The strength of his book derives from his interviews with serving and retired military officers...Nawaz has penned a book which will become a standard reference on the Pakistani army for years to come. Dr Ahmed Faruqui RUSI To understand Pakistan you need to understand the army and to understand the army you need to read this book Owen Bennett-Jones, BBC Shuja Nawaz has used his considerable expertise to delve deep into the Pakistan Army. The result is an insightful study of an institution that has been, and remains, the center of gravity in Pakistan. This superbly researched book comes at a critical time in Pakistans history. A must read to understand the past and the ongoing events. General Jehangir Karamat, Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan. 1996-98 At a time of crisis and peril for Pakistan, this ground breaking book offers unprecedented information about and provides unique insights into the countrys most important and powerful institution. Nawaz opens new ground on the army that has ruled Pakistan for half its political life. The army wields immense power in troubled Pakistan. Nawaz explains why and how in the most well researched and lucidly written book of its kind. Ahmed Rashid, author of Taliban, and Jihad: the Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
About the Author
is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he won the Henry Taylor Award. He was a television newscaster and producer with Pakistan Television from 1967 to 1972 and covered the 1971 war with India on the Western front. He has worked for The New York Times
, the World Health Organization, as a Division Chief for the International Monetary Fund, and a Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and has widely written and spoken on military and politico-economic issues on radio, television, and at Think Tanks. He was Editor of Finance & Development
, the multilingual quarterly of the IMF and the World Bank.