ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – At the moment when the relations between Pakistan’s civil and military leaderships are apparently ‘tense’ over the implementation of National Action Plan (NAP), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is also unhappy over the foreign tours of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, the Dawn reported.
The newspaper, while quoting an insider source, said that Nawaz Sharif is particularly not comfortable with Army Chief’s visits to Saudi Arabia and United States, because the former thinks that there was no need of such trips after civilian leadership already held meetings with top officials of these countries.
“Sharif brothers have close ties with Saudi royal family and they keep discussing Pakistan-Saudi affairs on and off, and PM Nawaz headed to United States in October to hold meeting with President Barack Obama,” the report added.
The civilian leadership wants COAS to divert his attention to other countries where the government has not so far shown considerable progress.
The sources has also been quoted saying as if army chief of some other country visits United States it doesn’t get such attention of world but when the chief of armed forces of Pakistan is heading to US it prompts the world leaders to question whether country’s civil and military officials are on the page or not.
Recently the growing difference between civil leadership and Pakistan army came into limelight after a Corps Commanders Conference demanded a matching governance for enduring peace in the country.
The statement was afterwards responded by a spokesman for government, who insisted that government was only answerable to the people of Pakistan for their governance.