The prime minister of Pakistan Zafar Ullah
Jamali resigned on June 22. His resignation is a bad news
for the working class of Pakistan. The political changes today
show that Musharaf regime desires to implement the new liberal
agenda at a much faster speed. To accelerate this process
a plan is been charted out to bring Shoukat Aziz as new prime
minister. He could not take the office straight away, as he
is not yet the "elected" member of the National
Assembly of Pakistan. He is at present member of the Senate.
In the meantime, Choudry Shujaat has taken over the post of
prime ministership for an interim period. Shoukat Aziz' nomination
is a replica copy of the political changes in India. He is
an economic reply of the ruling class of Pakistan to Man Mohan
Singh, the Indian prime minister. Shoukat Aziz has been hailed
by the capitalist economists as the crusader of the Pakistan
recent "economic growth". Like India, the so-called
economic growth has not touched the lives of the
working people of Pakistan in any better sense.
Bringing of Shoukat Aziz in place
of Jamali is also part of the preparations of the WTO full fledge
arrival next year. The General Musharaf regime has an illusion
that an economist prime minister can show miracles after
the opening of the World market next year particularly in the
field of textiles.
He may spearhead to an unprecedented economic growth in future,
according to the miscalculations of the Musharaf regime. Shoukat
Aziz will try to accelerate the process of privatization and
deregulations. He will try to fulfill the total conditionality
of the imperialist institutions. He will put Pakistan on sale
on the cheap
prices no one else can match.
Shoukat Aziz nominations are to
please the IMF, World Bank and WTO vicious regimes. It is political
preparations after the probable defeat of President Bush in
November 2004 Americas presidential elections. General
Musharaf wants to go to any length to please the imperialist
institutions to prolong his power period. He will not succeed
in that. Like Jamali, it is possible that Musharaf will go long
before 2007, the year he must have new
elections for the president. The reason is very simple. Shoukat
Aziz like Jamali will not be able to link the human development
with the so-called economic development. That is against their
philosophy. Shoukat Aziz will be
here to please the capitalists and feudal lords. He will be
no better friend than Jamali of the working class.
It is another bad news for all
of us. It will not make any better for us until we do some thing.
We must do something. That is to bring an alternative political
and economical agenda that that of Shoukat Aziz.
We must expose the real nature of the capitalist system.