J K News Today
On the eve of Independence Day in India , President of the Republic addresses the nation , maybe it happens in Pakistan too . But before that some extraordinarily strange things happen in the neighbouring country – the military talks about the domestic and foreign policy. This has taken away all the pretensions of Pakistan having any civilian government .
On the evening of August 13 , Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Babar Iftikhar addressed a media conference to brief the media persons about what Pakistan is doing or plans to do . He is not talking about the military affairs nor is there any internal or external emergency in Pakistan at the moment to call for such an action on the part of Pakistan army to start its own narration of Pakistan .
Predictably , the opening of the media conference was made with unending verbosity on Pakistan’s role in internationalising Kashmir issue- three time UNSC meeting ( he did not tell that it was a closed door one and no resolution was passed and not even a formal briefing was held) write ups in international media and a few leaders who spoke of the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir .
This is something that Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had spoken of on a number of occasions , and after finding that his rhetoric had no takers , not even in the 57-member Muslim block Organisation of Islamic Cooperation ( OiC), he dared Saudi Arabia . Qureshi thought that his threat of blackmailing Riyadh by calling a session of Council of Foreign Ministers ( CFM) of OIC would be taken as an act of bravery . But it turned out that Saudi Arabia, he was inflicting diplomatic, political and economic wounds on Pakistan itself .
These fault lines are now being repaired by the Army, because Saudi Arabia seems to have given up on the civilian government of Prime Minister Imran Khan and demanded action from the real power- the army. Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa is going to Riyadh after few days to untie the knots that have been brought by Qureshi and likes of him.
That has left the field open for the army to take over Pakistani establishment all to itself .