PhotoBlog: No Longer a PM


PhotoBlog: No Longer a PM

Finally, with the Supreme Court’s verdict of the ineligibility of the PM office held by Mr. Yousuf Raza Gillani, PPP is quite amenably looking for a new PM within the party. While PML-N has already chosen to stay out of the PM poll, Makhdoom Shahabuddin from southern Punjab is rumored to be under consideration. Who’s selected is still a mystery, it’s yet surprising that PPP didn’t show any intentions to appeal against the verdict. And though there’ll be no early elections, let’s see who steals the saddle…



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  • NASAH

    If not an army coup a judicial coup.

    • M.Saeed

      Coup coup hota hai chahay chai ka ho ya dood-jalaibe ka.
      Nasha nasha hota hai chahe sharab ka ho ya hakumat ka.
      Coup koup hota hai chahe Angraizi ka ho ya Pushto ka.

      • Anonymous

        ….aur coop hota hai jis mein murghian (ya kukrian) rehti hein!

        NASAH Sb forgets US Supreme court verdict on 2000 presidential elections.

        • Raj Chouhan

          Qalim ji, is there any similarity between both the verdicts?

        • Anonymous

          Rajji
          I wonder if certain events would have occured had Mr Gore been able to keep his electoral majority and Florida electoral college, hence becoming president. If you recall, Mr. Bush had fewer votes than Mr. Gore ….

  • Ibrahim Raja

    Alas! He could not remain Prime Minister and he deserve it to be so but He is still “Meeraasi” of the Boss but how long ? His fate is just like of Babar Awan ? The Boss is too evil to remember those puppies barking a lot for him.

  • Farooq M. Hashmi

    “……..let’s see who steals the saddle……..” Not an angel who will pull out the unfortunate masses of Pakistan from the jaws of formidable hardships,and that’s for sure. There is no discernible Garibaldi or Mazzini in the entire lot of today’s Pakistan,inclusive of those in the opposition. Wait for a ray of hope that will erupt from the aphotic surroundings of dismay.

  • Anonymous

    If law and morality were to became Munir
    Niazi, it may shout out addressing EACH AND EVERYONE shamelessly
    self-promoting and shouting what they have done for a free judiciary…….:

    eK daf’a

    Wo mujh se lipat ker her daf’a

    kisi doosrey ke gham mai

    phoot phoot ker royAi thay!

    Whilst Mr. Niazi may be no more, the world
    carries on, just as it has after Gibran dreading the day when all posture
    for vested interest and law and morality is no more for:
    baney hein ahle-hawas mudaa’i bhee munsif bhee
    kisey wakeel karein kis sei munsaffi chahein

    That goes as food for thought for all
    those bar associations and lawyers banning entry of other lawyers representing
    their clients in courts. No matter how abhorrent the client is perceived to be,
    he still has a right to a defence.

  • Farooq M. Hashmi

    “……..let’s see who steals the saddle…….” It looks like one Mr.Shahab-ud-Din has already stolen the saddle.He is not a David to kill the Goliath of Pakistani masses’ hardships, and that’s for sure. In fact,there is no discernible Garibaldi or Mazzini in the entire lot of Pakistan’s politicians of today,inclusive of those in the opposition.One thing which is common in all of them is the ascension to power through fair or foul means.They have not an iota of sympathy for the distressed people of Pakistan.The politicians in the opposition are as callous to the miseries of the people of Pakistan as are those in power.Thus, the people should not be taken in by the self-seeking opposition leaders who are striving to fish in the turbulent political waters of today’s Pakistan.

  • S Nasrullah

    This has been an earth shaking judgment that bravely checkmated the unprincipled, imprudent and impulsive gumption of the impudent rulers. Just months before the imminent Elections, the PPP suffered a major misfortune – a deep distress – losing face with unceremonious exit of their Robot Prime Minister faithfully toeing the line given him by notorious AZ. The Seven Member SC Bench gave YRG the taste of what was to follow, in their initial judgment of April 27, 2012 when he was arrested till the rising of the Court. The Court took cognizance that YRG was the incumbent PM and that the chink in his armor was a small concession to shake up his sensibilities to jump start his stalled mindset. The backing of the Presidency, the Speaker of the NA and his Coalition Partners ramped up an unrealistic posture. He was so cocksure of his unassailable position that he did not even care to institute Appeal against his indictment. And the three Member Bench of the SC sealed the fate of YRG with a landmark decision, historic by any criterion. The three Member Bench also came under some tongue lashing by a desperate Irfan Qadir, the AG, who went on a tangent to prove his point that the SC could not challenge or countermand the decision of the Speaker of the Assembly, supposedly the Law making Institute. The disparaging remarks were ignored by the Judges as hysterics of the hopeless. The endless Meetings of the PPP and their Coalition partners and reposing complete confidence in AZ to select a Replacement for YRG speaks of the prodigious premonition: ” Lets hang together; lest we hang separately”.

