Emergency being declared in Pakistan?? But Why??

Posted on August 8, 2007
Filed Under >Darwaish, Law & Justice, Politics, Society
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ATP Poll on Musharraf and PollsI am watching television right now and every news channels is reporting that declaration of emergency in Pakistan is likely sometime tonight or tomorrow for sure. This is happening when rumors about PML(N) leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif’s possible return to Pakistan within next 2-3 days were already in the air. Three likely reasons are being suggested for emergency:

1. Threats from United States to attack so called terrorist targets and growing terrorist activities in Pakistan.

2. General law and order situation in NWFP and Balochistan.

3. Killing and kidnapping of Chinese in Pakistan

I can’t understand HOW declaring emergency is a solution to all these problems. Aitezaz Ahsen suggested that the people who want to get rid of President Musharraf are giving him such advices. There is no justification of declaring emergency except for his malafied intentions of remaining in power at every cost. He said that emergency declaration will really be the biggest blunder by President Musharraf and the end of his regime. Interesting observation.

This is what Geo website has:

A high-level meeting presided over by President General Pervez Musharraf decided Wednesday to declare emergency in the country for one month that could be extended for three months, the well placed sources told Geo News. The meeting reviewed current political situation and various options regarding changes in the political set up came under discussion.

Pakistan Muslim League (QA) president Chaudhry Shujaat also reportedly said while talking to women parliamentarians of party during a reception which was hosted by him at his residence that emergency is likely to be declared. Speaker National Assembly was also called at the reception in which he was consulted that in case of emergency how it could be approved from the National Assembly. Some reliable sources confirmed that the decision regarding declaration of emergency was taken in the meeting.

However, the government sources have denied the reports about the declaration of emergency in the country.

Personally, I don’t see any reason whatsoever for this move now. Declaration of emergency at this time will only be seen as a desperate attempt to prolong Musharraf sahab’s rule in Pakistan and to avoid elections. It will also be interesting to see how the Supreme Court of Pakistan react to this because, if true, this will surely be challenged.

The situation is quite uncertain and unclear so we will have to wait and see what happens in next 24-48 hours. I hope this turns out to be just a rumor. We already have too many problems and this will only make things worse. We do NOT want another crises when we are preparing to celebrate years 60 years of independence. May Allah have mercy on Pakistan and give our leaders wisdom to make right decisions. Ameen.

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51 responses to “Emergency being declared in Pakistan?? But Why??”

  1. faraz says:

    It will be greatest blunder by Mush. His best option is to have fair election then put a deal with BB and get elected as civilian from next parliment.

    Other then above, every other move will result in disaster.

  2. Farrukh says:

    Are we jumping the gun here. This is, at this time, just a rumor. Will we make it a reality by spreading it?

  3. Harris Siddiqi says:

    It will be a mistake in today’s situation and Sharif brothers will use it to inject a new life in their already dead political careers.

    Don’t forget that emergency can be challenged in court and if that happens then the divide between administration and judiciary will get even bigger than it was after the CJ debacle.

    How long do you guys think Nero can keep playing the flute?

  4. BitterTruth says:

    how far can a person go in selfishness…

  5. Kruman says:

    Several factors are in play, some of them mentioned by Darwaish:
    1) expected ruling in favor of Sharif brothers tomorrow allowing them to return
    2) Defections within PMLQ. It has been reported that intelligence agencies are busy these day “intervieiwing” Q leaguers. Wasti has said that soon Mush will be left all alone. ISI may have unearthed substantial “in-closet” defections within PMLQ endangering Mush’s reelection.
    3) Javed Hashmi’s claim that he is in possession of resignations from several Q leaguers. Was it a deceptive move by Hashmi or a fact? I don’t know, but in either case a good move.
    4) Revolt in NA yesterday when Q leaguers themselves blasted the governments foreign policy.

  6. Junaid says:

    Pakistan Zindabad.

  7. Roshan says:

    Thanks for brining this issue promptly on ATP. I think we can expect anything from Gen. Musharraf and his cronies to prolong his dictatorship.
    But as a nation, its another move to bring subjugate and suppress people, civil society and media which is thriving for democracy but the ruling elite is using Machiavellian (end justifies the means) approach to continue in power.
    I dont know why Musharraf regime is not realizing that its not 1999 when he took over the power with bloodless coup as the people were fed up with both NS and BB.
    Now the people have that quench for democracy and am sure that Musharraf is going to face resistance from masses if he announces emergency.

  8. Kruman says:

    Recommended reading:

    Reports that the Shah of Pakistan is running out of patience with increasing judicial activism and challenges to his reelection in uniform.

    BTW it has also been reported that the general spent long hours consulting with AGP and Pirzada. It is never a good sign when Pirzada is gets close to a general.

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