Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Coup rumors have been flying around in Islamabad today since the evening. It began after the news came out that the President is going to Dubai for extensive medical treatment. I think there is more to all this than meets the eye. One theory is that he has cut a deal and is easing his way out. The other is that he is being forced to resign. Whatever one might say about Zardari, one thing is for sure. Mr. Ten percent does not give up easily. If he is being forced to resign then the GHQ might have something very strong on him. This will not be good either for Pakistan or for democracy. Let's wait and see.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
What the GHQ in RawalPindi and political leadership in Islamabad has to realize is that this mess is entirely of their own making. Western powers are ruthless and brutal in the pusuit of their aims, where ever in the world the action may take place. Pakistan is stuck in this horrible situation due to the distastrous policies of its leaders - read Generals and their flawed 'Strategic depth' concept which has bled the country dry.
In my own humble opinion, this was a deliberate attack on Pakistani forces. It was a warning of future action which may take place inside of Pakistani tribal areas. The readers of my blog will be aware of my progressive views but I am very clear on sovereignty. I think no matter how flawed our country might be, but we are no Iraq or Afghanistan. It must crush the terrorist in its midst and stand up to the bully which is the USA.
Pakistan has numerous options available but it has to act with caution. For now it has closed the NATO supply lines and ordered the Americans to get out of the Shamsee Airbase. But these are short term measures. It has to get rid itself of American dependence and develop genuinely good relations with India. This is the only way that this country can progress. The coming days will be tough for Pakistan as America winds down its disastrous show in Afghanistan. It will be putting its blame on Pakistan and latter will have to suffer more.
Friday, November 25, 2011
I am thinking of restarting the blog. The whole thing requires a level of commitment which at times has eluded me. I don't know if I have it in me to give the hobby its due attention. I am someone who always gives her hundred percent. Half measures do not go with me. I am eager to express myself because we live in such interesting times. This is why I am reaching out to my readers, no matter how limited to get their take on my 'rebooting' of the blog. I am in two minds about under taking such an exercise. The response from you guys may help me make up mind.