After the court ruling, Prime Minister Raja has a new lease of life, may be a short one though. He is not as defiant as the saint of Multan – Yousuf Raza Gilani. What sets the two apart is that PM Raja has seen hard days and risen from a position of a minor property dealer, while Gilani, a gaddi-nasheen, have had no dearth of freebies. Coming back to the Swiss letter issue, it now seems over as Waseem Sajjad has reportedly met the president. The Rhodes Scholar is most likely to manage what Aitzaz Ahsan and Babar Awan (PhD) couldn’t accomplish for the president.
Aitzaz and Babar loved publicity; Sajjad operates stealthily. He allegedly received Rs4 million to represent Gen Musharraf in the court but did not attend the proceedings even once. How cool! When Musharraf took over, Sajjad, as chairman Senate, was touring Germany. He quickly sent a message not to cancel his trip and withdraw protocol as he had changed sides. He is the most widely travelled chairman Senate in the country’s history. I thought Aitzaz Ahsan would replace Sharifuddin Pirzada but I have changed my mind. Waseem Sajjad is the candidate.
Dr A P Sangdil