WASHINGTON — Political tension continues to grow between the embattled secular civilian government and the country’s military, which has always been a caretaker of the Pakistani political system.
Reuters reported that current prime minister Nawaz Sharif met army chief Raheel Sharif over widespread protests slamming Sharif’s government. The protests demand that Sharif and his government resign.
Both sides, the military and civilian government, have been in a deadlock over the protests for all of August. The government does not want to resign, but the army does not want the protests to turn into widespread mob violence. There hasn’t been much violence if at all regarding the protests, but neither the government and the military want tensions to flare.