The Supreme Court of Pakistan, finally realizing that they can do better by not trussing up the dictatorship, reinstated CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and nullified the reference filed against him by Musharraf.
I find it hard to imagine how The General will survive all this. CJ Chaudhry back at the bench will surely pick up where he left off – hearing cases about the disappeared. Musharraf has lost all credibility and legitimacy since Feb/March. Even the Lal Masjid operation provided temporary relief. The General has already declared that there will be elections and he will run in them ‘in uniform’ – which sounds as unhinged as anything Yahya declared in East Pakistan.
In the meanwhile, human bombs continue to blast away.
I feel like reciting some Faraz but I will restrain myself.
Also in grand academic tradition, I am recycling.
Update: Guardian has an investigative piece on Musharraf/Bhutto.