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The Pakistani political discourse is made up of fancy terms, those which are peculiar to the countries culture. Ever since the advent of cricket legend Imran Khan in the political arena, cricketing terminologies are being euphemistically used in politics. Perhaps, the political elite has learned how to play with words, granted that most of those politicians are not pedants.
However, the PML-N has found a good way to garner sympathies of the public. The Panama Papers brought to the fore embezzlement cases of Nawaz Sharif’s sons, Hasan and Hussain and Daughter, Maryam.
Neuro-linguistic Programming, a concept developed by Dr. Richard Bandler is a way to influence the brain by language
The ‘bachay’ of Nawaz Sharif became the talk of the town. They were given extensive coverage by the media when they ‘graced’ in front of the JIT. Maryam Nawaz was also saluted by a serving police officer. The league’s henchmen accompanied the kids. Federal ministers lamented the fact that ‘bachay’ were made to sit in the waiting room for hours.
Let this sink in for while that Sharif’s progenies are well in their 40s with Maryam being a mother to a married girl. By all counts and standards, the three scions are adults and independent. As Aitzaz Ahsan once quipped and said: “ye bacha hai”?
The trick has not worked as people believe that kids are only running huge business empires because they are mature and grown up
So, if anything, the narrative that kids were made to wait in scorching heat does not stand to logic. Even if we are to assume for a while that they are kids and are frail enough that they cannot withstand the heat of accountability, this is nothing more than using language as a tool to elicit support.
Neuro-linguistic Programming, a concept developed by Dr. Richard Bandler is a way to influence the brain by language. It is a method of influencing brain behavior by using the power of language. However, the trick has not worked as people believe that kids are only running huge business empires because they are mature and grown up.