Idols let­ting us down

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - TOOBA KHAN

This refers to the re­cent event when a much awaited ses­sion of the Na­tional As­sem­bly ended with the op­po­si­tion walk­ing out in­stead of ask­ing the ques­tions that we all needed to be an­swered. Leader of op­po­si­tion Khur­shid Shah stated to the press that the Prime Min­is­ter had ‘wasted their time’. In a coun­try like ours where the Prime Min­is­ter hardly shows up in the Na­tional As­sem­bly, it was vi­tal that the op­po­si­tion lead­ers urge him to an­swer for his ac­tions, when he was right there, in front of them. They needed to de­bate, dis­cuss and de­mand, but in­stead they chose to walk­out. We, as Pak­ista­nis wanted to see the change Im­ran Khan talked about in his ad­dresses, one of those changes was straight­en­ing out the flaws in the sys­tem, he stood for proper democ­racy where a Prime Min­is­ter could not get away with cor­rup­tion and was an­swer­able to the ju­di­ciary, the op­po­si­tion, and most of all, the com­mon masses. The op­po­si­tion kept say­ing that they did not re­ceive the an­swers to the 7 ques­tions, and the Prime Min­is­ter’s speech raised 70 more. My con­cern, as a cit­i­zen re­mains the same, why did the op­po­si­tion not de­mand those an­swers IN­SIDE the As­sem­bly? Did they not re­al­ize how reck­less and ir­re­spon­si­ble this move was on their part? Do they not un­der­stand that the peo­ple who voted for them were root­ing for them to get the an­swers from the Prime Min­is­ter? And what good did it to talk to the me­dia, and show them all the proof, and point out all the flaws in the PM’s speech OUT­SIDE the As­sem­bly? The op­po­si­tion acted very ir­re­spon­si­bly and wasted a fine op­por­tu­nity to get the an­swers that they only rave on about on TV shows. And they did ex­actly what the Prime Min­is­ter did, they ‘wasted time’. — Karachi

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