Saturday, September 2, 2023

Are Pakistanis anger against their army justified?

 The question of whether Pakistanis' anger against their army is justified is a complex issue that requires a nuanced answer. The recent protests sparked by the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan have led to the announcement of plans to use military laws to prosecute those responsible for arson during the protests

1
.
 The military has ruled Pakistan for more than three decades through staged coups against elected governments, and it continues to influence policymaking and foreign policy matters even when it is not in power
1
.
 Critics say this influence is responsible for the fragility of democracy in the nuclear-armed South Asian nation of about 230 million people
1
.
 

The anger against the army reflects the growing frustration with the economic downslide and bad governance in the country
14
15
.
 It is important to note that trying civilians in military courts is contrary to international law, according to Amnesty International
8
.
 The consequences of people turning against the army in a violent way can be severe, including the loss of life and property damage. 

The military's legacy of human rights violations goes a long way in explaining whether a military will employ violence against the protesters or defect from the ruling coalition
7
.
 Successful nonviolent campaigns increase the probability of democratic regime type emergence by over 50 percent
3
.
 In contrast, countries are more likely to experience recurrence of civil war within ten years if exposed to a violent campaign
3
.
 Therefore, it is important to find peaceful and democratic ways to address the issues and grievances of the people.


If people turned against the army in a violent way, it would be a very dangerous situation. The army is a powerful institution with a monopoly on violence. It could easily crush any popular uprising. However, such an uprising could also lead to civil war, which would be even more destructive.

It is important to remember that the army is not a monolithic entity. There are many different factions within the army, and not all of them agree on the best way to solve Pakistan's problems. It is also important to remember that the army is made up of human beings, who are capable of both good and bad.

The best way to address the anger of Pakistanis against the army is through dialogue and compromise. The army needs to listen to the concerns of the people and take steps to address them. The people, on the other hand, need to understand the role of the army and appreciate the challenges it faces.

Only through dialogue and compromise can Pakistan find a way to overcome its current crisis and build a brighter future


No comments:

Post a Comment

Privacy in cars has become nightmare

  People often think of their cars as private spaces,   but modern cars collect a lot of information   about them .This data   could be used...