Karachi, Aug 8 : The 'Aam Admi' in Pakistan seems to be worried and keeping his fingers crossed ahead of the Monday's Impeachment Motion to be moved by the four-party coalition government in Islamabad. The political development has evoked a mixed reaction from among Pakistanis, with most of them having the opinion that the country might be pushed to yet another era of political uncertainty.
One Ahmed Khan (70) was of the view that the removal of the President will create "further anarchy in the country", as, he added, a number of senior politicians who have no role in the current set-up will use the situation to their advantage.
"Benazir Bhutto was the only real leader and she was killed to pave the way for conspirators.
She had the courage to boldly face her enemies and the present PPP government is nothing without her," he said, reiterating that the current political scenario was not right for taking any initiatives against the president.
Naseem, a factory worker, advised the nation to seek the Almighty's blessings, stating that he had lost all hope in politicians. "Everyone is doing what they deem fit and are completely ignoring the masses that elected them in the first place.
These politicians are just interested in filling up their bank accounts with dollars and pounds," he said.
Mudassir, an employee of a local bank, said: "The political parties need to unite, as the public is looking to them to resolve issues such as the political instability and rapid inflation. These problems have to be addressed as they are making life miserable for the middle and lower classes."
Arif alias Kallu was happy that the leaders had agreed to impeach President Musharraf, who, according to him, was the root of all the problems facing the nation. However, he was quick to point out that the impeachment would not necessarily lead to better conditions. "The government needs to focus on the law and order situation, especially in the tribal areas, where hundreds of schools have been burnt and dozens of innocent citizens are being killed everyday," he said.
A shopkeeper, Muhammad Akram, said that the impeachment decision was one favored by a majority of the population. "If the intentions of politicians are right, they can bring prosperity to the country," he said.
Ghafoor Masih, a daily wager worker, said that over the past five months the federal government had failed to deliver and had only created problems for the common man. "Rather than making announcements of impeaching the president, the government should consider the plight of the public, which is bearing the brunt of the inflation and other problems," he said.