Is Musharraf really the biggest issue we have?
What probably our biggest problem is that we don’t know what our biggest problem is. If you watch a bunch of Pakistani news channels, you’ll come to the conclusion that the top three grave issues in Pakistan are:
1) Musharraf’s treason case.
2) Meera’s English.
3) Veena Malik’s wedding.
Above 2,500 security personnel on duty—for one man. And how many for those injured in the Gulshan Blast on Monday? Perhaps not even one. They too had families didn’t they? Children? They too were Pakistanis weren’t they? Perhaps their mothers were sick too. But who really cares? After all, unlike Musharraf, none of them were retired army generals, right?
Our minds are sick… that’s what the problem is.
Anyway, we’re wasting time. Let’s move on to something truly important. You guessed it—Musharraf! Sources revealed Musharraf was under threat from the terrorists involved in the Islamabad F-8 attack. The interior ministry warned that there was a serious threat to his life from TTP and Al-Qaeda. TTP later denied the allegation saying that they would not carry out any such attack against the ceasefire agreed, which btw ended yesterday. And has any extension been announced? What is the government doing to make sure there are no threats to the lives of the 180 million Pakistanis out there?
Shhhhhh… They’re busy thinking how to keep Musharraf safe from the bad guys.
Boo bad guys! Yay Nawaz Sharif!!
But, what about Musharraf’s side? Yes, those lawyers of his that are always on TV. I thought Ahmed Raza Qasuri boycotted the court proceedings after Justice Faisal Arab left the bench. Or left the court room. Or walked out before time. I mean, whatever okay? Why did he show up at court on Monday? And to do what exactly? God knows.
The other day I was watching this talk show where Barrister Saif was like “We respect the fact that Nawaz Sharif is an elected Prime Minister”
Well then, what was he back in 1999? A clown?
Nice Lawyers, Musharraf!
Moving on… 12th October 1999 or 3rd November 2007? Musharraf alone? Or all the “aiders and abettors” with him? Um… here’s a thought. Why don’t we look it up in that constitution everyone’s been talking about. And who wouldn’t know which “article” to look up? It’s been the talk of the town for too long now. That’s right, article 6!
Well here’s what it says:
“Article 6: High treason
6. High treason.—1[(1) Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.]
(2) any person aiding or abetting 2[or collaborating] the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.”
Well, gee I wonder what’s so hard to get in that. I mean if Nawaz Sharif is so sweet and nice and stuff that he forgave Musharraf even after all he’s done then don’t you think he should be a total sugar ball and punish ALL those involved and not just him alone? But hey! Isn’t that the court’s responsibility? Wow, this case is a mess.
Let it go guys… you’re not getting anything out of it! I support neither. Nawaz or Musharraf. But I do know that there are 180 million people out there whose lives are in danger. There are poor children dying of lack of food and medical facilities in Thar. There are soldiers been attacked on the line of control. There are innocent Kashmiri women being disrespected in all ways possible. The government is busy correcting history when our future is at stake. Nawaz Sharif was never really good with setting his priorities. The metro bus when people needed electricity. The Youth festival when people needed peace. And the Musharraf treason case when people need a sincere leader.
I wonder who voted for him or was it JUST the 'punctures'.