Edi­tor’s Mail

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This is with ref­er­ence to your cover story “The Search for the Next Army Chief”. The year 2013 has been re­mark­able for Pak­istan for a num­ber of rea­sons. This year, Pak­istan wit­nessed a trans­fer of power from one gov­ern­ment to another, the chief jus­tice of the Supreme Court will soon com­plete his term and the COAS and CJCSC will soon hand over charge to the next per­sons.

On many oc­ca­sions dur­ing the last five years, the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion be­came so crit­i­cal that a mil­i­tary coup seemed in­evitable. In fact, there were calls from some quar­ters to over­throw the gov­ern­ment. But the mil­i­tary showed re­straint. This was a wel­come change from the past. The term of Army Chief Ash­faq Parvez Kayani ends next month. It is hoped that his suc­ces­sor will fol­low his ex­am­ple and will not de­rail democ­racy in what­ever form we have it.

Wameed Rafiq Mis­sis­sauga, Canada

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