The Morning After-

We went to sleep last night at 10:30 after a monotonous hour of watching B continue to crawl slowly through the streets of Karachi.  You can imagine what I felt when k brought the paper in. Only questions come to mind. Only questions. Why would a “leader” for the sake of hoo haa endanger lives? Why would the same “leader” cry upon arriving in the country but not know that lives will be lost the same day? Why would a “leader” come back to “eradicate poverty and unemployment” when everyone knows she is the one who ran away with the money in the first place?

In all this my poor city, my poor country suffers. Someone commented that its hard to remain patriotic after all this. Actually I find it easier. It’s love for the country that increases, the need to protect is, through prayers or actions or simply by living a good exmaple of a life. Its the hate of these “leaders” that goes up who dare put their pictures up with Quaid-e-Azam’s, thinking that their efforst could hold a candle upto something as grand as freedom, which he fought for and which we don’t know how to take care or cherish. It’s easy to feel strongly for the country now because you see her suffer in the hands of the “powerful leaders” who are using the lack of education and basic amenities to bribe and dupe people into dreams of a better tomorrow. Will the better tomorrow arrive? Possibly. As long these wonderful leaders stop arriving.

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7 thoughts on “The Morning After-

  1. I like how you ended it… ‘As long as these wnderful leaders stop arriving..’

    Sara, i’d honestly like to see you as a politiician -babying and nurturing it, like u do nadu, into a well rounded, progressive nation!

  2. I am quite sure that

    a) Benazir hired a media PR agency in US to promote her

    b) She staged her return, knowing fully that foreign media will be covering this event. This is a classic “make the news” strategy.

    c) Benazir spent a lot of cash to “stage” a welcoming public response. From the news reports 230,000 people were in that rally, this is a number I find really hard to believe especially since I grew up in Karachi and know the general opinion of the people regarding Benazir. I am quite sure that most of the 230,000 people in the rally were “imported” from other parts of the country

    d) The blast might also be staged to support the claim that “Muslim fundamentalists” see Benazir as a threat. Thinking like a politician, the people who got killed were a small price to pay for the ‘overseas credibility’

  3. you went to sleep at 10.30?
    i was watching it with parents, then went away for just half an hour.. when i came back i was shocked at what had just happened!

    it’s so so sad. i mean if everyone, from the ‘leaders’ to the common man wants peace and freedom.. then who is behind all these awful attacks? it doesnt make sense anymore.

  4. @silicon valley engineer: I’m in DC and a few weeks back, Benazir was invited to speak at the Senate building here which is a very powerful initiative considering she’s not even in power right now and lots of questions were raised as to which senators were supporting her, so basically it is in the US interest to have Benazir back in power no matter how many people die in the process :s

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