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EFSAS comments on the treason charge against the ‘PM’ of so-called Azad J&K


The panic that has engulfed the military establishment with its extra-constitutional political role and its near-monopoly of State resources coming under unprecedented direct attack by the opposition parties is also palpable. What is intriguing, however, is how Raja Farooq Haider, the ‘Prime Minister’ of a portion of the erstwhile Princely State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) that Pakistan had forcibly grabbed, but had then itself declared to be ‘Azad’, can conceivably be implicated in treason against a country that he is, as admitted by Pakistan itself, not even a citizen or a resident of.