coalition partners. As a consequence, the price of independent horses is bound to go through the roof.
The billion-rupee question is: Who will be chairman senate?
Apex rule: Once the senate dust settles we will be back to the GHQ-crafted ‘rule via apex committee’. It is not a military coup but it is a civil-military hybrid (a hybrid is the offspring of two plants or animals of different species). The GHQ-crafted hybrid aims to separate politics from crime. As far as Sindh is concerned, the GHQ has managed to haul the PML-N on to their page. As far as Sindh is concerned, the PPP-MQM combine is a status quo player – and they will resist change. As far as Zardari is concerned, he is desirous of re-establishing a communication link with the GHQ.
The other billion-rupee question is: Is the GHQ-crafted hybrid sustainable?
National Action Plan: There is little or no progress on the choking of terrorist funding sources. There is little or no progress on discouraging the publication and circulation of hate literature. There haven’t been any administrative or development reforms in Fata. There is little or no progress on action against elements spreading sectarianism. There is little or no progress on reforming the criminal justice system. To be sure, our civilian government is fighting the war against terror via rhetoric. And here there is no question. We know that the war cannot be won via rhetoric.
The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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