On Memogate


The memo controversy has been rocking the feeble Pakistani state for some time now. Who did what, how it was done, what was the rationale for it and who stands to benefit from this arrangement are questions that might unfold or might not, depending upon the answers. After his resignation was approved, the civilian authorities have taken the position of the tragic hero who bears all the brunt of a deal gone sour, thus, highlighting the evil designs of the celebrated villain: the Pakistan army.

If what is being stated by the memo is true, then surely there is no room for such a blame game to enter into the debate. The only way through which the ‘bloody civilians’ can defeat the ‘army wallahs’ is by their own faultless performance in the art of governance. Can the politicians learn to do things the right way or keep on going in circles?