Will Democracy Fail Again in Pakistan?By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Feb 24th, 2008 • Category: Politics, Worth A Second Look • 4 Comments
The cringe poignant elections of 2008 in Pakistan have given some new dynamics and dimensions to the Pakistani politics and the new fashion of flexibility in the cadres of political parties is a treat to watch, but we know that treats are short lived and their taste vanishes as soon as the party is over, and if you do overeating during the treat, the stomach hangover gets ugly, when the morning comes.
We need to be realistic. They way Asif Ali Zardari is meeting with all the high commissioners and ambassadors in the world and the way PML-Q is slowly getting a new life by the support of US and UK and EU for President Musharraf, it looks that the mandate of Pakistanis might be ridiculed once again.
That would be unfortunate. Very sad and very tragic and it’s implication would be fatal. In Pakistan, Martial Law and democracy have failed in tendum. But they have failed after spending some time. But if the democratic forces fail this time, sooner or later, people won’t welcome uniform. Things have change. Time has changed.
People will have then no option. After getting through with dictators and democracy, the only option is revolution.