Pakistan People Party (PPP) keeping Asif Ali Zardari (AAZ) out of the scene & getting his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) at the forefront during its political campaign for the Local Body Election (LBE) being held in Sind Urban & Rural.
With this political tactics & maneuvering whether PPP will be in winning position or bridging the gap emerged due to wrong & deficit performance of PPP from 2008 when PPP ruled for five years and even in Sind they are still in govt. since eight years but their performance has been questionable?
Retrospectively PPP performance has been very clumsy, crippling and incapacitating in order to serve its voters particularly in Sind rural and generally in urban exhibiting very slow and apathetic in every sector of govt. service departments.
A mountain of lawlessness & loot where nothing seems perfect, constitutional & legitimate - law abiding & procedural but just snatch & encroach with illicit & illegal practices that has been a well known traits of PPP where urban population has been confronting abysmally.
Land grabbers & land mafia - illegal constructions of residential flats, Bungalows & Skyscraper without fulfilling the formalities & constitutional requisitions - not complying standing instruction & guidelines while constructing Offices & Residential towers but just building at illegal lands and victimizing general public at every front at the end.
Construction of Factories and Mills on illegal lands such as getting approval for 1000 but expanding to 5000 square yards - not seeking the desired building permit and industrial inspection report qualifying the safety and security parameters mandated for a factory to run but keeping the unhealthy construction continued till it collapsed.
Frequent fires eruption - million worth of raw material burning into ashes, hundreds of human lives losses are the unforgettable tragedies of PPP era in Sind urban. There are multiple examples of Mills and Factories that burnt into ashes because of ill planning and overlooking the prerequisite indeed are compulsory before start of production but due to corrupt official sitting in govt. departments accepting bribe and allowed the greedy mill owner to move.
China cutting – rampant land encroachment - getting the house constructed and inhabiting - giving the residents utility connections and leasing papers and after years it comes in media that the ‘residential houses’ had been built on illegal land.
Karachi development authority (KDA) did not approve the land or the approved area was lesser than the area came under construction but who is vulnerable the poor purchaser who invested his whole life sum and bought the house - what was the fault of the residents who had been evacuated forcibly by the same corrupt & nasty department claiming its illegal construction.
The dwellers asking who allowed the Builders to build the house on illegal land - naturally KDA & KBA accepted bribes and facilitated the builders to induct more area and build more floors instead the actual limit of floor or the initial drawings approved.
What were the fault of dwellers who paid off every desired payments by the builders even having leased papers in their hand, cursing the builders and the govt. for such heinous crimes who has been pushed out of the flats, sitting on the road & bearing weather vagaries?
In some cases we have seen that agency evacuated the houses and start demolishing, kept the inhabitants helpless with their luggage under open sky and screaming - Is not an act of atrocious cruelty?
Factory & Manufacturing industries status are also seen very depressive -no legitimate licensing practice to run the factory - factory does not follow the basic approval in place. Premises inspection & factory adequacy to produce specific items - no product clearance, no inspection at all in terms of safety and security & other legalities essential to keep the factory law abiding resulting the severe human losses have been noticed.
There are hundreds live examples we witness day and night in print and electronic media where govt. does not seem active to raid & stop such illegal facilities where poor laborers goes die every day because of govt officials dishonesty, insecurity and disloyalty.
Status of state owned industry is also very grim and dismal - could not run optimally due to worsening example of favoritism and nepotism - appointing inefficient staff – an army of personnel – a constant threat to the survival of the Enterprises.
It refers the case of Pakistan steel - Petroleum industries and Pakistan international airline etc. the situation of Govt. schools & Govt. Hospitals and clinics are also in very shabby and shameful states in Sind urban and rural.
Only one question that who will take action to rectify the irregularities developed during PPP era and still does not seem to correct but flourishing.
Why there are serious mismanagement & unbridled corruption in Govt. departments Sind, you cannot get your problem resolved though have every supportive papers but you have to bribe for a single or tiny work otherwise you will be scaling upstairs for months & the required work through govt. offices will not be attended unless you pay.
Regarding Bilawal appearance in LBE canvassing - does not matter if you change the face - if the performance in the past were not good from PPP then how would you get votes or would you increase your vote bank if you kept the people hungry in terms of food and in terms of infrastructural development in rural and urban Sind, said a seasoned PPP politicians.
Face changing or sugar coated words fall under political rhetoric which will not get you upright or wash away your past ignorance & errors in terms of delivery to the people of Sind. Performance indeed had been a true reminder for the voters if PPP would have performed well in Sind rural, a PPP stalwart stressed.
AAZ & his sister Feryal Talpur of course will not leave Bilawal till getting them in national assembly at Treasury Benches and after that fate of Bilawal will be unknown or be seen as an idle factor of PPP because Bilawal will not be at driving seat or will be leading the PPP as chairman as he is being shown now..
