Bad News On Political Front From The Capital

ParliamentHouse.jpgI am afraid the news is not so good comming out these days from Islamabad with shadows of state emergency being imposed in the country looming over our heads. Musharraf is considering the option, which could allow him to extend the tenure of the national and provincial assemblies by 12 months and delay elections due by the turn of the year.

The government could explain such a step by citing growing insecurity because of the threat posed by Islamist militants allied to the Taleban and al Qaeda after a series of attacks, many of them by suicide bombers, in the past month.

Political analysts and opposition leaders, however, have feared that Musharraf, who is going through his weakest period since coming to power in a 1999 coup, might resort to an emergency because of difficulties he faces in getting re-elected by the sitting assemblies, while still army chief

Although Musharraf can command the simple majority needed to win re-election in the assemblies, he is likely to face multiple constitutional challenges.

The Supreme Court’s decision on July 20 to reinstate a chief justice Musharraf had spent four months trying to sack heightened expectations that those challenges could well be upheld.

Musharraf would need a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly to change the constitution, and avoid challenges in the Supreme Court, but for that he would need Bhutto’s help.

She wants Musharraf to quit the army and guarantee free and fair elections before she will countenance any deal.

Courtesy: Reuters

9 Comments so far

  1. Shaheer (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    Here we go again….


  2. hira khan (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

    what with him…i think he should simply quit….no1 wants him…


  3. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

    This “story” has more to do with media irresponsibility that actual government action.

    Musharraf needs to shed his uniform, but he needs to stay til 2012. His policies regarding economy, empowerment of minorities and women and fighting terrorism are correct.

    Politicians will only go back to their loot and plunder of the 90’s.


  4. ali (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

    Musharraf needs to shed his uniform, but he needs to stay til 2012. His policies regarding economy, empowerment of minorities and women and fighting terrorism are correct.

    Politicians will only go back to their loot and plunder of the 90’s.

    couldnt have said it better they(politicans) are a greedy n evil lot if i had it my way theyd b dead a long time ago i dunno whts wrong wid the people.


  5. Opee (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

    I can’t help simply agreeing to what Aamir Ali has just quoted here, and I commend!


  6. ali (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    Musharraf needs to shed his uniform, but he needs to stay til 2012. His policies regarding economy, empowerment of minorities and women and fighting terrorism are correct.

    Politicians will only go back to their loot and plunder of the 90’s.

    couldnt have said it better they(politicans) are a greedy n evil lot if i had it my way theyd b dead a long time ago i dunno whts wrong wid the people.


  7. ali (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

    Musharraf needs to shed his uniform, but he needs to stay til 2012. His policies regarding economy, empowerment of minorities and women and fighting terrorism are correct.

    Politicians will only go back to their loot and plunder of the 90’s.

    couldnt have said it better they(politicans) are a greedy n evil lot if i had it my way theyd b dead a long time ago i dunno whts wrong wid the people.


  8. ali (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 11:50 pm

    Musharraf needs to shed his uniform, but he needs to stay til 2012. His policies regarding economy, empowerment of minorities and women and fighting terrorism are correct.

    Politicians will only go back to their loot and plunder of the 90’s.

    couldnt have said it better they(politicans) are a greedy n evil lot if i had it my way theyd b dead a long time ago i dunno whts wrong wid the people.


  9. Zero Intolerance (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 4:01 am

    Dude, ok, we got it the first time !

    Sheesh, mian mitthoo repeat karthay rehtay hain.



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