By Dr. K.N. Pandita
At first, implications of Pakistan Supreme Court verdict of 18 December quashing the corruption amnesty did not seem alarming. But as the debate on the issue intensified in political and legal circles, it started unraveling the gravity of situation.
Even leading commentators have begun to express unease that political and administrative situation in Pakistan is becoming rather chaotic.
US official reaction to the quashing of NRO that it is Pakistan’s internal matter and that Washington has nothing to do with it sounds bizarre. Who does not know that the NRO of July 2007 was the brainchild of US and UK handlers who wanted a reconciliation formula brokered between Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto. Washington and London both wanted Pakistan to have some semblance of democratic dispensation because of growing unpopularity of Pervez Musharraf. Continue Reading…