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Explosive silence

March 21st, 2009

Pakistan’s manipulative executive, legislature and judiciary have been oppressive due to which the country is possessed by an explosive silence. Unless that silence is gone completely the status quo will remain.

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto gave a voice to the poorest Pakistani. Then the manipulative State and its judiciary, puppets in the hands of Zia-ul-Haq, sent him to the gallows. Pakistan remained choked throughout Zia-ul-Haq’s 11 years of despotic rule. Nevertheless, the judicial murder had laid the ground for the eventual detonation of Pakistan’s explosive silence.

The second occasion on which Pakistan’s explosive silence came close to exploding was in April 1986, when Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto returned from exile. It had looked like Pakistan’s explosive silence had finally detonated and the Pakistani Dream was around the corner. But some individuals manipulating the State apparatus through the nineties did not let that happen.

On March 9, 2007, was the third occasion on which someone came around to detonate the explosive silence. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry looked straight into the eyes of COAS General Musharraf, and said “I am not going to resign.” That video clip ignited Pakistan’s explosive silence. If one salutes the lawyers’ community a hundred times a day it will not be enough.
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