Main articles: Indo-Pakistani war of and Indo-Pakistani war of Sartaj Aziz joined the economic bureau of the Planning Commission in , sitting in a bench where he attended the meeting with the Chairman of the Planning Commission, Economic minister Muhammad Shoaib , Foreign minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the President Ayub Khan , to discuss the economic assessment of the Operation Gibraltar against India. Bhutto succeeded the President on spellbinding the ruling general into thinking he was becoming a world statesman fawned upon by the enemies of the United States. He was elected to the Senate of Pakistan from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in elections and again in parliamentary elections. Having joined the Pakistan Muslim League N , Aziz was appointed the minister of finance, planning and economic affairs in the first Nawaz Sharif ministry from to In , he was appointed the secretary general of the party. The meeting was chaired by the Prime minister with state-holders of all institutions both scientific, military, civilians, and bureaucratic attended the meeting calling for the suitable reply to India.
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Can this be easily mounted as a defining aphorism only the reader will decide. First glimpse of policy mismatch: Sitting in the Planning Commission of Pakistan in , economist Sartaj Aziz was made uncomfortably aware of the policy-economy mismatch.
Even loyal members like Syed Ghous Ali Shah warned that this proposal could lead to confrontation with the judiciary. Soon Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was similarly aroused, through a kind of judicial hubris that is still around. Political and judicial overkill: Within nine months, Mian Sahib was facing contempt at the Supreme Court, and the parliament which he dominated hurriedly amended the Contempt of Court Act to save him from going under. As a result he would also lose the political battle.
They therefore resorted to violence to disrupt the court proceedings. The chief justice and other members of the Bench left the court and went to their chamber to mark one of the most disgraceful episodes in the judicial history of Pakistan. Nuclear test and economic bomb: It is the nuclear test of where perhaps Sartaj Aziz briefly abandons his theory of matching economic requirements with national strategy.
Was deterrence to mean also the freedom to attack with non-state actors below the nuclear threshold? He seemed quite receptive and said, he would think about it. He also failed to recognise that despite his heavy mandate, it was not advisable for him to dismiss two army chiefs in less than a year.
In doing so he had overplayed his hands and effectively derailed the democratic process for nine long years. Sartaj Aziz as foreign minister must have been privy to the fact that Pakistan Afghan policy was run by the army through the ISI, but he gives the impression that he was not in the loop about the Sipah-e Sahaba boys killing the Iranians.
But the Foreign Office is still a Post Office in Vajpayee was in Lahore and Mian Sahib had normalisation on his mind with a schizoid state in the background attacking India across Kargil. Why does he do it? The answer may be his distrust of the rational mind and preference for loyalty rather than sincerity. This may not have been the first briefing but for Sartaj it was.
And the objectives of the operation are even less clear.
Between Dreams and Realities
Salkree Between Dreams and Realities Pervez Musharraf, violator of the fundamental law of the land, jailer of 60 judges of the superior courts and the Kargil mastermind is permitted to play golf and bridge in London and not brought before the courts, there will not be any disincentive for a future coup-maker. Regrettably, one and a half years since the return of the democratic order, precious little has been done to give practical shape to their commitments in the Charter. Oxford University Press, No trivia or quizzes yet. Danish marked it as to-read Mar 20, The coups and counter-coups by these colonels had resulted in authoritarianism in politics, stagnation in the economy and reaalities with Turkey. Contents Machine derived contents note: One expects a more neutral analysis from someone of such stature. Benazir Bhutto as Prime Minister: Fatema Adeeb marked it as to-read Feb 27, The political history of Pakistan is an illuminating record of the milestones and turning points that this nation has faced since its inception.
Between dreams and realities : some milestones in Pakistan's history
BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITIES SARTAJ AZIZ PDF
Between Dreams and Realities: Some Milestones in Pakistan's History