Some commentators on this blog have expressed their unhappiness, saying that Musharraf’s departure will lead to doom and darkness. I personally, don’t believe so, which was reaffirmed by his farewell address. Typical of all leaders, who have tasted power for far too long, he still believes that the country will disintegrate without him, that the leaders are corrupt, etc etc. If Pakistan can survive four military dictators, three wars, countless insurgencies and corrupt politicians, it can survive Musharraf. The Pakistani nation has proved time and again that it has endless reserves of patience.
The question really is now, what happens next – will the government restore the deposed judges, fix the economy and the worsening security situation in the tribal regions? And more importantly, will this coalition survive the next three months together without throwing hissy fits and issuing mind-boggling statements every five minutes? Perhaps we all know that the government won’t be able to achieve any of the goals mentioned above. Perhaps the army will take over in the next few months. But at least we forced one dictator to go, sans bloodshed and army coups.
P.S: Happy Nauroze everyone!