IT seems to be the destiny of the PPP to be elected by the people’s vote and be thrown out by means other than a popular mandate.
Ziaul Haq and his (ir)religious supporters dismissed the PPP government and hanged Bhutto. But the 11 years of Zia’s criminality did not stop the PPP from returning to power by votes. PPP governments were dismissed twice more, but even Benazir’s murder didn’t stop the PPP from coming to power again in 2008 by the people’s vote.
Now again a PPP prime minister has been ousted from power by means not political. One can rest assured the party will triumph again, forcing the Sharifs and the Imrans to once again try the non - political means to oust it. What a pity!
The Sharifs are Sharifs. A corrupt lot, they have no higher aim than that of capturing power, and have tried from the day the PPP government came to power to oust it by any means fair and foul, mostly foul. Imran’s fall is unfortunate. He has allied himself with some of Pakistan’s most corrupt politicians, has made no contribution to democracy and merely turned himself into a nuisance.
He could again be of service to the country if he regenerates Pakistan cricket. Our national team needs an Imran, while Pakistan needs a Bhutto, which Imran is not.
RIZWAN YASSIN Karachi