Aik Zardari ….


Aik Zardari ….

The slogan Aik Zardari Sab Pay Bhari (One Zardari enough to face them all) resounds in everyone’s mind today, specially after the day of September 8, 2013 lodged itself into the annals of Pakistan’s otherwise checkered history. The day marks the culmination of full five-year tenure for a democratically elected head of state – a debut event for the 66-year old country.

Asif Zardari came, ruled the roost and left with dignity and honor, paving the way for his successor, who in this case happens to be Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Mamnoon Hussain.

Today we see Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for the third time. This fact itself owes its coming into reality to the 18th amendment of the Constitution effected in the last government led by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), whose Co-Chairman is the man who repeatedly chanted ‘Pakistan Khappay’ (we want Pakistan).

The country and its nation is becoming witness to a number of events for the first time – luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister in President’s honour, farewell guard of honour by the armed forces for the outgoing (civilian) head of state, etc. Only a few months ago we witnessed the rarest event of the first ever successful and smooth transition of one civilian rule to the other.

Now the question is: are we as a nation heading in the right direction? Being a firm believer in democracy and democratic culture, I don’t see any doubt in our finally being on the right track.

No doubt, the overall performance of the past government remained highly dismal and left a lot to be desired on almost all fronts including law and order, war against terrorism, energy and fuel crisis, economy, unemployment,  and so on.

This, understandably, shook some people’s confidence in democracy. But, these people must not forget that democracy is not a revolution rather it is a culture that requires time to gradually take roots and then develop into a fully grown tree before bearing its fruits.

In an interview, Mr Zardari who is now a former president said: “I remained behind bars for 11-and-a-half years. Jail taught me how to exercise patience.” The patience and tolerance did reflect in the way he managed the affairs during the tenure of the coveted office.

Although some political analysts have started calling him a political guru or a PhD in politics, it is yet to be seen how effectively Mr Zardari, as a Co-Chairman of PPP, reorganizes his party which had to suffer a crushing defeat in the last general elections.

Mazhar Bughio can be followed on Twitter @mazharbughio



Mazhar Bughio

Web journalist/ writer associated with Geo News/ The News International.


  • M.Saeed

    The meaning of “Pakistan Khappay” in the Sharif’s mother-tongue is exactly the opposite! In Punjabi, it means, Pakistan to remain “embroiled in turmoil”!!
    Imagine what is Khappna, Khappana, Khappjana!

  • M.Saeed

    Those who dump their ride after mount are not interested in whipping a carcass. Every man has his day and this man had many. His surfing on sympathy tides, no one knows who and how generated, must answer some destiny calls after his cats’lives. Besides, who talks about his castle in “navyland” completely equipped with a mini aerodrome, a sure-safe route to defection unnoticed??

    • Gohar

      Also, please not forget to mention the FIVE BILLION rupees home which was given to zar-dari as a ‘gift’ from Malik Riaz..(in a country where people are dying of hunger)

  • NASAH (USA)

    Credit must be given where it belongs — credit for a first 5 year civilian to civilian transfer of government does fall on the reconciliatory shoulders of Asif Ali Zardari — whatever his past.
    Like it or not Zardari is a historical figure.

    • Gohar

      Hitler is a historical figure too ….

      • Farooq Hashmi

        Ah’ Mr.Gohar and Mr.Gohar’s “Gohar Afshaniyan”! Mr. Gohar finds a Hitler in the person of Mr.Zardari. Is there an analogy between Hitler and Mr.Zardari ? On the authority of our political scholar, Mr.Gohar we can answer in affirmative.

  • Raj Chouhan

    Congratulations Zardari Sb for taking Democracy in Pakistan towards New Era of Pakistan History . Keep it up Pakistanis.

    • Gohar

      You mean demo-crazy !! where no rules for the elite like zardari ?

      • Farooq Hashmi

        From you disdain for democracy it can safely be inferred that bodies of certain human-beings are the hide-out for the satanic ghost of dictator Zia.

      • M.Saeed

        I agree but, I call it “demon-cracy” where demons rule and mule the lesser mortals.

