Yes We Can! (Alhamdolillah!)
March 16, 2009
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It is with great pleasure that I write these words, mere hours after my last post.
The PM played his role in the crisis and announced in an address to the nation that the Judiciary will be “restored” and notifications for that matter will be issued today. All arrested lawyers and political workers will be released today. While the technicalities need to be worked out, especially the appointment of hordes of dubious judges in the past two years after the deposement of Ch Iftikhar, the mood indeed is one of jubilation.
Three great achievements of this movement, for me, have been
- The next person who wishes to pressurize the judiciary will think over it a hundred times before doing so, for he would know how the nation would react towards him for his action.
- the people of Pakistan have realized that they can make a difference if they raise their voice. The Long March has of course been called off as it’s main purpose has been fulfilled and the people are heading home with a renewed sense of confidence in themselves as a nation.
- several important personalities in the Government and the in the administration have resigned in protest to the wrongdoings in the past few days – this was rarely, if ever, seen in Pakistan’s history. Yesterday, the police also refused to obey the command to fire upon or arrest the unarmed and peaceful protesters in Lahore – a clear indication that they dared to think independently and remain true to their oaths as protectors of the people.
May Allah(swt) guide the people of Pakistan, particularly its leaders, to justice and equity and make this event a new dawn in our troubles history. Ameen!