The military is an independent political player in Pakistan. The armed forces are more organized than most of civilian institution and are characterized by their centralization, hierarchy, discipline and inter-communication. After the
creation of Pakistan the newly born state was faced with numerous problems. In such a difficult situation, the military proceeded with full determination to face the challenges. On the other hand, political leaders were so busy with their
power politics that they hardly had time to enforce the civil supremacy. Similarly, politicians failed in solving problems. Army supported any government determined to maintain law and order situation. Thus their influence increased in the non-professional fields. They run the civil administration directly. From the very inception military played a key role in
national politics. Ultimately they became the policy makers of Pakistan under the cover of martial law.
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