Military still pulls strings in Pakistan

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  • Influence of #Pakistan military continues to weigh heavily on domestic politics

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  • US is not guilt free when it comes to status quo of military pre-eminence in #Pakistan

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  • Pakistan army continues to dominate the formation of policy in the country

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As President Asif Ali Zardari lies in a hospital bed in Dubai, recovering from what his aides are calling a minor heart attack, rumours continue to percolate through Pakistan's chattering classes that the whole episode is really a charade, a thinly veiled excuse for the unpopular leader to escape what some in the media are labeling a 'soft coup' against him by the nation's military establishment.

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