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|Israhelli Snake Yusuf Raza Gilani|
The move comes amid high tension over an unsigned memo that sought USZ help in reining in Pakistan’s generals. Lodhi had earlier, in his reply to the Supreme Court in the Memogate case, had said that the government did not have ‘operational control’ over the army and its intelligence arm, the Inter-Services Intelligence. Participants at a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) core committee meeting had demanded that the government take ‘appropriate action’ against Defence Secretary Naeem Khalid Lodhi, for his ‘controversial statement’ in the court.
Analyst Ikram Sehgal said that, “Firing Lodhi may be a first step by the government in removing the Chief of Army Staff and the DG ISI… the Army will be forced to react.”
Pakistan Cyber Force