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Mind “Ps” and “Qs” — “Ns”

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Finally Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry resumed his office today as Chief Justice. What a country Pakistan is where Chief Justice; Head of the one of the most important pillar of state –Judiciary had to fight for justice. Ironically-out of all major players of today’s political arena – few were not in front but in fight for independent judiciary-all scored good marks.

However a point scoring game is over; where every faction took advantage of this situation regardless of what was the bed they were making for themselves; they will have to lie on it. Fabian Tactics by PML-N while high jacking the Lawyers movement; Pecksniffian phenomenon adopted by the Zardari Inc. while group of four played a role in showing disagreement for one of the major coalition party ultimately abolishing their government in Punjab; or PML-Q association that has become an acid test. In end PML-N had a win-win show as PML-N and Shairfs have gained the popular support in the streets while PPP and President Asif Ali Zardari’s popularity has been corroded by his lack of resilience and understanding the situation. But a time has reached when PML-N has to be politically more skillful to grab complete show.

Punjab-the biggest and richest province of Pakistan is going under political turmoil and stubbornness of few has worseoned the situation including the Governor Salman Taseer. PPP in desire to formulate its government in Punjab tried to ruin whole political structure by toppling the government of PML-N in Punjab. Mian Nawaz Sharif called the decision given by Supreme Court as Presidential Order giving it a personal vengeance shade. Supreme Court decided to disqualify Sharif Brothers restraining them from elections nullifying the status of Shahbaz Sharif as Chief Minister of Punjab.

The political activism for Long March cannot be ignored; it has left strong impact on the political complexion of Pakistan. It is difficult to say and admit but to start on new notes with complete sincerity is more important than rejoicing over the highest scores of victory. Reconciliation efforts from the fronts of government are being made and prime Minister has visited Mian Nawaz Sharif. It is not required to reiterate the points of conflicts between Government and PML-N despite the fact that both form a coalition government in federation and PML-N opted to sit in opposition though. It is believed that PML-Q has given the boot to PPP because of its internal conflicts finding this time to wash their strains and decided to sit in opposition. Cancellation of a meeting between Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has initiated a new round of rumors in political circles; visit of Prime Minister has supported the fact that PPP government is on its knees. It is pertinent to mention that PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat expressed his desire to meet with Nawaz to end the political crisis in Punjab but his proposal regarding formation of all parties government in Punjab were turned down by PML-N President Mian Shahbaz Sharif.

In present scenario no political party alone is capable of formulating government in Punjab; it can be PPP & PML-Q, PPP & PML-N, PML-N & PML-Q or PML-N & Forward Block.. Bearing the facts in mind and politics of turn coats it was evident that it would be more and more PML-N and forward block of PML-Q. But in recent meeting Nawaz Sharif has thrown the ball in Prime Minister Yousaf Raza’s court uttering that PPP had won the toss and they should be given full chance to bat; PML-N would ball and provide chance to people to enjoy this new political cricket; he further added that if Charter of Democracy would be followed in true letter and spirits PML-N would be standing by the PPP government.

Despite the assurance given by the Prime Minister that party with people mandate will be respected in Punjab; Nawaz Sharif along with its rest of party leadership would not be trapped by the ripping-off tactics of President Zardari ; who believes more in personal interest than in national interest. PML-Q; reminiscent of Musharraf era; can still join hands with an autocrat. Had it not been international pressure President Asif Zardari might have subtracted Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. Furthermore President is still not man deem to have faith in. Because he still has Governor Salman Taseer in his basket who cannot help himself by threatening PML-N. He unconstitutionally rejected the idea to hold Punjab Assembly sessions. He along with others is a rotten egg in basket but President Zardari aspires to make a perfume out of him. Similarly Musharraf’s reminiscent PML-Q are playing safe but still cannot be trusted.

It is very much expected that Mian Sahib is enjoying Political Cricket Match and empire would declare him and his team out of series. Leadership of PML-N has the highest scores among people in Pakistan but in bad books of America and west…. So mind “Ps” and ”Qs” Mian Sahib… Rest your close friends believe you have got leadership charisma.

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Rubab Saleemhttp://www.rubabsaleem.com
Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times
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  1. Bless Pakistan. Seriously, the way these blogs are written I truly wonder if the authors keep in mind the larger good or survival of the country at heart? We’ve just survived a possible disintegration, all due respect, gratitude and admiration for people power, but for the love of this country! it’s high time that we stop undermining and unraveling our own fabric. for good or for bad, all factions and parties of Pakistan need to pull together for the survival of Pakistan on an international horizon. Just a glance at Obama and Petraues’ statements will make you shiver… and here we are, instead of starting with renewed hope, digging our own grave because we hate one man????


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