Seeking an unconstitutional change – a political turmoil.


Seeking an unconstitutional change – a political turmoil.

Tension at political horizon is touching the zenith with government and protesting parties digging their feet deep in the ground with no flexibility on either side to resolve the issue through negotiation and ultimately paving the way for ‘third force’ to intervene and save both sides from colliding head on.

Keeping in view the developments taking place since the besieging of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) people at Model Town before August 14 and then the granting of permission to both Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI) to continue with their Inqilab and Azadi March and finally their landing in front of Parliament House it was revealed that all this had happened due to the intervention of some hidden powers.

Background interviews with the political players both within and outside the Parliament revealed that some invisible powers had helped secure both these parties permission to kick-start their marches from Lahore.

Again when the government had worked out a plan to block their entry into the Federal Capital and fortified the security of the capital by placing huge containers on the entry and exit points of Islamabad some invisible forces intervened and both the parties landed in capital with comfort. And now finally the same hidden hand facilitated their entry into ‘Red Zone’ where the crowd would surely become unmanageable for the incumbent government led by Mian Nawaz Sharif.
There is not even an iota of change in the demands of both PTI and PAT and now both these parties are sitting in front of Prime Minister’s Office and the Parliament with threats of running over the Parliament and Prime Minister’s House, only a few hundred yards away from the place, coming from PTI chief has further shaken the things.

With civil administration already putting off their hands from the capital’s security and stepping in of Armed Forces to take hold of the security of the sensitive buildings including Parliament House, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Cabinet Division, Prime Minister’s Office, the democracy and democratic institutions seemed vulnerable and fragile in the face of this precarious situation with nobody in a position to say something with certainty.

Although ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations) came up with a statement that the security of all the sensitive buildings, symbol of federation, is taken over by Armed Forces so everybody must keep its sanctity intact, but in the face of huge crowd already gathered there, how a few hundred soldiers of the Armed Forces could guard these buildings if the emotionally charged crowd would turn violent.

Political analysts are of the view now the crowd, which had crossed into the Red Zone with great ease or like conquerors, it would swell at fast pace because the followers of both Allama Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan would rush in taking the impression that the victory of their missions is not far away.
So in the face of this rapidly increasing crowd at Constitution Avenue it would become extremely difficult for any force to contain them or at least force the leaders of these demonstrators to slash down their wish list.

On the other hand in his day-long meetings with party leaders and military establishment on Tuesday (August 19) Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has made it loud and clear that he would neither step down nor would accept any unconstitutional demand of PTI and PAT including formation of broad-based government and mid-term elections. While on the other hand PTI Chairman Imran Khan was not ready to accept anything less than the resignation of Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, his younger brother Chief Minister Punjab Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, audit of the elections and punishment to all those who allegedly had played role in the massive rigging in the 2013 General Elections.

So in this situation where the stakeholders are not ready to show any flexibility the deadlock could ultimately turn into clash between them and the result would be total chaos and anarchy, opening the doors for the third force to intervene.

It is time for the saner elements in the Parliament to reinitiate and double their efforts to get the country out from current chaotic situation by bringing the stakeholders on negotiation table as it is the only way to block the intervention of third force and wrapping up of the system.

Some veteran political players are of the view that it is time to utilise the forum of Parliament to get out of this quagmire and save the system for which all the stakeholders have to give sacrifices otherwise the fate and future of democracy in the country would be doomed.
They suggest that both the government and PTI should sit in the Parliament and look for the solution to their problems.

By: Syed Abid Gillani
Emai: abid.gillani@gmail.com
Twiter: gillani99

Posted on August 20, 2014, in Current Affairs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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