A high-quality contest We’ve reached the last quarter of the cricketing Iron Man Match though, “It was an hour-long meeting and we all agreed that the 15 names shortlisted earlier were deserving for the honour. He also sported a simple white T-shirt,India vs Australia (CLICK HERE)? Gujarat,96 per cent cases.I thought!Memogate?the defence secretary (a retired lieutenant-general and confidant of the army chief) having been summarily dismissed the previous week and a decision hanging over the continuation beyond the next few weeks of the head of the ISIGeneral Shuja Pasha It was a situation ripein the light of the past six decadesfor a coup to send the civilian government packingmore ripe perhaps than ever in the pastgiven that there is no charismatic Bhutto at the head of the political establishment but a fragile coalition held together by leaders who can feel under their feet the heaving discontent of their own supporters As our panting reporters and hysterical anchors back home flitted like bees from one expert to another predicting an imminent political earthquake in our immediate neighbourhoodanxious messages had flown between our delegation and our hosts over whether it would not be wiser to postpone the event to a less eventful time The contrast between the tone of our queries and the even replies we received could not have been starker Repeatedly we were reassured that all was on even keel; that our parliamentary counterparts were readyable and willing to receive us; that we could indeed even bring our spouses along if we wished; and that the theme of the conference would continue to the somewhat banal one of trade and economic relations even as our general public was being informed by our always perceptive 24×7 media that Pakistan was hurtling once more towards the abyssand that to talk trade at a moment like this was a bit like discussing the trickle in the tap when the issue was the imminence of the flood Our discussions over two days 17th and 18th overlapped with the debate in the Pakistan National Assembly and Senateessentially over who was to run the countrythe army or the civilian authority; concern over whether Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani wouldin factrespond to the supreme courts summons for his personal appearance before the benchand what would happen if he were to go or not to go; the stripping of Gilanis principal counsel of his right to appear on behalf of his eminent client and his replacement by none other than the seasoned barristerAitzaz Ahsanwho had led the lawyers movement against Pervez Musharraf; the dismissed defence secretarys decision to appeal to the courts against what he insists is his arbitrary dismissal; and widespread speculation over the future of the ISI chief and thus of the relationship between the civil government and the armed forces principal enforcement agencynot only operating abroad but even more against dissidents and discontents within Pakistan In the eventand notwithstanding their other pressing political life-and-death preoccupationsno less than 52 members of the Pakistan Parliamentstretching past all the principal political formationstook time off to meet usas many as 35 of them participatingwithout rancour and with immense good humourin the most constructive round of discussions of the three we have held so far Morewe were taken to the Senate and welcomed formally not only by the chair but by every one of the heads of the political parties represented in the Senate There was some apprehension when Prof Khurshid Ahmed of the Jamaat-i-Islami rose to speak that the cordiality might be blown away; his remarks werehoweverentirely in keeping with the warmth of the sentiments expressed from every corner of the House The next eveningthe delegation was received by the prime minister (to some whispering among us as to whether this was a farewell tea from an outgoing head of government) But rising above the steaming samosas and delectable sandwichesthe engagement turned into a full-blown protocol event with the leaders of all the political parties represented in the ruling coalition in respectful attendancealong with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (at her winsome best) and other senior ministersthe prime minister himself going well beyond his written speech to convey an unmistakable message of goodwill and good neighbourliness Given that ours was an utterly informalnon-official delegationwith no particular sanction or mandate from either the government or even the presiding officers of our Parliamentlet alone our respective political leadershipsthe reception at the prime ministers residencein the context of what is his most daunting domestic challenge to datewasto say the leastquite remarkable We had certainly neither asked for itnor expected it Next morningas we re-crossed the Wagha-Attari borderwe learned that Gilani had presented himself in person before the supreme courtthat he was exempted from further personal appearances and that the case would go forward with due democratic decorum The main lesson to be learned is that democracy has at long last taken root in the hitherto arid soil of Pakistan In sharp contrast to the pastnot a single political formation has offered itself as the civilian faade for military rule There is no Kings Party.

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