Supporters of the two political parties, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) have been demanding resignation of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, who was allegedly elected through a rigged electoral process in 2013.
The charged political activists have been stationed in front of the Parliament buildings on the Constitution Avenue in Islamabad since the past 17 days to wage their persistent protest. Meanwhile, across the country, people have been glued to media and news reports to gather the latest picture.
Last night, a change of events was brought about by the use of violent means to curb or provoke activities in the protest zone, ironically officially addressed as the Red Zone.
Talks, words, and actions have already distorted the concept of what is right and constitutional. In fact, all leaders, in power or opposition, blatantly stand in sheer violation of the constitution in one way or the other.
And yet we still stand in frenetic hope of justice and truth. What happened last night was not unexpected. It was though commendable that the same or worse did not happen earlier. There is a limit for patience and despair.
Patience has been tested and lives have been affected to stir a struggle for what might be hope for a better country and a fairer system. However, the struggle does not seem to be working. It is indeed creating factions and disturbing the peace that existed. Now it has further boiled down to injuries and deaths, which raises a dire concern for humanity as well.
The stage is set for a civil war.