If the Quaid-e-Azam’s speech of 11th August 1947 had been delivered today by Zardari, it would have been like this:
“You are free – you are free to loot and plunder, to take that which is not yours, and to build apartment complexes on land meant for parks.You are free to construct shopping malls on the sea-shore. The people of Pakistan don’t need parks and beaches. You are free to take commissions and kickbacks, you are free to siphon away your ill-gotten wealth into foreign bank accounts. You may have mansions and palaces anywhere in the world: that has nothing to do with the business of the state… in due course of time, you will be able to buy any government in power and return to the country as heroes. Remember, the people of Pakistan are morons and deserve to have leaders like you. So go ahead and plunder the country, you will never be punished, no matter how much you have looted Pakistan”.