Press Release: The well-publicized crisis caused by marches and sit-ins confirms that the real power lies with the armed forces within Pakistan, just as it does throughout the Muslim World. Both the opposition and the government have been looking towards the armed forces to end the crisis. On the one hand, the opposition threatened the intervention of the armed forces, if their demands are not met. And on the other hand, the rulers have been frantically meeting with the military leadership in order to save their government. Furthermore, the opposition was not even ready to sit on the negotiation table, despite repeated government offers.