      • Raj Chouhan

        Gohar Bhai, corruption is a different issue. Power makes a man corrupt. Had not dictators been corrupt in your or other countries??? Who ever sit on the hot seat would become corrupt in our countries because here votes are purchased and not won. No doubt Zardari Sb. deserves appreciation for carrying Democracy and passing the baton of it to the new elected Govt and that also in such a rough path, no matter what he was or had been in power. He has written his name in Golden words for being the first politician in the history of Pakistan to carry on the Democracy/Govt for its full term.

        I can bet if Democracy prevails in Pakistan all complicated issues among us would be sorted out in the next 10 yrs provided it prevails. AMEEN

    • Farooq Hashmi

      Bravo! My dear Mr.Raj CHouhan, your well-meaning remarks about Mr.Asif Ali Zardari represent the sentiments of crores of Pakistanis.

  • Farooq Hashmi

    The present government’s performance in the ensuing years will determine if it is the right judge to give its verdict on the performance of PPP’s out-going government. However,it can safely be said that nature has endowed Mr.Asif Ali Zardari with the Promethean fortitude which helps him come through the oddities.He had stood firm as the Pole Star throughout his tenure, and the provocative,opprobrious invectives as ‘Ali Baba and Forty Thieves’ had failed to pull him down from the station of dignity to the level of ignobleness peculiar to his hostile parvenus. With his quintessential equanimity and stolidity he had, through out his tenure, been stomaching the personal attacks by his adversaries,especially the Sharifs. For one, the younger Sharif, Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif,had had nourished a personal vendetta against him so much so that in the PML(N) rallies he would cross the bounds of decency with his threats of hanging Mr.Zardari and his comrades “upside down” in Bhati Gate intersection of Lahore. But while there had been the most non-decorous remarks of Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif, there was the shield of endurance for Mr.Zardari. The law of nature is that one cannot hide ones true colors for long however hard one may try.The true colors of Mr.Shahbaz Sharif are that his nature has no share of urbanity. Whereas meanness of Mr Shahbaaz starts oozing from every pore of his body when it comes to the matter of Mr.Zardari, the luminosity of the latter’s greatness is reflected in his policy of reconciliation with all his foes.

    • M.Saeed

      You must endure what you cannot cure.
      Shahbaz Sharif is more of “Moulabux” for a rowdy crowd of governing scavengers and under the existing circumstances, he is doing much better than his non-performing equivalents from other provinces.
      For hanging “Upside-down”, I would remind of the same treatment his big-brother promised before 1997 election in a rally in Quetta about giving his opponent “Benazir Bhutto”, even marking a tree where to perform the act. But, all was forgotten in the joy of his win, even going ahead to form a secret pact of marry-go-round with her.

      • Farooq Hashmi

        If the yard-stick of performance is the act of building labyrinth-like over-head bridges,replacing the corrupt bureaucrats with the equally corrupt ones of one’s own liking, ranting air with anti-Zardari slogans with froth flying off one’s mouth, and knocking off the microphones in public rallies in one’s fits of oratory,one’s performance undoubtedly is praiseworthy. If Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif’s performance is tested on the touch-stone of that act,he is definitely “doing much better than his non-performing equivalents from other provinces”. But in the real world in which we live those “performances” are not of much significance because they do not bear a modicum of solution of people’s problems______the all-devouring dragon of unemployment, the voracious leviathan of dearness and hunger, the humongous monster of ubiquitous corruption and energy crisis,etc. A hungry and jobless man has nothing to do with the matter that a bridge is straight or of serpentine shape.All he needs is a three-time square meal for his dependents and himself. A sick man has nothing to do with the fabulously expensive,dollar-guzzling gazillion hospitals sprawling on acres and acres,and acres of land.All he needs is the corruption-free affordable hospitals which meet the need of treating illnesses in their initial stages. White-elephant of Danish Schools are eating up even the insignificant percentage of GDP allocated for education in the province of the Punjab. Unlike Mr.Shabaaz Sharif ,who coaxes Punjabis with the winding over-head bridges etc., a real leader is a man of vision who gives a new ideology to his people.
        As to Mr.Nawaz Sharif he took his rebirth as a reconciliatory democratic leader only after he had a hair’s breadth escape from the hang-man’s halter,set by dictator Musharraf..

        • M.Saeed

          “—a real leader is a man of vision who gives a new ideology to his people”.

