The statement made by Interior Minister on Friday painted a desperate picture of the government struggling to stay afloat. Justifying the government’s stance on encouraging the COAS to play a facilitative role, accepting five of Imran Khan’s demands just went onto show the hapless predicament the government is in. It is reminiscent of the futile talks the government engaged in with the Taliban just months earlier. Just a few days ago, Parliament was beaming with democracy-enriched speeches by the likes of MNA’s such as Shazia Marri. Once the army stepped in, all has gone quiet, apart from the highly cautious and rather accommodating statements given by the PM and his representatives. The government needs to toughen its policies against all usurpers that have taken the country hostage in the name of freedom, to actually fulfill their insatiable appetite for power.

BARRISTER MOBEEN SHAH,

United Kingdom, August 30.