Monday, March 7, 2011

The Politics Of Fools And Criminals.. Sindh,.Pakistan.

Sindh is one of the major provinces of Pakistan.With Karachi as its largest city with one third of  entire Sindh's population is also known as the carotid artery of Pakistan.Karachi with its port, the largest business and trading base for the entire country, its concentration of the technocrats, universities, colleges, professors, teachers, intellectuals and professionals occupies the center of Pakistan's progress and development. This is therefore the most important city that the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party  should concentrate on in terms of governance, providing peace and security to its residents, who come for earning from all over the country. but alas this is not to be as the Sindh faction seems to be a faction consisting of fools. This is evident from the fact that the mismanaged and corrupt way the floods issue be it of the dykes and bunds, be it of funds and relief disbursement, be it of health care to flood victims were handled. This is evident from the way after the Ashura bombing the markets were burnt not by the Shia mourners but by the youth gangs from Lyari, whose video record is with the television channels and who not only burnt shops and trading buildings but also the age old KMC building records room, fumigation vehicles of Karachi City District Government which were at the time under control of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement but also did not let the fire tenders come near the burning buildings and infact attacked some fire water hydrants and made them abandon firefighting when they were near the fires.This is evident from the fact that at the time the minister for interior , Sindh was away somewhere in Thatta or Badin and did neither condemn the bombing and loss of precious lives and traders property nor did he issue any arrest of the obvious criminals involved in these blatantly violent massacres.The federal minister had to come and give statements. This is evident from the fact that after the horrible public killings of eleven traders in Sher Shah last year, the criminals even when identified by the witnesses as belonging to the Peoples Aman Committee from Lyari, were exonerated because the witnesses were made to retreat their stance in identification by the criminals by threatening them.This is evident from the fact that targetted killings continue and despite the assurances from the federal interior minister, the innocent targets come from all political parties and all walks of life. The political workers are usually of lower cadres and the innocent people are almost always poor. This is evident from the fact that despite the knowledge that the land mafia and grabbers are destroying the peace of Karachi residents, the Sindh Provincial assembly has passed the land amendment bill 2009 which will eat away all the public spaces like parks, mosques, hospitals, schools, colleges away from the residents of Karachi.
Karachi needs to be managed and governed in the style of any modern megapolis , not as an area gang fiefdom. The sad part is that the co-chairman of the PPP despite his claim to be a businessman of sorts(it is another matter that we never heard of his businesses before Benazir Bhutto came to power) fails to understand the politics of governance in Karachi. The other questionable reason of his keeping the interior minister Sindh with such an obvious friction with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's leaders and causing major friction with the largest mandated vote bank in Karachi is not known and understood. Why despite repeated statements that flare-up tensions between the two opposing parties and the insistent by the incumbant co-chairman on politics of reconciliation, the interior minister of Sindh is not bieng replaced. It seems obvious now that the politics of PPP in Sindh is a politics of turf wars or so they think and a politics of revenge. By removing the local government and replacimg it with administrators the PPP, thought they would gain control. This is not so. This is not to their advantage as in all other cities and villages except Karachi, Hyderabad and some parts of Sukkur the majoritty is PPP mandate. Karachi mandate for MQM cannot be changed at least not in near future as is evident from the fact that PPP has done nothing to increase its vote in the middle class population of Karachi and stays at the three areas which it represents for the last 30 years. In Sindh PPP is  behaving as an ethnic party. This has been evident from the statements made by the Sindh interior minister in Lyari while standing on stage with noted criminals and threatening the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, an overwhelmingly Punjabi party, not to leave one office of this party in the entire Sindh from Karachi to Kashmore, from Bhaan to Tharparkar, implying destroying violently their offices.This is evident from the fact that in his recent statement he has accepted bieng a criminal if Peoples Aman Committee are criminals and declaring this controversial organization with a criminal past and record as a part of Pakistan Peoples Party.

If this is the way that the party is moving into the very complex, challenging and competitive political, economic,and social future of Pakistan , then I must declare that it surely is the politics of fools. If the PPP leadership is tied by personal loyalties and its second tier leadership which seems to be the entire party after Benazir's death fails to realize that such an important province and such an important city cannot be given in the hands of few uninformed , new politicians destroying its future prospects for a political future, then it is a sad story. Benazir Bhutto would have not sacrificed her life for such a petty cause and such a petty group of people. It seems that the entire future is in the hands of people who for their selfish gains and war lord styles and who have still to answer to Mir Murtaza Bhutto's murder.How sad it will be when in the next election almost half of Sindh will not vote for them and there is a tussle for power in parliament. What will the PPP and its Sindh faction give the answer to its citizens for the lack of justice, failure of law and order and almost no governance and fairplay.
Young Bilawal Bhutto Zardari faces serious challenges in leadership in Pakistan. 
If the twenty year old Bilawal Bhutto Zardari returns to Pakistan and finds this level of maturity in his Sindh province party and when faced with the bitter reality that he is too young, in-experienced and too late, how will he handle the immense challenges. gone are the days of fiefdom, elitist politics. Can they not see the writing on the wall? Can they not see Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya? Can the fools please leave the Pakistan Peoples Party alone and all the matuer politicians raise their hands? Class dismissed!

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