Civil-military relations is the study of how the military interacts with the state and society. The management of civil-military relations is a key to effective governance, particularly in states undergoing the transition to democracy like Pakistan. Military is generally held in high esteem in Pakistan owing to its strong nationalistic character, keeping the arch rival India at bay despite the qualitative and quantitative differential and impressive performance in nation-building tasks. However, there is a perception that due to its perpetual stay in national polity, the civil-military relations are somewhat strained. Due to the authority and position it enjoys, perception of ‘military elitism’ has also emerged in the public, which draws criticism both locally and from abroad. The book is first of its type which gives out true picture of civil-military equation and suggests a pragmatic and viable options to keep this equation balanced for strengthening of our beloved country Pakistan.