BijuShet wrote:A very interesting article from "The News". It talks about the power struggle between the Zardari and Gilani groups. Also some tidbits about how outsider ears are tuned into GoTSP and its decision making.
How to clean up the bloody mess-2Monday, November 23, 2009
By Shaheen Sehbai
KARACHI: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the Asif Zardari-led PPP set-up have reached a dead end on their political highway to nowhere. After the official release of the NRO list, it has become impossible for Gilani to sleep in the same bed with boggy and smutty crocodiles and cockroaches when he was about to quit his lucrative job if just a speck of the NRO dirt had hit his real life partner.
This is how outsiders see it. But those sitting inside the secure PM House have no different view and it is now widely known that the Syed from Multan is no longer prepared to take public or private snubs and insults anymore. .....................
The appearance of the italicised bits from the below article in the first two paragraphs of Shaheen Sehbai’s article suggests that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has much Takleef with the article you posted:
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
PIO complains to CPNE against newspaper
ISLAMABAD: The government has taken a serious note of the contents of a write-up published in an English newspaper (not Daily Times) and complained about it to the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE).
The letter, available with Daily Times, pointed out that it was over 15 months now that “all kind of poisonous and baseless conjectures are being made against the person of the president. He is being accused of everything and anything that can be imagined by anybody. This is done by a particular group of newspapers as if all other newspapers have no sense of news. A critical and professional appraisal of today’s adventure of the worthy group editor of the newspaper is offered to ascertain the intentions and mind-set behind it. He starts by pronouncing that ‘Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and the Asif Zardari-led PPP set-up have reached a dead end on their political highway to nowhere. Isn’t it a judgment of finality on the part of the writer? Then he says that it is now widely known that ‘the Syed from Multan is no longer prepared to take public or private snubs and insults anymore’. .............