This Article is Taken from The News.
For those who do not Understand Pakistani Politics.
Sharifov: Sharifs, Twice Elected to office of the Prime Minister, Twice thrown out before the end of their term.
The Queen: Reffers to Ms. Bhutto, Twice Elected to the office of the Prime Minsiter, Twice Thrown out before the end of her term.
Q: reffers to PML(Q), The Party of Choice for the Dictor to do his deeds.
First, according to London's International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) the US Army has a total strength of 502,000 while the Pak Army has 550,000 soldiers. There are 881 generals in the US Army while the number of generals in the Pak Army ranges from 790 to 940 (brigadier-generals included in both cases).
Second, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), America's GDP stands at $12.5 trillion while Pakistan's GDP at $118 billion is less than one per cent of America's (GDP-nominal). Behind $12,500,000,000,000 worth of goods and services produced are 15 cabinet members and six cabinet rank members. In Pakistan, $118,000,000,000 worth of GDP is lorded over by more than three-dozen federal ministers, more than two-dozen ministers of state and five-dozen others with the rank of a federal minister or minister of state; that's a total of 10-dozen ministers.
Here's how the politico-military chessboard looks in the Land of the Pure. At least a corps from among the king's soldiers is engaged in Balochistan and two corps' strength is in Waziristan. The rest of king's rooks, knights and pawns are under order to deliver Punjab to the Q on a platter.
Only a company -- 60 to 250 personnel with a captain or a major in command -- will be required to send the Sharifovs back to their holy exile. For the Queen, a dungeon awaits as every adjudicator is under oath to pronounce a life-term for even the smallest of misdemeanours, real or cooked-up, committed some two decades ago.
There are three things that our elite don't like: Sharifov, the Queen and democracy. Given half a chance -- in 1988, 1990, 1993, and 1997 -- ordinary voters have always elected either the Queen or Sharifov. In return, every chance the Queen or Sharifov got they squandered by choking the only other democratic force around -- encouraging non-democratic forces -- and failing to put in place an independent judiciary (that could've saved them in times of trouble). In essence, the Queen and Sharifov have been each other's worst enemies.
With -- but preferably without -- the Queen in town and the electoral field will be made to tilt in Q's favour and the loaded electoral dice will be made to land in Q's lap. The rulers, however, would love to have one genuine political force on their side; play one democratic force against the other. Sharifovs insist they are not in the queue. Is the Queen?
The rulers would love an explicit split between the Queen and Sharifov. The Queen has long been putting all her eggs in the American basket. The great American democracy, on the other hand, is somehow convinced that it must have undemocratic allies. Democratic forces cannot -- and should not -- count on Uncle Sam's help. On October 15, 2003, Ilham Aliyev, son of America's favourite dictator, stage-managed 76.8 per cent of all votes. On September7, 2005, Hosni Mubarak, America's favourite dictator, was re-crowned bagging 88.6 per cent of votes. To be certain, President Bush has been elected by American voters to safeguard America's geo-strategic interests, democracy or dictatorship is everyone's own business.
The chessboard used to be the Queen's strength. Lately, the Queen has been making plenty of wrong moves. The worst thing that political leaders can do is stay away from their political domains.
At this juncture, what Pakistan needs the most is a multi-party, multi-candidate, genuinely competitive, free and fair elections. The one who gives Pakistan what Pakistan needs the most shall not only protect his own future but will also be remembered in history as the 'real saviour'.
** Sorry Cractuary for stealing this off of your blog.