Absurd Pakistani Political Scene

Politics in Pakistan reeks of the worst elements.

Government and good governance is about everything that is possible. But today the impossible too has become a possibility. Pakistani politicians are hurling abusive vitriol against each other on a scale unheard of before in the entire history of the nation. Directly after Nawaz Sharif’s critical speech against current President Asif Ali Zardari a scathing rejoinder was made by the latter. He referred to the former as “Maulvi Nawaz Sharif” and went ahead to attack his opponent with hatred.

Shahbaz Sharif meanwhile has said that the President is capable of killing his own brother. Such remarks show that the nations political compass is askew. It is an absurd situation one finds oneself in when one enters the political arena in “The Land of the Pure.” Surely this is not what the creator of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, envisioned. He had a more tolerant and peaceful not to mention secular Pakistan in mind.

Pakistan needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and reform itself accordingly. Dirty politics is one area that requires a lot of cleaning before it can reflect any semblance of sanitation and sanity.