In his statement Dr. Taimur Rahman, General Secretary of the Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party Pakistan (CMKP) opposes the recent judicial coup against the elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. This decision by the SC, which is completely outside of the power of the Supreme Court, is simply one more coup in a series of coups that have been organized time and time again in the history of Pakistan against elected governments. These successive coups have destroyed the democratic process in Pakistan, destroyed any chance of the development of a mature political leadership. And finally contribute to nothing except to further fragment politics along reactionary right wing lines.
We would have been the first to support a change in government if it was the product of a mass movement of workers and peasants fighting for their rights. But nothing of the sort is taking place. In fact, the elected government and the right wing judiciary have been trading punches only within the framework of their own narrow class interests for the last four years.
When little over a week ago the moral authority of the judiciary was questioned in a fundamental manner over serious charges of corruption, the judiciary decided to act immediately before its own corruption was completely exposed to the public. Today all those allegations of corruption of the judiciary have been buried in an avalanche of right wing propaganda hailing the decision of the Supreme Court as a great step against corruption. Nothing of the sort has been achieved. In fact, a new PM will be elected very soon. The same case of writing a letter to the Swiss authorities to open cases against the President will be opened against the new Prime Minister. And the musical chairs will continue.
The Communist Mazdoor Kissan Party strongly condemns the anti-people steps that have been taken by both the Federal and Provincial governments – especially in the last few days evidenced by the police beatings ordered against protesting civilian workers and peasants. An ouster of an elected, democratic – though incompetent – Prime Minister, will not solve any of Pakistan’s problems instead it will set another negative precedent. What we really need in Pakistan is a socialist revolution that will bring the workers and peasants peasants of Pakistan to power. No other change will bring about any fundamental change in the way this system is functioning.
Courtesy: e-list/ e-group of cmkp_pk, June 21, 2012