May 14, 2008

Pakistan's stability

One of the main parties in Pakistan has announced it is leaving the coalition government. The PML-N, led by ex Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has said its ministers will leave their posts because of a dispute over the reinstatement of judges, who were sacked by President Pervez Musharraf. Mr Sharif wants their old powers back, while the PPP party, the biggest one in the coalition, wants limitation to their powers.
Pakistan is slowly sliding back to military grip again after few months of strengthening it's democratic process. This has created a great setback among the democratic forces in Pakistan and world. The infighting among the different sections regarding reinstating of dismissed judges is the main problems that is causing the split. Some judges have in the past been used by one sections against other's. Now the tug of war is about who should be reinserted led to this damage to the stability.

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