Grow up, politicians, !
Shouldn’t it be a matter of shame for us that even after more than 65 years of Pakistan’s creation, our politicians are still unable to sort out the mess they have themselves created? That they have to look towards a third force, be it national or international, to solve their disputes is just pathetic. It was disheartening to see politicians, some of whom have been in politics for decades, calling on the army to intervene and clear the impasse. Don’t our armed forces have better things to do? They are already busy fighting a war in North Waziristan on which the fate and survival of the country depends.
Quite perplexingly, the same politicians who do not let go of any opportunity to press upon the nation the value of true democracy and the atrociousness of military rulers call for the army’s help whenever they are in a messy situation. It is time they made up their minds once and for all. If they have to ask for the military’s help every now and then, perhaps they should give the armed forces some political role in the governance structure. If the politicians can’t do that, they should try to resolve their problems on their own.