Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Crisis Continues in Pakistan

After humiliation of lawyers and journalists in the hands of Islamabad and Karachi police, alliance of the opposition parties of Pakistan; All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) has finally tendered their resignations from National as well as Provincial Assemblies.
On Tuesday around 86 MNAs (members of national assembly) submitted their resignation. These include 62 MNAs from Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), 20 of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and one MNA each from Tehrik-e-Insaf, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and JUI Fazl-e-Karim.
The National Assembly is one of the two Houses of Parliament, with a total membership of 272 elected through universal adult suffrage. 60 seats for Women and 10 Minorities. The total number becomes 342.
Around 26 MPAs (members of provincial assembly) Balochistan have also resigned. However, the most popular oppostition party Pakistan Peoples Party has kept itself aloof from the movement of the opposition. Benazir Bhutto's statement for allowing the US forces to strike for Osama in Pakistan lost her further support of the people.
State has unveiled its full revenge against politicians, lawyers, journalists as well as judges. Yesterday some 'unidentified' people in Karachi in bannes alleged Sindh Chief Justice, Justice Sabihuddin Ghausi for bribery.

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