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Pakistani army behind deadly November protests, critics charge

Military accused of scheming to oust justice minister, weaken government

NEW DELHI -- In Pakistan, the military is as powerful as the three branches of government, in many ways more so.

On Dec. 19, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the army chief of staff, gave a lengthy speech at a Senate committee session in parliament. He was the first top Pakistani military officer to attend such a session.

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