Pakistan-watchers are wondering President Zardari-led PPP government’s wisdom on dragging its feet on Judiciary related administrative matters.

Echoing such concerns, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar said the Supreme Court enjoys the confidence of 170 million people. “Interfering in the court’s matters, sending representatives to judges in the darkness of night and sitting on files refreshes the memories of Musharraf’s era”.

The PML-Nawaz leader said that some of the representatives of the government have turned the direction of their guns towards the most honorable institution of the country, Judiciary, which may put democratic set up and the government to harms way.

This is the second time in less than a week that the fire-brand opposition leader has sounded off such an alarm.

Appearing on an exclusion interview on Do Tok with Mazhar Abbas the other day, Ch Nisar in plain words said that the Zardari-led government’s poor governance, corruption charges and continued contempt towards Supreme Court verdicts and directives may rock the nascent democratic dispensation, adding that PML-N will be the first to come out to save the democratic system but not a person.

While giving the interview to Mazhar Abbas on Do Tok, Ch Nisar divulged for the first time the PML(N)-PPP deal behind Musharraf’s exit.

According to Nisar, it was mutually decided between the two largest political parties that while the Prime Minister shall be from the PPP, the President would be from another party – an indication that the PML-N might have been the beneficiary of the Presidential slot.

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Expressing his views during the NA session in Islamabad today, Chaudhry Nisar said ruining the entire system for a single soul or position would not be an advisable thing to do.

Observers think Nisar’s statement may be the “parting shot” and situation may indeed be raveling now. Observers believe while the army may not step in the Parliament may be used to make a democratic changeover followed by a mid-term polls which Nisar indicated in his Do Tok interview may very well happen after six to eight months.

Watch Ch Nisar interview on Do Tok:
DO TOK With MAZHAR ABBAS on ARY: Jan 16

Nisar told the assembly today that he was concerned over what he called a government’s deal on the matter of judges appointments. “The government cannot be given the right to create an atmosphere of confrontation and to smash the law to pieces,” he added.

According to reports the tension between the leaders of PML-Nwaz and PPP is so high that Balochistan CM Nawab Aslam Raisani reportedly contacted PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif on phone and urged them to direct PML-N ministers to pay a courtesy call on President Zardari.

President Zardari is in Punjab – in an effort to rediscover the largest province of Pakistan as PPP’s bastion of power – a position it enjoyed during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s era.

Mr Nawaz Sharif is on a visit to China and the younger Sharif was in Scotland on Sunday.

Meanwhile, as the nation awaits detailed judgment from the Supreme Court on NRO, the Supreme Court awaits President Zardari’s approval on its recommendations for judges’ appointments both in the apex court and in Lahore high court.

Power-politics is at its height with behind-the-scene maneuvers dodging the night skies of Islamabad and Lahore. Situation is as incognito and murky as the presence or absence of Blackwaters, XE’s and DynCorps in the country!

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