Comments on: Obituary of a scandal : A first draft on Pakistan’s “Memogate” http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/01/25/obituary-of-a-scandal-a-first-draft-on-pakistans-memogate/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/01/25/obituary-of-a-scandal-a-first-draft-on-pakistans-memogate/comment-page-1/#comment-40245 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:15:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8240#comment-40245 Myra, House arrest is strange when the guy is supposed to be shifting from the President House to the Prime Minister Residence and ten back to the President House, for security. Mr Haqqani has sold his soul to the devil; he simply wants that his leaders share his fate. It is upto the Pakistan military to decide the fate of three masquetiers! Are the Saudis willing to grant asylum to Zardari & co, or must they face trial in Pakistan?

What a shamble; the yanks are now the destabilising factor in several parts of the world.

Rex Minor

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2012/01/25/obituary-of-a-scandal-a-first-draft-on-pakistans-memogate/comment-page-1/#comment-40243 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:52:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8240#comment-40243 Pakistan would do well by switching to an American style democratic system where the President who is elected by the public becomes the commander in chief of the armed forces. All it takes is for this one person to get elected directly by the people. Imagine Imran Khan standing for such a position. He’d win hands down in today’s situation. Since the President is publicly elected, there is no question of the army having its own policies. The President can appoint whoever he or she likes to the top of the military. The other politicians can compete for the senate and Congress seats. The American system also favors a federal structure – states have partial autonomy with their own constitution and laws to suit their local needs. The British style of democracy might not be a suitable system for Pakistan. If they make their constitution such that no one can be appointed for the position of the President and that post can only be by means of votes that will nail the army’s attempts to stage coups. Also they should have elections every four years to speed up the democratic exercise with term limits for all politicians including the President – two terms or a total of 8 years. This new system might rejuvenate the country.

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