          Correct—and Asif Ali Zardari is the last word in solving entire gamut of people’s problems. He is the persona-granta having unending love for the under-privileged Pakistani masses. He provided mass employments to all provincial and third tiered divisions of Government in his time, without slightest reservation to care their merits, even at the cost of his most loyal and dear Jiyala PMs without slightest reservations. During his time, people devoured in mounds, luscious cakes when breads became unavailable due to Sassti Toti ‘ssccam’ of the ‘omnipotent’ scavenger of masses.

          About the dragon-wheel capabilities of the wonder-man, suffice to say that, his adversaries were never able to unearthed any of the proof on their rants that, he made the Independent Power Producing Companies, (Rental-Power), the corner-stone of the Power-Policy of the country”, he brokered and laid in early 90′s.

          About all other worries being counted as the purported legacies of the gone-Zardari, enough to say that, he deserved a second innings for solving many outstanding issues still gone in his un-extinguished thirst for the love of ‘Zar-less’ (Penniless) minion masses.

          • Farooq Hashmi

            Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif’s “rulership”, yes, Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif’s “rulership” of the Punjab is the ” march of God on the earth”.The sway of peace,plenty and prosperity are the reminiscent of Hammorabi’s era. In Punjab, commodities are available at dust-cheap rates_______”sasti roti” is available at the “cheap”rate of rupees 10 per piece, “farm-fresh” vegetables are cheap, lentils are cheap,”abattoir-fresh” goat-meat cheap,mutton cheap, beef cheap,fish cheap,poultry-meat cheap,”pure”cooking-oil cheap, flour cheap, and what not. Vis-a-vis the availability of the commodities at cheap rates ,a laborer sneezes at the “colossal” amount of Rs:6,000 he receives every month in the form of remuneration.Thanks to the Regent of God, Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif that the prospective hirers dog the qualified youths to win them to their organizations at robust pay.The “mush-room growth” of Danish schools in the province during the past five years of Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif’s “suzerainty”, has brought education to the door-steps of the rural children, and ignorance has shown a clean pair of heels.His “Regency”,Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif has laid out a mesh of hospitals in the province, where doctors ,etc. are sparing no pains to provide the timely treatment to the patients in a precarious condition. The “Shadow of God”,Mr.Shabaaz Sharif has lost patience with the corrupt government officials,and in the past five years they have been replaced with “angels”who are true to their names. The word, “bribery” has already been expunged from the lexicon of Punjabi language. Since,Mr.Shabaaz Sharif is the Regent of God, with his miraculous power, he has illumined the whole province in ” three months” of his new term. Load-shedding is the thing of the past, factories are running in high gear, billows of smoke are rising from the laborers’ hearths, Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif is God’s “chosen” person and He has showered His bounties on the Punjab in the form of auriferous mines to the benefit of Punjabi people.The people of the Punjab are “luxuriating” in “Shahbaaz Sharif-generated prosperity” to be sure.
            Law and Order situation is quintessential. Cases of way-laying,hold-ups, jail-storming by theTaliban are the things of the past.The pesky penury-related cases of suicide, familicide , filicide ,mariticide ,prolicide ,uxoricide, amicicide, etc are no more than a media propaganda. A word of advice to the people of Punjab. They should leave the dovish Zardari to the center, and pledge their “allegiance” to the ” Shadow of God”, Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif because it’s only their “allegiance” to him that ensures their “salvation” in their present life and in the “hereafter”. And no more words of “heresy” against the “demiurge”, Mr.Shahbaaz Sharif.

          • Gohar

            …From your prolong writings sounds like your hate to Shahbaz Sharif (Gentle Eagle) much more than your love to zar-dari (wealth accumulator)

          • Farooq Hashmi

            National issues cannot be brought down to the level of triviality of toying with names.

          • Gohar

            Its not toying but stating concrete facts..Names do have impact on personality..and it’s proved here too..at least in the case of zar-dari…isn’t it ?

    • Gohar

      Nice usage of verbose with eloquence – in favor of “zar-dari” (wealth-accumulator) & against Sharif brothers (the gentlemen).

