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Published Date: Apr 28, 2014

Seminar on civil-military relations today

The Sustainable Development Policy Institute Pakistan (SDPI) is holding a
seminar titled ‘Civil-Military Relations and the Role of Media in
Pakistan’ today (Monday). The main speakers of the seminar include
National Security Affairs Editor Ejaz Haider, journalist and analyst
Syed Talat Hussain, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Asad Umar, and SDPI
Executive Director Abid Q Suleri. The debate on the civil-military
relations has been a significant one in Pakistan. While Pakistan
experienced the first ever democratic transition of government during
the general elections 2013, the balance between the civil and military
power continues to raise important questions. This is particularly
important due to Pakistan’s sensitive security situation. In this
context, the SDPI has organised a seminar on the said subject in order
to take a deeper look into the extent of balance between the
civil-military relations and the role of the media in shaping public
opinion in the country.