Ansar Abbasi with his venom against Nawaz Sharif this time….

The main target of Ansar Abbasi seems to discredit the largest political parties in Pakistan through all possible means, fair or unfair, and pave way for the shariat of Amir-ul-Momineen Mullah Omar and his Naib Khalifah Baitullah Mehsud. Beardo Ansar Abbasi will hold the “ministry for nashar-o-isha’at” in the Islamic Khilafah of Taliban in Pakistan.

To Ansar Abbasi, Long March is the best pretext to disrupt the fragile democratic order in Pakistan so that Mullah-Military Alliance can once again rule the country.

Sunjian ho jaan galiyan, wich baitullah yaar phiray

Has the virus of pragmatism hit Nawaz Sharif?
News Analysis

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
By Ansar Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: The champion of an independent judiciary, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), will suffer a serious blow to its credibility and popularity if it shows any sign of dithering on its participation in the lawyers’ long march and sit-in.

The PML-N leadership is meeting in Raiwind, Lahore on Wednesday to chew on the matter amid reports that the party has some reservations about the post-long march strategy of the lawyers and the civil society.

But no one can stop the wagging tongues, saying that the PML-N is going for a major compromise to secure not only its Punjab government but also to save the Sharif brothers from disqualification by the Supreme Court.

Obviously, the PML-N will have to do tremendous soul-searching on the colossal damage that it would sustain by backing out of its support to the planned long march and sit-in. It will have to realise that the elements, who are proposing a soft line, are oblivious of the massive public loss that their party would suffer by appearing to betray the judgesí cause for which the Sharifs have fought relentlessly. Its participation in the long march as well as the sit-in will obviously remain under constant public scrutiny.

The success of the long march and the sit-in would be equally shared by all the participating stakeholders but if it fails, the blame would squarely be placed at the door of the Raiwind Farmhouse.

The vibes and statements from the PML-N have left little or no doubt that their party is looking for lame excuses — blaming the lawyers’ leaders — to stay away at least from the sit-in while it is going to take part in the long march with a controlled participation.

The Sharif brothers have repeatedly admitted that they got votes in last year’s parliamentary elections for their support to the movement for the restoration of the deposed judges. Now, if they participate in the long march and stay away from the sit-in, they would be ridiculing the judgment of their own voters, who would certainly feel disgusted and repentant for supporting them.

Some critics even say if the party keeps itself aloof from the sit-in, which is part of the protest, and merely participates in the long march half-heartedly, then the PML-N’s fate would

be worse than that of the PPP and Nawaz Sharif would be-come Asif Ali Zardari of the


No matter how unpopular the PPP is among the masses, it is at least ruling Islamabad, has governments in Balochistan and Sindh, is a partner in the Frontier government and has a loudmouth governor in Lahore.

Though at the cost of its future, yet the PPP has at least gained something. But the PML-N, if it dithers from its election promise as well as the oath its parliamentarians had taken for the restoration of the Nov 2, 2007 judiciary before the elections, would make itself look like an amateur loser.

While it is important for the lawyers’ fraternity to take the pro-judiciary political parties into confidence and evolve a unified strategy to attain the sole goal of the deposed judges’ restoration, there is no reason for any political party or its leader to get egoistic.

Pragmatism in politics has its advantages but in our case it is nothing but deception and cheating. Perhaps the Raiwind meeting would give some clues to whether the virus of pragmatism has affected Nawaz Sharif as well.