Writ­ing on the wall

Southasia - - EDITOR'S MAIL -

It de­fies logic how, in spite of an in­creas­ing num­ber of peo­ple ral­ly­ing against him, Nawaz Sharif still clings to his po­si­tion as Prime Min­is­ter of Pak­istan. One would imag­ine he’d take a hint; as more and more peo­ple gain the courage to speak their mind by re­fus­ing to sit by and watch as po­lit­i­cal fig­ures abuse their po­si­tions of power, it is slowly and grad­u­ally be­com­ing ev­i­dent for Mr. Sharif that, for him, time is run­ning out. The ar­ti­cle, ‘Why is Nawaz Not Re­sign­ing?’ is an ad­e­quate rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the chal­lenges Nawaz Sharif faces as well as of his fast­de­plet­ing op­tions. Whether he de­cides to re­sign from his post or con­tinue his reign as Prime Min­is­ter, the leader of the PML-N is pretty much damned if he does or doesn’t.

It is very in­ter­est­ing to note how elo­quently the writer of the ar­ti­cle has pre­sented the hard­core facts of the var­i­ous hard­ships the cur­rent es­tab­lish­ment will have to face at the hands of both Im­ran Khan and Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri. A fore­warn­ing of sorts, this piece does not beat about the bush; in­stead, it por­trays a plau­si­ble pic­ture of what can and might hap­pen should cir­cum­stances be al­lowed to go as they are. Kavita Mo­tiani Cannes, France

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