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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

PPP old-school irked over Governor Rule & Opposition to Long March

While it is no secret that after assuming PPP leadership & becoming president Mr. Zardari has side-lined the former prominent members of BB erra and placed his assosciates on key positions i.e. Governor Punjab, Advisor on Interior Ministry and now the Chairman Senate.

This was supposed to have irked the former active and prominent members, but it has started to surface now, more than ever, that they are being irked and oppose the iron-fist tactics of Mr. Zardari.

Resignation of Mr. Razza Rabbani, Enver Baig, the vocal opposition and arrest orders of Naheed Khan & Fakhr, The oppostion of Makhdoom Amin Faheem and in-party sympathies of MNA's with him & most importantly indifferent stand of PM Yousuf Raza Gillni on mobile courts, his recent adresses in National Assemble expressing concerns over opposition of Long March are all indicators that for the first time in 40 year history of PPP, an internal pressure in building up against the party leadership.

PML-N & Nawaz Shareef's policy of targetting Zardari rather than PPP in general seems to have been carefully thought of, and is paying off. He provided the old-school members with a position to support the Lawyers movement and his stance on Punjab Govt. crisis, while at the same time starting an active public movement.

It still remians to be seen, however, how this will effect the events of 16th March. A miraclous executive order from PM, or involvement of resenting members of PPP in long march might still be a long-shot, but possibility is more than ever!

Speaker announced PA session on 18th of march.

As Governor announced PA session on 16th of March, so that PML-N people can not attend it. But, speaker announces the session on 18th of March by using his constitutional right. Lets see what happens.

Long March and preparation by Government.

There is no need to tell about the preparation of lawyers, students, political parties and civil society. But, the most impressive preparation are going on by Government.
They started by doubling the salaries of Islamabad police. Then they gave orders to the DPOs of all the districts that their job depends on their performance during Long March. And they seems to stick with what they said as they fired one SP in Gujranwala.
They have decided to seal Islamabad for two days.
So, there are multiple circles of blockage. city is sealed, people will be arrested from G.T road, people will be tried to stop at the edges. On top of that Govt. has threatened all fast food places and others to not to give food to Long March people. All rest houses in Islamabad are also instructed to not give places to attendees. So, lets hope govt. stay only this insane :P.

Raids are currently going on to arrest all the political leaders and lawyers.

Raids are going on since yesterday all over Pakistan.
Imran Khan's house in Islamabad was raided and many PTI workers are arrested both from Islamabad and also from party headquarter in Lahore.
Aitezaz's house was also raided, but they were not able to arrest him. Athar Minullah was arrested and then later released.
News are continuously coming about raids in all over Pakistan.

PPP and PML-Q to make joint Govt. in Punjab. Session called on the same day as LONG MARCH.

Finally the rumors are out there that PML-Q is going to sit in Punjab Govt. with a party whose chairman pronounced it as "QATIL LEAGUE".

But, even then they dont have numbers. Thats why Salman Taseer has called the provincial assembly session on 16th of march. The same day as LONG MARCH. So, that no one from PML-N can attend the session.

Government gone crazy!!! Dismissed SP Gujranwala on refusing to arrest innocent people.

Government has seriously gone insane. One SP in Gujranwala refused to arrest innocent people on using their right to protest. The government removed him from his post.

It shows that there are people who listen to their conscious, but only person who seems to be totally without conscious right now is Zardari. He doesn't even seem to care what people of Pakistan think.