Pol­i­tics of res­ig­na­tion

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - JAVAID BASHIR

At present we are fac­ing deficit of trust and con­fi­dence in our pol­i­tics. The po­lit­i­cal scene is marred by the speeches of the politi­cians on both the sides. As a re­sult the vo­latil­ity has not been de­fused. The talks fa­cil­i­tated by the “po­lit­i­cal Jirga” are stalled and mired in stale­mate. The con­flict can not be re­solved in this fash­ion. T he po­lit­i­cal cri­sis is grow­ing and the threat of civil war is loom­ing closer than ever .be­fore. It seems we are sail­ing into a non char­tered ter­ri­tory. I see blood on the hori­zon. Make no mis­take; if we fal­ter at this his­toric mo­ment, we will never get another chance to change the fate of the peo­ple of the coun­try.

Po­lit­i­cal forces are di­vided into dif­fer­ent camps on the ba­sis of their vested in­ter­ests. Some se­nior politi­cians have thrown their weight to sus­tain the sta­tus quo, while the oth­ers have joined hands with the forces of change and revo­lu­tion. They have dif­fer­ent ideas to re­solve the prob­lems of the peo­ple. The peo­ple of Pak­istan, get­ting frus­trated with the term ‘democ­racy’ should main­tain their cool, wait and sea for a while, eval­u­ate the charc­ter of each of the so-called lead­ers and politi­cians, mon­i­tor and go deep into the mind­set of those who want to con­tinue in

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