9/10: The Return Lurking Nearby

Two days to go for the RETURN as anticipated by many in political arena. Rallies and preparations are in full bloom (they claim so at least). But with PML (N, govt’s ready too. Plan to arrest Sharifs upon landing on Islamabad airport is heard of. Our twin city, Rawalpindi, is already under Section-144’s impose.

A very interesting article in today’s Dawn (metropolitan) gives away The 10 Reasons why Sharif’s should reach on September 10 …!

Stating a few interesting ones here:

Capital Redemption: Islamabad has a cold reputation. The ruling class had always their day in the sun here like nowhere else but it has often come back to haunt them. Perhaps, it is time to heal the wounds. And nothing would be more symbolic than Sharif choosing to land from where he was forced into exile. Lahoris spirit on September 10 could do a lot to win Islamabad a soft corner.

9/10 is better than 9/11: Sharif’s chosen date of 9/10 is better than what a day later could have been. The world simply cannot afford another Nine Eleven. OK, this one is tongue-in-cheek. One hopes for Laura’s sake, George Bush will get the drift.

Breaking the Myth: He may have lived like a Mughal in his time, but the return should help considerably debunk the myth that anyone in power, particularly a military ruler could do a bahadur Shah zafar on any citizen, let alone an elected PM. The credit goes to the rejevuneated judiciary and also to sharif — of he manages to land and then stay put.

I say should we forget how he dealt with chief justices in his time and yes the Army chiefs too … General JK was naive, Musharaf not very.

Freedom of Speech: The new Sharif is confidence personified, speaks coherently and with clarity. His command of the Queen’s English is a real surprise. Not everyone, who stays in London for more than a years acquires the same felicity as well as accent that is easy on the ears of both the Asians and Brits. The witty ones, however, quite enjoy his dismissive reference to General Musharraf as “this man”. At this rate, the general will soon be no-one’s man.

Hmm popularity loosing fast.

How do you see Nawaz Sharif’s return?? Are you looking forward to his return after 8 years to the political scene of Pakistan?? Would he be any good (as he claims for past many months)?? What’s there he can offer to PAKISTAN what he couldn’t do in his two-time PM rule?? What difference he will make now?? How different he is now??(and I’m not talking about the hair transplant ;-))

20 Comments so far

  1. Abrar (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

    Sharifs return is a must for carrying the new public activisim forward.It’s is a must to send the Military Generals packing to do their real job i.e to defend the borders of Pakistan.

    His return is a must to carry forward the mission the reinstated Chief Justice started on March 9 2007.

    It is desperation and a new low of the goverment to involve ‘outsiders’ to stop a Pakistani national coming to back to his own country.

    Pl keep this site updated as events unfold.

    Sharifs should not dissapoint their nation at this hour and try their best to come back. The rest will be history.


  2. Shaukat (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 12:19 am

    SO the Badmash Sharif is coming back,he has every right to come back to Pakistan,but he should not take part in politics.He was just like a civilian dictator,the country was almost declared bankrupt,the supreme court was attacked.We should look for new faces,who are well educated,sincere,honest and talented to run the affairs of the govt.Its the time to remove all the old corrupt politicians.


  3. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 1:24 am

    According to the Supreme Court any citizen of Pakistan has the right to come to Pakistan. That is correct and the people agree.

    At the same time if ANY Pakistani has an agreement to stay out of Pakistan for a specific period (10 years in this case) it has to be followed. Now suddenly for the first time Mr. Sharif has accepted that he did in fact signed an agreement. When Saad Hariri & the Saudi’s intervened. (so embarrassing for us all)

    Also even if he returns and become the PM, how will he face the world? Specially the Muslim world after breeching the agreement? The diplomatic relation, geo-political, geo-economic strengths and economy all will be damaged severely.

    He must respect our brotherly ties with other nations and more importantly stick to the agreement. Show some honor and integrity and dont embarrass Pakistan like this.

    About the judiciary: I dont think the Judicial strengths will be compromised in any way because Mr. Sharif “can” return, but after the time period (10 years) are completed.

    A leader must show some integrity and “flexibility” in the best interest of the greater cause (Pakistan) and not make everything a personal ego problem.

    Lastly and simply Pakistan does not really need him even though we are choosing between bad & worse. We want to see more then just hair transplantation as achievements.


  4. Babar (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 7:17 am

    “speaks coherently and with clarity”

    made me laugh real loud. He speaks like a 5 year old who is also mentaly retarded. Th begining of his sentence does not match with the end. And never answers the question being asked.


  5. Ahmed (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 9:21 am
  6. KAMI (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 10:00 am

    I repeat what I think of the Sharif’s;

    They were corrupt and incompetent to hold a high office. Now they have proven they are “bud Ahad” too. They were an enmbarrassment before, now they will be even bigger embarresment.

    The one thing Nawaz Shrif could have done was to allow Javed Hashmee lead the party in the elections and return after two years. That way he could have been a Sonia Gandhi of Pakistan. But these party leaders dont trust any body. just like Bibi will never let Amin Faheem be the prime minister.

