Civil-Military-Islamist Relations: An Opinion on Democracy, Islamist Militancy and Praetorianism in Pakistan

Arshad Javed Rizvi


This research report has specially been written in the context, to highlight the relations between civil, military, Islamization and Islamists, their role and practices to remain in power and advancement of their views, and all these three have been alternatively cooperative and antagonistic. Pakistan has been under the military rule for more than half of its history, Pakistan is a young and violent nation and make struggle for its survival since inception. Due to the presence of Islamists and their dominant and violent activities, has caused unbearable damage to the democratic process in establishing strong, stable, advanced nation. These actors have played a crucial role in creating the Pakistan of today. What role a civilian government can play, while interacting with the ever present military and the Islamists.

Keywords: Islamization, Islamism, antagonistic, secular, military intervention, praetorians, nepotism

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