I remember wasting time on convincing people that you cannot let a weaponized group to contest in general elections. Like TLY. It was allowed to contest in NA-120.
ECP didn’t allow them. Interior Ministry didn’t allow them. ISI allowed them. That is why they are “apnay log” as COAS said.
Who are NOT “apnay log”?
People of Baluchistan.
People of Karachi.
People of Hazara.
People who are abducted.
I can post numerous posts of public events where civilians are being violently treated by the military.
Why did COAS say that the two parties should resolve their matter peacefully?
Why were officials tweeting about it while they were not ready to follow the orders?
Why were they making political statements at all?
A minister had to resign today. Tomorrow more pressure groups will force more resignations.
Opposition members are saying big words today. Tomorrow they will be facing the exact same challenges.
The same happened in 1977 when Mullahs and Political Parties made an alliance against Bhutto, supported by the ISI.
In 1988, Islami Jamhoori Ittehad was formed against PPP. Nawaz Sharif was the key man launched and supported by ISI. Hamid Gul had a major role in forming the center-of-right political alliance.
Reiterating again; this is not democracy. There never has been.
Such are the situations that reveal who is playing the game.
And why is the Government impotent?
Why doesn’t it take a stand?
Well, it can’t.
The top leadership of this government was born and nurtured under Zia. It didn’t form and wasn’t allowed to develop naturally or democratically.
No party in history of Pakistan was developed democratically. They were made all of a sudden to challenge the former ones. To make democracy uglier.
MQM was made.
PML-Q was made.
PPP was fully supported by Yahya against East Pakistan.
PTI got the final boost from outside the camp.
I can bet, you cannot make a national political party in Pakistan without the assistance from barracks. Ever.
That is why these parties behave like dictatorships.
This is why Nawaz is being dictator of his own party.
Pakistan is a hub of failed experiments. From sects to political parties to security state to anything, everything is a failed experiment. Yet we boast with songs that we are what we are not.
Faizabad interchange is an example of failure. Of not only the government, but the whole state and its security institutions.
We are still in 1977.
As ugly as we have ever been.