Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the President of Pakistan has once again made an appearance on our television screens. This time it was on a news show that I happen to be a guest on. I was actually shocked at his performance. The man is a disgrace to his family and to Pakistan. He is a poor leader and a disgrace to his country.
Now then, it was not my intention to attack or belittle anyone. I stand by my earlier comments that everyone in Pakistan’s government should resign if they are unable to serve the people properly. However, I am surprised that a member of my own party and a leader of our friendly opposition believes in such utter nonsense. How can he?
The man cannot lead or operate an operation that is able to defeat the army of Mullahs? Can he do so while keeping two-thirds of the legislature in check? Has our friend, General Pervez Musharraf really lost all sight of reality? I have a very positive impression of General Musharraf from his days as a young officer in the Indian army. But to compare him now to the young Pervez is completely ludicrous.
Our friend Pervez needs to stand up for his principles. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi can do that, but he will not be able to win the confidence of his opposition and his own people. It was one thing to attack the military rulers of Pakistan, but it is quite another to attack your own people and your elected government. What will the people do when they come to know that their own president is involved in a dirty game?
There will be street demonstrations, we can expect one or two, but they will be peaceful and they will fail. There will be street skirmishes and then there will be unrest, but this time they will be victorious. Will that be bad for the Kashmiris? Not necessarily, because they will celebrate and there will be demonstrations again, but it will be a lot more subdued this time.
On the other hand, the military rulers will be busy preparing their counter offensive and the ruling party will be busy purging its opponents. They will zero in on any potential opposition and kill them, but it will be quick and sure. The street demonstrations might begin again one day, but it will not be anywhere near as violent as before. This is what happens when people are removed from power by the people.