It turned out to be painful wait, thrilling of course, yet painful. Freezing Islamabad, awashed by winter rains and millions of people- men , women, and little children. Even those new-borns barely familiar with their mother’s fragrance were out there for a cause. A cause to topple the present, corrupt government. Many heart went out for them; media though initially savoring the new, political theatrics, also began whining out for powers to have mercy on them.
And before any causality occurred or at least reported, government sent their deputation for a peaceful resolution where the two groups could meet halfway and perhaps they did. And finally after four days of extremity and hardships often compared by their mentor with the lashkar-e-Imam Hussain, a fair share of demands laid out by Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri were accepted.
On another thought, one that seemed to haunt the media was: where the whole world melted thinking those women and children suffering the extremity of weather and a tiresome journey from Lahore to Islamabad, why the hearts in the containers remained stone
The question once again is, Is the leader’s or his family’s life of such a paramount importance that as long as he is secure the lives of the followers, the workers could be trampled and ruined. Simply putting, why don’t the leaders and the workers stand in the same league to fight off who ever they are up against. Why the leaders and their families are always in containers or abroad or least religiously guarded, while the lives of their followers appear worthless against them. What if a child in that congregation of people had died out of pneumonia, who would be responsible for it? Perhaps none, not even those sitting inside the warm containers or those seated on saddles. These days, the worthlessness of the lives of people could be duly understood by how they have to sit out for days, under the bare skies, suffering the harshness of weather and sometimes, even with the dead bodies of their loved ones, before the privileged could bother to poke out of their cozy shells and have a dialogue with them.
It also shows the spell-blinded innocent people tuning on the beats on the piper and it also shows how miserable they feel against the current situations that they are willing to put up with so much and for what..
For those interested in the outcomes, below is a nutshell view:
According to the declaration, the National Assembly shall be dissolved at any time before March 16, 2013 (due date), so that the elections may take place within 90 days. One month will be given for scrutiny of nomination papers for the purpose of per-clearance of the candidates under article 62 and 63 of the constitution.
The treasury benches in complete consensus with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) will propose names of two honest and impartial persons for appointment as Caretaker Prime Minister.
Issue of composition of the Election Commission of Pakistan will be discussed at the next meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2013, 12 noon at the Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat.
For me, I’m not much interested in the outcomes for all it seems, is that, a non-political institution has been granted a vital role in the key decision-making in the upcoming decisions. And it doesn’t seem anything to do with the altering the miserable, present fate of our nation. Not at least so much that we should prefer risking the already despondent life of the people. The hard and according a few pessimists like us, an impossible task still is to find uncorrupted and sincere politicians for the key positions, which according to our knowledge aren’t even conceived yet.