[...] Pakistani civilian politics is presently defined by a rekindled and unpredictable rivalry between its two largest political parties: the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz facrion (pml-n) and the Pakistan People's Party (ppp). [...] since Musharraf's bout with emergency rule in late 2007, the army (now commanded by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani) has repeatedly shown an inclination to remain aloof from politics as long as its institutional prerogatives are not at stake.
Pakistan Postscript Daniel Markey The National Interest; Nov/Dec 2008; 98; Docstoc pg. 60 Reproduced with
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