    • S Nasrullah

      I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting both ZAB and BB in cordial environs and undoubtedly they were GIANTS. One could feel the radiance of their greatness sweep you off your feet and project you into eerie elevations. On the other hand, AAZ gave one the impression of a cunning and crass cut-throat. His jail time experience taught him the meticulous ability to transform from Dr Jekyl to Mr Hyde, by the bat of the lid. He had learnt the instinct to survive – even through the worst of quandary. And that art paid him rich dividends with the completion of his tenure in the Presidency. But one may ask, what was his significant contribution towards the Peace and Progress of Pakistan. From Law and Order to Energy, Power, Water, Economics and Jobs – he left everything in total disarray. The catalog of Corruption in every undertaking – PIA, Railways, Steel MIlls, Power Projects on Rent and the endemic Nepotism pushed Pakistan to a precipice that Divine intervention alone spared it from the inevitable doom and disaster.

      Love for the PPP is way different from the Love for Pakistan. Even die-hard PPP supporters draw blank when asked to enumerate the positive contribution the PPP-MQM Coaltion gave to the country in their Five-year tenure. And thousands of men and women – old and young – would look askance for the brutal murder of their relatives, friends and compatriots – the onus of the burden laid squarely on the shoulders of powers that be, (with the rulers) to provide safe and secure living for their citizens.

      • Gohar

        /* Love for the PPP is way different from the Love for Pakistan */

        You are absolutely correct that some people are blind in their love for PPP so much that if they can – they will put founder of nation – Quaid e Azam behind the criminals like zar-dari & company….

        • Farooq Hashmi

          ……. and some people are born blind,and they do not know what’s what and who is who.

          • Gohar

            …like ‘jiyalay’ of PPP who have ‘blind love’ for the criminals …

      • Farooq Hashmi

        The problem with us,human-beings is that when we critically analyze the objects, both animate and inanimate, we do not apply to them the rules of the real world, but of the ideal world.When we approach the human-beings with that erratic disposition, we fall an easy prey to dismay and dejection as well..That erroneous approach governs also in the matter of late ZAB and the other PPP leaders. Since, they were shaped out of flesh and blood as we are, we should accept them with all their weaknesses and strenghts. The reality that ZAB was the greatest statesman after the Quaid-e-Azam, may leave a bad taste in the mouths of ZAB-bashers but that reality is in no way,subservient to their likes and dislikes. Speaking In honest terms, that reality stays ground in its place as the Mount Everest. It’s in fitness of the things to mention that I had been impressed with ZAB’s genius when I had happened to have a lecture from him on the International Court
        of Justice when I was a student of Political Science Department of Punjab University,Lahore. Besides, it’s a simple truism that in ingenuity Benazir Bhutto was the mirror-image of her late father.
        What’s more, an unbiased study will reveal that the PPP regime had reaped the crops____ the corollary of crises as law and order situation, water and power short-falls and scarcity of jobs,etc_____ sowed by the preceding regimes over ten years.
        Again, a travesty of justice is seen in its bare form in the statement,”Love for the PPP is way different from the Love for Pakistan”, That statement merits no further comments.I daresay.

      • NASAH (USA)

        “Even die-hard PPP supporters draw blank when asked to enumerate the positive contribution the PPP-MQM Coaltion gave to the country in their Five-year tenure.”

        That there was EVEN a coalition between the petulant PPP and mercurial MQM — not for 5 days or 5 months — but for FULL 5 years — was a singularly sterling achievement by Zardari — besides showing his mastery of the provincial and national statecraft.

        Nasrullah — just imagine if there was no coalition — what a hellish place Karachi would have been.

        • S Nasrullah

          Like fish out of water, same as MQM out of power. The fish would die a painful death and MQM would hit mortuary. It is elementary thumb rule of political science that outside the incubation of Power, most politicized movements, based on frantic fraternity and volatile validations, get asphyxiated. PPP and MQM role under AAZ was “Partners in Plunder”.

          NASAH – do you venture any connotation variation?

  • Raj Chouhan

    And how did murderers ZIA and Musharaff get the power?? By fair means??

    • Gohar

      Who says they got the power with fair means ?…but here we are talking about USE of power with unfair means. Don’t you see an excellent example of your own Gandhi jee who was free from corruption ? He or Quaid e Azam are the types of leaders of integrity we need to convert this lame demo-crazy to democracy where everyone has equal rights – no immunity to elites & full accountability.

    • M.Saeed

      “Mr.Zardari thinks great because he was born great”
      (Farooq Hashmi).
      That greatness was born when he was “drummed out” of the Cadet College Petaro and went on to “Tout” Black marketing of cinema tickets at his father’s Bambino Cinema, Karachi.

