Army, religious extremists return to centre in Pakistan
The return of the Pakistani army front and centre to Pakistani politics will, once again severely destabilize the region.
Written by Jyoti Malhotra | Updated: November 28, 2017 9:16 am
Khadim Hussain Rizvi thanked Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa for his “special efforts” in brokering the agreement. (Source: AP photo)
As India marked nine years of its Mumbai horror on Sunday, the mastermind of the attack Hafiz Saeed was released from house arrest in Lahore three days before, even as thousands of religious hardliners from the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah Party (TLYRA), brought Islamabad-Rawalpindi to a standstill as they protested an amendment in the parliamentary oath which says that Muhammad is the final Prophet (Khatam-e-Nabuwwat).
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