The opposition and the government both have made their own calculations about the outcome of proposed Long March next month. The government is hopeful that it will blow over while the opposition is optimistic that it will see the back of the government. The government is rightly worried that at a time when the military parade will be displaying the state of art weaponry presence of a protest in federal capital would be a security risk.
The politicians must take the prognosis of intelligence agencies seriously. Benazir would have been alive today had she heeded to the advice of intelligence agencies and not attended the Rawalpindi public rally.