Himal Briefs > Pakistan embraces military rule without martial law

Pakistan President Arif Alvi hoists the national flag on 14 August 2023, the 76th anniversary of the country’s independence. With Pakistan’s parliament recently enacting two laws militarising the country in unprecedented ways, the president is a titular head of a state where all real power lies with an army while a civilian government is relegated to the position of junior partner. Photo: Xinhua / IMAGO

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