Haider Raza Mehdi |
Just look at the enemies surrounding Imran, the Supreme Court, NAB and the Army!
Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, Asfandyar Wali, Achakzai, Fazal, Altaf Hussain.
Then the misguided and the misinformed.
Then those whose political, economic and social stakes are wedded to this terrible status quo of corruption, loot, plunder and institutional destruction.
And most dangerously those who want a weak Pakistan ruled by the corrupt. A Pakistan with a weak Army. A nuclear defanged Pakistan.
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They certainly don’t want a progressive, forward-looking, democratic Pakistan with strong institutions and strong leadership, working for its people and not the current rich and corrupt elite!
And then look at the media and writers and intellectuals who make fun of him. Deride him. Run him down.
And they do it so very cleverly. They cloak their daggers in silky narratives of “Saving democracy” “Army political meddling” “Judicial Activism” ” NAB witch hunt”, “Religious obscurantism”!
They are blind to the efforts of institutional reform in KP. They are blind to the massive efforts of the police, in healthcare and education. In strengthening the local bodies. And blind to their impact.
Not perfect, I agree, but substantial enough for everyone to see.
All they can see is the resignation of the Ehtesaab Chief.
But none will highlight that for 4 years NAB was under a Nawaz toady called Ch. Qamarruzaman and were unable to investigate and or file a reference of any substantial corruption or wrongdoing in KP or against those who are close to Imran.
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They lambast the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice for exceeding his mandate but forget that the same Court disqualified Jehangir Tareen.
They forget that with all state institutions lying on a deathbed, the SC had to step in.
They question the Panama and accountability court’s judgments but forget the criminality of the Sharifs and the Zardaris and their terrible and abject deliberate mis-governance and criminality.
They question Hanif Abbasi’s conviction as a witch hunt, forgetting that this man has possibly been responsible for sending tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands into the dark abyss of lifelong drug addiction and abuse!
And Shaukat Siddiqui. The one who calls himself a Judge! Muddying the waters of his corruption and misuse of authority and nearing his conviction, wants to die as a political martyr in a hail of his own calumny! A petty, hypocrite liar, worthy of nothing but contempt.
They question Imran’s monetary handout to Sami ul Haq’s seminary as evidence of his support for Taliban like organizations.
So if that’s true, is KP now a more radicalized province then it was before?
I also questioned him on this in my interview. His answer which he has shared publicly hundreds of time.
Do we leave the hundreds of thousands of madrassah kids, failed by the State, to the mercies of obscurantist thought or do we attempt to exercise oversight over them and teach them skills so they become positive contributors in our society vs. being brainwashed into a life of intolerance, guns and violence?
So yes we paid them to establish a teacher training college, upgrade their facilities with computers and curriculum to teach non-religious subjects.
In return, we got membership on their board and management control and most importantly, the authority of approval of their curriculum and complete oversight by the KP Board of Education.
Sami ul Haq also countered the Fatwa by the TTP/DAESH/AL QAEDA, supported by Fazal ur Rehman, that polio drops were haraam. Sammy’s people accompanied polio teams to address this Fatwa.
But who wants to talk about the rationale and the impact?
Who wants to talk about the crippled life that awaits those thousands of children without polio drops, because their parents and guardians were brainwashed by an obscurantist thought?
And finally, let us get real. Sammy and Diesel are political enemies. What would you do if Fazal was your political enemy?
Internationally just look at the Indian and Western press and segments of our own media!
Look at the slander and the pettiness of the filth being heaped on our Judiciary, our Army, the NAB and Imran by his political opponents and many so-called enlightened and educated!
So here are my questions to all who have joined this battle to defame Imran and hit out at our Judiciary, our Army and the NAB!
Why would you support known criminals, crooks, plunderers, money launderers like Nawaz and Zardari?
Why would you NOT support people and forces who are desperately trying to save Pakistan from collapsing and anarchy?
Why are you all pointing your guns at the Supreme Court, NAB, Imran and the Army?
Why are all of you desperately trying to scuttle and sabotage efforts to strengthen Pakistan?
Where were you along with all anti-Imran, anti-Judiciary, anti-Army political forces when the wholesale loot and plunder in Pakistan was taking place these last 10 years?
Where were you when all our institutions were being royally raped and destroyed by Zardari and Nawaz from 2008?
Where were you when cronies and toadies were appointed to powerful posts so they could loot and plunder with abandon?
Why on earth would you support criminals like Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari?
Why for God’s sake? What have they given us, except deprivation, destruction, corruption, loot and plunder and large projects to fill their own pockets?
You are either ignorant, misinformed or have deep political, social and economic vested interests with the current mafia-like status quo.
And many amongst you with full stomachs, wealth, power and access to state power are not directly affected, so far by this massive institutional destruction and plunder of our wealth.
Woe the day when the pain and the cries of the anguished and underprivileged burst out on the streets!
They will douse your lights, loot and plunder your wealth, burn your houses and end your lives!
Woe that day which is not far off, if this system continues.
Many of you, like me living overseas, in safe environments, are completely oblivious to the horrors, our poor and exploited face every day.
You the rich and powerful and privileged, are untouched and unfazed by the cries and agony of the millions who suffer every day.
You do not hear the cries and death throes of the hungry, undernourished malnourished poor child, man and woman.
The only cries you hear are of two convicts. The criminal Nawaz and the forgerer Maryam!
You do not suffer the agonies nor do you hear the cries of the millions of suffering sick as your sickness is attended to by the expensive private hospitals in Pakistan!
Or like Nawaz, Shahbaz, Kulsoom, Zardari, Asim Hussain and others like you, you fly off to hospitals in Europe and North America to save your blighted health!
Your ignorance of what’s happening, deliberate or unconscious, is a curse on your insensitive skins, your conscience and your souls.
Your ignorance and insensitivity is a far greater curse then the curse of ignorance which millions of our youth are blighted with. Our schools and colleges failing them, providing an education which offers them nothing. No skills. No competencies. No employment!
Your ignorance pervades because you do not face the fascism of our police and others, either buying your way out or using your influence.
You are a miserable, sick, prostituted lot.
Prostituted by your arrogance, your power, your wealth, your egos, your privileged lifestyle, your vested interests and above all your insensitivity and your ignorance!
And because you’ve sold your souls, your self-respect, your honor and your dignity, you will do everything in your power to bring down the man and the institutions, who for once in a long time, in a rare moment in our blighted God Forsaken history, are desperately trying to fix our corrupted body politic and fight for the underdog, the poor, the marginalized and the socially and economically disadvantaged.
You want to kill this rare moment in our history!
If God Forbid, we are unsuccessful now in changing our system then please remember it was you who stabbed Pakistan in the back!
And then cry not when the flames engulf us all!
But there is still time to redeem yourself.
Please Vote for Pakistan and not this terrible band of looters and plunderers of the Sharifs and the Zardaris!
Haider Mehdi is the current Convenor of The Strategy Study Group, founded by the late Col. S. G. Mehdi M. C, former Group Commander of Pakistan Army’s Special Services Group (SSG). Haider is a former Pakistan Army officer, corporate leader, management consultant, business trainer, and serial entrepreneur. The views expressed in this article are author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.