Analysts say that this Mullah General becoming the Chief of the Pakistani Army can encourage Islamic fundamentalism in the soldiers. Now there is also a danger that General Munir may not acquire the status of ‘religion’ in the entire Pakistan Army. If this happens, it will be very dangerous not only for Pakistani democracy but also for India. High Court judge Shaukat Aziz, who had messed with General Munir when he was the ISI chief, was removed by the Supreme Court. In fact, this judge criticized the ISI for disqualifying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and putting him in jail. Enraged by this, General Munir got the judge dismissed.
Nawaz Sharif sent to jail in Panama Papers leak case
The interesting thing is that General Munir, who has been made Pakistan Army Chief by Shehbaz Sharif, had sent his brother Nawaz Sharif to jail in the Panama Papers leak case when he was the ISI chief. At that time both Imran Khan and Bajwa wanted to settle scores with Nawaz Sharif and the ISI chief got it done. Experts say that even though General Munir may have conspired for the Pulwama attack while being the ISI chief, but after becoming the army chief, he will not try to increase enmity with India for the time being. The reason for this is that these days Pakistan is on the verge of default. Half of the country has been ruined due to the devastating floods in Pakistan. Pakistan has to spread its bag for financial help from all over the world.
India’s ambassador to Pakistan, Sharat Sabharwal, believes that for the time being, General Munir will not incite enmity against India. He said that Munir will still have to face many challenges. Talking to New Indian Express, Sharat Sabharwal said, ‘Pakistan is facing a serious political and economic crisis these days. Since the removal of Imran Khan, the image of Pakistan Army in the country has deteriorated. Imran Khan was removed only with the help of Pakistani army. In Pakistan’s Balochistan province and tribal areas, the insurgents have kept the Pakistani army in trouble. Tehreek-e-Talibani terrorists are active in this area. The new army chief of Pakistan will be challenged to improve the ruined image of his army.
Pakistani army works like ‘trade union’
Sharat Shabharwal said that the General may extend the continuation of the ceasefire with India. Ceasefire was again approved by Bajwa in February 2021 between the army of India and Pakistan. He said that Imran Khan is the biggest challenge for General Munir and we will have to wait for the relationship between the two. He said that Munir can refrain from interfering in political matters right now. Right now the most focus of Munir will be to improve the image of Pakistan Army. The biggest feature of General Munir is that he has also been the head of Military Intelligence along with the Chief of ISI. He said that paying respectable farewell to General Bajwa shows that the Pakistan Army works like a ‘trade union’ and protects each other. Earlier, the Pakistan Army had put in full force to save dictator Pervez Musharraf as well. Musharraf was given the death sentence. According to sources, Bajwa did not recommend the name of General Munir and he was selected at the behest of Nawaz Sharif.