Nawaz Shariff should respectfully resign for the sake of orderly democratic Pakistan

      Comments Off on Nawaz Shariff should respectfully resign for the sake of orderly democratic Pakistan
Spread the love

Nawaz Shariff should
respectfully resign for the sake of orderly democratic Pakistan.

By Mike Ghouse
The Ghouse

was elected by the people and the same people are asking him to step down – and
that is indeed a genuine democratic thing to do. He should remember that
peaceful demonstrations earn respectable name for Pakistan in the world, and if
he honors the peaceful people, he will have a place in history.

Pakistan turmoil, courtesy Rueters

On the other hand if Nawaz Shariff goes
berserk, he will cause Pakistan to go violent and endanger his own existence. What
does he think of himself, a Netanyahu or Al-Baghdadi that he can silence the
people by brutal force?

If he were any smart, he would go on the national TV and appreciate the
people and welcome them for peacefully exercising their democratic right to protest, and do what
the people ask; to recount the ballot or resign. Is that a problem?   More
than likely, the demonstrations would have been called off and he would have
remained respectable and would have won another landslide victory, but the he did not have the brains to do that. 

Every peace loving person should be outraged at this dude for deploying 10,000 Special
Forces to disperse the peaceful non-violent crowds seeking political solutions.
On the top of it, he ordered firing at nearly 200 injured women, which reminds me of Jalianwala Bagh incident where British forces did the same thing and women jumped into the wells and died. I am proud of these women who stood and took the bullets. But, this is
outrageous and unacceptable, he ain’t no Baghdadi. 

When the bad guys were killing fellow Pakistanis be it
Shia, Christians, Ahmadies and others, Shariff let it happen, and now when his
days are numbered, he deploys 10,000 forces to squelch the peaceful
demonstrators. It does not work that way.

kind of non-sense is he talking about when he says he wants to protect democracy?
If he steps down respectfully, he will have a chance to continue in some form
of governance, if not, he knows her kuttay ke din hotay hain, he has seen every
dog had his day, and he will be one too if he goes against the will of the

for Obama to ask Shariff to step down, it is in our (American) interest
and the interests of the people of Pakistan to have stability in the
region, we
cannot have more than one Afghanistan.  I
hope Obama will not wait until it becomes messy to ask Shariff to step
down; as
he did the right thing with Mubarak in asking him to step down by siding
the people of Egypt. Obama made the same mistake with that Idiot Maliki
Iraq, had Maliki formed an inclusive government, we would not have seen
mess. Of course, all these problems stem from Bush’s criminal adventure
in Iraq. Obama is a good guy, but he needs to be a bully to deal with
the bullies.

It’s time for Obama to be on the side of the Pakistani people and not with the
guys who are desperate to remain in power. Be smart and be with the people and
not with the transients.  All Obama has
to do is ask Nawaz Shariff to announce recounting, or announce a date for
re-election. It will restore calmness. The people of Pakistan deserve that.

Khan, Aqeel Qureshi and a few others are out there witnessing the mayhem first
hand, and I hope to incorporate their quotes in the piece, I am writing on our
goofy foreign policy about nurturing democracies.

Mike Ghouse is a public speaker, thinker, writer and a commentator on Pluralism
at work place, politics, religion, society, gender, race, culture, ethnicity,
food and foreign policy. All about him is listed in several links at and his writings are at and 10 other
blogs. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic
solutions on issues of the day.

Spread the love