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CCC presided by #COAS held at GHQ. Geo-strategic and national security issues discussed. Forum reviewed situation at #LOC, Pak-Afghan Border and internal security environment. Forum appreciated the progress of Afghan Reconciliation Process and hoped for early (1/4)
...commencement of intra Afghan dialogue. COAS expressed satisfaction on operational preparedness of formations and appreciated efforts in aid of civil administration to contain COVID-19 pandemic and Locust threat. COAS directed commanders to ensure necessary measures for (2/4)
...public safety and security during upcoming Muharram in concert with civil administration with due cognizance to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. COAS also lauded timely and effective response of troops to recent floods in Balochistan and Sindh (3/4)
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TREAD! Pakistan-Iran fencing?

Why fencing #Iran border w/ Pakistan is a big challenge for Islamabad, not due to money but for the following reason—I am delineating below:

There are 4 issues related but distinct....

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1. Narco route
2. 🇮🇷’s grey economy
3. Human trafficking
4. Border economy

I ll address narco issue first:
Illicit drug trade originates from #Afghanistan; is worth up 2 $70B yearly in #UK streets; up to $3 bill is invested back in region rest end up in western banks. 2/
Porous border is used 4 narco logistics/route.

Drugs cartel funds terrorism, & warlordism & mafias in border regions of 🇦🇫, 🇵🇰 & 🇮🇷; they have influence in weak state like 🇦🇫 & desperate elements in structures in Iran 🇮🇷 who do not want stringent border between 🇮🇷 & 🇵🇰.

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4 Possible Outcomes - #BajwaExtension case

1. The apex court could accept the Govt’s steps to fix the legal weaknesses in the original notification & declare fresh notification as valid, reverting situation to the status quo & Bajwa would start his next 3-year term as the #COAS
2. The Supreme Court of #Pakistan could declare that the fresh notification is not valid & the extension of the #COAS #QamarJavedBajwa would not proceed, indicating that he would retire on November 29, 2019.
3. The Supreme Court of #Pakistan may not make a decision today & ask for more arguments. If the next hearing is scheduled for a date after Friday when Gen #QamarJavedBajwa retires, then the Govt will need to announce a new #COAS.
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Lets talk about this clearly:

Imran Khan & Gen QJ Bajwa find themselves in a very different power equation versus the last two civilian administrations & the last two #COAS's

'08-'11, Gen Kayani & the Zardari regime were clearly cat-&-mousing for most of Kayani's 1st tenure.
Compulsions: The Lawyers' Movement, NRO, Musharraf's uniform, Memogate (some of Kayani's productions or co-productions, backed by foreign supporters). Then, post-Osama/Raymond Davis, Kayani was deployed to stabilize rudder by an atrophied Zardari. Not much of a choice for PPP.
That Kayani's personal interests & connections compromised his standing within & without the institution he was once revered by was clear by the middle of his 2nd term.

Soon after he was done, even junior officers weren't refraining for calling him 'agent' & 'mixed up'
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