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The right moment

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IF you think you’re crazy and imagining things, you’re not. A moment of stability quickly yields to instability and confusion and the threat of chaos.

But there’s a pattern all right.

Nawaz and Maryam go quiet, the system goes quiet. Nawaz and Maryam switch the megaphone back on, the system roars back.

This time it may be for good.

The inimitable and excellent Sohail Warraich has described it as a desi-style tug of war between Team Democracy and Team You-Know-Who. He’s declared it the Beginning of the End.

Warraich is worth listening to carefully because he’s got it right pretty much every step of the way over the last year or so.

When more naïve types, including one here, thought the court couldn’t possibly oust Nawaz on the weight of a flimsy JIT, Warraich had already penned The Party is Over.

The fresh logic may be irresistible.

It starts with the Senate elections, but it isn’t really about the Senate. Even before the Balochistan machinations, the PML-N was only poised to gain a handful of seats in the Senate.

The people can’t be trusted to deliver the right result and massaging the process takes a bunch of doing.

Sure, the N-League will still grow to be the largest party in the Senate and with allies may grab a majority, but there’s no discernible legislative agenda that needs thwarting.

As for the reverse — the boys and their........

© Dawn