Politics of Maulana Fazl: A tale of power struggle

Who knew that one day Maulana Fazl ur Rehman will be out of power corridors, roaming on roads of Islamabad with so called rhetoric of “Civilian supremacy and rule of law”. No one was conscious of this. On same account no one knew that PML-N will wipe out from Punjab. Does the fall of these political forces is proof of decline of civil supremacy?

Of course the rise and fall of any political party does not mean that civilian supremacy is being diminished. It is indeed proof of the fact that people have more power in their hands and they have power to wipe any party out, take the case of PML-N, and have power to make any party clinch to power, take the instance of PTI – party that once used to have only one national assembly seat and climbed ladder to reach at least 116 seats.

In last 2 decades, Maulana has been part of system either in government or opposition, enjoyed protocols, media cove rages and hospitality of government as an ally.

Here we need to understand what is definition of civilian supremacy and rule of law and that too according to Maulana. In last 2 decades, he has been part of system either in government or opposition, enjoyed protocols, media cove rages and hospitality of government as an ally. Not only he but his entire family including his brothers and other relatives besides his offspring, have been part of government in one way or the other.

He had no issues with system until he was beneficiary of it. But after the General Election 2018, Maulana faced defeat in his home constituency and that was first time in last 20 years that Maulana didn’t get the ticket to parliament.

Maulana felt betrayed by establishment and disappointed by the system, and planned to wage war against system by announcing a long March to Islamabad on 31st October challenging the incumbent government, member of whom, Ali Amin Gandapur, has defeated him. His pain is understandable as he has lost many things after GE 2018 and now he wants his share in the system.

PTI government removed Maulana from head of Kashmir committee after coming into power and also asked him to leave the government allotted house. The tussle between two parties is so grave that there is no chance of reconciliation. It is important to see how things will shape up in coming days. Will Maulana get his share or it is end of his role in power spectrum, only time will explore all this.

From current situation, it is quite evident that he, without power, is acting like a fish without water.

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