Most con­ve­nient way to fame

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - S M SAL­MAN SHAH ZAIDI

If we turn the pages of his­tory, we find many politi­cians who im­mor­talised them­selves and dug deep their names in the an­nals of his­tory, by build­ing hos­pi­tals, schools, roads, parks and other such projects of pub­lic wel­fare. They did good works for their re­spec­tive na­tions and won fame by spend­ing huge sums of money and time; most of them are still un­known, they could not get fame and died un­known.

Some politi­cians are known due to their work and some get ben­e­fit from the achieve­ments of their pre­de­ces­sors. We have many live ex­am­ples of all politi­cians like Mr. Asif Ali Zar­dari and Bi­lawal Bhutto, who are just cash­ing the names of Z. A. Bhutto and Mo­htarma Be­nazir Bhutto. The other ex­am­ple is Mr. Imran Khan, as a crick­eter the world knows him but as politi­cian few years back no one knew him. He did a lot work to get fame be­fore com­ing into pol­i­tics; he built hos­pi­tals, did so­cial work, vis­ited many ar­eas for cor­ner meet­ings and did many more things but could not suc­ceed to get fame, un­til he learnt the po­lit­i­cal tricks and spoke againt MQM and its leader, cor­rupt politi­cians, cor­rup­tion ram­pant in state in­sti­tu­tions. He felt the pulse of the peo­ple of Pak­istan who are now fed up with cor­rupt politi­cians, non-de­liv­er­ing po­lit­i­cal sys­tem ans mis­man­age­ment in state en­ter­prises. He did it and in few days all Pak­ista­nis were stand­ing with him in sup­port of his plans.

He be­came a big politi­cian in Pak­istan with a huge num­ber of his fol­low­ers. Sim­i­larly Mustafa Ka­mal earned a good fame for his ser­vice to Karachi as the Mayor of the City, but the neg­a­tive as­pect was that he was in MQM. How­ever, some days ago, he said good­bye to MQM, and in­stantly won a huge num­bers of fol­low­ers and spon­sors. No body knows what will be his per­for­nance in the days to come. So it is the most con­ve­nient for­mula or method to get fame in Pak­istan’s po­lit­i­cal Ground. Just high­light the weak­nesses of the sys­tem, ex­pose the cor­rup­tion of the politi­cians, speak against the cor­rup­tion af­fect­ing the masses and you will be the ap­ple of ev­ery­one’s eyes. —Karachi

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