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Defence experts welcome arrest order of Pakistan PM, predict army coup

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 06:01 hrs

New Delhi: Defence experts have welcomed Pakistan Supreme Court's order to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, and predicted that the Islamic nation was again headed for a military coup.

Defence expert Bharat Verma said that Pakistan was witnessing and internal turmoil, and added that the army was again set to take power.

"The situation inside Pakistan is grave. Their internal turmoil is increasing with the arrest of the Prime Minister that Supreme Court wants. The difficulties of the government (Pakistani Government) will go up. What is happening inside Pakistan is that it appears that different forces contradict each other," said Verma.

"The judiciary does not like the government, it's almost at loggerheads with the civil government, the army does not like the present civil government, the internal turmoil is increasing. When you put all these forces into one pot, it makes a very nice mix for the army to once again take over," he added.

Former Indian Army official retired Lieutenant General P.N. Hoon applauded the Supreme Court's decision.

"I want to congratulate the Supreme Court of Pakistan for this decision because the current Prime Minster, Raja Pervez Ashraf, I have heard that when he was the Power Minister, he had done several scams and made a lot of money. So I congratulate the Supreme Court of Pakistan for this landmark decision," he told the media in Chandigarh.

Another defence expert commenting on Pakistan's Supreme Court orders said 'it is clear that each time the decision of the Supreme Court has been influenced by the army and the army wants civilian, civilian leadership to be weak so that it is in a stronger position'.

" So what this means is again civilian rule will be weak, until they choose another Prime Minister," said Kamal Mitra Chenoy.

Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday on corruption allegations. 



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