Why I don’t write about Politics anymore?

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It has been strange  for me even – who used to curse the Government and the system for one reason or the other almost every day – that I haven’t been able to write a hate/love, abusive post about Politics or its many different actors for that matter! But there is a reason for it. And its simple: I am bored of it. Shocked? You Shouldn’t be!

Any one who follows Pakistani Politics should know that no where else does the hypothesis “History repeats itself” is more apparent then here. Almost every month the same accusation, the same drama goes on to be repeated in the Capital as well as our media.Lets take it step by step then, shall we?

  1. Your ordinary week would start from a bomb blast. If more than 10 people died, it might get more importance, otherwise it would simply be a bottom line news.
  2. The governments negligence to stop these attacks is raised up by the likes of Kamran Khan.
  3. The negligence is then blamed on Zardari, resulting in
  4. A couple of know-it-all (read Imran Khan, Sheikh Rashid) sitting on every other talk show and saying that its all because of our lack of efforts to resolve the Swiss Cases,
  5. The Judiciary gets active and issues orders and takes suo moto notices,
  6. Tyres are burnt to vent out the combined frustrations of no electricity and Zardari as our President,
  7. Only to have the weekend over, and to forget all about it as the entire city turns towards the beaches,
  8. Only so that a couple of individuals can drown themselves so that we can once again start the vicious blame game!

Tell me then, that how much can one cry about the same repeated events again and again!

Lets close our eyes for our Army

Mubashir Lucman

That definitely has been a national policy for every person in this land of the Pure. It is an approach taken by every politician, citizen, and especially the media. I mean God forbid if someone can ever find a fault with the Army and especially when the army is in the government.

It is as though the army is the all almighty that can never be wrong or make a mistake, and that became pretty obvious in the media in the last few days. It seemed that everything that is happening in this country is the fault of the President of Pakistan, Asif Zardari. Now I am not at all a supporter of PPP or the President, but it seems as though he is being blamed for even the death of a stray dog. It is as though there is a mental block towards the acceptance of a democratic government.

Yesterday in his show, Mubashir Lucman showed a video of a convoy going on the streets of Islamabad, and although he didnt know who was in the convey the point however of showing that clip was simply to inform the naive people of Pakistan how this government is misusing its authority.

I think that he simply has forgotten about the 2-3 hour-long traffic jams and blocking of the streets that used to happen when the ex-president Musharraf used to come to the city, let that be any city and how the petrol pumps used to be closed fro hours. No Sire the army should never be blamed! It is one of the commandments after all of being a reporter in Pakistan, isn’t it?

And then there is one more anchor who it seems have taken an oath to always take side of the army. And that is none other than Kamran Khan of Geo, who so clearly mentioned that “the establishment, by which every one knows means the army, is not so happy with the President.”

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