“Roti, Kapra and Makaan”
“Bread, cloth and house”. These were the famous words of the first Prime Minister of the Pakistan Peoples Party, the largest Democratic Party in Pakistan.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto once made a promise; today it seems it was just a joke. Through no fault of his own and a few decades on ministers and followers (Jiala’s) of the Pakistan Peoples Party will talk about everything else but the promise.
No longer is the Pakistan Peoples Party a Bhutto legacy, but the name just continues to haunt the people of Pakistan. One may wonder, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto has been dead for many years, and his beloved daughter Benazir Bhutto is also no longer with us, for that matter his sons, Shahnawaz or Murtaza are also departed souls. Why then does the Pakistan Peoples Party continue to use the name Bhutto for the betterment of the Pakistani common mans problems?
Bhutto was a man who was a nationalist; none of the policies today are those of nationalism. He was also a man who was a socialist and one does not see any socialism in Pakistan. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was not an Islamic Warrior on Jihad, yet even today everyone in the Pakistan Peoples Party continues to call him a Shaheed. For that matter neither was Benazir on any holy war, it then makes you would wonder why she is known as a Shaheed.
The moral fiber of the Pakistan Peoples Party is suspect to everyone who has no political affiliations. A vogue if you may, calling every dead political person as a Shaheed, with no respect for the very religion on which the principals of Pakistan are based.
In the digital age, media representation is at its highest within the ruling elite, irrespective of your knowledge or purpose. Unfortunately for the Pakistani public, these representatives and I may add women more so than men tend to think loudness stands for correctness.
Federal or provincial, ministers lose no opportunity to show their faces on various talk shows at regular intervals, sometimes at two or even three channels in one night.
Ministers such as Shazia Marri a provincial minister is nothing short of ear deafening. One would fail to understand her work for the portfolio she is supposed to be handling. The tourism industry in Sindh is anything but flourishing, one feels if it’s not worth it at present then it should be cut down and closed up.
A recent event in Sindh for body building took place. A pleasant event to say the least, but with horror one witnessed billboards in Karachi with pictures of the President and Ministers of the PPP on it. Will they ever get enough self promotion at the people’s expense? All around the world social sporting events take place, however you will never witness pictures of politicians pasted on billboards. If Sindh was promoting this event it would have been in line to show some heritage site of the province or some landmark to create awareness. Such is the limitation of thought in ministers, and then they sit on television and talk dramatic history.
We often hear of the President talk of “Bibi”, his wife, in almost all his speeches. With utmost respect, I would like to remind him, she is not going to make living conditions better for the common man in Pakistan. Stop talking about her. Get a move on and if you cannot, move out. No Bhutto is going to change the destiny of Pakistan now. Bhutto is a story so old, selling it now is only making people hate the name ever so much more. The really important question then being, is that what they really want?
The Pakistan Peoples Party has come to power 2 times prior to their current term. The judicial murder of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was never brought up in those two terms, EVER.
Why is it that the daughter did not touch the topic in her terms in the past, but somehow the son in law, that too after 3 years of his term decides to pass an ordinance? How about passing ordinances for providing Roti, Kapra and Makaan?
Murtaza Bhutto the son of Zulfiqar, and brother of Benazir was also murdered by the police in a PPP term why is that not being brought up?
Is he the Next Bhutto?
The Bhutto’s are all dead, and the legacy may belong to Zulfiqar Junior. It is about time the Pakistan Peoples Party decided to ditch the name and serve the people than to continue to abuse the name and destroy the past.(courtesy logicalfools.com)