Desperate Times – Desperate Measures
Our politicians can’t stay away from the headlines, right? Maybe they consider staying in the limelight as something that may add-on to their charisma, popularity or chances of getting bailed out from the court earlier.
Clearly, someone needs to bulldoze the imaginative palaces that are now under construction from Karachi to Peshawar.
One of them just tried to subvert a national narrative through a newspaper interview, so basically criticizing your own institutions and admitting to their failure without even a shred of evidence to gain political capital is acceptable for the Sharifs.
I have always heard that phrase right up in the header in motivational speeches, college lectures, and graduation ceremonies. Sadly, some of our politicians are trying to set a new precedent out of that ancient Greek saying or they should have consulted an interpreter while watching Spiderman.
Before the general elections, the right-wing has yet again started to talk about how the country needs to be freed from the western predators while mainstream political forces are entangled in a unique love triangle. The bullet point manifesto from Kaptaan and soft criticism from the young descendent of Bhutto cannot be termed as conclusive enough for electoral politics. The strategy seems to shift by the hourly clock, Mr. Sharif waits for a judge to rule or NAB to summon to formulate his next move while others follow the hundred and fifty-year-old blame game rhetoric.
I think the eighteenth amendment had an underlying objective which no one has seemed to realize yet.
In the modern day world, prime time is bread and butter for a lot of us right and you need something to talk about, after the amendment, there is nothing to worry about as the federal and provincial government can blame each other for generations while the general public is embroiled in a rulebook called, “Constitution of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan”.
Whatever the circumstances may be, the so-called state actors should realize the changing dynamics around the globe as one of our ex-prime ministers just ruled out the term known as Non – State.
You have a western neighbor up against a country which your passport bars to visit and yet here we are with increasing chaos, protests, political blame game and much more.
As a responsible citizen, every day we witness authorities questioning each other. We see narratives shifting from one building to the other, isn’t it ironic? All of those buildings are located on the constitutional avenue with a distance of few miles maybe.
The prevailing individuality has allowed us to come this far, its time to recognize the Supreme Court rather than the CJP, criticize former generals instead of the Army itself and politicians other than the whole political ideology.
All of us will be standing by the polling booth in a few months time and we can’t risk the future of our country for crooked acquaintances, few thousand dollars or personal favors.
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