These few words are penned down based on Raja G Mujtaba's article 'Zarb-e-Azb: A National Aspiration' available at his blog Opinion Maker (http://www.opinion-maker.org/2014/06/zarb-e-azb-a-national-aspiration/). Raja sahab is an ex-Army officer, thinker, true Pakistani, and avid Social Media user. Beside there are points raised in his article, which requiring factual perspective to be in place, so my comments are presented for each of his points need attention.
Off all the topics in Pakistani media, civil-military relationship is always of an interesting & thrilling nature as it sound of military boots are being heard, shaking civil government, and putting entire administration on halt under the shades of doubts & chaos; 'what will happen now.' Civil governments, since 1958, are always under such threats because they were toppled by military dictators leaving behind 34 years of military rule out of total independent years of 65. This is almost above 50% of time consumed under dictatorial rule in an independent
From within this context whenever there's a voice raised to bring back Pakistan
Armed Forces within the frame work of running the country's civil administration,
there's always eye-brows raised. Currently Armed Forces are conducting a
military operation; Zarb-e-Azb, operation clean up
against terrorists who had captured Pakistan Pakistan
tribal areas especially North Waziristan belt.
Echoes of success of operation are heard unilaterally, stories of
individual soldiers embracing martyrs are published or tele-caste daily, and
recovery of large cache of weapons & Indian currency is being presented to
entire nation. Within that success, few question would arise automatically. Here they
are in the form of my words.