Sunday, January 20, 2019

Pakistan's every-two-years kabuki

The political shadow-boxing continues in Pakistan over whether the country will give military courts another two-year lease. The armed forces public relations unit claims that giving their courts power to try civilians isn't their idea; it's all up to the civilian government. [Ahem.] The Pakistan People's Party seems to be opposing renewal, but another opposition party may be leaning the other way. What logrolling concession would seal the deal for that party? The government has a thin majority in Parliament but needs a two-thirds vote to amend the Constitution again.

The drama continues.

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