Since the Press Conference in Larkana this blog has been a witness to my discontent on watching Asif Ali Zardari assuming control of Pakistan Peoples Party, not that he did not have control but simply watching him at the helm scares the shit out of me. The thought of one day Pakistan will be ruled by this ruthless feudal lord who reeks of corruption. Appointing Bilawal might on the other hand been a party saving decision, dictatorship no doubt but in from the perspective of PPP he can potentially keep the sinking ship afloat. Though Zardari’s direct involvement will most likely lead to a shattering of this dynasty.
All said there is one said one good thing that Asif Zardari said which must be appreciated, he is known to lie and I have my doubts and suspicions on other items but this short excerpt from his press conference quite literally saved this country from burning itself to the ground
Now we would like to pay tribute to those martyrs who lost their lives in protecting Benazir, they were Punjabis. They were my friends that I happened to meet in jails of Punjab where I was imprisoned for 8 years and they sacrificed their lives. They were loyal friends and party supporters. – Asif Ali Zardari
It would not have been difficult for a grieving Sindhi party to lay the blame for the assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto to squarely lie on the shoulders of Punjabis. Had he said that, it would have resulted in instant riots throughout the country. I must admit he talked about the federation, he talked about stabilizing the country and he talked about Pakistan in general, sadly but I truly belied he ‘lied’ and does not mean it at all only catered these words for public consumption [apologies, but this is my personal opinion]. As one day he will most probably back off from these statements, I say this as Pakistan knows him all too well, but this Punjabi statement quite literally saved Pakistan TODAY