  • Farooq Hashmi

    You are “right”. No wonder our political thinker, Mr.Gohar establishes an easy analogy between Hitler and Zardari.

  • Gohar

    One more analogy you will agree with – they both are extreme “lovers” – one is “lover of blood” amassing graveyards and other one a “lover of wealth” amassing wealth in foreign bank accounts.

    • Farooq Hashmi

      Mr.Zardari is a ” lover of blood”, says Mr. Gohar. I mean no disrespect to Mr.Gohar but I doubt that he has a sound mental health. I’m worried about him.

      • Gohar

        You didn’t get it Mr.Genius ! As the whole world knows I meant zar-dari to be a “lover of wealth” …..

  • Farooq Hashmi

    Yeah,”power-hungry” Zardari voluntarily relinquished his presidential powers to the parliament. Yeah,”power-hungry” Zardari has resolved to run in future neither for the office of President nor for that of the Prime Minister.
    Once upon a time, during the lifetime of Jesus Christ(may his soul rest in peace) an adulteress was set to be stoned to death.The crowd, which had to serve the sentence, dispersed when Jesus Christ intercepted with the demand that the first stone would be hurled at her by one who had never committed adultery in his life.

    • Gohar

      What political legacy Mr.Zardari had except that he was a husband of Late Benazir Bhutto? And now does he need to be PM/President when he is more than enough that his upcoming 7 generations will do nothing and rein in their Dubai, London and French palaces ?
      Also, the time you gave the example was the time of Bani-Israel and at that time things were legal which are not legal today. For e.g today from religious legal ruling a person’s hand to be cut-off if he found guilty of stolen things..but Ahh how we can talk about it when no one follows the commandments of Almighty Allah (swt) …no one even want to talk about in those terms – the terms set of Allah(swt) in our Holy Book …isn’t it ?

      • Farooq Hashmi

        Mr.Gohar, apparently your mind occupies a high level of the scale of intellect, but unfortunately, on occasions, you pull it down to the lowest level. These days your mind is dashing around in the enclosure of quotidian and commonplace “mud-slinging” at Mr.Zardari.The imputations that he is “Mr.ten%( title given by Mr.Husyn Haqqani who later nestled himself in the cozy wings of Mr.Zardari), that the money he has is enough for his seven generations to live a stately life in their palaces in Dubai,London and France, and that he is a “lover of wealth”, go counter to the thinking of a man of high intellect like you. I wish you could wrest you mind from the commonplace thinking with regard to Mr.Zardari. Let’s give our minds a sabbatical till history sifts the truth from the falsehood.
        Mr.Zardari thinks great because he was born great. It’s his greatness that he has pardoned those who had impounded him in jail, with rigorous imprisonment, for eleven years and a half.
        I have absolutely,no qualms in stating that if a high-born person like you comes to the low-level of using the defamatory sobriquets for or passing scurrilous remarks at Mr.Zardari, then there stays hardly any difference between you and those low,low parvenus who have been referring to him and his whole team of camaraderie as “Ali Baba and Forty Thieves” and been threatening to hang them in the intersection of Bhati Gate, Lahore.(Thou the people alluded to are one of the richest families of Pakistan,they have not succeeded in wriggling out of the grip of their in-born Ittefaq-Foundry-mentality). Besides, the names of the hoodlum of Faisalabad, Abid Sher Ali and the rogue of Rawalpindi, Haneef Abbasi, whom good-luck has catapulted to the public positions,do not deserve to be brought into a civilized debate.
        Great people think great, low people think low. As you are a great person, think great.

      • Farooq Hashmi

        No other thing is more irreverential to Islam than dabbling in it without sufficient knowledge about it. We waste our breath demanding the amputation of thieves’ hands. If the Islamic law to that effect is implemented in a slip-slop way, the whole nation will turn into a nation of ” one-handed people ” not in months but in days. In that case,in the intersections of all the big cities, electronic choppers will be installed where the convicts will be made to wait in lines for getting their hands amputated. But in a true Islamic society things do not work that way. Prior to carrying out such sentences the respective Islamic society will have to create eco-social conditions deterrent to the acts of stealing. Does Pakistan’s eco-political structure meet the requisite conditions?The answer is definitely,in the negative.
        Moreover, an Islamic society’s stance in the case of theft,is essentially that of sympathy for the accused. Owning to the policy of sympathy toward the accused individuals, hands of only six convicts,yes,only six convicts were amputated during the period when the Holy Prophet(SLHWAS) was in this mortal world.

