Let me confess once again my utter ignorance. This time it is in regard with the really beautiful Sindhi language. When, at the sad occasion of Benazir’s burial, I heard the slogans of “Pakistan Na Khapay”, I thought it meant “Pakistan may not remain busy” and I misunderstood its implication that the chanters were basically urging people to get on with the life and stop the violent protests and don’t waste themselves in arson, looting and killing. How blatantly ignorant of me? I didn’t know it then.
When the next day, Asif Ali Zardari the co-chairman of PPP showed his disapproval over the slogan “Pakistan Na Khapay”, I went bonkers. He added to my confusion more by chanting the slogan “Pakistan Khapay, Pakistan Khapay”, and I was really starting “khapping.” After putting much pressure on my feeble mind, I decided to ask someone to resolve this mystery, and luckily for me the online edition of DAWN solved it, by translating that slogan into English.
So Now I know it, otherwise I would have been ripped apart by you for it. So I am all for “Pakistan Khapay” (Live Pakistan). I also wish from heart that Pakistan keeps on “Khapping” forever.
These are as usual very uncertain times for the Peoples’ of Pakistan. The biggest sin of this present regime in my opinion is that they have made this nation a psycho by continuously maintaining uncertainty and emergency situation. You never know what will happen the next moment. Now we are not certain that whether the sham Election Commission would go for the elections or would it bestow yet another blessing on Q-League and Fazlur Rehman by postponing them?
If elections are postponed, then we should get prepared for very dark days and nights.