A court in Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the all-powerful army and the country’s influential spy agency ISI to not meddle in the affairs of other departments, reported The Express Tribune.
The Islamabad high court (HC) made this explicit declaration worried over the perception of a state within a state, something security analysts in India, the US and elsewhere have been well aware of as being the norm in a country has seen military coups three times.
In fact, Islamabad HC’s Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui went so far as to say that these military and intelligence elements conspired to manipulate the government and the judiciary.
“Everyone knows how (court) proceedings are manipulated, from where strings are pulled, and when power (is) wielded and manoeuvred to achieve the desired results,” he said, according to the Tribune. Read More