Heads of Country’s two popular Political parties; PPP and PML-N are confronting since Sharif Brothers were declared disqualified according to one of Supreme Court decision. This decision left them unqualified for contesting in Elections and bringing them down from their existing status vis-à-vis removing Shahbaz Sharif from position of Chief Minister of Punjab. Government imposed Governor Rule same day just to fill the interregnum caused by disqualification case. Political workers of PML-N resentment increased with this decision. With reconciliation PML-N formulated government in Punjab after gaining majority vote in said province and in alliance with PPP. Political pundits denoted this alliance as an un-natural bonding. But everyone was optimistic about the newly resumed democratic system in country.
Despite the fact Asif Ali Zardari was not very popular among masses of Pakistan; his step of becoming Co-Chairman of PPP bared his lust for power. Ever since he resumed office of President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan; people of Pakistan started realizing their position from Scylla to Charybdis. One year’s finagling proved only a change of name contextualizing dictatorship of Musharraf’s era. His denial from restoring judiciary and abrogating 17th amendment in accordance with Charter of Democracy corroborated his gargantuan appetite for power. These issues structured bone of contention between PPP and PML-N.
Controlled hue and cry was appearing against the government by PML-N but an open and all-out attack against the government was launched when PML-N leadership started character assassination of President Asif Ali Zardari revealing their plans of destabilizing government. Nawaz Sharif has asked people to get ready to be on the streets to change their destiny. Adding fuel to fire PPP; depriving PML-N – majority party from its right to govern Punjab reached yesterday definitive confronting when Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf announced that time for reconciliation was over.
PML-N along with those political parties which decided not to contest elections has announced their active participation in Long March and sit-in; drew up as Fabian Tactics by the Lawyers who are wrestling with government for restoration of Independent Judiciary. The lawyers movement now is more dedicated to the restoration of disposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry; the man who stood by principals and did not let contravening Musharraf in constitution. Memory of the masses is considered to be short term but not to that extent that they could forget he was one of the PCO judges who substantiated Musharraf’s rule legitimate. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jammat Islami boycotted Elections 2008 and stayed away from the mainstream political course of action thus Midterm elections is like Hobson’s choice to enter in Parliament at the cost of democratic system whatever would have been the principals for their boycott-it becomes incumbent upon politicians to be in mainstream if they want to be heard . Thus Imran and Qazi are standing in queue to support disposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry; [earlier popular now a little bit notorious] and keeping PML-N leadership away from reconciliation.
Leader of Awami National Party Asfand Yar wali, Jamiat Ullimah Islam Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman have endeavored for reconciliation between PPP and PML-N. Unfortunately their efforts are not seeing the face of the sun because of the obdurate and egoist attitude of Political leaders.
On return from India Former Army Chief and president of Pakistan Gen. (r) Pervaiz Musharraf addressed a press conference; where he deliberately stressed on favoring Army and ISI. He tried to gesticulate somehow that if the internal political situation in Pakistan sustain instable; Military intervention can be possible option. His body language was giving impression as if he was on Olympian heights. Musharraf’s visit to India on pretext of addressing a Seminar and being interviewed by Indian TV Channel supporting the role of ISI against RAW or CIA endorses that military intervention is doable option in political arena of Pakistan once again. He even said if he would be offered a significant role he would be please to be president once again. His visit is measured as pressure tactic upon PPP government by those foreign components that intervened a deal between Musharraf and PPP; to resolve the internal political matter. Millions of brows were raised over the coverage given by media to him but Pecksniffian like Muharraf; most abhorred by his own people; anything said by him would end in null and void. Thus concerns for these foreign components are merely to prove Musharraf as a patriotic and large hearted Pakistani who could be a part of track II diplomacy but to make Lilliputian Pakistani politicians unmistakable for their so-called Herculean power. Who dare to think that drones should b given them to abolish militancy from Tribal areas of Pakistan.
Government has burnt its own fingers by imposing first governor rule; then ordering mobile courts and taking the decision back; now this open confrontation with a partially uncontrollable ally PML-N. To form a government in Punjab; game of MEMBERS cum NUMBERS is commenced after clear picture of hostility appeared between PPP and PML-N. Government is indeed frightened over the intensity of politically charged environment in which Long March and Sit-in is going to be held. Government or more appropriately Asif Ali Zardari is reluctant to offer the same sauce to PML-N leadership he has enjoyed in shape of NRO. He does not want to wash his dirty linen in public so he is unenthusiastic towards the restoration of disposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry. Disposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry after being in the van; as per expectations of masses will grind everyone including President Asif Ali Zardari. Who had corruption charges against him, and many political leaders either released from detention or returned Pakistan from exile in wake of National Reconstruction Order-its authenticity is still questionable. Furthermore resuming of November 2, 2007 Judiciary is major demand from Opposition and political parties. A monarch never wants to come under the thumb of independent judiciary.
This hydra headed problem has made situation hermetically sealed and suffocated where hundreds of conspiracy theories are echoing. One famous and popular one “Pakistan will disintegrate” based on the analogy derived from the 1971; when winning political party was kept away from formulating government resulting in disintegration of Pakistan forming Bangladesh. Masses of Pakistan; in this regard; had no option even of appealing to Philip sober when decision was made by Philip drunk. Masses certainly will not want to have same night mare. God forbid if such precedent is repeated; Politicians unquestionably are aware of the fact; masses will crush them; for East Pakistan is yet an uncovered bleeding wound.
Every leader is Chimera in today’s politics; trying to corrode democratic process in Pakistan. Leaders aspire and acquire powers but big leaders are those who comprehend utilization in right direction. No one can steal the march upon others. Considering the operation in running governance with success; PPP and PML-N both are Tweedledum and Tweedledee. All doors are not closed yet; Instead of a turn tail a glorious retreat can make political leaders unforgettable entities in history. That is possible only if these leaders are flexible towards each other forgetting their personal grudges. A sad demise of democratic system will be inevitable; otherwise.