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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

No Martial Law, Just Give Us The $$$: Says El Presidente

A couple of days back, I wrote at PTH that apparently some ground work was being done by our "independent" media to prepare the people for perhaps another, "Martial Law." Subsequent to that Altaf Bhai made his passionate plea to the Khakis to step in and clean up the mess, so to speak.

Everyone knows that Altaf Bhai was a creation of the "establishment" and will continue being their valuable asset. So may be after getting the nod, he threw the card on the table, for the PPP. As unpredictable our political scene is at all times, you never know what is being cooked in Islamabad, London, Dubai, Riyadh and Washington.
All of these places are extremely critical for the Pakistani government and its day to day politics.

I glanced at the on line edition of www.thenews.com.pk and found the headline, which apparently became the headline of this article, I just added give us the $$$'s to it. In that interview, I guess AAZ the El Presididente, is sending a message to London that no Altaf Bhai, no such thing. Then I read something from the CJP, stating that all pillars of government have to function together within a political setup, (read no martial law). I am sure that Ameer Kiyani will come up with a similar statement soon (If he has not already).

So the tussle that we see is PPP and MQM. Both have this history of love-hate relationship. In terms of some other political pundits, may be a mid term elections are in the offing. The sheer devastation caused by the floods may hamper the ability of the candidates to canvass. Did any of our great pundits think of this one? What face are these dim wit politicians planning to show to the already down and depressed electorate.

This brings me to El Presidente's request to US to give us the $$$'s or the affectees will be picked up by the extremists for their sinister plans. This fear factor has turned out to be the cash cow for our rulers. Mush did it and now AAZ is repeating the age old Mush formula. It often makes you wonder, how low can we go. His comment brought back the famous line of a Tom Cruise starrer, "Jerry Mcguire", which was, "Show me the money, Jerry just show me the money."

Where all of this is going to land, will become clear in a few weeks. Perhaps Post Eid we will see some developments which will tell us, as an age old Urdu saying says, "Yeh Oont kiss kurwat baithey ga. (Hard to predict where the camel will finally get to sit) " Your guess is as good as mine.

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