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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Walls of Shame: PTI Faces Backlash in Twin Cities

The erection of the "Walls of Shame" against PTI indeed highlights the deep-seated frustrations held by those responsible for putting up these walls.

The recent erection of “Walls of Shame” against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party in various locations across the country has sparked a heated debate and public outrage. This controversial act, seemingly aimed at expressing discontent with the PTI government, has garnered significant attention both domestically and internationally.

The Shocking Display of Dissent

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In a shocking display of dissent, walls covered with posters and graffiti denouncing the PTI have emerged in various public spaces in the country including the twin cities. These walls, aptly named “Walls of Shame,” have been put up to shame the “traitors” who have dared criticize the establishment. The use of such a provocative term has ignited a passionate response from both PTI supporters and detractors, further polarizing the political climate.

Tracing the Motivations

The motivations behind the erection of the “Walls of Shame” are believed to stem from the recent rifts between PTI and the country’s establishment, which has long held power over the political system. The events of May 9 served as a catalyst for these tensions, with PTI being accused of inciting public sentiment against the armed forces. Analysts suggest that COAS Asim Munir is determined to regain control over the situation, employing any necessary means. The establishment of the walls of shame appears to be a step in that direction.

Response

The emergence of the “Walls of Shame” has not gone unnoticed on the international stage. The incident has raised concerns about the state of democracy, the extent of military involvement in politics, and the extent to which dissent is tolerated within the country. Critics argue that such displays undermine democratic norms and emphasize the need for constructive dialogue and engagement between political actors.

The appearance of the “Walls of Shame” has generated public displeasure, and many of these walls have been destroyed or taken down. Social media platforms, particularly Twitter, have witnessed users expressing their opinions and even making fun of the concept of these walls. Some individuals have criticized the notion of using walls to shame those who raise their voices against injustice, highlighting the irony and suggesting that the walls themselves are a form of suppression.