the government has a choice: strengthen its armour to fend off the next crisis better or hope to limp through it and somehow emerge on other side, even weaker but still alive.
- Breathing Room, Cyril Almeida
As a citizen of that country, all I can do is ask our government to, if it can't protect its citizens, at least protect its own damn self.
Like Almeida points out in the article itself, there are a few things that the government could do to make things easier on itself, and the instability hounded people (and forestall the instability hunting media) of Pakistan:
For various reasons — internally for judicial reasons and externally for political reasons — the court isn’t really in a position to put the government to the rack; it appears limited to being an occasional, and occasionally serious, annoyance.
This provides an opening for the government to broker a détente. Call off the attack dogs whispering into ears in Islamabad; rein in the noisy, and noisome, Babar Awan & co; cooperate with suo moto actions into second-tier corruption tales; and get serious about the business of governance on at least some fronts.- Breathing Room, Cyril Almeida
Zardri and co. should at least have the sense to protect themselves, and by extension, the symbols of an already racked federation. We know these jackasses won't so maybe we should all scream at them to do so.