Military vs. Democracy in Pakistan: Can Imran bell the Army?
Mohmad Waseem Malla
Imran Khan seems to have already pushed the ‘militablishment’ to the corner and forced it to tread carefully. However, he does not seem inclined to rein in the military; he is only sulking over the former army chief’s alleged inaction to save him from losing his prime ministership… As the country braces itself for elections and a possible sweeping electoral victory for Imran Khan, it is useful to ask: Will Imran go the whole hog and try to unseat the top army leadership and get away with it? Will they strike a fresh bargain with each other and relapse to the familiar hybrid democratic model?