  • Mukhlis Rahi

    Once upon a time a price beheaded a gaint with
    his sword to recover a princess under his custody. Looking that the princess
    expressed her pleasant but soon they saw another head raised and replaced on its
    position. The prince enragedly again beheaded the gaint. But soon an third head
    raised at its place.

  • NASAH

    In my humble view — if the Supreme Court can kick out an elected prime minister — it can ALSO earn the right to pick the candidate who should replace the Prime Minister.

    May be they should select one of the judges of their united cabal as the new Prime Minister — and their head Qazi as the President of the country — renaming the country: The Banana Republic of Qazikistan.

    • Anonymous

      NASAH Sb
      Isn’t that what the US Supreme Court do with the per curiam order allowing Bush the victory against Gore?!
      Do you have legal rebuttal in terms of where do you think the judgement is erraneous?

      • M.Saeed

        That is in:
        “Chit bhe mera-putt bhe mera, might is right, jis ke lathi uskey bhainss, or big man’s joke is always funny”,
        etc., etc.

    • S Nasrullah

      In a Super democratic country like ours, Mr NASAH, the political battle between Bush and Al Gore was decided by the Supreme Court and a contentious decision was accepted by Al Gore. YRG committed blatant Contempt of Court, ridiculing the Court’s decision in public meetings and refusing to comply with SC decisions that conflicted with the general policy of the PPP hierarchy. To an outsider, it may seem that many kleptomaniacs have jumped the Party (PPP) bandwagon and it became obvious when the general consensus of the Coalition opinion merged on KH Shahabuddin who turned out to be an accused actively pursued by the Drug Agencies. Similarly, the son of the deposed PM, YRG, is absconding to save his skin and his arrest. PPP has transformed itself into a Hydra Headed Monster. The Nation repents their Vote of Sympathy for BB Shaheed and regret what they bargained for.

  • Raj Chouhan

    With due respect to Pak SC……. it should have challenged the NRO on the same day itself when it was signed and should have declared it nul and vide on the same day…. looks SC was waiting for the appropriate time to react. Only we common men are suffering in our countries in this game of CHECK AND MATE.

  • Muhammad Zaheer

    Not one third but almost 90% of Pakistanies desired for his termination…now i am repeating his sentence” he goes as no body stop him” i will say every one kick him…hahahahaha

  • NASAH (USA)

    Gentlemen, Gentlemen — you are comparing apples and jack
    fruits — the US Supreme Court did not kick out Vice President Al Gore as
    Vice President for contempt of court.

    The US Supreme Court STOPPED the RECOUNT of the votes ordered by the Florida
    Supreme Court.

    Bush brother was the governor of Florida — under his tutelage the Republican
    secretary of state of Florida, Catherine Harris fraudulently certified
    Bush to have won — if I recall correctly by 250 votes — awarding Bush 25
    electoral votes making 271 electoral college votes for Bush — compared to 266
    votes for Al Gore.

    The Supreme Court of State of Florida ordered recount — Republicans appealed
    to US Supreme court to stop the recount.

    The US Supreme court by a majority of ONE that is 5 to 4 took the
    UNPRECEDENTED step — STOPPED the RECOUNT — and wrote in the majority judgment
    that this PRECEDENT will NOT be followed in future. That is it was ONLY for
    this time not for the future. Later on the recount by private organization
    showed that Al Gore had received the majority of votes in Florida as well –
    besides winning nationally by 500,000 votes.

    So this is how Al Gore lost and George Bush became the president with what
    horrible consequences for the world and for the United States.

    Now would you like to compare the US Supreme Court to the Pakistan
    Supreme court — where CJ Iftikhar runs such a tight ship — with such
    ‘persuasive’ powers — nobody dares — ( or is shorn of contrary arguments) –
    to write a dissenting opinion.

    And Qalim sahib can you give a legal PRECEDENT — anywhere in the entire
    democratic world — where a judge has fired an elected prime minister of the
    country?

    Furthermore you may ALSO like to ask the Honorable Chief Justice — did he
    include the stipulation — in his 3 judges ‘unanimous’ decision –
    that for such a horrific verdict — it is a onetime decision — that it will
    have no precedent in the future — as the US Supreme court did?

