UPtill the time of writing of this post, Election Commission is still “wondering”, about whether to hold elections or not. PML-Q from Punjab and Fazlur Rehman from NWFP, and Arbab Ghulam Rahim alongside with MQM wants the delay in elections quite understandably, while the rest of Pakistan want polls on time.
As you cannot tell the real intentions of US administration, so just for the sake of heck, believe that US is also sincere in its demand from President Pervez Musharraf to not to delay the elections. Its funny when the caretaker ministers bleep that dont ask us about the status of elections, because Election Commission is an autonomous institution running by an “independent” judge, and whatever EC would decide would be the final word. Very funny.
Apparantly, the mayhem which followed the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on Thursday in Rawalpindi, through out Pakistan and especially in Sindh has subsided, and the life is returning to normal. But things are still very tense, uncertain, and uneasy beneath the surface, and resentments, anger, and fury is still burning with full power in the hearts of people.
They know that perhaps the real assassins of Benazir would never be found out, but they want their elected government now, as soon as possible. They don’t want to see terrorist blowing themselves with full freedom all over the country. They don’t want price hike, hoarding, and poverty anymore. They want their own representatives in the assemblies, and they want it real quick.
Any delay in elections would only spark the flame and it will be blow out of proportions automatically within matter of hours. It would be highly sagacious and prudent for the authorities to sense the tide, and once for the sake of country, stop playing with the country.