Nawaz Sharif urges Pak to stop treating India as 'biggest enemy'
The former Pakistani Prime Minister’s repent of not controlling the military during his tenure as Prime Minister is the suggestive indication that the country is being run by the military; the elected government is just a puppet. He was forcefully thrown out of power by the then chief of Army Parvez Musharaff in 1999, and he could flee the country in fear of worst consequence by intervention of Saudi Government. Although he was barred constitutionally to play country politics, yet things changed in his favor and he returned to Pakistan and led his party PML-N in the last election. He has nothing to do with the government as his party was not a partner of government formation. PML-N is the main opposition in the parliament. Sheriff is no better than any of civilian leaders in Pakistan; they all have the same motto of grabbing power and become selfish for helping the self.
To be in the lime light of the media Sheriff gave some suggestions to the present regime of Gilani and Zardari during his three day visit to southern Sindh province. One should not get carried away by his statements as those are just rhetoric. He wants the present leaders stop thinking India as its arch-enemy. Mr. Sheriff, your suggestion would never be accepted by any of Pakistan’s leaders, and I believe you too wouldn’t be able to follow your own suggestion if you come to power. So the question of changing perception does not arise at all. Another of his contention too would be ignored without fail, we believe. The military budget hike is to be discussed in the parliament as is being done in other countries, Shariff demands. The inquiry demands that he made could be met, but not with sincerity. The killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006 and the killing of 40 innocent protestors supporting the unlawful removal of Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikar Choudhry in May 2007 for which proper probe should be made, he said.
The real civilian control of Pakistan is difficult, which Shariff wants to have. In the 63 years of history of Pakistan was the military under the control of the elected government ever? Development and progress are not there in the dictionary of Pakistani leaders, be it civilians or military. They prefer to go in chaotic way and certainly would face the ultimate disaster some day.