Will Nawaz Sharif really have the Pakistan military under control?

The outcome of the Pakistan elections have been more decisive than most people thought. Nawaz Sharif has managed a near decisive victory and he needs less than 10 seats from an independent party to get a majority to form the government.

Though he has spoken of military power being weakened and a democratic process being initiated many believe that claim is only good on paper.

Speaking to CNN-IBN, Hassan Ansari Rizvi, a political analyst from Pakistan, said, "Traditionally Nawaz Sharif has been very supportive of improved India-Pakistan relations. It is a consultative process to improve relations."

On the issue of the power sharing between the army and the government, he said, "There is a shared decision making - but that's only in the textbooks."

 Will Nawaz Sharif really have the Pakistan military under control?

Nawaz Sharif after his win. AP.

G Parthasarathy, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, said that it would be a very difficult task to control the military establishment of Pakistan.

"Once an army takes power, it does not go away," he said.

"The army have power at this point of time but they have no responsibility," Parthasarthy said.

Nawaz Sharif has several other woes to tackle, including internal security issues.

"The day he can widen the tax base, give electricity and reduce corruption will be the day he will show democratic success, "Parthasarathy said.

(with inputs from CNN-IBN)

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Updated Date: May 13, 2013 17:30:43 IST