    • Anonymous

      Nasah Sb
      Can’t cite a precedent of the PM being disqualified – also cannot cite a democratic government not following its own constitution and court orders…

      The effect of the US Supreme Court decision for 2000 elections appears to be the absence of Mr Gore from the White House when he had more right to be there….the rest is not so pleasant history.

  • S Nasrullah

    Raj Chauhan Sb: Sky may be blue wherever you go, but not the topography, weather, people and cultures. The Apex Court, the Supreme Authority to interpret the Law and the Constitution, makes a decision to be accepted, to be honored and executed. If people make fun of it and try to countermand it, then they expose themselves to exemplary retribution. A decision of the SC can never be reverted or per se rejected by the Speaker of the NA. The NA can, by a majority vote, bring about Amendments to the Constitution, which again is subject to SC scrutiny whether the Amendment conforms to the true essence and spirit of the Constitution drafted by the sensible original Framers. In civilized countries, even the breath of scandal against any Politician is enough to arouse his sense of honor and dignity to resign his Post forthwith, let alone subject himself to the prolonged humiliation by public trial.

    Under the garb of democracy – a mere varnish, a veneering – people have been exploiting and extorting the Nation and its Treasury. Corruption and Incompetence have become the trademarks of this government. The breakdown of law and order and the economic malaise has mortgaged the Nation’s sensibilities. They have seen the futility of military interventions. They have no energy or tendency to coalesce with their own countrymen to collectively assume clout to remove the counterfeit rulers. They have chosen the weak option of tackling one person at a time through the power of Law – and by the time they reach the real culprit, he would be gone to his safe hideout in foreign country where he has stashed his ill begotten wealth. Surely, EVERY NATION BEGETS THE RULERS THEY DESERVE

    • Farooq M. Hashmi

      Mr.S.Nasrullah,a fish stinks from from head down.The entire warp and woof of Pakistan’s socio-political structure is nothing but chicanery.Every single day that dawns on Pakistan,brings with it the ominous news of severer hardships in store for the multitude of one hundred and eighteen million people of the plutocratic country of Pakistan.All the tragic acts in the repertoire of the tragic-actor, Nature____ i.e.corruption, astronomical dearness, macabre of terrorism ,lawlessness, joblessness, smuggling, bigotry, dacoity, scarcity of electricity, scarcity of gas and scarcity of water,etc_____ have joined hands to weigh down Pakistan.The external anti-Pakistan forces are playing even a greater havoc in the country through fanning the centrifugal sentiments in Balochistan.The more despairing situation is that the whole country is burning in the fire of unrest,and its smoke is chocking the whole world,while the politicians,rather politicasters( as Milton brands them)_____ both in power and in the opposition)___ are playing on the flute.Gilani-oustre drama and the Malick Riaz-Arslan scandal have created fresh doubts about all the branches of the government.The days of deifying the traditional leaders and their deceptive tactics of grabbing power by hook or by crook,have gone since long.Mr.Nasrullah,I implore upon you to urge Pakistani masses for a total revolution,not for a nebulous ‘ change ‘. If the masses again fall into the old unscrupulous politicasters’ trap, it will be suicidal for them. ‘ If some one betrays you once,it’s his fault; if he betrays you twice, it’s your fault ‘.

      • S Nasrullah

        Bravo Brother Hashmi: Elsewhere I have confessed about the nicety of your powerful prose. It is a treat for the lover of English Literature – like myself. I am sure, you must have read my entreaty to my Pakistani brethern to rise in unity and through the clout of their invincible numbers bring about the changes, long overdue. Imran Khan has been talking of Psunami and the youth of Pakistan is gathering round his flag – pretty encouraging development. I have lived in the M.E. Arab countries for 5 years and thought them to be confirmed stoics. They have wronged my perception by rising against those merciless dictators and handed them exemplary retribution. Pakistanis are a martial race and their present stance of suffering the agonizing maladministration with folded hands and bowed heads – beats me. I firmly believe that it is better to die on one ‘s feet than to live on one’s knees.

  • Anonymous

    NASAH Sb

    Perhaps a change with a pen stroke is still preferable to a change with boots (the beating and kicking from which is physically much longer lasting!). Of course we don’t want the pen to begin pretensiobs of the boot either! I’m hopeful the pen will soon reach its ideal or risk being hung by its own petard….

    • NASAH

      Amen to your post Qalim sb.

      I agree if this becomes a habit — that is with the taste of blood if the judiciary turns a maneater — the parliament will have to come up with some real good hardware of check and balances to keep the various institutions in their proper cages — including its own.