By Rehan Khan
ISLAMABAD, Friday, December 11, 2020 (WNP/DL): A riddle yet to be resolved, how a man who is called the “father of nuclear deterrence programme” and a woman described as a “political architect of missile technology” could be termed security risks despite making Pakistan’s defense invincible.
This is a big question mark over the credibility of those security institutions which distribute certificates of loyalty and perfidy among bona fide citizens of the country.
The students of Political Science, after the passage of four decades, are still in psychological trauma that how a man who made the Constitution, could be hanged to death on the pretext of murder of a dissident member of his own party and on the contrary, how a man who suspended it, could be the ruler.
Moreover, how a woman who wanted to save the whole world from the repercussions of extremism and terrorism, could be killed mercilessly in the same garrison city where her father was judicially murdered and how a man who in collusion with Taliban played a double game in the war on terror, could be praised as hero despite the Peshawar High Court’s conviction in the high treason case.
This is a bitter reality which made the country hostage in the hands of undemocratic actors like General Zia-ul-Haq and General Pervez Musharraf and produced political decoys like Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan depriving the nation from great leaders of international stature and vision – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistan’s political history is full of such nuisances from the death of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and her sister’s defeat in the general elections to becoming the prime minister of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan.
This cold war is being continued between the military and civilian minds since the day one for the corridors of power. Is there any ultimate solution of this all fuss?
Not at all, according to some political pundits, as these two disgruntled parties could not reach a mutual understanding on the issue of power sharing because of trust deficit and past wrongdoings.
To keep mental harmony between the two pillars of the state professionally in the future, they proposed a simple formula that they should not cross their constitutional limits and respect each other’s mandate in the larger interest of the country and its people.
“If they succeeded to do so, Pakistan could emerge as new regional power on the world horizon,” they expressed the hope.