27 January, 2021

Democracy, The Only Way

The decision to keep out politicians form governance must be reviewed

Democracy, The Only Way

After the removal of Nawaz Sharif's government, the pace of the military government is rather slow. The National Security Council (nsc) has been formed, the members of the council have been nominated and among them are names which have come as a surprise. The governors of four provinces have been nominated who have taken oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO). The new cabinet was to be sworn-in, but has been deferred, because Gen Musharraf is on his way to Saudi Arabia, presumably for consultations and advice. It appears that the military commanders are reluctant to take on the full responsibility for governance, accountability and rule of law.

In fact, there are only two main options before the military high command. One is to seek validation through referendum or through the Supreme Court and establish proper military rule to accomplish all that has been promised. The second option is to revive the Constitution and the assembly to elect a new leader of the house and seek validity for military intervention from the assembly, with the...



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