Najam Sethi’s article ‘Who will be caretaker prime minister?’ (Sept 17) must have been read with keen interest. It shows how deep Sethi’s ingress is in the circles of power. His article seems to suggest that (a) the government and the army are not on the same page; (b) Zardari and Nawaz are a duo, and the duo is helpless against the army that controls Balochistan through FC; (c) Mengals are the only sardars and Marris are the only nawabs in Balochistan, not the Magsis or Raisanis, etc; (d) the people of Balochistan, who are the worst sufferers and actual stakeholders, do not exist anywhere in the scheme of things.
This ‘theory’ leads us to believe that the military is against the sardars and nawabs and insurgents’ uprising. Therefore, the army would be the sole target of internal and external pressures. Interestingly, Sethi acknowledged the involvement of a foreign hand in Balochistan, a fact which a certain lobby refuses to accept. The question is: who is responsible for putting the house in order? Who is not doing enough in accordance with the mandate entrusted through people’s vote?