Thursday, September 13, 2007

Road To Martial Law?

In a redux, of sorts, Imran Khan has been expelled from Karachi, courtesy of the MQM-led government in Sindh:

Agencies add: In Islamabad, Imran Khan said it was his right to visit any part of the country.

“It is a total violation of my fundamental rights guaranteed in the constitution,” he said after leading a demonstration in the capital against the visit of US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.

Imagine. A politician, or a judge, cannot travel freely in his or her own country! They cannot even hold a protest or a public event of any kind without being harassed by the powers that be. Add to this, the flouting of Supreme Court decisions, and the steady erosion of civil rights, how soon before martial law is declared in Pakistan?