Saturday, January 14, 2012

No chance of a Coup in Pakistan

"There is no chance of a coup in Pakistan right now. The military is not going to allow the PPP to become political martyrs," the paper said. Quoting the military officer, The Times said: "We believe in democracy and the Constitution of the country and we are looking towards the Supreme Court.
We will consider helping implement (the) court's decision if civil authorities fail to implement it. Reporters of The Times, Francis Elliot and Aoun Sahi, who reported that "following the (corps commanders') meeting, a military official told The Times that the generals would only step in if asked by the most senior judge in Pakistan."

These words attributed to the Pakistan Army are the first direct signal that the army generals would follow the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan if they were asked to help implement the judgments of the SC under Article 190.
The Times said Prime Minister Gilani may be considering to resign as part of a move to deflect the pressure on the president and regain the moral high ground for the government led by President Zardari's Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
The newspaper said President Zardari has also asked Aitzaz Ahsan to conduct secret negotiations with the court. Aitzaz Ahsan is also being tipped as a possible replacement for Gilani.

Imran asks Zardari to resign, calls for free and fair polls

Tehreek-e-Insaf party leader Imran Khan has called for a free and fair elections at the earliest possible in Pakistan to resolve the present crisis. Saying that the govt has lost its moral right to govern, politician and former cricketer Imran Khan said that Zardari should resign from the assembly and the government must respect the Supreme Court's order to repeal Zardari's amnesty. He also said that all under the National Reconciliation Ordinance should step down.
Khan also said that he was against the army staging any coup in the country and the people of Pakistan were against any sort of dictatorship.
Khan said that the government has affected the democracy in the country in the worst manner and the system in the country will not be affected if the present government goes.
Khan also said that Prime Minister Gilani was a puppet of President Zardari.


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