In a classic example of defiance of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the ruling drug mafia regime has decided not to appeal Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani's conviction of contempt by the Supreme Court for refusing to reopen the Swiss cases of drug and graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Aitizaz Ahsan categorically stated that "No appeal is being filed against conviction of Gilani in the contempt of court case." The decision came two days after the Speaker of the National Assembly Fahmida Mirza refused to accept the conviction of the apex court. The deadline for filing the appeal expired at noon on Saturday. The apex court had convicted Gilani on April 26 and gave him a symbolic sentence of less than a minute for refusing to act on orders to reopen cases in Switzerland against Zardari.
The Supreme Court has been patient and accepted all kinds of humiliating statements by the drug mafia ruling regime. However, the Supreme Court kept on pressing the government to revive the corruption cases against Zardari since December 2009, when it struck down NRO issued by former COAS Gen. Pervez Musharraf that benefited Zardari and over 8,000 others.
On May 24, Fahmida Mirza decided not to send any proposal for Gilani's disqualification to the Election Commission and said there was no question of his disqualification as a member of parliament. The Speaker, who belongs to the ruling Pakistan People's Party, gave her ruling following a fairly long meeting with Zardari and Gilani. Nobody knows the details of the deal between the three renegades.
In the second front Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif put the blame of the failure of his government to run Punjab on the Federal Government, claiming it inflicted serious damage on Punjab by awarding power far less than its due share. He also claimed that the Federal Government was destroying Punjab’s economy with prolonged power outages. Thus Shahbaz Sharif has become the fourth renegade in this power struggle between the drug mafia ruling regime and the Judiciary.
In KPK, the ruling ANP also supported the war against the Supreme Court with ANP leader Asfandayar Wali Khan becoming the fifth renegade by accusing the apex court of interfering into the internal affairs of KPK province.
In tandem the newly appointed Governor of Gilgit –Baltistan Barrister Province Pir Syed Karam Ali Shah, a veteran politician of PPP became the six renegade when he approved Gilani’s contempt of the Supreme Court. He was followed by MQM leader Altaf Hussain, who became the 7th renegade and Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani who became the 8th renegade.
However, the greatest damage came from Secretary Interior Siddiq Akbar who succumbed to tactics of his Indian counter-part Raj Kumar Singh and the Indian demands. Akbar was quick to pledge to cooperation with RAW under the pretext of fighting terror. He became the 9th renegade. He agreed to host a judicial commission from India to look at the investigation into the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The Indian secretary even offered $ 10 million for handing LeT leader Hafiz Saeed to India. This is a direct confrontation with the military establishment especially when India publicly blamed the ISI of being part of the Mumbai terrorist attack.
Ostensibly, the 9 renegades are inciting the military to stage a coup so that the dreams of these renegades would be implemented. They love to create chaos so as the country would be disintegrated. But it is a figment of their imagination. The military would not waste a bullet on the traitors. Once, the Supreme Court decided to impose emergency in accordance with the provisions of the constitutions, FIA officers would move swiftly to arrest all of them. The parliament would not be dissolved. However, an interim and neutral government would be formed to hold elections within 90 days as per relevant articles of the constitution.
To view this article on our website, go to: