Whenever I try to write something on Salman Taseer, my thoughts go to Asia Bibi, I don’t know how many xmas have passed since she is in the jail far from her family and home.
Salman Taseer was the brave guy who could dare to stand for a poor weak lady following the true sunnah of his prophet Muhammad. I know there are hundreds of such well meaning humans in the city of Ali Hajveri Data Ganj Bakhsh, but none of them as brave as Salman Taseer.
There is however no more appropriate time than now, to renew the efforts for the release of Asia Bibi. There is no doubt that Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif government is in much better position to get her out. The majority muslim sect Bralevis must remember that they need to distinguish themselves from the extremists muslims, it is not only the Eid-Milad-un-Nabi that makes them stand out from the extermists but also the following of Sufis like Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh, Hazrat Farid Ganj-e-Shakar, and hundreds of Sufis who blessed the province of Punjab with their divine message of peace, mercy and love to all. Bralevis need to follow the traditions of Prophet Muhammad who was mercy to all.
This month of Rabi-ul-Awwal brings them this great opportunity to redeem themselves in the eyes of رحمت اللعالمین ۔ . There can not be more shame for the followers of Data Ganj Bakhsh where a poor weak lady is punished in the name of Prophet who is mercy to the whole world.
Nawaz Sharif & Shahbaz Sharif may have been indebted by the Saudi Salfis but their forefathers followed the religion that was peace and mercy to all. They must stand up for the poor lady, the majority Bralevi in Punjab should start campaign for mercy in this month of Rabi-ul-Awal for the Asia Bibi.
The best tribute to Salman Taseer is to renew the efforts for the release of Asia Bibi.
Not to be personal, but since you got the liberty and freedom that you enjoy and praise in the country you are residing just because you ended up there in a plane, it will be very hard to understand who were those “stupids” who never “valued” their life to attain the liberty and freedom that you enjoy today.
It is indeed very difficult to understand such things, I was just intending to write this on BB’s anniversary that how easy it would have been for BB to step into Imran’s shoes back in 2008, there was a short period where all the establishment media was all praise for her and she was being portrayed as the saviour against Pervez Musharraf. She was given an option to become a leader like current Imran Khan or die like she died. She choose to die and not “value” the life. And the same option was given to Imran Khan, his party PTI could have been easily on this side of the fence. But he choose to “value” the life. It’s not without reason that IK can speak in a large gathering in PESHAWAR without a bullet proof glass while Bilawal can not speak without bullet proof glass even in GARAHI Khuda Bakhsh. There is some one other than God in Pakistan who guarantees that who will die in bomb blast and who won’t.
It will be a dark Pakistan like Saudi Arabia and most of the Middle East if there are no such leaders who doesn’t “value” their lives. It is no surprise that while there have been “Muslim” countries like Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and many many more where dictators ruled for decades and decades from Saddam, Mubarik, Qaddafi, Khumaini to Shah Abdullah, Pakistan had seen off five dictators. It is because of such people that despite the presence of all the ingredients for becoming worse theocracy than Iran, Saudi Arabia and even Afghanistan, the battle of a liberal Pakistan is on-going. It is for these people that Pakistan did not become Afghanistan, nor it became Iran.
But pessimist in me says that such people are getting less and less and there is greater and greater possibility for Pakistan to end up in the same pit where Afghanistan finds herself today. Pakistan’s liberals are loosing day by day against the fundamentalists. Our society is more polarised than ever, we have more extremists urban educated class and we have more apologetic liberals than before.
One of the most dreaded consequence of defeat of PPP and ANP will be the change in their policies on “War on Terror”. We are already hearing voices within the parties, that the defeat is due to the policy on Extremism and War on Terror. It is quite possible that rightest took over the parties. They will follow the policy of appeasement in order to bring themselves in the good books of extremists and right wing media.
I consider this more than probable, elections 2013 have destroyed the true liberal ideology. Other day I wrote on the possible worst case scenario, but a more probable scenario we’ll see will be a repeat of what happened during Zia’s tenure and 1990′s. I foresee a competition between IK in KPK and NS in centre to appease the right wingers, which would mean more Islamism. I foresee stricter policies on internet and television entertainment channels. Robbing general public in the name of interest free banking, and also stricter policies against minorities and Shias. The heat from Syria, Iraq and Bahrain is already reaching Pakistan, and with the right wing government in Center and KPK and right-wing opposition and right-wing media there will be new laws against Shias.
On the brighter side, we are going to experience less suicide attacks and bomb blasts. In Punjab there were already very few attacks, people of KPK have learnt from Punjab and have their skin by electing IK, no more Mala Yousafzai there. In fact such activities will now be limited to interior Sindh and only the shrines will be targeted, we have already seen this phenomenon growing in the last few months.
We shall also see better economy growth, particularly we expect to see more power generation. And if the foreign investors are no more reluctant to invest than we’ll see the rental power projects coming back. PPP is very poor in selling themselves otherwise I know why the “Rental Power Projects” and “Raja Rental” was targeted by the establishment, it was a well calculated and thought out plan to halt the power generation via rental power projects. Although it caused great hardships to people of Pakistan, but the plan paid off in Punjab. However we are lucky that there is no one in PPP who could influence the investors not to invest in Pakistan (of course I would doubt even if there was one, PPP would have done it). So in terms of economy and power generation we are going to have good days ahead.
So in summary, the next 5 years would mean, less suicide attacks, better law and order situation, better economy and less load shedding at the expense of more Islamism, stricter control on media and internet and less space for minorities and Shias, besides the tug of war between extremists and right-wingers.
Many people wonder that if that is the price to pay than it is not a huge price. We have seen the bloodiest 5 years in which thousands of Shias died, Christian houses burnt, children and women jailed for blasphemy, bomb lasts and suicide attacks in southern Punjab and interior Sindh. If it required only this change in the government than it is not a big price to pay.
I would try to write on this in more detail but suffice to say that Syria, Libia, Egypt, Bahrain and all other so-called “Arab Spring” countries had what we are going to have for next 5 years, and this is only a road to destruction, start of the journey. Let us not reverse the wheel of history. Let us not give up. PPP and ANP should not be taken over by the right-wingers. Pakistan is not a middle eastern Arab state inhabited by the lambs of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, it is the land of followers of Bulleh Shah, Rahman Baba, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Data Gunj Bakhsh. The people belonging to a 4000 years old civilisation of tolerance, liberalism and mysticism can not be defeated by a barbaric arab culture. The battle must go on.
Elections 2013 are so different from what I have seen before, these are in many ways unbelievably strange elections. There are at least three very unique aspects of these elections and I wish had more time to discuss all of in detail. But in this article I will be able to only briefly discuss each of these aspects. Let me start with what I feel might happen particularly after the Elections 2013.
Beyond Elections 2013
Somehow I notice a lot of resemblance between elections of 1977 and current elections. In 1977, although I was too young to have any political thoughts, but I remember clearly one slogan that was very popular.
ھل چلے گا ھل چلے گا
گنجے کہ سر پر ھل چلے گا
“Hull ھل (plough)” was election symbol of PNA (Pakistan National Alliance) , and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was bald. I remember as young child I will be shouting this while coming back from school. Many people think that the role of media is something unique in this elections, truth is that media has always played a significant role in urban area elections of Pakistan, the effect of electronic media is much exaggerated, even in 1977 the urban areas of Punjab were portrayed as against PPP and it was a common impression that PPP will loose by a big margin. All this was created via a very well executed propaganda campaign by Jamat Islami through its newspapers, magazines and molvis in mosques. But what is the relevance of 1977 elections to results of elections 2013, well I am coming to that, but first we notice that according to the “electronic and social” media of Pakistan, PPP has already lost the elections. It has been portrayed as if there are no candidates in the field by PPP, it is also portrayed as the match is only between PML(N) and PTI (both right wing parties). And that’s where 1977 elections result become relevant, in 1977 as we know PPP won by a huge margin. And PNA claimed that there was massive rigging in those elections and we all know what happened afterwards.
Somehow I feel that in Elections 2013, we might have result similar to 1977 (no I am not saying that PPP will win by a huge margin), what I am saying is that PML(N) and PPP claim more than 2/3rd seats in the elections and PTI/JI/JUI etc, loose once again. We know that PML(N) despite its center-right image is on the wrong side of the establishment, therefore although they have been given free hand by establishment (aka Taliban), there win in elections will against establishment’s expectations. So what happens in the scenario? To me it looks like we might have another “movement” against rigging in elections, and we all know what will be the outcome.
In one of the BBC program Muhammad Hanif rightly pointed out that this time establishment has outsource elections rigging to Taliban. They know in this age of information technology, traditional techniques of rigging are no more applicable. Therefore they have come up with another abhorrent way. Taliban have imposed their own article 62/63, only those candidates are allowed to run their campaign which fulfils the requirements of their article 62/63. Although I have complete faith in peoples of Pakistan, the people who belong to a 5000 years old civilisation of Harrapa and Mohenjo-daro, can not be overcome by an extremist ideology, but there is an clear danger that for the first time in the history of Pakistan we find a right wing government “elected” by the people.
Imran Khan’s Factor
If Imran Khan wins the elections that will be first time we have an Egypt like government in Pakistan. For me this will be the worst outcome of this election. Many people argue that Imran Khan’s win will be similar to Nawaz Sharif’s win in 1997, and there is no danger of Pakistan turning into an extremist society like Egypt or Middle East. Imran himself is not that extremist and is a moderate person, the team around him is also moderate in nature. But I fear the worst, I don’t have many reasons to support my fear. But there is a possibility of sinister conspiracy where extremist elements in establishment hijack Imran’s victory. A final between extremism and enlightment is in the offing in Pakistan.
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|13||4-8-2011||M/s Publisher (book Mufahimat)||Payment||700,000|
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One of the funniest question asked on Facebook the other day, not by a common man living somewhere in remote village of Dera Ghazi Khan, but by a very informed blogger, social activist and highly educated person living in United states. is , “Does anyone know if Pakistani constitution allows military to take over as necessary? “ … Though it is funny, but indeed it requires a serious pondering because like the questioner majority of well-educated middle-aged Pakistanis who grew up in the era of General Zia has very scary answer to this, the answer they think is “yes, Pakistan constitution allows military take over as necessary”.
Of course Pakistan constitution or for that matter any constitution (having even a grain of democratic principles in it) will not allow military to take over in ANY case, even if the heavens fall. But we need to identify the reason for such a question. The reason has its root back in 80′s when people like me were growing up, and probably even now, a lot of Pakistanis would be fed with a very simple question, the question is/was :
“If there is a “constitutional breakdown” (btw nobody will seem to answer what they mean by “constitutional breakdown” (a meaningless term), but will say like what happened in 1977/1999 etc… and “country is at the brink of collapse” (another absurd expression), and “no institution is performing its duties” (and simply preposterous allegation) , what is MILITARY supposed to do?”
This question will be repeated again and again by the “intellectuals” , “philanthropists” , “academics” and now “anchors” on mass media and then the answer will be provided first by a supreme court judgment (Asima Jilani case, Zafar Ali Shah case), and then will be given weight-age by quoting certain article of constitution. And that’s how majority people who grew up in those days will have the answer “YES” to this very funny question that “Pakistan Constitution allows military take over as and when necessary”.
Truth is Pakistan constitution has NEVER allowed the military take over, as a matter of fact keeping in view the military take over by Ayub and Yahya , 1973 Parliament put a special article yes the well-known article 6 in the constitution which made any military take over as an act of treason. However the modus operandi used by the successive dictators (Zia & Musharraf) is that after the take over they first get their act of treason validated by the supreme court and then after getting a new assembly in place they ask the assembly to do a constitutional amendment (notorious 8th and 17th amendment) that validates in retrospective “ONLY” their act of take over. It is important to note that both of these amendments validated only the acts of 4th of July and 12th of October, and NEVER allowed the future acts of military take over.
Wait there is an 18th Amendment Now:
Yesterday however I came across a very good point about the 18th amendment, so let me elaborate it in detail:
So basically after the 12th October 1999 coup by the 21st century mad dictator Pervez Musharraf, first thing he got done was to get his coup “validated” by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and then in 2003 , the mad dictator forced the Parliament of 2003 to pass the 17th amendment, which inserted the following article in the constitution.
|“270-AA||Validation and affirmation of laws etc.
According to this amendment the actions of 12th of October 1999 and any subsequent acts made by him were validated in retrospective.
As I said it is same technique that General Zia employed in 1985 via 8th amendment.
But Lo and Behold!.. there is something more in 2010, the new parliament passed the 18the amendment, which erased the old article 270-AA and inserted the following:
|“270AA.||Declaration and continuance of laws, etc-
This is very important point, so as it stands today the constitution of Pakistan has declared all the acts of 1999 and afterwards made by the mad dictator as “Without Lawful Authority” and having “No Legal Affect“. So that means that article 6 will and should be applied on the 12th of October coup. And let me remind that article 6 includes that “all the people aiding, abetting or collaborating” are as much guilty as Musharraf.
Ivan Karmazov is my favorite character from Dostoevesky’s Brother’s Karamzov. Although I would have loved to be Prince Myshkin or Alyosha but somehow in the heart of my heart I know that it is Ivan who lurks in me. Death of PejaMistri is re-birth of Ivan Karamzov.
Though I won’t always be Ivan on this blog, perhaps I will try to bring my “youth” back by recounting the good old days and discussing my passion about Faiz, Fyodor and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan….
As evident from the title, this is pejamistri’s last post and last activism through social media (twitter, facebook, criticalppp, pkpolitics and many other blogs and websites on Pakistani politics). PejaMistri has died after severe heart attack on account the reason that will be explained in this post. But before that let me share a brief history of PejaMistri.
PejaMistri was actually conceived back in 2000, when his creator moved to California from Pakistan, Shaheen Sehbai at that time used to run a website “southasiatribune.com”, PejaMistri’s creator was in his prime youth and was an enthusiast political activist during his college and university days. He started posting comments on SouthAsiatTribune and BBC Urdu against the dictator’s regime.
PejaMistri’s creator is basically a coward and characterless person, he is the “man from the underground” of Fyodor Dostevsky, Between year 2000 and 2007, PejaMistri had several premature births but always died of fear of being caught by “establishment”.
It was the fateful year of 2007, when PejaMistri was finally born and started taking part on several Pakistani political blogs including PKPolitics, Pakistaniat, Teeth Maestro and on his own blog pejamistri.wordpress.com.
What is in the name?
Many people asked me the reason of the name PejaMistri, PejaMistri is indeed the nick for Pervez Musharraf the 21st century mad dictator. The name Peja Mistri was borrowed from an anecdote I read somewhere about the son of a mistri (مستری) who after becoming a gangster kills the family of village’s chaudhary (چوھدری) and becomes a chaudhary himself. Initially I used it as slander against the mad dictator, but later on I realized that Peja Mistri actually is synonymous with the poor, illiterate and common men of Pakistan whom a lot of “liberals” and educated right wing “mullahs” hate and condemn. During my discourse with many “social media activists”, I would notice a scorn for the handle “pejamistri”, as if a mistri (مستری) is less capable of expressing his opinion amongst the “educated lot” on the “internet”. And then I developed a strong affection for “PejaMistri”.
Who was PejaMistri
As I said PejaMistri is the “man from underground”, he does not trust anyone, and is a coward. He won’t risk his or his family’s life even for “the most beautiful and sublime”, he would claim to die for “the idea” and love to preach for “higher truth”, but when it comes to save his own “cup of tea” he would let the whole world burn. PejaMistri will always be extra cautious in keeping himself safe and will never share his identity. When he was young, once he went to paste a flyer (printed from cyclostate) against the mad dictator’s regime in 1988, a policeman shouted from behind, from that day he never went to his “comrades” gathering again. The advent of 21st century social media activism on internet gave new birth to people like PejaMistri, who wanted to express all their radical thoughts but also remain “safe”.
Who are Social Media Activists
For PejaMistri, social media activists can be divided into three categories namely “Professional Activists”, “Amateur Social Activists” and “Activists“.
“Professional” social media activists are the most prominent brand of social media activists in Pakistani social media. Just like any professional sportsmen they have a clear objective and work really hard to achieve and maintain their spot in the highly competitive market. “Professional” Activist have an “Association of Professional Social Media Activists” that safeguards and promotes the “Professional” social media activism in Pakistan. Becoming a “Professional” social media activists require a lot of hard work and training. There are several success stories including “Adil Najam“, “Teeth Maestro“, “Raza Rumi” and many many others which I won’t name here (of course out of fear).
“Amateur” Social Media Activists are the one who want to become ”Professional” but they lack the “talent” and “hard work”. Majority of social media activists that you will find on twitter, facebook are “Amateur”, everyone of them will click at ’Professional’ activist’s avatar and will sigh when will I have “so many” followers.
The third brand of social media activists are likes of “PejaMistri” but why talk about them?
Why PejaMistri Died?
As I said PejaMistri has died, this is his last post. PejaMistri suffered a fatal heart attack when one of his fellow “activist” died in a “haka” operation. PejaMistri did not know “AbdulNishaPuri”, for him “Abdul” was an handle on Twitter and a nick on internet. But in him PejaMistri saw his future. PejaMistri had strong disagreements on many counts with “Abdul”, PejaMistri won’t buy his theories. But “Abdul” was enthusiast and bold character. Abdul got trapped from two sides, and then one day he receives a tweet, “ھم نے تمھیں تلاش کرلیا ھے” and “Abdul” deleted his twitter handle, wrote his resignation and went into wilderness. While “PejaMistri” suffered a heart attack and went into ICU and expired. As I said PejaMistri is a coward, he would never like to see a tweet mentioning the whereabouts of his family back in Pakistan. Death of twitter handle “@AbdulNishaPuri” was death of social media activism in Pakistan. He was not a “Professional” or “Amateur” activist, the poor guy deleted his handle and ran away for his life. PejaMistri however is smart enough, he won’t go that far, he will seek forgiveness from all the molvis whom he condemned and used bad words, and will bow out “gracefully”.
In his second re-incarnation, “PejaMistri” will never share his identity even with God.
Over the past 5 days during the long march of Tahir-ul-Qadri or “Chabi wala baba” as he is known amongst his critics, I have come across comments and analysis from many of my twitter and social network friends which forced me to pen this article.
I am surprised at myself that in one sense I am going to support a molvi, which is sort of unbelieveable thing for myself. Therefore I must remind myself that a molvi is a molvi whether he is chabi wala (Tahir-ul-Qadri) or Rangeela (Javed Ahmed Ghamdi) or even worse creatures like Moodoodi etc. A molvi is a creature who epitomises all the evil on the universe. Although following the laws of quantum mechanics as a part of this universe a molvi can sometimes randomly do good things, however on a classical physics level a molvi is incapable of committing anything good.
After this reminder to myself, let me add a disclaimer for my readers, everything I write below is just to a logical reasoning to highlight some fallacies that my social network friends have committed, in noway I feel compelled to support the clown that staged the most comical and happy ending show in Islamabad. So here we go:
There were two things that came out glaringly in the comments of many people against the chabi wala baba.
Misplaced Comparison :
Even the misplaced comparison was in two categories, the first, which actually forced me to write this article, was the comparison with extremists (like lal masjid & taliban). One thing I learnt in Logic , is that you don’t compare apples with oranges, particularly when it could lead to disaster. Not only that even in criminal procedure, there is a degree associated with every crime, a first degree murderer can not be equated with a shop lifter. Chabi wala baba is a molvi, telling lies is his profession but he has no comparison with the most heinous criminals i.e. taliban. We can not compare his dharna with lal masjid thugs forcefully closing a business (btw as told by Um Hassan, the Chinese brothel used to supply girls to Sheeda Tully, she did not mention which girls- probably the girls from Jamia-Hafsa – so in a way it was a business case). A good comparison of this dharna could be with the Lawyers movement long march dharna led by Aitzaz Ahsan. (It was so amusing to read the comments of Athar Minallah on Twitter when he was foaming against Chabi wala baba.), I must however say that I was fully supportive of Lawyers Movement Long March, in fact I started writing during that movement. And I don’t consider Chabi Wala Baba dharna as noble in cause as the former.
The misplaced comparison was not only comparing the peaceful march with the criminal blackmailing, it was also about how a group of people (read thugs) can attack Islamabad and black mail the sitting government, Esteemed analysts like Nusrat Javed were foaming in mouth how can we allow this. By the way I know the reason why Nusrat Javed was so intensely against Chabi wala baba. Once Chabi Wala Baba has sent his “goones” to protest against Bolta Pakistan. I know the act of Chabi wala baba is highly condemnable but again I always use the correct parameters for comparison, it is different to kill a journalist (as extermists keep doing all the time that is why NJ is always cautious and I agree with him), and sending a group of students to threaten a journalist. Both are crimes but one criminal is a killer and other is shop lifter.
2. Over Reaction
A lot of people on social network, were over reacting on the performance of Chabi Wala Baba (BTW Chabi Wala Baba till the end made it hard for these people to keep their over reaction focused on one thing). For example one of commentator Dr. Shazia Nawaz will be angry that how can the liar can keep telling the lies on the television. She would compare it with the guy who admitted raping a girl on the tv. I believe she was talking about his lie about “Blasphemy law” which the poor molvi has been taking pains to explain all around.
Another example of over reaction was about the “sympathy” for participants of the long march, one “ghaleez” molvi (I call him “ghaleez” because he carries the biggest gutter (tummy) gutter with him in all the molvis I have seen in Pakistan), kept moaning about the people being hostage by “Chabi Wala Baba”, Mushtaq Minhas will be crying for the children and women bearing the winter of Islamabad. Well again I consider it over reaction (I agree that some well-meaning people may disagree with me on this count). It was wrong of “Chabi Wala Baba” to bring women & children on the venue, I have spoken to many of my friends in Islamabad, but they did not see any situation like people being hostage (my impression from talking to a lot of people in Islamabad was that people were having fun and a lot of people came on ideological ground). But the most important thing is that it did not last long and ended in a happy note.
3. Cursing the people of Pakistan
One thing that raised my blood pressure was from the guy “Mohsin Syed” , he was not the only one though. It was about cursing the people of Pakistan, I personally can not tolerate any one who curses and uses the bad words against the common men/women of Pakistan particularly the people of Pakistan who come from less developed areas and are not literate. Those “apparent” liberals who condemn people of Pakistan as “jahil” (جاھل) and an-parh (ان پڑھ), to me are the most disgusting and I always put them in the group of extremists. I firmly believe that every adult in Pakistan has fully grown up mind and is as equal as any one else to make the his choice for the future of Pakistan and his/her generations. Education does not at all give any edge to any human to consider himself better than the other un-educated person in exercising his/her right of adult franchise. I firmly believe that it is Taliban thinking that people are corrupt and “they deserve such leaders” and so on and so on. You can condemn one political leader or the other, you can ridicule Altaf Hussain, Zardari, Chabi Wala baba, Nawaz Sharif or any other political leader, but you can not condemn the people who “vote” for them. I know that many people will say that those “voters” are forced, well then liberate them not condemn.
Hence any one who actually foul mouthed about the people participating in that Dharna, I blocked him/her immediately.
4. Happy Ending
I was rolling on floor laughing when the things ended so happily and the people against “Chabi Wala Baba” where unable to control their anger and cursing him for every possible reason without realising that how funny their remarks were. A lot of people were disappointed that why there was no showdown, how come “Chabi Wala Baba” is negotiating with a “Yazeedi Force” although likes of Nusrat Javed and Mushtaq Minhas were earlier so upset about “Chabi Wala Baba” calling the sitting government as “ex-government”. There were many who were upset why Dharna is ending so soon, why “Chabi Wala Baba” did not insist on his demands, although earlier they were screaming that “Chabi Wala Baba” is keeping people as hostage. Similarly a lot of people were disappointed that why people are leaving so peacefully, a lot of reporters wanted to find the people who are angry against “Chabi wala baba” .
It was indeed funniest part of the whole show.
Finally I must confess that for the five days I kept praying that no “explodable deobandi” explodes in the Dharna. That was keeping me sleepless. And I am glad that it all ended without any such thing. I will write some other day about how the “low IQ generals” of military of Pakistan used to be afraid of such Dharna’s in Islamabad, I had witnessed all three of the Dharna’s in 90′s. I am glad that during Zardari’s era, peaceful Dharnas in Islamabad are becoming a tradition. I hope that future governments also realize that allowing people to peacefully protest is not necessarily a danger to their rule.
On this anniversary of BB shaheed, a lot of PPP haters (or should I say the murderers of BB) are shouting on top of their voice
“بی بی ھم شرمندہ ھیں ، تیرے قاتل زندہ ھیں” .
Bilawal Bhutto correctly countered it with
“تیرے قاتل شرمندہ ھیں، بی بی اب تک زندہ ھے”
It is true that both leadership of PPP and Jiyala’s of PPP are not vocal against the murderers of BB. The reason is very simple. After 5 years of BB’s shahadat, it is quite clear that there were two groups of murderers, the executioners and the planners. The executioners are fully exposed and some of them arrested , others killed or died. They are the extremist group Taliban.
However PPP leadership does not openly or vocally talk about the real planners of the BB’s murder, although they do talk about them in private gatherings. The reason is obvious, this group is very powerful as a matter of fact the whole battle of PPP and all democratic forces in Pakistan are against this group. No one can take on this group with force, no one can fought with this group with force.
But 30 years down the road when under the leadership of Bilawal, this group is weakened, nuclear arms taken away from this group and its weapons destroyed and it’s power subjugated to the power of people, then we might see that a “جبڑہ” is digged out from the grave in Islamabad, the graves of army generals (1977) and all the 4 to 6 ft. judges of the “supreme court” who judicially murdered Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto are symbolically executed.
And then people will finally celebrate the victory against the murderers of BB, all Syeds, Kiyanis, Pashas and Colonels and Majors who planned the murder of BB will be punished according to the law by the “Azad Adliya” of Pakistan.
Till then this battle is on……
کٹتے بھی چلو ، بڑھتے بھی چلو
بازو بھی بہت ھیں سر بھی بہت