Military-government tensions grow in Pakistan | Asia Pacific

Military-government tensions grow in Pakistan

Military-government tensions grow in Pakistan

Posted 12 January 2012, 21:54 AEDT

The Pakistani military has warned of grievous consequences in the country, after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked his defence secretary.

The sacking comes amid a Supreme Court probe over a memo sent to the US allegedly requesting help in the event of a military coup.

The so called memo-gate scandal has led to further political instability in Pakistan.... with the military accusing the government of conspiring against the army.

But the government says those accusations amount to a violation of the country's constitution.

Presenter: Girish Sawlani

Speakers: Yousuf Raza Gilani, Pakistani Prime Minister; Syed Kursheed Shah, Pakistan People's Party; Ikram Sehgal, defence analyst and former military officer

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