Its been over 24 hours since the buzz around the country started circulating of a potential enforcement of a state of emergency in Pakistan by Pervaiz Musharraf. One must bear in mind that such sudden changes in government which include the sudden enforcement of a State of Emergency, a Coop and similarly Martial Law are always considered top secret until the final blow is delivered.
Unlike the hustle bustle that Islamabad was a witness to over the past 24 hours it seems that this was simply a media circus created by none other then Musharraf’s partner-in-crime Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain who happened to be the originator of all this media frenzy when in is typical mumbling style hinted that an emergency was likely to be declared in Pakistan.
Geo.Tv: Pakistan Muslim League (QA) president Chaudhry Shujaat also reportedly said while talking to women parliamentarians of party during a reception which was hosted by him at his residence that emergency is likely to be declared
But today in a complete reversal of his statement Chaudhry Sahib issues a statement putting all such rumors to rest and said that no emergency is being imposed in the country and all reports in this connection are rumors.
Geo.Tv: Chaudhry Shujaat stated in Geo News program “ Parliament Cafeteria. Also in the program, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, that there is no truth in reports of imposition of emergency in the country
One has to wonder why such rumors were started in the first place by a close aide of Musharraf and I strongly suspect some serious foul play afoot in this fiasco which engulfed the entire nation for a good 24 hours. Seasoned politicians like Chaudhry Shujaat generally do not make such loose comments without careful planning and it can only mean that he seriously wanted to hurt Musharraf maybe since he was carefully being sidelined with the Benazir-Musharraf deal in the recent days
Whosoever was responsible for this circus has without doubt hurt Musharraf’s already feeble credibility. At the end of the road we now see a battle worn, tired and heavily bleeding Musharraf grasping for his last breath, its seems this punching bag has taken too many hits this year but still has the balls to stand up and defend his kursi. I now feel we just have to sit back and await the final death blow on Musharraf which can be served up by anyone who would be willing to take a stab at this bleeding tyrant and maybe teach him a lesson or two, the offer is open to anyone for the taking