Regarding the ongoing Cheif Justice/Government/Lawyers debacle, there is a lot, and I mean a lot to write about and opinionate. I won’t do that right now.

We are on the streets now. And that is something I admire.

While being interviewed on Aaj TV by Talat Hussain, an advocate of the supreme court Mr Raza Kazim clearly marked out that this incidence should not come as a surprise as our nation’s 60 odd years of history is not-so-empty from illegal misconducts like these by the government herself.

But the point that I feel good about, is that now the people are on the street. They were not when Musharaf took over from Nawaz Sharif, although MR. Sharif was supposed to have the largest ever mandate. But now they are out. In hordes, all across the country, the one-of-the-strongest lobbies is out and about. They are protesting. People, is not that grand? Is not that what shows a nation with a will to get their right? Is not that a sign of a living nation? Yes, yes and yes. Of course, the real reason the people are out on the street can very easily be that the ‘agencies’ are provoking this to align a gradually misaligning Musharaf. The probable cause is that the people are so pushed to the brink, so frustrated at incoherent policies and so filled up-till-here(!!) that now the lid is flipped open!

On Friday, I am going to join the black coats in their protest. I will wear ‘civilian’ clothes to show that I am not a lawyer, which I am not. I invite all of you to come and show the government that we are alive and well. Sorry, but we are.

7 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 12:35 am

    Hope you’ read Men in Black post on IMB before going into a “peaceful” protest, that’ll be posted shortly.

    Best wishes for Pakistan.

  2. MB (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

    Best of luck, stay safe

  3. Momekh (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    Thanks for the heads up guys.
    The place I was supposed to go to, it is already a mini war zone. Pathetically fortunate I dint go! akkhh

  4. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 4:01 pm

    people getting arrested and probed … it was bound to happen :|

  5. sohail (unregistered) on March 17th, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

    Iam surprised the way mohtarama Benezir is behaving.This is the hitoric opprtunity to get rid of these miltary and right wing ghundas and she will be able to get much much more for herself and for the country as compare to get by beggeing from the dictator.
    i think establishment tremble by mere photo of Nawaz sharif and Benazir together.
    She should take historic decision to take oter politial forces on board and stop talking to thses rascals.
    Oh sorry i forgaot the Amereicans!
    Please ignore my comment.

  6. sohail (unregistered) on March 17th, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

    The prevailing cicumstances in pakistan can be re narrated as under
    Seven years Ago A memeber of family who was ghunda had criminal history, very muscular,insolant and had guns expelled his elder brother who was natural and legal heir of the famiy business,from home.
    Elderly father and mother not only kept silent and carried to stay with this rascal rather mother took side with that rascal.
    After 20 mothes he felt that it was not enough .one day he entered his old fathers room and expeled him as well.
    He also forcefull announce that he will be himself father because he has guns and muscles.
    The week mother who could stop him at beginning by siding with her eldest brother and her husband carried to keep quiet and sided with this out of control well built muscular son whos brain is filled with muscles instead of neurons.
    Last week this ox like son has ran over her mother.
    Why mother is crying now?
    I wish that Mr Bulldog will stop his encroachment as it will engulf him as well and nothing will left.
    But he will not, as he does not have neurons in his head but it is filled with selfish muscle cells , full of action but comletley devoid of any vision or thinking ahead.

  7. sohail (unregistered) on March 17th, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    Please ignore the spelling and grammer mistakes in above postings.
    I was very angry and frustrated while expressing my anger rather my helplessness .I have lost my patience over continious bullying of my people and devastation of my beloved and beautiful country and her institutions.

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