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Nawaz Sharif

The “Pre-Poll” Rigging of Pakistan General Elections

Col 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.

Pakistan, Its Time to Listen to Your “Ghaddars”

Col Shamam writes, Pakistani military’s desire for institutional supremacy over all other institutions especially civilian governments has created psychological and political layers to the Pakistani nation’s sense of insecurity.