Pakistan is certainly fertile ground for revolution - but is it ready just yet?
By Sijal Fawad
Spreading like wild fire, revolutions are once again gaining momentum and popularity. Synonymous with overthrowing dictators and ridding a country from years of autocracy, revolutions have created nations and changed political configurations in sundry cases. They have changed the maps of the world and, needless to say, the destinies of several people, whether innocent or not.
The idea, though practiced fully in the Middle East is now making its way to Pakistan. While many in the media and political fraternity are openly talking about a revolution, some are suggesting that only a ‘bloody’ revolution is the need of the day. With emotional rhetoric serving at the forefront of Pakistani politics, it is questionable whether such analysts have really pondered over the causes and consequences of a ‘bloody’ revolution?
Given the present social circumstances, it is not surprising that the symptoms of a revolution are verily present in the country. Various revolutions, including the English revolution of the late 1660s, Chairman Mao’s revolution (1966), the Iranian Revolution (1979), all seem to have striking similarities. Almost all revolutions