Pakistan's political imbroglio.

Pakistan is going through tumultuous times. It seems to be bleeding from a thousand self: inflicted wounds. Implosion threatens. Its national politics reached its nadir long ago and the resultant polarization threatens to rend its society asunder. The electronic and social media have been the major vehicles on which the animosity between political parties has flourished and spread : with implicit encouragement from their political leaders. Nothing but rank divisive, abrasive, irritable domestic politics seems to be relevant, rampant and working today!

The political parties appear to be focused only on their survival and longevity in power. The battle for political ascendancy is now moving towards its inexorable albeit yet uncertain climax. Who will prevail? The battle lines are now becoming more discernible, though. The irreconcilable, maximalist positions taken by our political belligerents are causing an unbearable stifling of the economy, national development programs and the aspirations and livelihoods of the bewildered people. Chaos, uncertainty, turmoil, pettiness, frustration, belligerence etc reign supreme in society. Unperturbed, the national polity continues to remorselessly play its political games and lust after seeking/retaining power. A great no: holds: barred game of power politics is underway. Constitution, law, justice, principles, ethics, morality, decency, grace etc have all unfortunately given way to political expediency. The insatiable power: at: all: costs ploys and stratagems continue to take their inevitable toll on the country, its pillars, Constitution, institutions and its blighted people!

Will all the pieces of this enigmatic Pakistan puzzle ever fall back into place and make it a viable, wholesome, united entity again?

Pakistan faces multitudinous existential threats.

One, its internal front is totally polarized, destabilized; a direct consequence of the ongoing political upheaval. The nefarious activities of some unruly mobs against national institutions and monuments were shocking and must be treated with the contempt they deserve. These acts are condemnable and those directly involved and responsible must be brought to justice, promptly and ruthlessly. Selective justice and self: serving pronouncements of moral indignation by the government, however, will be counter: productive. A Rubicon might seem to have been crossed-however, the status quo ante must be restored, post haste. Curiously, a new normal has now...

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