International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Civil Military Relations during Pakistan People’s Party 4th Regime from 2008 to 2013
Rifat Kaleem, M. Phil

Civil – Military relations have been a combination of mistrust and suspicions prevailing on both sides, since the early days of Pakistan. Despite of having different constitutional experiences and several political developments, the trust and predictability could not be evolved in both actors, in the same political system. Visible and invisible intervention of military in Pakistani politics has remained. An impending political development played the critical role in bringing the Army in Pakistani polity. The focal point of this study is that civil military relations in Pakistan remained circumstances / incident based. This phenomenon prevailed with its full vigour during the 4th tenure of Pakistan People’s Party from 2008 to 2013. This study paper has focused on the civil military relations with respect to role of various institutions in the politics of Pakistan especially of the military.

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