The Hapless ECP... By Col.(r) Riaz
12 March, 2013
The newspapers carry front page headlines about the helplessness of the ECP expressed by its honourable members. One reads, "Plan to nab thieves turned govt against reforms: ECP members". The other says, "Justice ® Khan says 100 per cent fair polls cannot be guaranteed in the absence of reforms". Justice ® Kayani says govt. tears apart Reform Agenda" etc.
If the ECP cannot guarantee 100 per cent fair and free elections or keep the corrupt and dishonest away from taking part in elections and considers the present rulers to be the cause for it all, then I think, the only honourable course of action left to them is to resign en bloc from the commission. It will not only shake the very foundations of the corrupt rulers in this country but send a very strong message all over the world!!
But …. alas, will they do it?!!
Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)