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Level playing field

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The Army has served up a delicious sliver of irony. It stands accused of being out of the barracks for the last five years as well as pre-emptively manipulating this month’s elections. Yet debunking such claims was not left to, say, the caretaker Prime Minister. But, rather, to the director general Inter-Services Public Relations (DGISPR).

Indeed, Maj Gen Ghafoor, while conducting an impressive press conference, sought to reassure everyone that the military establishment is simply playing a supporting role in terms of security come polling day. This is understandable and appreciated. After all, in the run-up to and throughout the last elections certain militant groups declared war on political parties. Today, many of those who........

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