Chief of Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani or Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Shuja Pasha over Memogate, the army  may approach the Supreme Court (SC). 

In recent days, General Kayani has had a series of consultations with his top commanders to discuss the current tensions with the government, and possible options to deal with the situation if things go from bad to worse, a source in the military told The Express Tribune.

No coup on the cards

A consensus has been reached that no direct intervention will take place as it had in October 1999 if the government decides to send the army and intelligence chiefs packing, the source said.  Instead, they have decided to challenge such a move before the country’s highest court, the source disclosed.

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Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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