In Pakistan, military coups are true to type. Or at least they were. Just over 12 years ago, when General Pervez Musharaf ousted a civilian government, televisions across the nation went blank one evening until the country's new leader appeared on the screen in the small hours of the morning in combat fatigues to explain that the army had stepped in "for the good of the nation". Other generals in two preceding coups – in 1958 and 1977 – had used similar rhetoric.
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