At one side, the tickers are flowing back to back on the channels that reconciliation is in the offing and the foreign powers are trying to strike truce between the PML(N) and PPP, and some are talking about the old formulas of making two chief justices and then some are talking about alienating the factions of long march, but on the other side the civilian dictatorship is on the onslaught and a new ugly chapter is being written in the Pakistani democracy.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held separate meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss country’s overall political situation and that has sparked the speculations and guesses about the much needed reconciliation, but that must not be by sacrificing the principles.
Naib Amir Jamat-i-Islami Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed has said despite all its powers the government will not be able to stop the flood of people and he is more than right. The government on Thursday could not stop the long march as lawyers and opposition activists kicked off their protest from Quetta and Karachi and government must remember that long marchers will reach Islamabad.
It is still not too late to change course for Zardari regime.