By K.N. Pandita
After completing six years in service that included three year extension, General Perez Kayani passed on the baton to his successor General Raheel Sharif in an imposing military ceremony in Rawalpindi, Islamabad. Apparently the event does not signify any marked change in the military-civilian relations and fundamentals of these relations may not be affected conspicuously.
Out-going General Kayani will be credited for not attempting to topple the elected civilian government during his tenure. Of course there did arise situations a couple of times when General Kayani had to intervene and show the civilian regime its proper place. However, those instances were of very limited repercussions and the then ruling PPP government did not take hard posture. Continue Reading…