Tufail Ahmad – Middle East Media Research Institute

Farman Nawaz, a columnist with Peshawar-based daily The Frontier Post, has made the following observation on the bill’s importance to Pakistan: “Some of the clauses of Kerry-Lugar Bill are the requirement for reforming our system, for example a free judiciary, no intervention of the army in politics, and monitoring of foreign funds. In reality, these are the flaws of our system, and politicians have suffered a lot because of these problems.”(55) He added: “The powerful hands are setting one against the other to try to modify the clauses relating to the prevention of interference of [the military] establishment in politics… In a way, it is the first violation of Kerry-Lugar Bill.” (Tufail Ahmad – Middle East Media Research Institute )