Friday, February 24, 2017

Weekend report on Pakistani political maneuvering

The Express Tribune has this report on the current state of play regarding the government proposal to revive the military courts' power to try civilians. From a distance, it sounds cogent, and gives a sense of the complex interplay of government demands and the political needs of the various religious and secular parties. Things seem to be coming into focus, with the differences narrowed as a result of some serious horse-trading and compromises. The question is whether the remaining gaps -- not insubstantial ones -- can be bridged.

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