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New delicate balance emerges in Pakistan’s army


For a prime minister determined to wrest control of strategic and foreign policy from the army, appointing Mahmood, a man molded in Kayani’s image, who would come to the job with his own ideas, would have been less than ideal.

As one retired air marshal said: “Appointing Mahmood would have meant another three years of Kayani’s thinking. It was a no-brainer.”

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