Zardari’s Mistake
16 March 2009

With reference to the editorial “A dangerous showdown in Pakistan” (KT, March 13), President Zardari can blame no one but himself for the current situation. He made the mistake of believing that people have a short memory and would forget the promises he made during the election campaign and after his party’s victory.

The situation has deteriorated so much that two party stalwarts have resigned (something which must have surprised him, since he apparently believed that all politicians are unscrupulous and can be bought).

And the latest ban on a popular television channel (which led to the resignation of Information Minister Sherry Rehman) proves that his government is on the verge of collapse.
-Shakir Lakhani, Pakistan