"NONE IS ABOVE LAW!"
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, it's said, by promising to protect each from the other!
Following SC verdict that ousted the then prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, the ex-PM's rejection of ruling of highest court in land described as anti-mandate and votes of people, may just be considered as a childish tantrum, which does not suit a thrice PM. Pakistani nation ought to end politics of personal vengeance and make their leaders base their policies and actions on national interests and selfless statesmanship for progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Such a hope or expectation maybe imagined to be from someone who lives in paradise of fools, but just to fill in the blanks, it’s but a human duty to raise a voice, even if it is not the only one, or even if it happens to be among fewer voices, when the power that conquers all and sundry continues to rule supreme everywhere.
The bad guys have almost always beaten the good guys in countries like Pakistan. It’s an unbelievably tragic story from Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah who made a country which sacrificed him and his ideals whom his follower leaders boast about without any significant action or a feeling of remorse by not fulfilling his concept of state and statesmanship, and down to other great politicians.
To be realistic, such an appeal to fulfill national interests above personal whims and pleasures, may sound so good in speeches, but in practice very little of it is seen.
Those high talking lip service leaders with tall but hollow claims failed in each of their ruling tenure when tested against best practices or beneficial results.
It’s an amazing situation where neither the best kind of leaders nor the worst kind of rulers could make any significant, desired or ideal change for the better! All yes men of nawazi type in a party sing a chorus and start a protest even when a leader or party happens to be wrong and gets sent home.
What are politics and politicians of Pakistan up against, in national scenarios?
Firstly, the average politicians were drowned in their own selfish nature and earthly qualities when tested on time and tide for better actions. They could change neither themselves nor their pestering party men and inferior anti-people political system. They ought to. Or their better colleagues can make that change. Chaudhry Nisar may be one of them, who refused pomp and glory and resigned.
Secondly, even above average politicians could not distance themselves from, change or reform the deceit of a setup that misinformed and reveled in self glory without any significant benefits to their nation, or the corruption of a highly deceptive system that fooled almost everyone. These included national and international leaders in many countries around the world, as revealed by Panama Papers leak.
Therefore, among most tragic facts is that even the world’s best leadership could not be a cure for mostly illiterate and tribal minded ancient thinking and modern looting of prejudiced leaders chained in their own personal greed, beyond change or reform, within 200-million nation in Pakistan.
This recent advanced 21st century, like 14 centuries past of Jahiliya times before Islam, and also after its dawn, is just a bit different in that ignorant and untamed wild tribes used to commit wrongs that were sometimes much lesser than greater crimes committed by educated and cultured elites, 14 centuries later!
Using illiterate, unemployed, criminals, extortionists, thieves, hirelings, blackmailers and killers, some elites proved to be more savage, sophisticated, technological and beastly than the illiterate, law of the jungle crowds in ancient times with the law of "might is right" rather than "right is might". The poor in intellect and principles fortunately lacked the higher knowledge of advanced sophisticated education and techniques on how to torture and kill with greater pain and sufferings, like the civilized leaders of the present time do, after almost everyone has said and done almost everything.
In a good guy and bad guy fights in Islamabad and provincial capitals, there is a need to end the politics of self worship and promote national interests, to end politics of personal vengeance, base it on selfless statesmanship and rise above personal and party interests for collective good of the nation.
Change is needed from a half a century of bad politics and to usher in an era of good governance: Supreme Court verdict was bold and courageous and afforded it for a nation who has yet to prove its mettle. Only a nation can rise with proper actions that can complement Supreme Court decision that ousted a PM on being not truthful and not trustworthy. ' Each person' in the nation is waiting for ' the nation' to rise and complete the remaining task! Meanwhile, parties will compromise with each other to win their share in next general elections 2018. Governments have made short work of reformer leaders and their pro- reform followers! This nation has yet to prove it can make its rulers implement genuine electoral reforms under Constitution of Pakistan and elect better leaders and government for good governance.