By Asif Mahmood
Despite the fact that Bilawal Bhutto’s diatribe against the OIC meet was immediately followed by a sane and much needed press release by the Opposition stating therein that they are all at toes to welcome the honorable guests of OIC meet in the town , it is almost impossible to sidestep a crunch question. I dare say if our democracy really needs an “Establishment Stick” to steer us out of the all seasoned nonsense.
It literally violated my eardrums hearing Bilawal “ We will see how they hold the OIC conference”. This reminds me the D Choke sit in when Chinese President had to cancel his visit to Pakistan thanks to the D Choke mantra. More intriguing is the fact that both the leaders are foreign qualified.
I wonder if the Oxford is more concerned about its graduates or not. However our domestic disorder is more important at the moment.
We are addicted to wash our dirt political linen at the international crossroad. We always indulge politics into foreign affairs and foreign affairs into our domestic politics. The ultimate result is the comedy of errors , we are watching since decades.
First I thought it was spontaneous overflow of powerful passion that dragged Bilalwal toward that uncalled or diatribe and realizing the mistake the opposition was quick enough to undo the damage. But then I switched on my TV and Mr. S.k. Niazi was discussing the same topic.
Without going to the border line to play safe he categorically stated that it was not a sane after thought on the part of opposition, rather a phone call from the Establishment did the needful.
Now I find myself grappled with a naïve question: Do our sagacious , sane , prudent and wise parliamentarians need an Establishment Stick to be a good boy on each and every moment? Don’t they have an acumen within to show some statesmanship? I wonder if the answer is in the affirmative.