Pakistan: Stop Attacks On Asif Ali Zardari

Bilal Qureshi at Pakistan Foreign Policy Blog urges Pakistanis to stop the vicious and vitriolic campaign against President Asif Ali Zardari to keep the country united.


  • Sajjad Akhter

    One sided, full-fledged campaign from against PPP leadership. This conspiracy factory is using every plate form to defame democratic Govt. In absence of true representation to the views of other side of politics, all such platforms only breed the Politics of hate, vandetta and fissures. Here,all the worse is PPP while all others including PML-N, JI, PTI and PML-Q are angles, they are pious and never committed a sin.

    Such propaganda will bring no good to nation but only add fuel to fire by dividing nation on the basis of Media trial, hate and one sided propaganda. It does not suit media to run political campaigns, accountability is right of media but not promote ones agenda. Unfortunately media is playing a dangerous role at the behest of those power who are trying to tear apart us since 1947.

    Can one deny the PMLN leader said about cases against PPP. Please read,

    Book Name = Gaddar Koun

    Writer = Sohail Warraich

    Mian Nawaz Sharif talks about IHTASAB (Accountability) Page: 137.

    “ Our method of accountability was based on false lines, we were instigated against PPP. We were under pressure of military and intelligence agencies that we launch a campaign against PPP. We were forced to do at the behest of establishment and agencies in order to malign image of PPP”. This is candid confession by PML-N leader, now what is the credibility of cases against PPP leaders.

    Inspite of all sort of media trial, hate pouring and propaganda against PPP,it always emerges with more power and people support. These regressive elements must remember that every action has a reaction and they must realize if PPP raised for revenge they will find no place to hide.

  • Hina

    Pakistan politics is once again passing through crests and troughs. Probably not new for democratic forces as it has become a sober precedent to have glimpse of democracy and then long long period of dark dictatorship. Democracy was smashed through one or the other way but Judiciary was the most perfect weapon used for this purpose in the history and once again selection was Judiciary and NRO was the tool. I’m inclined to record here that all the respectable people who are expressing discontent over the recent NRO verdict need to be heard for the sake of reason. They are very right in their comments that corruption remains a common denominator among most of the political and non-political actors. The army, the secret agencies, the lawyers, the judiciary, the political parties (including self righteous religious parties), the business class, the agricultural elite, the professionals including doctors and teachers (we have very high profile personalities from academia who are accused of plagiarism), civil bureaucracy, the society in general at all possible levels – corruption in all shapes, forms, intensities and quantities is there. We accept it as the odd order of our lives. We need to fight, this menace in most stern manner. We have come up as one of the most proud nations and in fact PPP sacrificed lives and soaked the soil of our motherland with blood. All for the sake of democracy. We have been fighting frequently invading dictators. People of Pakistan have been winning these wars against dictators proudly since last 62 years of our country’s existence. The present victory in terms of winning a democratically elected government is a fruit of people’s consistent struggle and sacrifices. Now, when we got it, We should not allow anyone to derail it for their personal agendas. NRO had to be taken in order to get rid of a dictator. If we had to back at square one, there was no need to laid lives for democracy, there was no need to oust a dictator, there was no need to stand unite against darkness of democracy. No, no, we cannot allow anyone to derail democratic set up. The blood of martyrs of democracy cannot go futile. We will not allow these jugglers to play with this nation and democracy.

  • Aamir Shehzad

    Long term military dictatorships, shorter civilian rules, where accountability of politicians takes place on the name of corruption with the nexus of judges with establishment and with the help of right wing supporter of extremists power, seems to be the destiny of Pakistan’. That decision of dismissing ‘NRO’ and its after effects will pave way for a short term rule of nightmares for political brass and another military coup. After all this Judiciary will be used on the name of bringing stability, true democracy, accountability, and will be wrongly portrayed as a ‘messiah’ which is long awaited. General Ayub, General Zia, General Musharraf had the same ideology when they were asked to jump in on the name of ‘best interest of the state’. But this time they are betting on a different entity altogether, nexus remains but the front lead role is assigned elsewhere. Army has ruled Pakistan for over 4 decades, though they have recovered their image due to recent operation in Swat and Waziristan as a result of which bodies of martyrs are wiping their sins committed in last 9 years under Musharraf but still Pakistan needs to respect the sanctity of ‘one man one vote’ principle on which this country came into being. Judiciary can assist to separate the chaff from grain but cannot be an alternate force to that of Parliament. All the forces that are struggling with tooth and nail to derail democracy and smack down Zardari, has no alternate, except autocracy. People that have adhered hope with PML-N, are forgetting that those who left country in crisis cannot true healers of this nation and those looking towards PTI and JI, should know that these are the supporters of extremists, for them murderers of innocent are negotiable. What is the alternate then?

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