LAHORE (Web Desk) - The relations between Civil-Military relations between government of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) were not at their best, reported Dunya News.
Kamran Khan discussed the relations in his program Dunya Kamran Khan Ke Saath . The things got serious at the beginning when government decided to pursue the case against former Army chief General Pervez Musharraf, who had good relations with Raheel Sharif and family, as General Musharraf was course mate of General Raheel s brother Nishan-e-Haider Major Shabbir Sharif.
Raheel Sharif indicated to Nawaz Sharif that Pakistan Army wants to move on and then General Musharraf had to go to hospital Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) due to health problem. He stayed in hospital for 3 months.
Musharraf was allowed to go out of Pakistan for treatment on 31 May but PM Nawaz stopped him from travelling. This worsened the relations between Army and government but Musharraf shifted to Karachi and did not present himself in front of any court in this time. Musharraf travelled abroad after staying in Karachi for two years but PM Nawaz was not so happy with that.
Terrorists were very active in first few months in General Raheel Sharif s era and government wanted to have dialogue with the terrorists but COAS started Zarb-e-Azb operation on 15 June 2014, which was announced by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The relations also took a turn during Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Dharna when PML-N leaders Khawaja Asif and Mushahid Ullah Khan said that former DG ISI Zaheer-ul-Islam had asked Imran Khan to do that to overthrow the government. Mushahid Ullah Khan had to lose his ministry after that statement but Khawaja Asif remained on his position, which showed that government had the same stance.