Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Mr Khan was initially held for an hour by students from the Jamaat-e-Islami party after a standoff on the campus. After all Jamaat did what they were 'supposed' to do, this will lead to the fall of APDM finally. As Molana Fazlur-rehman already have 'reservervation' for APDM though he doesn't have any for taking part in elections under the umbrells of 'Emergency', and now the Jamaat stabed one of the opposition leader from behined.
When are we gonna get rid of these BLACK SHEEPS ?
All the friendly opposition is moving around under the Govt. protocols and the guy who opposes Govt. in its original sense, is taken out of the scene. What a joke !!!
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News week on musharraf and current state of affairs in Pakistan http://www.newsweek.com/id/69540
It has been a common practice in past to enforce SMC's during Martial Laws, it brings a swift justice mechanism, according to wishes of the government. Supposedly in an SMC, unlike civilian courts, the accuser is by default considered guilty and he has to prove himself innocent. The accuser is not given "benefit of the doubt" and charged with the crime in such a condition.
The military act is amended as a Presidential Act, which means it has a temporary status in constitution (yes the one which is held in abeyance now, for the fourth time by a Chief of Army Staff in Pakistan).
I am concerned primarily about two things:
1. In future, if the elections are not fair or the King's Party(PML-Q) comes to power, they might get it approved on a simple majiority and make it a part of constitution (yes we actually have one, the 1973 constitution, remember???? ).
2. For the time being they are setup in disturbed areas of SWAT & FATA. FATAhas no judicial system in place, a condition for their inclusion in Pakistan in 1947, Miliary Courts can provide an alternative option for swiftly tucking away the "TERRORISTS". But who is going to stop the General from enforcing them in major cities and settled part of our country? Just like Gen. Ayub or Gen. Zia did?
I fear the day when they will start to operate all over the country, it will be big blow to already justice deprived nation of Pakistan.