The silent majority is waking up in Pakistan. The media and the NGOs are taking over in awakening the conscience of the silent populace, which is now aware of their civil rights and the benefits of democracy.
Barack Hussein Obama can become a catalyst for the hopeful public of Pakistan by siding with the silent majority and working directly with the NGOs, sidestepping the current government establishments of Army and its civil cronies. The civilian aid should go directly to the people and not to the government.
The current political stand-off has only one winner, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.
His legal crusaders who launched public awareness marches to restore law and order on the strength of a fair and democratic Constitution rather than of biased enforcement of a whimsical presidential rule are winning plaudits everywhere.
The sooner the world understands where the actual power should lies in Pakistan, the quicker it would help solve the regional problem. The world should understand the difference between the phenomenon of the good grass-roots Islamic Sharia laws rather than taking a narrow view that Islam only sponsors evil.
If the grass-roots in Pakistan are allowed to look after their affairs based on Islamic Sharia laws (if they want to), which have nothing to do with terrorism and extremism, South Asia would start moving in the right direction.
In the hour of their need it is the duty of all Indians to support the people of Pakistan. The media, the civil society and the NGOs of the world should channelise their energies in support of the underdogs, the silent majority. Let us not alienate them by criticising their religious beliefs due to extremist attitude of a few Pakistanis.
If Pakistan can do it so can India. Politicians like Sharad Pawar, Mayawati to name a few, think India owes it to them to make them the Prime Minister of India. What makes them feel so sure of being elected, let alone be the PM?
The reason is the state of our media and inactive NGOs. Do we have the fearless anchors like Hamid Mir? Do we have fearless TV stations like Geo TV?
No, whatever we have is already bought by these evil politicians. What has happened to the Tahelkas of this world?
Does anyone remember Jayprakash Narayan? The last man to shake the conscience of the entire nation.
Time has come for a new leader to arise amongst us. May be we should take a leaf from chapter of the long march of Iftikhar Chaudhry. Pakistanis can now hold their heads high. Their ‘long march’ set free democracy from the both external and internal imperialism.