Certainly, this is a great achievement on the part the PPP, yet that means nothing for the majority of 180 million people living far below the poverty line.
Having taken full advantage of the vulnerable Opposition, the president always played smartly to keep enforcing his type of reconciliation - tactfully involving “the Opposition turned Coalition Partners” to overcome the possible woes pushing for the PPP’s derailment before the tenure actually ends in 2013.
After enjoying the ‘friendly opposition’ – offered previously by the N league, the PPP despite its sub-standard governance has been able to continue in power with the help of the ANP and (Qatil) Q league.
Most disturbing is “off & on” attitude of the MQM – which means nothing but always staying with ruling party just to continue milking some benefits through sharing the governance & stuff – that surely contradicts Altaf’s stand on rooting out feudalism from the country.
According to the Chairman Senate Mr. Nayyer Bukhari, the government has successfully met enormous challenges, established rule of law and assured supremacy of the Parliament. However, he made no mention of contempt of court committed repeatedly by the chief executive on several occasions openly.
Defiance of the unanimous verdict given by the bench of 17 judges of the apex court regarding the annulled NRO is mockery of the apex judiciary. Has this defiance been establishing rule of law as chairman senate claims?
There is no doubt about the ulterior motives of the defiant rulers who ridicule the orders of the apex court to actually run a campaign to cover up their corruption.
It’s important for the honourable supreme court to re-adust its position of lenient attitude towards those who have been ridiculing the judiciary; the defiant group would never learn without getting convicted and disqualified.
The disappointing attitude of Mr. Zardari during his interview by GEO Hamid Mir was a painful one when he specifically stated that no letter would be written by his government to Swiss courts, as it would be tantamount to putting the grave of Benazir Bhutto on trial; again this is legally flawed argument.
Whether the current president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is permitted to enjoy constitutional immunity from criminal cases, is far from being established until there is a legal case in the real sense before the relevant court to decide the issue of presidential immunity. But, the PPP regime never went to claim the said immunity in a court of law, and instead interpreted the immunity clause of the constitution claiming that it contained no ambiguity requiring any interpretation from the Supreme Court.
On the contrary, the Supreme Court’s sole contention has always been that since the NRO has already been declared null and void, therefore, the letter written by the ex-Attorney General to the Swiss courts, requesting closure of all pending cases on the basis of NRO, should be withdrawn as being unlawful document.
As withdrawal of the earlier letter would automatically result in the reopening of the corruption cases against Zardari. So the loyal regime has been stubborn enough to be defying the court orders to save the widowed spouse of the slain leader Benazir Bhutto under all circumstances.
The way, the government is using delaying tactics, corruption cases against Zardari may become time-barred in Swiss courts, and the matter would be shelved away forever.
Sadly, Prime Minister Gilani’s loyalty is with his president, not with the unfortunate people of Pakistan.
What about the immeasurable intensity in frustration of the general public over the inflated prices and low supply of gas and electricity? The legislators and senators are bent upon ignoring the public will.
Furthermore, the life of common man is difficult and a tension-free atmosphere to people at large is missing altogether.
Crystal clear is the message to the voiceless people—“accept the status quo or go to Hell –sort of thing.”
Horribly, the national debt is mounting on the weak shoulders of the future kids of Pakistan.
Of course, it’s gradually suffocating the people to death. And, tension in the shape of traffic jams and poor law and order situation is extremely painful as well.
Under the nasty scenario, policy of reconciliation has been successful to keep the ANP, MQM and Q league onboard to provide life support to the inefficient rulers.
In fact, mufahmat is nothing but hypocrisy.
Also, Muk muka (agreed adjustments) between the PPP and PML-N before elections is aimed at defeating the rising genuine voice of people.
Making rhetorical statements against PTI, some political parties have joined hands to put deep dents in the fast growing true voice of the nation. But the fact is “dirty politics cannot provide a level playing field.”
Way out: Unless PTI wins a landslide victory in the next election, the crooks in political mafia will sell the country through a liquidation sale. Developing newer breed of highly educated leaders with integrity and conscience is needed the most. The PTI’s “anti corruption tsunami” is the biggest challenge for the supporters of status quo and the momentum is in the making. The people have to stand up with courage for their constitutional duty to oust the crooks from the system permanently.
The honest media must play a positive role aggressively to bring about a positive change to steer the country out of the troubled waters, sooner the better.