The current memogate scandal is a direct reflection on Pakistan’s civil military relations. The PPP government has always had a very uneasy relationship with the security establishment of Pakistan. The recent concerns of United States viz-a-viz Pakistan’s regional role are also linked to the clout that the Pakistan military establishment has on its foreign policy. It is also reflective of US influence and desire to micro-manage Pakistan’s polity. The present government response and to the entire scenario has been of “response with restrains”. There have been no knee-jerk reactions. They have responded by distancing themselves from the entire scandal in-spite of Mr. Zardari’s close relationship with Mr. Haqqani and his wife Farahnaz Isphahani. The government will in all probability survive the scandal.