February 12, 2008

MIGHT WANT TO PURGE THE AL QAEDISTS TOO, EH?:

New Pakistan Army Chief Orders Military Out of Civilian Government Agencies (SALMAN MASOOD, 2/11/08, NY Times)

The new army chief of Pakistan has ordered the withdrawal of military officers from the government’s civil departments, officials said Tuesday, an action that reverses an important policy of his predecessor, President Pervez Musharraf.

The order by the army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, was the boldest step he has taken to disentangle the military from the civilian sphere of the government since President Musharraf stepped down as military chief in November and General Kayani replaced him.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 12, 2008 6:07 PM
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