        • Gohar

          Don’t you know all other birds in a tree are flown when you shot one and that is the wisdom behind cut-off hands ruling by Allah (swt). Forgiveness is one thing and implementing of sharia is another and who could be more forgiving than Allah(swt) Himself ? Six criminals were amputed in the time of Sahabah – the time when people were in Islam unlike us practising deen the way our beloved Prophet Mohd (pbuh) taught them. Don’t you see that not implementing sharia the way it should have been resulting Ribah, Alcohol, Zina and theft @ peak all non-sharia muslim countries & which has become a norm in the muslim world & that only flourishing on injustices from all sides…

    • M.Saeed

      All that meets the eye is not all true.
      1) Zardari had to be in power to remain untouchable by the Swiss courts till the time rules became invalid for him after expiry of 15 years time restriction.
      2) For the office of the Prime Minister, he must wait for 2 years to become eligible and before that, also do his “legally valid” graduation from a HEC recognised university.
      3) On his death-bed the teacher of Aurangzeb had willed that, his funeral prayer must be read by the person who had never said a “Qazaa” (delayed) prayer in life. There was no such person available and Aurangzeb had to lead the prayers saying that, “today the teacher has exposed my well kept secret”.

      • Farooq Hashmi

        Apprarently,Nawaz Sharif connived at pursuing the law-suit against Zardari for his alleged defalcation. The principle of ‘ you scratch my back and I will scratch yours ‘ was followed in this matter in letter and spirit,Had PML(N) pursued the case scrupulously,the facts of the case would have come to the surface far earlier.If Zardari is corrupt, so is Nawaz Sharif. Hudeybiyah mills case is still alive. The view that Zardari will to wait for 2 years and in the meantime obtain an accredited BA degree,is no more than a speculation by a long shot.
        Our problem is that in glorification of the Mughal emperors we project only the positive aspects of their lives and brush their weaknesses under the carpet. The same Aurangzeg who used to offer his Tahajjud prayers regularly,lead an austere life and make his living by making caps, had his brother,Prince Murad’s eyes torn out, had his father,Emperor Shahjahan dumped in prison and robbed his brother,Prince Dara Shakoh of the red stones wherewith he had to build the mausoleum of Hazrat Mian Meer Sahib. With the robbed stones,he had built the Shahi Mosque of Lahore. The life of austerity and piety he led does not exonerate him from the ‘sins’ he had committed.

        • M.Saeed

          Even then, he is your ‘Lahori-praaa’ and that is the biggest qualification in our contemporary world today.
          Have some faith and then see if “Angoor khatay k meethay”.

          But, why regret? This is our typical Punjabi mentality. If a Sindhi meets Sindhi anywhere in the prosperous world, his first reaction after introduction is in Sindhi. Same is true for a Pathan or a Baluch about respect and pride in their mother-tongue. But a Punjabi would never do that. Rather he would take pains to ensure not to utter even a single word out of place that would reveal his ethnicity, makining sure always to speak in Urdu or English.
          I am a born Lahori and have observed this almost unfailingly, everywhere in the world I have visited. Only our Sikh Punjabis are the exception.
          About your towing the Hindu-lines on Aurangzeb, I have only to say that, sometimes we stretch our momentary gains to the limits that harm our own self-respect.
          In this dog-eat-dog society of vices, we must have sense in valuing the virtues where they exist. Not every man is an angel and not every a devil. Otherwise, there would have been no need for the Creator to send Adam and Eve to this world of mortals.

          “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”

          –Bertrand Russell

          • Farooq Hashmi

            I wish you had not used the deprecative remarks against the people of Punjab.The mindless free-for-all on the matters of ethnicity and language has aleady turned Karachi into an infernal region. We should not make another Karachi with our unsubstantiated and whimsical remarks lest we should step on the booby-trap of ethnicity explosive in Punjab also.

          • M.Saeed

            “Unsubstantiated and whimsical remarks”??

