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To help explain the two worlds that exist in #Pakistan (n hopefully explain the civil-mil divide), I want you to read the following two pages from Brig FB Ali's book: Prison Journey. Brig Ali wrote this letter to a friend after being deputed on martial law duties in the 1/n
late 1960s. The two Pakistans described in this letter are as real today as they were 50+ years ago. The #Pakistan that exists within cantoment walls guarantees peace, security, fairness, and dignified living. Inside these walls everyone ceases to be who they were before they 2/n
came in. Their new identity is the uniform that unites them and their families. It's 'all for one, and one for all'. However, outside the walls, it's another story. Even today it's a jungle where might is right. The lack of resources to share has divided those outside into 3/n
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Since a few days have passed and thing have "relatively" calmed down, I want to comment on the optics of bringing out APCs in #Lahore Cantt. You all have seen the images go viral on this platform, and some were rightly outraged. 1/n
However, this isn't the first time #PakistanArmy brought out APCs against protesting public. Many years ago, there was a dispute between farmers and the Army over some land in #Okara. That's when this image was shot. For me, personally, it became of the most defining images 2/n
of how the Army behaves in the country. My shock stemmed from the fact that my father commanded 40 AK, which is equipped with TOW mounted APCs for hunting enemy tanks. How could the Army bring out APCs - which are essentially troop carriers - mounted with machine 3/n
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We often think the military is one big brain that thinks collectively. The fact is that there are always different groups within the Army that voice dissent but the nature of the institution means that once the Chief takes a decision, everyone falls behind it. However, when 1/n
the appointment of a new chief is around the corner, things become as political as you would expect in a Pakistani setting. Lobbying the political govt through connections is often at play in these times. #Musharraf was known to have lobbied for himself through Gen Iftikhar, 2/n
brother of Ch Nisar Ali Khan. In recent times when Bajwa was in the run for Chief, a few of his colleagues ran a smear campaign against him on social media highlighting his Ahmedi faith, and even releasing questionable videos with a similar looking dude. 3/n
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کل سے یہ کہہ رہے تھے کہ عمران خان نے جو معاہدہ کیا وہ معاہدہ پبلک کرو۔ اس کی بنیادی وجہ یہ تھی اس معاہدے کو پبلک کرنے سے پٹواریوں اور بغضیئوں کا جھوٹ بے نقاب ہم ان کی ہی زبان میں کروانا چاہتے تھے اور ہماری توقع کے عین مطابق ن لیگ نے وہ معاہدہ پبلک کردیا۔#امپورٹڈ_حکومت_نامنظور
اب اس معاہدے کو دیکھ لیتے ہیں۔ اس معاہدے میں لکھا ہے عمران خان ہر مہینے 4 روپے پٹرولیم لیوی کی مد میں بڑھائے اور 4 روپے بڑھا کر پٹرولیم لیوی کو میکسیمم 30 روپے تک لیکر جائے گا۔۔اور دوسرا 8 پٹرولیم ڈیلوپمینٹ لیوی کی مد میں 8 روپے سالانہ اضافہ کرے۔۔ #مفت_پٹرول_ختم_کرو #FuelPrice
دوبارہ نوٹ کرلیں کہ عمران خان 4 روپے فی مہینہ پٹرولیم لیوی کی مد میں بڑھائے گا اور پٹرولیم لیوی کو میکسیمم 30 روپے تک لیکر جائے گا۔۔اور سالانہ 8 روپے والی شق کا اطلاق جولائی 2022 کے بعد سے ہونا تھا۔ #FuelPrice #Petrol #PetrolDieselPrice
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LoC #CeaseFire Reaffirmation Decoded. #thread

For nearly two weeks the villages along LoC are witnessing days and nights without the sound of guns and bombs as the DGMOs of the two nations announced reaffirmation of the #India - #Pakistan ceasefire agreement.
It is pertinent to mention that the cease-fire was asked by #Pakistan. Although, the agreement is reported to be a result of week long back-channel discussions, what made Pakistan walk on this road? Here is a quick analysis.
#India’s hardened approach to #Pakistan with cross-border surgical strikes after the #Uri terror attack & upped the ante further with the #BalakotAirStrikes following #Pulwama terror attack has made it clear that no more diplomatic resolves will opt until Pakistan mends its way
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Interesting facts #MyanmarCoup-#India
~Current Myanmar Army General Min Aung Hlaing ws to retire in July this yr. He's 65.
Reminds me of the drama around #Bajwa's extension.
Few within Myanmar Army r NOT happy abt Hlaing's extension, jst like it happened in P@k Army.
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What makes this man interesting--is his stand agnst R0hingy@. He pushed 'em out.
~Within 16 days of coup massive Myitsone dam project hs bn revived. Was suspended in 2017.
CHEENI company hd been lobbying for it.
It ws suspended due to the environmental impact it can cause.
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Military says Aung San Suu Kyi hd 6 walkie-talkie sets, which wr not licensed. Documents show it was for her bodyguards. Possible!
Bt there are also walkie talkies which have a range of upto 35miles (56Km).
So did she really fear for her life?
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After #COAS #Bajwa again talking about #5GW and the threat #Pakistan faces, the #PTI government has still been unable to restrict the access or approach of any of these groups.

#Warfare, especially in today’s connected, camera friendly world, is much easier to wage.
Nations can steal elections with the right strategy. They can change narratives with hostile actions. They can create hate and distrust.

We have all of these happening in today’s #Pakistan.

And the govt is sleeping...
From #PTM/#TTP to baseless rumors mongering, #Pakistan has become a battleground that is being lost due to no one bothering to understand the problem and its solutions.

That’s the distrust they showed in us. No one trusts the other when it comes to defining the problem.
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This should take most of the steam out of the #PashtunTahafuzMovement and #Achakzai. Supreme Court and #Peshawar High Court extended into #FATA.

thenews.com.pk/latest/303973-…
And it makes the statement of the #COAS Qamar #Bajwa even more interesting, as we have seen numerous evidences of fake accusations against the #PakArmy for their counter #terrorism operation in #FATA.

thenews.com.pk/print/303675-s…
And before anyone tries to credit the #PashtunTahafuzMovement for this landmark passage...

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