01 July, 2006
Government: A "bhanmati ka kunba"
The government that replaced Sharif's establishment comprises, excepting the President and the Prime Minister, what we might call in Urdu "a bhanmati ka kunba." The ruling party failed to win a clear majority and as happens in similar circumstances a search was mounted to find coalition partners. They readily came but with a price. Faroo Laghati got away with a bundle of rupees two hundred crores plus a ministerial slot for his son. Likewise Sherpao and Faisal Saleh Hayat clinched important ministries. Is this what the President and the Prime Minister call a democracy? Now the president is being promoted for another term that that too in uniform even before the next elections are held. The "have-nots" are furious, while the "haves" are already celebrating victory. What nonsense?
The record of the regimes is also questionable. How was Sharif let go while he had serious court cases against hi. It was the same with BB. She is wanted to appear before the courts but she is misusing her freedom. The Judiciary is not unaware of the activities of the duo Sharif and BB. A dedicated Judge would have definitely intervened, as did the late Justice Moulvi Mushraq in the case of father Bhutto.