PPP has played the “corruption charges are political victimization” card often enough in its history. And there’s been plenty of reasons to sympathize with this point of view. Given its own past rhetoric on this issue, then, one must say that the disappearance, arrest and corruption charges slapped on the HEC Chairman’s younger brother Farooq Leghari show the worst sort of hypocrisy on the part of the PPP. There’s simply no other way to spin it. It’s utter shamelessness and completely indefensible.
Supporters of this government have always claimed that despite its many mistakes and its bad governance it’s the only government in Pakistan’s history that has not taken any political prisoners and refrained from political victimization of its opponents. Well, the arrest of Farooq Leghari has clearly put that one argument to rest. Who is going to be able to defend you now, PPP and on what basis?