Its not easy for a nation of 160 million people stand on the sidelines helplessly watching one person lead our beloved country down towards a path of destruction simply because of his greed and hunger for power of the kursi. There are strong rumors floating around Islamabad suggesting that Musharraf might enforce a State of Emergency in Pakistan as per the Article 232 of the Constitution of Pakistan, quite forcibly pushing this nation into even more chaos and confusion.
In an earlier post I had outlined that Musharraf was playing this game of poker with only two cards in hand and both served up to him courtesy of the White House. The Americans had clearly offered him two options, first was to attempt to negotiate a deal with Benazir Bhutto and the second was a back up scenario just in case if the Benazir talks fail, then he was permitted to enforce a State of Emergency. All these ramblings and dealings were simply because the United States of America needed a moderate leader running the country so that they can continue to wage the war on terror around Pakistan
The People of Pakistan need to wake up and fight for their country
The past few days we have seen some intense negotiations between Benazir and Musharraf and there were even strong rumors that the deal was almost close to being finalization except for one or two important issues. But today when we start to hear a buzz around Islamabad that Musharraf might after all enforce a state of emergency this could only mean that the deal hit the rocks and now Musharraf is forced to take recourse of his back-up option and feed his lust for power by enforcing a state of emergency.
No matter how calm Musharraf may seem, this step will test the loyalty of his Core Commanders to the hilt as there have been some signs of dissent within the ranks over the past few months, albeit nothing public but serious concern has been raised behind closed doors and there is also a strong voice of descent within the entire Army cadre as most seem to resent the fact that Musharraf has destroyed the country to which they have all sworn to protect.
Its important to note that a State of Emergency does not affect the judicial system and considering the ongoing battle between the state and the judiciary for the past few months I am sure the Judicial system might come through at this important juncture
Taking a pulse of the nation can also be judged by what people have to say on the topic and judging by the articles appearing on the Pakistani Blogosphere there seems to be a resounding voice of protest against this State of Emergency, read more at their respective blogs
- Musharrafs Desperate Last Move – The Glass House (image credit)
- State of Emergency and politicians – Adnan`s Crazy Blogging World
- Emergency Emerging or Not?- News and Views Part 1 – Lahore Metroblogs
- Emergency being declared in Pakistan?? But Why?? – All Things Pakistan
- Why Now? – The Public Toilet
- Declaration of Emergency and its Constitutional Consequences – Chowrangi
Short of an outright civil-war, I like many of the 160 million people Pakistan feel utterly helpless watching our country being ransacked by this Evangelist of Enlightened Moderation, it is only for the sake of my country that I hope that someone from either the ranks of these army generals or our judiciary wakes up and actually comes forth to defend his nation from this tyrant.
But if all else fails then I suspect the people of Pakistan might take to the streets and fight for their country with their own bare hands as we cannot continue to tolerate this tyrant ruler. The People of Pakistan need to wake up and fight for their country.