‘’Pakistan People Party [PPP] rally’’ on 16th Oct 2016 had been marked to mourn the death of 200 party workers of PPP following suicide bomber attack at a public meeting held at Karsaz Karachi - when Benazir Bhutoo came back Pakistan after 11 years self exiled from UAE - under a covenant concluded between Musharraf (ex president of Pakistan) and Benazir Bhuttto (BB) - following a reconciliation among trio PPP/ PML-N & Musharraf to participate in General Election scheduled to conduct in 2008.
Its nine years though have been passed yet we cannot ignore the martyrdom of our PPP workers & supporters who voluntarily suffered death on 18th Oct 2007. The terrorist attempted to kill Benazir Bhutto but she was saved, said Aasif Ali Zardari (AAZ) a press report.
There were unabated debate among political analyst, intellectuals and civil society that the JIYALE (PPP workers/ supporters) and the main stream of PPP leadership instead to show their sympathies & sorrow for those who lost their life they were dancing on the truck & the roads around - raising slogan against their political rival. The entire episode of the rally however could not exhibit its plan and future agenda but just a panicky echo sounds disturbing everyone even who were watching TV at home.
It looks we are living in paranoid – delusion & deception by creating illusory ideas where everyone seems suffering from paranoia instead to believe, appraise and evaluate the situation in its real terms and terminology we assume & move without noticing public response – liking and disliking but just to convene public rally.
In Bilawal case, how PPP leadership decided to handover party affairs to a boy of 25 who is crude and does not have knowhow of politics, a growing mind and action needs to incubate with seniors – a time consuming process not a matter of a day and night.
Intrinsically the basic aim before PPP mainstream were to keep AAZ away of front line – hiding him and getting instruction behind the curtain that’s AAZ did [and doing] and putting Bilawal on the screen [at front line] to seek people favor [in support of PPP to revive & revitalize PPP image] that had been tarnished or reduced because of AAZ bad performance during the tenure of 2008-2013.
Though AAZ held the position as president of Pakistan but he did not deliver the country but engaged in loot and massive corruption that’s became the reason of ignominy, notoriety & ill disposition among PPP workers, supporters & loyalist who though voted AAZ being the husband of BB after her assassination but AAZ & his team disappointed PPP well wishers and its hardliners too.
A paranoid style of politics in Pakistan where not only leadership is living but a normal man also are in delusion and fantasies – it refers ongoing quarrel in TV Talk shows where anchors and guests compete for the highest levels of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy, said a professor in Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad.
The seriousness of main stream were evident in the Rally that how on instruction of their master AAZ they were keeping silent and avoiding to take the stage but leaving for Bilawal to lead the rally and agenda behind was to portray Bilawal as their Chairman.
Does not matter whether he is capable or not to hold this position or what maimed & crippled message he conveyed to their workers and infused PPP stalwarts to bear him & his childish attitude so long as they are in PPP, said a seasoned worker who left PPP after BB assassin.
The people were of the view that why PPP portraying & showcasing little Bilawal as Chairman who among sturdy and rough faces - senior & experienced leadership [those falling into the range of 60s & above] getting Bilawal a kid who was being pampered by the old-timer, warhorse & old stager standing behind Bilawal in the truck.
The main ambition before PPP is to keep the name of BHUTTO alive & that’s why they are nourishing fostering and raising a teen-age-boy to combat & harness party matters in order to maintain political legacy, said senior PPP leader.
Again, PPP main stream standing behind Bilawal [on the truck] were clapping, encouraging and motivating, giving bottle of mineral water, wrapping his back to keep his incomprehensible speech continue.
What message we are giving the Nation that raising & rearing an immature boy to lead the country who is not equipped with political sense though his mother and grandfather have been a good seasoned politician.
But for Bilawal father neither AAZ nor Bilawal is a politician but a product of an accident they emerged by chance and took over the PPP after assassination of BB.
AAZ had no political back ground he just married with BB and got position in the ministry otherwise politically AAZ was nil and outcast not from Bhuttoo family even.
AAZ however got sympathies, especially feeling of sorrow or anguish after BB assassin - got a landslide victory in 2008 - made govt in federal and became president of Pakistan – it was a moral support from voters who supported PPP looking the consecutive sacrifice of Bhuttoo family i.e. hanging Zulfiqar Ali Bhuttoo - Benazir Bhuttoo (BB) assassination – BB Brother murder - BB mother death due to cancer etc. & a rift for lifetime with the family of Murtaza Bhuttoo
In current scenario there is no Bhuttoo except Bilawal so AAZ & his sister Feryal Talpur is outcast but they want to en cash political legacy using Bilawal as a core model of Bhuttoo family, said political analyst.
Howbeit AAZ became president of Pakistan but could not deliver though he remained in power for 5 years (2008 – 2013) but except busy in commission and kickbacks & conspicuous failure in performance that’s why the election of 2013 got PPP bad-defeat a fortiori - otherwise it could gain seats but people rejected them discreditably.
Now AAZ has been off the screen and pushing Bilawal to come and take the reign of PPP so neither the father is sound in political diplomacy nor Son Bilalwal -Does not matter if Bilawal mother and grandfather were a well experienced politicians but what they gave the country when they were at the helm of affairs - a long story, said a political analyst
Again, why political legacy is so important in Pakistan - this is political hegemony to incubate an immature boy preparing him for future leadership raising eye brow and asking political pundit to change their attitude and give opportunity others to grow instead to stick with the polity always.
Is it not a monarchical system or kingship what we have in the country so why to entertain legacy? Asked the audience at public forum where the guest on the dice were responding the questions.
The approach to keep survive the ‘’hereditary pattern of democracy’’ unequivocally negates the actual meaning of democracy while democracy is defined;
”Government of the people - by the people - for the people” but why it is just a lesson of an academic exercise instead to impregnate it literally and in practicality in Pakistan?
We should ask ourselves – Do we have democracy in the country? The democracy what our ruler has? Does it not reflect to Monarchy where ‘’govt. by a single ruler.
Are we not follower of hereditary where familial, ancestral & patrimonial democracy running in the country which is called Aristocracy & Oligarchy (govt. by few persons) but not Democracy?
Supreme Court Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali also lashes that there is monarchy in the name democracy and bad governance under the garb of good governance in Pakistan.
Since independence we are running the country in the name of democracy but unfortunately we have converted the country into a test tube laboratory where immature boy & girl is incubated and trained by the bigoted, tricky, cunning & knavish politicians who trains their son/ daughter & in laws to run parallel so that when they die or disqualify by any reasons the political legacy may continue either in Treasury Benches or in Opposition & in Senate - and that’s why since 70s we are witnessing the same faces spiral in national politics who feel proud to encroach not allowing others to come in the assembly.
If father dies it is taken over by daughter and if wife dies it is assumed by husband followed with son too. If father in law dies it is taken over by daughter in law – so legacy has been penetrated in our political structure - has become a curse for the country which should no more be survived if we want to see the democracy thriving & flourishing in the country we will have to leave the ‘’political legacy’’ being cancerous for Pakistan.