Emergency being declared in Pakistan?? But Why??

Posted on August 8, 2007
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Darwaish

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.

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

  1. Irritated says:

    Whatever the reason was … people lost a fortune when the stock market crashed due to this… 600 points in a single day!!!

  2. TURAB says:

    I have pbserved the media trend of being the most pessimists and overly critical of everything with nohting but negative to report and jumping the guns time and time again. GEO AND ARY BOTH are just the most baised and retarded news channels which go to the extremes which no other media channel has touched before..
    However it was welcoming change when kamran khan and ansar abbasi admitted their mistakes and called for self accountibility ,,,, there is no such thing as real democracy when you have the powerful media to sway the minds of millions at their own disgression……

    Long Live MUSHI and Long Live PAKISTAN….
    (PS: Thats my right to show support for mushi as others have their right to protest him)

  3. Kruman says:

    Auk, well said. There is nothing left for me to say.

    I’ll just put a few of my favorite quotes since March 9:

    “Time has come to say good-bye to the gun, and if not, then say good-bye to the constitution.” Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim

    “Pakistan has simply outgrown the era of military and civilian dictatorships.” Tanveer Ahmad Khan

    “No army can stop the march of an idea, the time for which has come.” Muneer A. Malik

  4. But MQM said that they played role to change the verdict? ;)

    Is it not like “Begani Shadi mey Abdullah Dewana” ? :)

  5. AUK says:

    Kruman, right on. It is America’s pressure that did it, otherwise these guys had made up their mind. Anyone who doubts the indiscretions of this government should just look at the happenings of the last 6 months. They have created one storm after another and have tried their best to destabilize the country; only to extend their rule. It is the Chaudaries, Arbab, and anyone who is close to this government, who are collectively responsible for all this. And the reasons are obvious. Without going into who is good for the country or otherwise, it is the process that is at stake. We are once again showing to the world what a bunch of buffoons we are, that we haven’t learned from our mistakes of the past and can’t have a smooth transition of the government. We have a constitution, the soul of which we have destroyed, and whatever is left is hardly recognizable. We have intellectuals who can have innumerable interpretations of this constitution, without realizing how confusing they sound, and how much more confusing they are making the public. And we have leaders (shouldn’t be called that) who don’t look up to this constitution for guidance, but whose marching orders only come from the white house.

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