Friday, February 15, 2008

By the by...

Yet another incident to highlight the crisis of legitimacy faced by PML-Q: a few days ago, no less a person than the wife of Chaudhry Shujaat, Kausar Shujaat, showed up at the house of a lawyer prominent in the lawyers' movement and offered a substantial donation to the Legal Aid fund set up to support boycotting lawyers. The lawyer was quite shocked and asked Mrs. Shujaat to kindly explain her action!

Mrs. Shujaat replied that she lived in Saudi Arabia, that the money that she was offering was hers and had nothing to do with her husband and that she did not agree with her husband's politics!

No wonder then that MI's initial estimate of 110 seats for PML-Q has fallen to 40 seats - if the erstwhile leaders of PML-Q cannot even muster any support within their families, what could they possibly ask of the public at large, the same public whose opinions and freedoms they have so contemptuously suppressed?!

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