Politician porn

Does anyone remember the news reports in the Urdu media after the Musharraf coup? I remember one that said Shahbaz Sharif had to change his shalwar several times when the soldiers came to his house.

If anyone needs confirmation that the PPP had learned noting from history at least by 1999, one can search the archives for PPP leaders’ statements in the weeks leading up to the coup:

Pakistanis can do without lectures from the United States on ”how to remove” the Sharif government or ”how the people” should react to an inefficient administration, Naveed Qamar, a lawmaker from the main opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said in a statement.

Here’s Qazi:

”Reiteration of US support for the PML government has vindicated our stand that Shahbaz Sharif had gone to the United States to seek assistance against army and Islamic movements,” Qazi Hussain Ahmed, leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami, told the press in Lahore. The Jamaat-i-Islami has been vociferous in its criticism of the government’s failure to protect the interests of the Pakistani army and mujaheedin, or freedom fighters, seeking to liberate India’s northern state of Kashmir.

Perhaps readers can contribute their memories of that time when there was a widespread feeling of satisfaction that the Sharif brothers had got their comeuppance in the most humiliating way possible.

It’s very similar to the happiness some are getting from the news that Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has been stopped at the airport because he’s been placed on the Exit Control List and the news that a warrant for Rehman Malik’s arrest has been issued. The Supreme Court has clearly made a decision to enforce its NRO verdict in as confrontational and political a manner as possible. That’s because Iftikhar Chaudhry is a populist to the core and there’s nothing that makes us happier than seeing our elected politicians naked and humiliated every few years or so.

Advertisements

10 responses to “Politician porn

  1. PV

    I am sickened and nauseated by what is happening today. It us the same as when sweets were distributed after Nawaz Sharif’s ouster.

  2. Rabia,thank you for a sane perspective on things. There wasn’t any doubt about how he would rule on the NRO was there? Ifitekhir is a politicized CJ. It is ironic that this is being hailed as a proof that the judiciary is independent.

  3. Well, I’d feel worse for the Sharifs if it had actual long-lasting impact on their political fortunes. Since they’re uber-popular right now, I think they’re probably fine with what happened.

  4. takhalus

    yeah thetre was one about mushahid hussain who was found hiding in the toilet saying i told him not to do a panga with the army

    or the one about yahya khan when they went to tell him east pakistan had fallen he was in his underwwear drunk and saying they’d fight on

    Ps the late and great wheeler dealer Nawabzada was not a PPP leader

  5. Great post, Rabia. CJ IMC is populist to the core; his ego-centric approach is (inadvertently I guess) paving the way for another ‘meray aziz ham watano’.

    Corruption of the political class? Nothing could be funnier than that in this land of the pure.

  6. admin

    takhalus:
    thanks! I actually meant to quote:
    “Pakistanis can do without lectures from the United States on ”how to remove” the Sharif government or ”how the people” should react to an inefficient administration, Naveed Qamar, a lawmaker from the main opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said in a statement.”

    from that atimes article. I’ll go ahead and fix it but I kind of like the Nawabzada Nasrullah quote.

    ahsan,
    heh, that’s a pretty interesting perspective.

  7. when gillani took action and he suspended

    the Secretery interiors

    & 2 additional directors FIA

    then these people suddenly realized

    that

    the name of Ahmad Mukhtar is entered in ECL by mistake.

    How cunning and stupid these people are?

    Establishment is making fool the public.

    Pakistan Peoples Party is a public party.

    It is not a single man which will be finished forever.

  8. Well put Rabia.
    This decision on NRO has been in the coming for long. Howsoever it may seem great and just, in the long-run, it is simply aiming at a mid-term elections, something the Sharif brothers would well cash into now that SC and media has turned their back on Zardari-led team.

  9. Does every body remember that quotation that the Grand Trunk Road took from that Jihadi forum? The one mentioned a murdered Brigadier and called him a “Murtad”..?

    Has anybody been keeping track of that website?

    I’m not in currently Pakistan, but has anybody inside reported that website to the authorities?

    There’s a bugger on there who knows exactly where all the roads of Rawalpindi are; there’s another who are constantly mourning and celebrating the life and death of Abdul Rashid Ghazi; and there’s one more bugger who’s rejoiced at the bombing outside Zulfiqar Khosa’s house and said that it’s the beginning of the same destabilization campaign that began in the NWFP; is now beginning in Punjab.

    So yes, has any body kept an eye on that open rat’s nest of traitorous murdering scum?

  10. Pingback: Newsline » Blog Archive » Weekly Briefing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: