I am a Pakistani.
I am that Pakistani for which the Quaid struggled for a sovereign state where I could practice my religion i.e. Islam without any discrimination or fear.
My country was found on the principles of democracy giving way to the voice of people for the people and by the people.
The parliament, national assembly and other governmental bodies are supposed to be public serving bodies meant to strategize and work for the benefit of the nation and its people at large. The constitution is a sacred document defining the values and political stance of the country.
However unfortuntately my country and its people misunderstood that being the public servant of the country meant making people their servant and sucking the life and blood out of the people of the country. Round and around the ball game continued with the power being thrown from one tracheaous hand to another in the past 67 years meanwhile the army and military played their desperate roles.
Now having said all that and having numerous debates in the last 7 days on the political conditions of the country I wonder of the following unanswered questions:
If the country believes in democracy and is run on political grounds than an angry large crowd of people on the basis of sentiments and a gutsy political leader without any political negotiation could bring down the position of the head of state and threaten the government?
Second, agreeing to every single statement of Kaptaan is not only wise but inevitable for every single citizen of the nation. But is the modus operandi correct? Are the people who are put at stake whose life, time and security are being threatened every moment would be given the desired justice or it is also just taken as a mini evening concert arranged by the Tehreek to get hold of the kursi the Kaptaan is apparently desperate to get hold of?
Third, when you talk about Islamic Republic of Pakistan then exposing your women swaying to the dance moves in the rain late at night while the aiming modernistic leader dances along with the party on the containers reflects the perfect Islamic stance of the nation? Is the new Pakistan in every sense being new? Defying all ethics and core values and catering to a certain niche of the society?
Fourth the Nawaz brothers, with every move condemned and no doubt rightly so will leave their seats on the basis of an unproved fact of swindling of the votes? Now ? Well anyone can prove they swindled ? MQM ? PTI itself or etc etc.
Fifth does anyone care about the country’s economy and the problem these sit ins are posing? 7 days is a big number and it seems neither the government nor the enthusiasts much care about the economical and social conditions of the state.
Lastly, while every body is trying to have a piece of the reformist’s cake, can we be a bit more serious about this? or are we waiting for some kind of an elastic limit to be crossed so that we can revert to chaos for a few more days adding to the much deserved break the certain chunk of the nation seems to be enjoying?
Nevertheless I reserve my comments.
I only aspire for a decent amicable answer to all this… for the reform isnt a one day venture, its an entire journey, a transformation requiring foresight, intelligence, superior politics and patience.