    Nawaz Sharif is just being egged on by his party leaders to a point of no return and he is too naive to notice it. At the same time he will drag the country to a new crisis, a crisis which he is not competent to handle.

    Meantime Jamaat-e-Islami folks are having real fun behind the scenes.


  7. KAMI (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    @PAK_STALLION I agree with you 100%, even by a miraculous stroke of luck Nawaz becomes the PM his word as a leader of the Nation will not be worth anything, I wonder how he will make eye contact in international events.


  8. Mohammad Akram (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

    Today’s biggest shirk you and Muslim Ummah involves:

    1. You believe on stones and stars that’s why you wear the stone rings may your stone will change or effects your life and also you try to get the astrology news and knowledge’s for future because you don’t believe Allah or make another parallel way to get future knowledge’s.

    2. You believe on magic’s may it will change your life or it will be effect on your life which is wrong concepts distributed from your nuffs or egos.

    3. You eat and drink or tawees or wear the Quran ayiat texts because you considers this will be change your life but Quran is only for your intelligence educations not for eat or drink with water its called jahiliat.

    4. You believes only the wali or spiritual guider will save you in judgment day and what ever you can do now, this is an other big shirk.

    5. You believe on money because if you have enough money in your banks you will be good survival on earth.

    6. You are in deep love with opposite sex and too much deep involvement and you are far away from Islam because your nuffs 24 hours totally leased your brains to think about opposite sex attractions and full fill your relishes.

    7. You feel you are the better from other Muslim persons and you are the special on earth and your nuffs 24 hours totally leased your brains to think about personal strengthens and own selfishness.

    Please rectify your selves and leave those shirks and be careful you already beyond the limits of Allah laws, I pray may Allah help you, the best way to come on fasting every after one day and daily read Quran in Fajjar time with your language translation for your understanding.


  9. Ahmed (unregistered) on September 9th, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    “speaks coherently and with clarity”

    Hairan hoon ke raoon dil ko ya peetoon jigar ko main… maqdoor ho tu rakhoon sath noha gar ko main.

    Even the worst clowns in the current assembly speak more clearly than him :(


  10. MS (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 3:12 am

    Nawaz Sharif is one of the most corrupt politicians that Pakistan has ever produced! This scum bag and his party members looted the country with both hands and Pakistan was almost bank corrupt when he left the country!

    He even betrayed the government of Saudi Arabia by violating the contract that he signed! Now who will give him shelter when he would need to run away from Pakistan?

    Question to you all: Would you still vote for him and his party knowing what they have done in the past?

    I wish someone could just bring the plane down in which he is going to Pakistan or better yet kill him and other corrupt politicians in targeted killing …

    On a side note, we all owe ourselves a read of the following book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Leopard-Fox-Tariq-Ali/dp/1905422296

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2007/09/070905_tariqali_sen.shtml


  11. Babar (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 4:23 am

    But what the heck is govt doing? why are they arresting people for welcoming a person. When the hell will they learn? For Gos’d sake pakistani politiacians should leave these kind of tactics in this century.


  12. MS (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 6:16 am
  13. KAMI (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 7:36 am

    @BABAR the Sharif’s have boasted about street power and street agitation, now its time to show your cards. To what extent the people of Pakistan are willing to go the sake of their favourite politicians, its the million dollar question?


  14. Babar (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 8:37 am

    @ Kami, but is politics only the right of the ruling party? I say let them show their power. What difference a few thousand people would have made? Now he will boast as a martyr.

    Let Pakistan go for election and give every one a fair chance. Even if your party loses, its only a matter of 5 years, till you can try again. It seems impossible as long as Q-league is in power. I hope musharraf puts a neutral care taker govt soon. The culture of change through ballot box does not seem to have taken any root in Pakistan, and that is why I am agaisnt Nawaz’s current political position also. Every one should try to go for a fair election, but he seems to be focused on getting rid of an unfavorable president, perhaps in exchange for a favorable general .(In the past ofcurse he has already tried to be ameer-ul-momeneen, which is a life long post)


  15. Babar (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 8:44 am

    Lets not forget peaceful assembly is a basic political right and pre requisite of any kind of democracy.


  16. KAMI (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 9:00 am

    BABAR you are absolutely right. I was just mentioning what the ground realities are in Pakistani politics and show of strength has always been a part of it. Its a cardinal rule here, not to learn from the mistakes of the past, no contest on that point.

    Let’s see what happens….will the history repeat itself or will there will be a new turn.


  17. Babar (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    @ Kami, I am sure even after using all the lafafa tactics he is so famous for ( and right now using to the full extent on media), it would have not been a large crowd. At least not the first day.


  18. KAMI (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    BABAR Yeh tou sab kuch bare pyaar se handle ho raha hey. I think Mian Sahib now has very limited options, unless govt really bungles it from here.


  19. Babar (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    Kami I agree, I do beleive that he is right now an akhbari sher.


  20. J C Grobler (unregistered) on September 16th, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

    When politicians become delinquent and a threat to human life and dignity, blacklist them.



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