USI organised a seminar “Kashmir Imbroglio: A Reality Check and Way Forward” on 24 September 2018 at USI. The overall objective of the seminar was to discuss the evolving socio-political & security scenario and building enduring peace and stability, so as to throw up new ideas.
Brig Narender writes, Imran is seen as the puppet PM of Army and thus it is uncertain whether Imran will be able to emerge out of the shadow of Army or will remain a prisoner of policies of Pak Army. No matter how good is the intent of Imran to improve the relations with India, but it is unlikely that he will be given space by Pak Army, Jihadi elements in his government and opposition to develop good relations with India.
Shaman writes, as Pakistan prepares for general elections for 342-seat Pakistan National Assembly in a week’s time, it is clear that the powerful Pakistan Army has joined hands with other two strong institutions of the country i.e the Judiciary and the Election Commission to benefit Imran Khan’s PTI and other extremist political parties – Lashkar-e-Taiba supported Milli Muslim League (through Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek), Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan and ultra-conservative Muttahida Majlis–e–Amal, all of which have entered the electoral arena this year seeking to benefit from the discrediting of the PML-N and PPP, with adequate propping up by Rawalpindi.