Post by :Jarri Mirza
Guest Column by Usama Bhutto
The Gilgit Baltisan victory comes out to be an eye opener for the pro Taliban Anti democratic Media Persons and Journalists. Pakistan Peoples Party has won an over whelming vote in the region where speculations of the Pro-Taliban Media were opposite. I think it is high time for these elements to re-define their loyalties. Despite the row over the Kerry lugar bill and the NRO episode, the people of Gilgit Baltistan have altogether rejected the one sided propaganda against the PPP and its Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
The landslide victory of the PPP has been due to the leadership of the Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his bold decision to counter the threat of Terrorism. Where two years ago, Swat was a nogo area for a Pakistani today the Army Operation has paved the way for the general public to continue the norms of life. The South Waziristan Operation had been long awaited and the President’s decision to pursue the policy of zero tolerance against these sectarian killers, the people of Pakistan have got a new hope for the future of their country. It has not been a story of today. The menace of terrorism had engulfed Pakistan since 2003. The PPP government accepted the great challenge and has lived to the aspiration of the peole of Pakistan. This is evident from the fact that the recent Elections in Gilgit Baltistan have been taken away by the PPP.
Despite several Media Campaigns by Pro-Taliban Anchors and Journalists, Asif Ali Zardari has emerged to be a very successful President. It was under his Leadership that the PPP fought this elections and came out victorious. It should be noted here that Gilgit Baltistan was given self rule by the sitting PPP government. Earlier too, the only reforms for this region had come about in the times of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. The Presidency had been a target of the Taliban Friendly Elements since Asif Ali Zardari stepped into its walls. All conspiracies ranging for the Kerry lugar to sugar crisis to the NRO were directly blamed at the Presidency one after another. The courage and zeal with which the President has withstood these propagandist elements is sheerly amazing. In face of an opposition that first used the long march to topple the Presidency and then came about with several issues one after another with a single point agenda of damaging the Democratic Set-up, Asif Ali Zardari has emerged victorious once again. The vote of the people has far more outreaching effects than a Television Talk Show defaming the government over non-issues and speculating a Mid Term election in coming days. I think the phase of Mid-Term elections is over and now all the democratic forces will have to assemble under a flag of democracy to save the system and thus benefit Pakistan. It is an open message to the Anti Democratic Forces and Pro-Taliban Elements sitting in the Media and Political Parties and Institutions, the at the people of Pakistan have had enough with violence and the klashincov culture. They see their future in a Pakistan where they have an Elected government that completes its term. The recent Military action against Taliban has given a ray of hope to the people of Pakistan where they saw themselves doomed a year ago.
President Asif Ali Zardari has emerged as the Symbol Of Federation. The ever most popularly elected president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, his daunting decisions in the foreign policy and domestic issues have raised the bar for the stooges of Taliban and Anti Democratic Alliances. The vote of people in Gilgit Baltistan is a clear indicator of the peoples’ trust in the current government and thus its President. Previously the Media Campaigns have proved naught and even in the future it seems the people of Pakistan will altogether reject any Minus-One Formula given a hype by the Media people. The President it seems is living true to his word of Reconciliation and his slogan of “Pakistan Khappay”
This election victory is more of an advice for the Media and its Taliban Spokespersons Hamid Mir, Shaheen Sehbai, Talat Hussain, and of course Dr Shahid Masood: I hope he has now seen everything “Awaam K Mutabiq”..