ah Mondays are always tough… Its getting started in one’s work week after lazing for two days if you’re lucky to have the weekend off…

Today  on Breakfast At Dawn we had Hasan Askari… a senior political analyst and we were discussing the visit of John Negraponte to Pakistan and what it means for us… a very interesting discussion no doubt but something he said really struck me…

The situation in Swat is worsening day by day… we have a bit of a war going on in our North West Frontier Province.  Now a new flashpoint has erupted with the sectarian violence that has started up in Parichinar. With so much trouble up there Askari pointed out that the govt needs to have the stability to focus on handling that problem.  But with the confrontational stance that everyone is taking… Benazir won’t talk to Musharraf… Musharraf locking everyone up… everyone bashing Musharraf with or without the uniform. In fact even Askari pointed out that even if the govt does take a valid step our automatic response is to bash it because that is our first reaction. Lack of confidence in the govt has become habitual whether justified or not. My personal opinion is I sincerely hope Mush sees sense and lifts the emergency asap and that the politicians put Pakistan first for a change and work together rather than confrotational tactics with each other to bring stability back into the country.

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