November 3rd, 2007, the President of Pakistan, also it’s Army Chief, General Pervaiz Musharraf , has issued directives, to declare a State of Emergency in the nation.
The Chief Justice has been removed, and Abdul Hameed Dogar has been appointed as the new CJ. There were earlier reports of scattered protests. Also there were reports of 18 of the 28 judges having been suspended.
Aitzaz Ahsan , arrested. Benazir holed up at Karachi airport awaiting to be escorted by Para Military personal to her residence in Karachi.
All news channels, local and international, have been taken off the air since about 5:30 PM PST.
Pakistan’s nation, as of now, is only reliant on news feeds from the internet, and friends and family living abroad and reporting in the news being aired on the channels in their respective countries. As of now, the rest of the world perhaps knows more than the nation itself. The country, is in complete dark. The President will address the nation at 23:00 PST. (18:00 GMT). We can all but wait, to hear, the latest in the script of an effectively disastrous year for the current administration, the General and most importantly … the nation.
This erratic behavior by one man, for his ego, for his own safe haven, and his own power, is today being played out to the tune of a mockery of a government. I want you Mr. President to know , that I am from this day and this time forth completely against you. I refuse to stand behind your policies, I refuse to debate with others about the well being of your intentions and their honesty and most of all integrity.
Benazir Bhutto, and the General, to me right now it seems have played their cards absolutely perfectly. They have left I assume most shell shocked, and others depressed at the theatrical manner in which those entrusted with guiding this nation proceed.
To add to the pathetic STATE of affairs, this emergency has been declared upon by the President and Army Chief , General Musharraf , ON HIS OWN GOVERNMENT and ADMINISTRATION. Whereas those imposed by Ayub and Zia were on Governments exclusive of those two individuals, this one is being imposed on HIS own government. As much as I hate to say it, this is nothing more than a desperate act of saving your own power and refusing to let go of it with such poise and such drive that, the fate of Pakistan, is at this moment, to me or to any other ordinary citizen unknown.
Congratulations, Mr. President, you have successfully become unpopular throughout, and you have successfully proven that it is a game of ego rather than a fight for serving one’s nation. I Salute your irrefutable “integrity”.
God Save Us.