We love Mustafa Kamal, the dynamic Nazim of Karachi. He has done so much for Karachi, building roads upon roads and underpasses over flyovers that his stubbornness and acts of arrogance are easily ignored by most of us. Whether he verbally flogs women or harass journalists, we are less bothered by it.
After the Ashura Blast in Karachi, Mustafa Kamal was talking with Dunya TV and got hypered on a question that the acts of arson after the blast might be an attempt to evacuate the land from business community. The language he used and the way he cursed shows his level of education and tolerance. He cursed leaders of all political parties of Pakistan, media and anchor-persons. Moreover, he said “they” have other means at their disposal if they want to evacuate land. Interesting.
I wonder if MQM has so much issues with provincial government, why they are still in bed with them? Cursing and blaming others is just a mean to cover own shortcomings.
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By the same token, the ignorance, wilful or incidental, of a country’s people can be its leaders’ worst enemies, too. The value of universal, and honest, education is that it gets everyone, down to the “lowliest” adult onto the same page in understanding how civilization works and their individual roles in it. A primary requirement for a nation’s stability is to alert every citizen not to have children that they have no reasonable expectation of being able to feed until the child is old enough to work and feed itself; I don’t believe there is any substantial argument against the theory that overpopulation is the main cause of wars and other governmental upheavals.
A leader should be exactly “average” in his level of personal success regarding money and children, or the majority will resent him and not follow him for long. Equalization of income for all citizens seems to be a requirement that very few (leaders) seem willing to address, unfortunately. We all have the potential to live about the same length of time, so why is one’s time worth more than any other’s?
Just a little food for thought.
@Hira: I wouldn’t call Pakistan a third world country, because it is a nuclear power, a world trader, and a helpful ally to other countries, and at least wears the hat of democracy, even though it may not be all the way there in practice yet. I admit my viewpoint is probably too narrow, never having been to Pakistan, but I feel it has the potential to become a great country. Any country does.
The extremism, as I see it, is a mixture of elements–partly the normal internal struggle among any society for individual and in-group dominance, partly interference from outside, and mostly, an on-going internal debate about how (or whether) to modernize and join the greater family of mankind. The intensity of extremism indicates to me that there’s too much element of “hurry” to get it “right,” whichever way you think. “Push” has come to “shove.”
A strong, but fair and realistic, central government is surely any country’s best bet. I was comparing the income tax element–common to both the US and Pakistan–and purporting that it is not a healthy element in either country, or anywhere. By this light it is questionable how “advanced” America really is, and I submit that the seething resentment of our populace due to tax oppression from Washington comes out in foreign displaced aggression. Any people’s own leaders can be their worst enemy.