Leave the military alone
SouthAsia’s cover story on the possibility of a military takeover was well worth a read. All the articles carried in-depth analysis of the situation and reached the same conclusion: the army has its hands full and can’t afford any distraction given the enormity of the task it is burdened with. It was equally heartening to note that this view was upheld by both civilians and military personnel. Among other things, it shows that our political and military leadership has matured over time. The politicians have realized, although quite belatedly, that they are responsible for running the country. It is their job to provide the masses with the basic necessities and amenities. They have to run the economy.
The military, on its part, seems to have has realized that its actual job is to guard the territorial sovereignty of the country. It can assist the civilian machinery if its help is required in any sector but it is not supposed to interfere in the affairs of the civilian government. The country has a chance to come out of the morass it finds itself in if both institutions work with each other but within their respective ambits.