Though this time he is being represented as chairman & leading the party yet behind the scene there are much in cooking where party senior leaders, political Pundit and Guru will discourage & de-motivate Bilawal and even his father AAZ will keep Blawal away of the party politics as soon as the election is won, said a seasoned political analyst.
From current attitude of AAZ it looks that Bilawal is being used a corporate identity of PPP which will remain valid so long as it is not cashed.
So Bilawal himself should be very careful and must open his eyes differentiating between friend and foe.
You also can not rule out the life threat to Bilawal as in politics the father can go extreme as Indra Ghandi did with her own son who was a pilot and flying the plane but he along with plane was gunned down as politics has no limitation and any thing can happen any time.
No ethics boundary politics considers, said a university student studying politics - the chemistry of politics has no rigid formula but changeable as and when required and seems worth full to the party leadership, he added further..
The current leadership of PPP is using young Bilawal as a trump card or as a last resort to win the election. Recently for LBE and later to use him (Bilawal) for country wide general election.
PPP because of its ill performance could not win By-election held subsequently in Punjab and KPK but lost & even its deposit got seized by election commission of Pakistan.
PPP under the domain of AAZ never ever grew but it just gained sympathy votes after assassination of Benazir Bhutto (BB) when BB was killed - people demonstrated their love with BB and such attempts got PPP (heading by AAZ) won the general election in 2008 but could not qualify in 2013 - where the reason of defeat known as no performance at all except corruption and serious mismanagement in govt. service industries & unabated lawlessness in the metropolis..
Current electioneering campaign is being done by BBZ a prudent step by AAZ following advises from PPP die heard to hide the face of AAZ from party politics temporarily - giving the nation a false impression that PPP leadership now running by its true chairman Bilawal Bhutto instead AAZ. And BBZ a new blood is on the way to revive and rejuvenate the party that had gone down due to past error.
Instead to be sagacious and judicious for the‘’performance and delivery to people of Pakistan ’’AAZ & his cronies seen more prone to change the face and that’s the reason the face of Asif Ali Zardari (AAZ) has been replaced with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) to en cash PPP slogan ROTI KAPRA MAKAN that’s had been raised by Bilawal grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
But the question persists that just a change of face will be getting PPP impulsive & efficacious to win the election or people welfare works is more important as majority want work and development works in their constituencies which PPP did not do during its five (2008-2013) years tenure & even till date despite ruling the Sind province their chronic issues are still oscillating.
Not only rural but urban area too remained unnoticed and unattended - apparently no eminent structural changes - even not a single inch road had been constructed.
PPP could not free school encroachment from the clutches of influential lords in rural area & in urban too where school occupied either by land mafia or Real-state agent – incoherent situation in health and education where PPP remained as a silent spectator.
Besides, the sense of the ‘’Ghost employee’’ we got from PPP era that’s started not only from 2008 but still continuing in every govt. departments, school, college and police & medical doctors too. There are outnumbered staff who comes office but do not work or they are invisible but visible on salary sheet where the salaries are transferred to the account.
The general outlook of the cosmopolitan city of Karachi has been converted into the den of terrorist, miscreants, mercenaries, vandals, hooligans & outlawed who have swamped the beauty of the city - A complete failure state where almost every ‘’PUBLIC SERVICE DEPARTMENTS’’ are dysfunctional.
No govt. support – city has been drenched in rubbish giving impression ‘’the aftermath of war’’ where life has been suspended & everything come to standstill or moving sluggishly instead accelerating the pace of improvement and developmental works in the rural and urban city.
A disastrous –everything being seen smashed & shattered - a situation of unplanned city - broken building without renovation and refurbishment - broken sewerage system - broken street lights - broken footpath - a heap of garbage - overflowed gutter water inundating the roads and streets – big potholes and ditches on the main road getting your spinal cord defective - no adequate transport - smoke emitting vehicles with heavy fare.
No meter to determine transport fare - no clean drinking water - no role of Karachi Water & Sewerage Board - no role K electric - no role of KMC & KDA –no traffic rule and road sense by commuters - open practice of police greasing their palm and go - broken traffic signals and roundabout - unplanned sprawling constructions & junk of bill boards portraying city a heap of damaged car and pilling of broken items – nothing is in order but topsy-turvily.
Will Sind people pardon & ignore the ruthless behavior & PPP’s MPAs/ MNAs apathy who avoided to visit their jurisdiction and constituencies and are seen now visiting with Bilawal asking to vote PPP & Shaheed BB? - clapping on BIlawal aggressive speeches during his visits in Sind.
Will Bilawal bring structural changes in the party leadership?
Or his voice will be suppressed being influenced by the cronies and coteries of PPP who betrayed the name of PPP, said a true lover of PPP who reportedly wept at the dice looking the rush of old tested PPP leaders surrounded & escorted BIlawal?