Emergency declared in Pakistan

General Pervez Musharraf declared a state of Emergency in Pakistan today (Saturday) ahead of the critical Supreme Court decision over his election to the President’s office in uniform. Along with the declaration of Emergency, the General has also instituted a Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO), suspending Pakistan’s Constitution, and ordered the Army to storm into the Supreme Court building to detain the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, as the Supreme Court of Pakistan had declared the state of Emergency illegal. Aitzaz Ahsan, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association and the valiant leader of the Lawyers’ Movement, has also been arrested. According to news, more “high profile arrests” are expected to take place. Earlier today, all independent news channels were blocked across Pakistan.

The blatantly off-handed, treasonous, and unconstitutional attacks by General Pervez Musharraf on the judiciary, media, and people of Pakistan have brought the true dictatorial character of the present regime into the lime-light. It has now been proved beyond doubt that Pakistan can never progress into any form of democracy without getting rid of the military from politics. All attempts to enter into any ‘compromise’ or ‘deal’ with the military can only hinder the struggle for democracy.

Strengthening the military rule is not a solution to the mounting religious militancy in the Pakistan, though the General is expected to cite the recent security threats offered by the religious extremists in the North Western Frontier Province as the primary excuse for the declaration of Emergency. Such an excuse is simply bogus. The military rule is only capable of inciting more terror and more militancy in Pakistan, if anything. The General wants to portray an image of Pakistan as a State severely threatened by religious fundamentalism in order to justify his action before the International community.

It is up to the people of Pakistan to show that General Musharraf can only aggravate the recent crisis that Pakistan is facing. Military dictatorship is not a solution, and never was.

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8 Responses to “Emergency declared in Pakistan”

  1. I completely agree.

    For too long, the despicable Musharraf regime has denied our people democracy, and used the pathetic excuse of “religious extremism” and “militancy” to justify it.

    Its time for this nonsense to end.

  2. […] RedDiaryPk writes on what this confirms – the intentions of the current regime and the consequences of a military rule. The blatantly off-handed, treasonous, and unconstitutional attacks by General Pervez Musharraf on the judiciary, media, and people of Pakistan have brought the true dictatorial character of the present regime into the lime-light. It has now been proved beyond doubt that Pakistan can never progress into any form of democracy without getting rid of the military from politics. All attempts to enter into any ‘compromise’ or ‘deal’ with the military can only hinder the struggle for democracy. […]

  3. […] रेडडायरीपीके वर्तमान शासन के इरादों और सैन्य शासन के नतीजों के बारे में लिखता है […]

  4. […] RedDiaryPk schreibt, was dies bestätigt: Die Absichten des gegenwärtigen Regimes und die Konsequenzen einer Militärregierung:  Die unerhörte, verräterischen und verfassungsfeindlichen Aktionen von General Pervez Musharraf gegen die Judikative, die Medien und die Menschen aus Pakistan habe den wahren diktatorischen Charakter der Regierung ans Licht gebracht. Es ist nun zweifelsfrei bewiesen, dass Pakistan niemals zu irgendeiner Form von Demokratie kommen wird, bevor es das Militär in der Politik losgeworden ist. Jeder Versuch eines ‘Kompromisses’ oder eines ‘Handels’ mit dem Militär steht dem Ringen um die Demokratie im Wege. […]

  5. […] مدونة RedDiaryPk تكتب حول ما يؤكده هذا – نوايا النظام الحالي وعواقب الحكم العسكري. إن وقاحة الهجمات السافرة, والخائنة وغير الدستورية للجنرال برويز مشرف على الهيئة القضائية, وسائل الاعلام, وشعب الباكستان قد وضعت الشخصية الديكتاتورية للنظام الحالي تحت الاضاءة المباشرة. وقد ثبت الآن بما لا يدع مجالا للشك أن الباكستان لا يمكن أن تتقدم إلى نحو أي شكل من أشكال الديمقراطية من دون التخلص من العسكريين في السياسة. جميع محاولات الدخول في حالة من “التوافق” أو “الاتفاق” مع العسكريين لا يمكن إلا أن تعرقل النظال من أجل الديمقراطية. […]

  6. […] RedDiaryPk schreibt, was dies bestätigt: Die Absichten des gegenwärtigen Regimes und die Konsequenzen einer Militärregierung Die unerhörte, verräterischen und verfassungsfeindlichen Aktionen von General Pervez Musharraf gegen die Judikative, die Medien und die Menschen aus Pakistan habe den wahren diktatorischen Charakter der Regierung ans Licht gebracht. Es ist nun zweifelsfrei bewiesen, dass Pakistan niemals zu irgendeiner Form von Demokratie kommen wird, bevor es das Militär in der Politik losgeworden ist. Jeder Versuch eines ‘Kompromisses’ oder eines ‘Handels’ mit dem Militär steht dem Ringen um die Demokratie im Wege. […]

  7. Red-The colour of love, not blood... Says:

    I sympathise with the people of Pakistan for landing up with a dictator like Musharraf on their head. I sincerely hope that they survive these trying times and that one day Pakistan will emerge as a fair democracy. I pray for you brothers and sisters.

  8. sir,
    Dare to raise your voice for the voiceless people of Pakistan, help to empower the Pakistani people – the country belongs too.

    Since the creation of Pakistan the Pakistani people are left at distant from the corridor of power so that the ruling elite can do what they wanted to do in favour of their interest, leaving the Pakistani people at the mercy of circumstances. As this policy is denial of right of Pakistani people to rule their country according to their aspiration and desire to built this country, which can provide equal opportunity to all without any discrimination for the establishment of welfare society. Only the society base on tolerance, equality and justice can be the real guarantee for the prosperous and strong Pakistan there for your intention is invited to the crucial movement which could be the point of distraction or disaster.

    We have already lost the major part of Pakistan in 1971 simply to save the centralised sole power to exploit this country by the ruling elite they let the country break in part then allowing the masses to rule this country democratically. In the present circumstances we are again dragging our sovereignty at stack for the external interest in the name of national interest, instead of our interest i.e. the interest of Pakistani people at large.

    The only way out of these crucial circumstances is the only way to empower the common Pakistani at grass route level i.e. the change of system. This change is inevitable for the prosperous Pakistan .As a citizen of this country I have try to provide an alternate socio-political system to empower the masses at grass route level for rapid industrial and agriculture development with transparency and accountability in the system. Along with basic guarantees for the creation of welfare state, where in public representative and institution shall be answerable and accountable to the masses.

    Kindly see web site….www.idp.org.pk

    Kindly acknowledge with your comments.

    Ilyas khan Baloch
    Organizer Islamic Democratic Party

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