Musharraf has gone and with him a chapter in the history of Pakistan has closed and new there is room for many new games, some the older ones and some the brand newer ones. With Musharraf the winds of the past have stopped blowing while the clouds of yesteryears are still here to haunt the national horizon.
The most ironic visible outcome of the resignation of the former 35-year commando is that an Army Chief has become victim of his support to the undeserving, insincere, corrupt and incompetent National Reconciliation Ordinance and the politicians and bureaucrats who thrived in corruption during his dark era and those who were behind his downfall have gone behind the scene and there is not a bleep from them.
All those politicians and technocrats are comfortably enjoying their memberships of the national and provincial assemblies and the senate and well entrenched in the influential regulatory organizations enjoying lucrative perks and privileges. The rest of them who have lost the elections have either escaped to abroad or in the preparation to do so.
In this entire episode the national and international media have played a highly helpful role with particular emphasis on the perceived Taliban threat, Red Mosque, NRO and War on Terror. Now they have to also highlight the toadies of the dictator.