All the parties who are genuinely serious in opposing the present regime are united on the fact that in the presence of General (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf, the dream of real democracy cannot be fulfilled. They also stand united on the fact that the decision of 3rd November have inflicted irreparable loses on the awakening judiciary.
All the parties seem to be agreed on the points that there should be democracy, and there should be free and fair election, and there should be the end of emergency, and there should be an end to the Army rule, and there should be an autonomous judiciary and free media, but there are great fissures present over many moot issues, which primarily stem from the greed of power and pelf.
There is one opinion that election should be boycotted and Pervez Musharraf should be forced out of the throne, which has managed to retain by hook or crook for the past eight years. The parties of this opinion want to knock out Musharraf once and for all and they also want to shun the admission of Musharraf to the rule through parliament.
APDM has announced boycott of the elections and Benazir, Fazlur Rehman, and ANP are not in the favor of it for their vested interests. Now the question is that whether APDM should go solo for the election boycott, or should they opt to not to leave vacant field for the other parties, especially for King’s party.
Perhaps government wants that too. Musharraf would surely want to see PML-Q once again getting a lead, so that he could enjoy another free reign. The reason PML-Q is still intact is Musharraf, who is the gluing force among the lotas. He is the nucleus for Chaudharies, Chattaas, Wattoos, Mazaris, Legharis, Shiekhs, Sials, Tawanas, and other wadera-shahi. If he slips away, a land slide will occur in the rows of PML-Quisling, and as long as he remains there, PML-Q is here to stay and only PML-N can stop them from coming once again into the power.