After the whole process of approval of nomination files of election candidates had been completed, it was disappointing to hear the bitter truth on a few TV shows about how some big fish managed to have a narrow escape. It was even more disturbing to see the media crying over the spilt milk. While the ECP, judiciary and media were busy in somehow making it impossible for the former president Pervez Musharraf to contest the election, they forgot some more corrupt feudals and capitalists.

On the one hand, the ROs were busy in humiliating the articles 62 and 63 of constitution by asking names of fruits from candidates, on the other hand, the nomination papers of those candidates were being accepted who were the loan defaulters by billions of rupees, who had never paid tax for their big sugar mills and petrol pumps, who had never paid their utility bills, and who had been the most corrupt of parliamentarians. Although the scrutinisation process has completed, the judiciary is still in position to enforce the spirit of article 62 and 63, however no judicial action regarding this issue has been taken yet. Perhaps they are busy in setting free the fake degree holders from jails, and in trying the well wishers of the country in treason cases. If this attitude of the country’s most important institutions continues, the nation will be shadowed by clouds of despair.


Karachi, April 23.