Emergency in Pakistan
Pakistan our neighbor country has again come into the grip of Emergency. All the judges have been suspended, all private channels have been banned and the constitution of the country stands suspended. The military has assumed all the powers.
For me it’s not a surprise news. I knew from the start that it was bound to happen one day. Pakistan’s president Pervej Musharraf who is also the General of the Pakistan Army, was trying to achieve an impossible thing upto now. He wanted to be a dictator with the people’s mandate projecting his image as a Dictator who respects democracy. For this he gave liberty to Pakistani judiciary, which ultimately went against him. He gave full freedom to Press/Media and ignore their constant criticism of his policies. He tried hard to appear as a preserver of democracy in Pakistan. But at last, he did what all dictators do when faced with the question of survival. Just few days before a Supreme Court Bench decides the validity of his election as the President while retaining his military uniform, Musharraf declared emergency in Pakistan citing the growing terrorism and increasing interference of judiciary as the main reasons.
Well, you can’t be a dictator and champion of democracy at the same time. Musharraf tried to be both and failed miserably.
What can be the impact on India ?
I think nothing much. It is a common knowledge that Musharraf is the mastermind behind the Kargil War in 1999. He is a master of double-talk. He has made the American believe that he is their best bet in Pakistan and without him the War on terror can not be won. So he will keep extracting dollars from US as a prize to be it’s partner in curbing Al-Qaida. On the other hand, he will keep assisting the terrorists to promote terrorism on the soil of India. The blood shed in India will continue. We’ll keep looking helplessly as more bomb will explodes in our cities, more innocent lives will end and more destruction will happen to Indian properties. So as of now, there is nothing much Indians can expect from this emergency. The truth is that in it’s history of 60 years, Pakistan has never been a democratic country. Directly or indirectly the army in Pakistan has been the prime ruler of it’s people.
What is the future of Musharraf ?
Well it’s all in the womb of future. The fate of Musharraf as I can see will be just like that of his predecessors dictators of Pakistan. In a coup by any other general, either he will be dethroned and kept in house arrest or he will be thrown out of the country. Some serious consequences may also happen. Well, all this is just plain speculation.
As of now the coming days will be very interesting to watch.
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