Last night’s speech by @NawazSharifMNS was an astonishing public attack against a sitting army chief by a politician whose political career took birth in the GHQ, fathered by a dictator and who became prime minister with the support and blessings of the same GHQ several times.
Similar attacks have been launched before by leftist politicians but not a mainstream Punjabi politician.
Nawaz has had testy relations with the COASs before (Musharraf was the last) but he has never so forcefully raised his voice against the military’s political shenanigans.
What has changed? Nawaz - in the twilight of his political career and in the midst of launching his daughter’s career - really does believe it is time politicians take full control.