Major Developments affecting Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan

First Two Years of the Federal Government : June 01, 2013-May 31, 2015


Publication No: CMR-123

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PILDAT, following its belief that a constitutional equation in Pakistan’s civil-military relations is fundamental to not only strengthening of the country’s democracy, but also for the development of civilian institutions and maintaining professionalism in the Armed Forces, has been monitoring civil-military relations in Pakistan since 2004. This belief is further strengthened by the country’s peculiar history vis-à-vis frequent military interventions. Therefore, even though Pakistan saw its first civilian transfer of power under a civilian set-up after General Election 2013, Pakistan does not seem to reach a non-reversible democratic dispensation and a constitutionally prescribed civil-military relations.