You need a hawkish political leadership, one with a lot more weight than any general or air marshal. So a PM who says, 'if you walk for peace, we'll run' isn't going to cause a shift in doctrine. For all his issues, you can credit ZAB for at least being a hawk, but he picked fights at the wrong time (Op Gibralter should've been during the Indo-Sino War, giy should've shut up about the 1970/71 election results, etc)
This current lot, which is supposedly better then the last two - IF PAF were to ask for another 70 4th gen a/c's they would go nuts. Truly upsetting.@Khafee an air chief must not and cannot determine how the nation needs ti act. It is not the job of air chief to make that call.
The problem with pakistani civilians is that they are illiterate in matters of war and power positioning. You will hardly see anyone capable to talk and take a stand.