Tuesday September 06, 2016
Will PPP Ever Learn
Pakistan Peoples Party is the only political party in the entire world which has never learned any lesson from its mistakes.
Its founder and Chairman Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged by national and international establishments in total unison, but it continued playing its role of using people to come into power and serving the interests of national and international establishments. Benazir Bhutto, the daughter of the East, was intelligent enough to learn this lesson and change, but she more eagerly served national and international establishment at the cost of the people who brought her in power twice in 80s, and 90s. Eventually, she was eliminated from the same forces she served so eagerly.
Now, her widower, Mr. Asif Zardari is treading on the same path with full zeal which Z. A. Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto adopted.
His statement, “We are following BB’s footsteps…….” is so true that he does not leave iota of doubt that he is not following BB’s footsteps.
What are Z. A. Bhutto’s and BB’s footstep anyway?
Beat all the drums of peoples’ causes to come into power and when you are in power serve the national and international establishments the best possible way. Be part of their conspiracies, and protect their interests. Do not move a hair away from their policies.
Isn’t that what Mr. Asif Zardari is doing right now? He is protecting national and international establishments' interests and exactly moving on their charted course. He has admitted in his statements it is not he who removed general Musharraf from power. There were some hidden forces who gave him a signal to move against general Musharraf and so he did. But the same hidden forces warned him to remain vigilant about general Musharraf’s honor and safety. They asked him to present guard of honor to general Musharraf and insure his unscathed departure first from the parlors of power and then from Pakistan. And even if he wants to live in Pakistan, make sure he does not face any unpleasant situation. So much for the ousted, criminal dictator general Musharraf who made the lives of one hundred and sixty million Pakistanis a living hell for the last 9 years and who made Pakistan a free for all market place fore every national and international flee catcher.
Then again, Mr. Asif Zardari is tossing shinning and glittering gems in the air every day about deposed judges since his “Pakistan Peoples Party” has taken over the reigns of poor Pakistan. All PPP leaders and spokes persons are in unison singing the songs of restoration of judiciary since the day Prime Minister Gilani delivered his first speech on the floor of the parliament before taking oath. Mr. Asif Zardari, again following the footsteps of Z. A. Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto, talks about peoples’ issues but clearly denies restoring the judges because national and international establishments do not want him to restore the judges.
This duality of words and actions has made PPP pay very heavy price. Z. A. Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and thousands of other PPP sympathizers dearly paid for this duality of words and action. Their blood, tears and sighs are still in the air of Pakistan.
Now, Mr. Asif Zardari is exactly galloping on the same path, in the same fashion, with the same kind of people around him and with the same trumpets in their hands. He is talking about peoples’ interests, but whole heartedly serving the national and international establishments on the cost of the very people who over and over helped PPP to come into power.
Is Pakistan Peoples Party ever going to learn any lesson and straighten ups its acts? I don't see a possibility. PPP will continue serving national and international establishments whole heartedly while reciting the mantras of peoples' politics. They will continue doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, but meeting the same fate? Let us wait and see who is next in line after Z. A. Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. After all, PPP is the party of martyrs and this tradition must continue.
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