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Pakistani General’s Ultimate Responsibility

No army in the world can stand by and tolerate continuing bad or criminal governance or both. The application of the doctrine of necessity does become necessary sometimes in unambiguous circumstances of ‘clear and present danger’ to the existence of the state. It goes wrong when those that apply it forget that their role is limited to support technocrat governance …

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Will Musharraf be Convicted for Treason?

Spurning advice across the board not to return to Pakistan and face a myriad number of legal problems, Musharraf successfully managed by default to put the Army as a whole into the dock.   Musharraf and his close aides, Lt Gens Mahmood, Aziz, Usmani, etc committed an “offence against the State” in Oct 1999.   Condoned by the Supreme Court (SC), …

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