OPINION

Faizabad VS D-Chowk Dharna ,The Altercation of Similarity & Dissimilarity

Faizabad VS D-Chowk Dharna ,The Altercation of Similarity & Dissimilarity ,Collusion of the Powerful to Overthrow A government

THE PRIME QUESTION:
Was there a writ of the state in Dharnas, or was it a civil disobedience campaign orchestrated by the powerful quarters?

THE OBJECTIVE BEHIND DHARNAS (SIT-IN):
The D-chowk dharna was supported by a certain quarter from Rawalpindi to dismantle the government and bring a change in Islamabad. The Faizabad Dharna tools were publicly provided Rupees Five Thousand each in cash by men in uniform. This brings suspicion of collusion to knock down an elected government.

SOURCE OF FUNDING THE DHARNAS?
Dharnas, or sit-in requires hell of money to organize political campaign. The country’s economic health has brought it to knees in begging before nations. One wonders who sponsored such a huge campaign, and what was the source of funding.
Nothing comes free.
What was the price tag, and who was behind the source?
This answers most questions!

NET OUTCOME:
The previous government was pulled to pieces, and a new government with an old wine in a new bottle was placed to function.

PATHOLOGY:
Currency devalued to over 40% within months. PIA, the national flag carrier lost her transatlantic route after 70 years of service, a nuclear state went begging before nations, trade balance severely hurt, economic growth plunged, exponential increase in daily commodities is witnessed, the diplomacy failed, and no visible progress on borders is observed.

INTRIGUING QUESTION:
What is the unforeseen, yet to witness by a nation who lacks popular participation on national issues?
Were they ever taken into confidence when Gwader was sold for 40 years to a foreign state?
Were they ever informed of the facts behind Hamodur Rahman Commission Report, or the debacle of former East Pakistan?
Would they ever be told of a deal with an arch rival neighbor, and a nuclear roll back?

CONCLUSION:
IS THERE SOMETHING MORE TO SAY?

By: Gholam Mujtaba, Ed.D., M.D., FRSPH, FICPS