In Pakistan things do not take much time when it comes to changes, especially when it is about friends turning foes or foes turning into greater foes. Take the current situation of the country; it is yet another manifestation following a cascade of explosive scandals that has left the media and judiciary of the country at each other’s throats. Not long ago, the judges and journalists were working as allies to expose the corrupt and hold the powerful accountable for their actions.
After a five month showdown, congratulations, Pakistan is about to unblock the NATO supply route soon. This followed an invitation to participate in the NATO conference currently underway in Chicago. In the meantime, a decision will be finalized in the Federal Cabinet meeting.
The blockade was imposed in November last year following a NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. As far as any Pakistani could recall, this was one of the rarest moments when the political and military establishment of Pakistan were on the same page together in front of the US and NATO.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has been convicted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in contempt of court case in refusing to graft cases against the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari. What will be the course of action now? Will he leave his office? That is the question in every one’s mind.
In the dynastic world of Pakistani politics, few things are non-kosher, so it comes as no surprise that politicians of all the ruling parties are lining up their children for the upcoming elections of 2013.
Lining up voter banks, saving seats and cushy jobs that lead their off springs to safe parliamentary entrances, the politician parents are there to make sure their sons and daughters are all properly taken care of. It isn’t just the ruling PPP which has Bilalwal Bhutto lined up to take up the throne, everyone is doing just that too! The blood might be young, but the dynasties remain the same – so the faces might change, but it’s only superficial.
Want to know who makes it to the list of ‘let’s buy a seat in the senate for our kids’? Without further ado, we present to you: Pakistani Politicians And Their Children