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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Pipe Dreams Of Musharraf

Our "saviour and moderately enlightened leader", none other than President and former General Musharraf was facing a shoe in London. Some disgruntled person at the meeting of newly originated party called, "All Pakistan Muslim League", dislodged the footwear. It never made it to the intended target and there was no harm no foul.

Last checked, it was not a female sandal and the shoe hurler was definitely not Ms. Odho. It was a male and the Security Personnel removed him from the crowd (if there was any), in a rather expeditious manner.

One has to ask, what Mr. Musharraf is facing nowadays. According to the media reports, he has been included in the list of murder probe of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. This is of course and should be standard operating procedure. After all it was Mr. Musharraf on the saddle, when a heinous murder took place in broad daylight and another Bhutto was brutally murdered. No one is pointing fingers at him, but at least as the Head of the State and the person responsible for the safety of the entire nation, he at least has some clarifications to do.

This brings us to another subject, what is our so dear friend lecturing to the various different forums around the world? I mean it is all the information that entire world is so amply familiar with. Is it memoirs of our former General, who took one step and brought us thousands of feet away from the norms of civility and the rule of law.

He still has cronies around the globe and in the country, hoping to bring him back to the throne of Islamabad. From the current read, it seems like they are banking on the wrong guy. The fact is quite plain and simple. PPP and PML-N pretty much have the territory well covered. His Q Leaguers and MQM and some religious fundamentalist parties will align with him at due time, if it ever happens. It is utterly unlikely that in presence of PPP and PML-N, he has a chance to form a government. The only way he can make it, if he forms an alliance with either PPP or PML-N. Chances of that are very slim. But in politics as they say anything is possible.

But what about a glut of cases against the former Commando in the Land of the Pure. Some are really serious and may take him to the slammer. He often has reiterated that he is not afraid of any of those cases and he will face them with full force and head on. Only time will tell, when the rubber finally gets to meet the road. Until then these are all pipe dreams of our dear friend Musharraf.

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