The Nawaz league’s recent hooliganism and the destruction of public property isn’t nationalism or a fight for justice. It is sheer terrorism that should be
punishable by death! Someone please rid us of both Zardari, Nawaz.
Nawaz Sharif has suddenly discovered that Zardari has illegal assets and is not a graduate. Why did Mr. Sharif not raise these issues when he was developing a new ‘brotherhood’ with the country’s number one criminal? If he knew all this from the start, and he did, then Mr. Sharif is such a buffoon that he no longer remains mentally qualified to assume any major public office. He should probably stop believing in fairy tales because this one could possibly bring down the entire country and not just the PPP.
By HAMZA GULZAR
Sunday, 1 March 2009.
LAHORE, Pakistan—Someone please explain to me the recent acts of street terrorism and dirty politics being carried out by Nawaz Sharif?
After the Supreme Court verdict against the two brothers, Sharif has embarked on a countrywide rampage to somehow force Zardari into an early election so that the PML (N) could come back with a 2/3rd majority. Humorous isn’t it? Sharif should probably stop believing in fairy tales because this one could possibly bring down the entire country and not just the PPP.
Surprising how Mr. Sharif’s PML-N has suddenly discovered that President Zardari is playing dirty and has illegal assets abroad, that the NRO is the reason why he is not reinstating the former Chief Justice and that Zardari might have a hand in Benazir’s murder.
These are the recent statements given by major party leaders including Sharif. But why did Nawaz Sharif not raise these issues when he was developing a new ‘brotherhood’ with the country’s number one criminal? If he knew all this from the start, and he did, then Mr. Sharif is such a buffoon that he no longer remains mentally qualified to assume any major public office. On the other hand if Sharif knew about everything from the beginning then what’s the point of all this?
Here’s what the real game was all about. Sharif’s blood was filled with personal vendetta against Musharraf and his former allies in the PML (Q), he chose to trade nationalism and patriotism for his personal desire to reinstate Iftikhar Chaudhry as revenge against Musharraf. Sharif knew that if the former CJ came back he would finally settle score with Musharraf and Zardari, leaving Nawaz to become Prime Minister of the country along the way.
Zardari on the other hand was smart. By playing cool he exploited the weaknesses of Sharif, Iftikhar brigade and the ragtag political entities like the APDM. The only thing he wanted was absolute power and he achieved it in a game of mass deception. But let’s not point the finger only at Zardari. The simple fact is that both of them chose to put the country behind them in order to gain personal glory, Zardari won and Sharif lost.
The Nawaz league was so obsessed with the lawyers’ issue that they have come to the point of suffocating themselves by becoming silly cry babies. Nawaz was in a dilemma just a couple of days before the SC verdict.
In an interview with ‘Comic TV’ he expressed his displeasure at the lawyers for not consulting him and stated that the doors for negotiations with President Zardari were always open.
In just a couple of days you see a totally different approach from the PML (N). Why?
Because Sharif wasn’t willing to risk the Punjab government until the right time came to strike at Zardari but once he was certain that the judges had made up their minds he rediscovered Iftikhar Chaudhry and conveniently changed his posture.
The Nawaz league’s recent hooliganism and the destruction of public property isn’t nationalism or a fight for justice. It is sheer terrorism that should be punishable by death!
If both the ruling party and the Sharif brothers are so sincere then why doesn’t one of them file for a review petition? Well we all know that Sharif doesn’t ‘recognize’ the courts under whose supervision they took part in the elections so I suggest a better alternative: table a bill in the Parliament that seeks to reverse the SC’s decision. The end result will show the real intentions of both parties. But neither party would go for a peaceful settlement simply because their intentions are malicious.
I pray everyday that this corrupt and sold-out government is overthrown but if Zardari has to go, so should Nawaz Sharif. I recently discovered a Facebook group that so eloquently describes it all: India we want peace-as a CBM take Sharif and Zardari.
Mr. Gulzar is a Pakistani college student based in Lahore studying LLB (Hons.). He can be reached at email@example.com