BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN IR RAHIM
Assalam Alaikum, my fellow bloggers. I want to talk about yesterday crucial and memorable event that took place here yesterday in Pakistan. Frankly, I have no interest in politics, mainly because I can’t understand whats going on, as I mentioned in my first blog post, My Bubble of Thoughts. Who supports what, who’s against who, who wants what and how much of what, justice here, corruption there, developments here, lies there, truths locked up. Its quite confusing. But there’s one thing I know; justice only comes once you give your everything and everything into it. Your blood, sweat, tears and all the comforts of life into it.
Now hears the fancy news: This dude here, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, has been disqualified from his position as Prime Minister.
Our history proved his incompetence to such a level. Making laws only to benefit himself, building a Metro bus system in Lahore and now in Islamabad to provide “cheap travel of Rs. 20 only” but paying for the rest of the costs with our increase in tax, preventing the army chief’s plane from landing so that he could replace him with a buddy of his own in 1999, for which he was exiled to Saudi Arabia. You may wonder how he was chosen as PM? Well thats a long story summed up in a few words: some people are just plain idiots.
For years, he has been stealing money from his people in the name of progress. Many did not rebel against him because they indulge in the same practices as him. But not the man who came to our rescue, Imran Khan.
Former Cricketer and Leader of the Pakistani Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf, and leader of the Opposition Party in Parliament, Imran Khan has fought valiantly for years condemning Nawaz Sharif’s practices. Many were criticising him so much , even at the cost of his own comfort. He has had trouble in his personal matters, having two ex-wives, but its personal and no person’s personal information should be broadcasted for the world to see without their permission.
But he never backed down an inch. His strength, determination and leadership qualities in his cricket days proved so now. In around the mid of 2014, he gathered his followers from Peshawar to Islamabad in front of the Parliament House and held the infamous “Dharna” (protest) there where people gathered everyday at night, united in the fight of injustice. A separate section was made for women and children even and we would come almost everyday to the Dharna (mainly my mom dragging me in the middle of the night 😝 )
And the legendary chant “Go Nawaz Go” echoed all across Islamabad.
You may think Imran Khan may have been causing chaos only by the Dharna but the Dharna was the means to make our nation aware of the injustice it was experiencing. That made us more united and supportive than ever.
The Dharna went on for many months but he had to stop it due to the distressing event of APS terrorist attack in Peshawar where around 200 students and staff were murdered, along with the Principal of the school. You can see the level of respect and decency in him. Others would have continued on. Even recently in 2016 he held a Dharna to make the Supreme Court make an inquiry into his acts or he would take harsh means. When Supreme Court agreed, he immediately stopped the Dharna. This shows his only aim was to fulfill the rights of his people, not to show off his greatness.
Then Allah’s help came through the Panama Papers, showing corruption in Nawaz Sharif’s childrens companies abroad. Nawaz Sharif emphasised on the point that the case was about his children, not him. But the important question was, where did the money for these companies come up? Pressure was put on Nawaz Sharif to own up but he refused. People would have given up on it and forgotten it but Imran Khan carried on for a year more of struggle until it encouraged the Supreme Court and the JIT to take up his case.
Nawaz Sharif, his children and his party followers instead of proving Sharif’s innocence, were yelling at the JIT to focus on other people’s properties such as Imran Khan’s house in Bani Gala. And so, they were unable to tell the money trail of the companies.
In the end, the judges made their decision and on 11:30am at 28th July, 2017, declared our PM as Na-ehal! i.e unjust and not Sadiq & Amin i.e truthful and trustworthy. Now thats a stamp no one can remove. Though his last name is Sharif i.e innocent, he is definitely not so.
It was truly a joyous, people were celebrating and dancing on the streets with hope and liberation in their hearts. Even Jemima Khan, Imran Khan’s first ex-wife, showed great support you don’t see many ex-wives doing. She supported him when allegations were put on him and tweeted “Gone Nawaz Gone”
Though this is not the end of corruption but it is a statement to all those corrupt leaders in Pakistan that you will not get away with it. We will find you, we will catch you & you will suffer. Imran Khan will stand up to them and many more Imran Khans will rise. And Inshallah, with Allah’s Grace, we will create the Islamic Republic of Pakistan our forefathers slaved and died to give us. Let us be worthy of their hard work. And let this be an example to anyone in any country where corruption and injustice reigns. Once you take a stand, take a stand with all your might, even if you stand alone.
May God be with you all 😊
P.S this will probably my last post about politics. I guess cuz i could actually write something about it. Usually i’m just blank