Following the devastating Supreme Court ruling overturning nearly 50 years of what was thought to be settled law, many Democratic elected officials responded with calls to ‘get out the vote this November, and some even boldly asked for campaign donations. What we didn’t hear however from President Biden and leadership in the Party was a move to expand the Court or a concerted push to eliminate the filibuster.
The election is the only way out of the impasse, a “course correction” is desperately needed for Pakistan. Thomas Paine said that when the public does not fear its government it is called “liberty” and when the public fears the government it is called “tyranny”. Looking at the current scenario, we can easily add that when both the government and public fear each other it becomes “anarchy”.
Having an adequate capacity of water reservoirs is very important for a country like Pakistan, which receives 60% of its yearly rain during 3 monsoon months and flood water in the river ends up in the Arabian sea. Storage capacity in 3 major reservoirs in Pakistan is only 9% of the average annual flow against a world average of about 40%.
The architects of the judicial coup to depose Imran Khan had underestimated his popularity among the people – from urban to remotest rural areas of Pakistan. It made him more popular and acceptable than ever before and solidified his leadership for years to come, which at the same time cemented further the national unity and solidarity in Pakistan. The private citizen Imran Khan is more powerful and popular than the premier Imran Khan.