            Hashmi Sb. you are being grossly unfair. You know me since the start of this blog-site that I am first Pakistani then Pakistan and again Pakistani at all times. What I have stated is hard learnt fact and I do not need any substantiation except my own first hand experience. If my remarks appear whimsical to you so be it. I can bet you have the same experience in your foreign land of residence.
            Even you have not read my comments with sufficient care. I have acknowledged the love for their native language of Sikhs but, from my own “prosperous Pakistani Punjabi brothers” in foreign lands, I almost always failed to get a response in Punjabi.
            Sorry for being brunt but of late, you are also changed from your usual self.

          • Farooq Hashmi

            Mr.M.Saeed, thank you,thank you for your clarification. I apologize to you for giving you offence.

  • Farooq Hashmi

    “Looks like you don’t like late Zia-ul-Haq too much……..”. At the very out-set the statement is wrong. Adjectives in English language have three degrees_______(1) Positive(2)Comparative ,and(3)Superlative.A logical conclusion of your statement is that I “like” Zia-ul-Haq but not ” too much”.I have no idea what led you to take for granted that I “like” Zia-ul-Haq,and on basis thereof you jumped to the superlative degree of “too much”. Not to speak of “liking” Zia “too much”,even the notion that I “like” him is simply outrageous.To think that I “like” Zia at any degree of the adjective is tantamount to saying that a true Muslim likes Satan.

    • Gohar

      Don’t you see people use phrases like ‘NOT TOO BAD’ for expressing GOOD ..so you should have taken my statement in that informal tone..but you are taking everything these days so seriously specially in the matter of PPP ..you need to relax & take things light to get your point across otherwise things won’t be conveyed the way you would like to…just stating facts or big vocabulary are NOT enough but the tone is …”andaaz-bayan” …..shaid ke tere dil mai utar jayay meri baat …right ?

  • Gohar

    Mr. NASAH – just convert 20 million Russians to (Rupees) – 9 million Poles to (Pounds) – 6 million Jews to (Jewelry) and here you got it right …

    • Farooq Hashmi

      What an absurd argument !

      • Gohar

        It’s not an argument but statement …of Mr. NASAH…

        • Farooq Hashmi

          A statement given in support of a proposition,is an argument.

  • M.Saeed

    Zardari and his perennially sly, deceitful and serpentine-hiss smile!

    • Farooq Hashmi

      “Zardari-phobia” at its zenith.

      • M.Saeed

        The real news is, despite your image here, you are the staunchest and stoutest Jiyala in heart for everything with a pre-or-post Bhutto-fix attached.

        • Farooq Hashmi

          Of course,I am.

          • Gohar

            …does it mean ‘aik Jiyala’ has to be ‘bhari’ on all other commentors too?

          • Farooq Hashmi

            How mentally low you are!

          • Farooq Hashmi

            Further, pernicious figures like you are the sad sore on the surface of the earth. What’s more loathsome is that you pass around your abject ignorance as knowledge.

      • Raj Chouhan

        Hashmi Bhai,

        Aap pyar aur nafrat dono jisse bhi karte ho dilo jaan se karte ho. So sweet.

        • Farooq Hashmi

          Chouhan Bhi, may be I’m blunt, but my heart is in its right place.

    • Gohar

      Well – BB liked this smile & who knew it be too costly for this poor nation or as some people say that this smile cost her life too …

  • Farooq Hashmi

    If we apply Occam’s razor to a statement, the result will be zero. We have to take it in its totality,not in fragments. “How PPP deals with parties”,” political threat”,”you people claiming it is an ‘achievement’,then a long long flight to Egypt to have a review of Hosni Mubarak’s rule of 30 years. I’m dazed by the incongruity of the points,and despite of the repeated efforts I have failed to strike a coaptation of them.

  • Farooq Hashmi

    You have run hysteric,and a proof thereof is the diarrhoeic outflow of invective from your mouth.The shallowness of your mind is has come to the surface with your failure in preceding my name with the salutation of ‘Mr’_____ the basic norm of decorous argumentation..

  • aslam minhas

    Everytime the swiss case was raised,it was said: ‘I will not allow BB’s grave to be desecrated.’ Just what kind of a defence is that?’ He will be rmembered as a president who adopted corruption as an official policy and destroyed all the institutions financially. Pakistan Steel Mills, PIA, Railways, OGRA, NLC, CDA and what not! All appointments (inclluding PMs and Ministers) were based on improbity and dishonesty. No gentleman or man of good repute was given an important portfolio during the five years reign of the president Zardari!