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An Open Letter of a Sindhi to Asif Zardari

Asif Ali Zardari

Mr. Zardari,

Greetings! I’m an engineering graduate, a green-blooded Pakistani and a registered voter. I’ve been keeping myself quiet for a long time. Of course, I didn’t want anything to happen to me or my parents. At first, I thought: ‘Maybe the timing is not right.’ But I realize now that there is no correct time to oppose violence and corruption. The time is always NOW. Because along with millions of Sindhis, I’ve come to realize that opposing you is no longer a political decision. It is a moral one.

I have watched you walking on the red carpet, while people of Sindh were getting vilified in the lines for so called Watan Card. I’ve heard that your horses eat dry fruits and I’ve seen kids dying out of hunger in Thar. I’ve heard you joyfully encouraging corruption to ‘pay the legal fees’ of those who commit violence on your behalf. You silently did corruption when you were president and now I’ve seen you gleefully telling stories of “Saving the democracy” and “Developing Sindh” and still shamelessly claiming ‘Pakistan Khappay.’

Over the last ten years, nothing has changed in Sindh. Our Education system sucks, 2/3 children are out of schools and probably there must be a reason you don’t talk about education in your speeches rather than “Saving the Democracy” so called democracy but anarchy it is. People are dying out of hunger, fathers are committing suicides, mothers are poisoning their kids because they can’t afford food anymore. Graduates are burning their degrees. There are no quality medical facilities, we don’t have enough hospitals. I am a common man, Sir. I walk on the streets and I have conducted extensive interviews with hundreds of students, farmers, and officers, chosen at random and I can confirm they’re tired of your dirty politics.

You’re no longer a politician in their eyes but a Warlord that has sabotaged the region.

Those of us who have been paying attention will not allow you to rebrand yourself. Stop using Bhutto’s name. You are not a ‘victim’ of anything that happened to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and his family, but you’ve joyfully en-flamed his slogan for years. You are a man who has encouraged corruption and violence in the pursuit of personal power. And though your words will no doubt change over the next few months but you will always remain who you are.

Sincerely,
A Logical Pakistani

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2 Comments

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  1. Farhan

    April 28, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    This is the same rhetoric which has made been popular by military establishment. After the death Zia, when PPP came into power it was removed on the charges of corruption by military establishment’s stooge Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Zardari was arrested then and there. General Hameed Gul, the then DG ISI had openly accepted that he was the instrumental in removing Benazir Bhutto. Within days, IJI was formed by military establishment and millions of rupees on accounts papers and an unknown amount of rupees were distributed among the anti-PPP politicians in 1990 elections. The proof for that corruption is present in the Supreme Court Verdict against the former Chief of Army Staff Mirza Aslam Beg and former DG ISI and MI Assad Durrani. Although no one dares to prosecute them on lines of decision of Supreme Court. The same establishment could not run with Nawaz shrif resulting in first removal of Government and then resignation from the PM post by Nawaz sharif in 1993
    PPP government came into power and with the murder of Mir Mutaza bhutto on 20th September, 1996, PPP’s government was removed by it’s own President Farooq Lagari within next 50 days after the murder, on 5th November, 1996. Scotland yard which was called by Benzair Bhutto to investigate the murder was sent back the incoming interim government and Asif Zardari was arrested again.
    Zardari remained in prison from 1996-2004. 17 cases were charged against him by Nawaz Sharif and then Mushraf.
    My question is, if Zulfikar ali Bhutto was hanged on the apparently false case, at least he could have been convicted. Even he lived in prison and nothing was proved by mighty Mushraf and 2/3 majority holder Nawaz Sharif.
    I had chance to read the case of Haj Scandal of Hamid kazmi, the decision of lower court , in which he was convicted. he was convicted because he was minister under which maladministration happened otherwise there was nothing substantial proved against him.
    Now to this unknown ISI-MI sponsored student. After partition, Sindhis were forced to go out from Karachi. They were only allowed to re-enter in Karachi when Bhutto came into power. Mehran Engineering University which was an allied college of sindh uni was made university by Bhutto. Nawabshah engineering college was made bhutto later it was made university by Benazir. Recently two engineering colleges are established in Kahirpur and Larkana. Chandka Medical College has upgraded to university and a dental college has been established in larkana. More than 4 Sindh University campuses (at least in my knowledge) have been established in Sindh i-e Dadu, Badin, Larkana, and shikarpur and Mirpurkhas , which all will be promoted to universities with passage of time. A medical college has established in Kahirpur and a medical college in Gambat(although it is effort of Bhatti sahab, but PPP government never stopped funding). A girls college cadet is completed in Nawabshah, and vet university has been established in Sakrand. IBA sukkur which was established Benazir in 1994 and was further developed in 2003 by Nisar siddiqui runs a school chains across the sindh with IBA community College with the help of this PPP government. Jacobabad medical centre is under way. Cadet college ghotki is complete and working , while Cadet college khairpur is on its way. a full fledge university has been built in nawabshah —— but i still say it is not enough more is required. there are so many problems in our province.
    If you think that Zardari has not done enough, please tell which politicians and military regime has done more work than PPP (Zardari and bhuttos ) in Sindh.
    please have pity on us , keep these khakis in barracks and on the borders

  2. Hasan

    May 1, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Mr Farhan. What a comparaision and justification for 09 years of zardari corrupt govt.pls dont lie to your community. Open your eyes and vizit sindhs and punjab u will see the difference. See the institiution in sinds. All insititution become corrupt and destryed by those sindhi who came through parchi. Even zardari govt can not clean the garbage of karachi. No developmnt work in any part of sinds. Zardari is most clever person and they are making fool our pepole.

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