Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Long War of Civil Military Relations - Zaheer-ul-Islam-Abbasi's Coup Attempt

Pakistani war hero, Major General Zaheer-ul-Islam Abbasi planned to attempt a bloody and Islamist coup in 1995. After eliminating the entire Army High Command, he planned on assassinating the Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the President Farooq Leghari, and the Prime Minister's husband (current President Asif Ali Zardari). Shahid Saeed writes an authoritative account of the coup attempt.

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