News analysis: Khawaja Asif’s demeaning comments & Jamaat-e-Islami goes awry

Khawaja Asif’s demeaning comments

The name needs no introduction; he is someone who is apt in attacking others with below the belt remarks and delivering zero performance. I still remember a political gathering held in Sialkot a few years back, when Mian Nawaz Sharif, while addressing the participants, took the hand of Khawaja Asif in his own hand and raised it high in the air. With it he uttered, ‘I tell you, Khawaja Asif is one of the finest brains of Pakistan’. If this is how the finest brain works, then just try to imagine how a mediocre brain would fare.

Shireen Mazari and Firdous Ashiq Awan were labelled by Asif as ‘Tractor Trolley’ and ‘Dumpster’ in a tweet. It’s is Pakistan and then it’s PMLN; so all is well for Khawaja Asif. Otherwise, had it been some other country, and a party adhering to a strict code of conduct, he would have been given a warning and maybe some other penalty too.

One really wonders – as the gravity of matter requires it – how a young aspiring politician can learn anything from these ill-mannered crooks. This is not the first time that he attacked fellow politicians in such a manner.  This has to end before it holds firm and results as a new trend. An apology on the floor of the house, followed by a written apology on the official letter pad of PMLN, may help settle this whole affair amicably.

Jamaat-e-Islami goes awry

In a news a couples of days ago, it was told that Jamaat-e-Islami once again, in compliance with its brute course of action, left people with no other option but to narrate one of its kind events to their kids followed by a piece of advice: ‘This is the kind of conduct you need to save yourself from.’

The University Road, made after a delay of almost six months, was defaced by the Jamaat-e-Islami as they organised an ‘Iftar’ on the road. The organisers hammered the pegs for the tents in the middle of the new carpeted road. It was only the previous day that the Chief Minister of Sindh had inaugurated it.

Was a formal request made to the concerned authorities, elaborately telling them the requirements, or was the road blocked with tents without even bothering?

How is it even possible that nobody from the volunteers working on the arrangements realised what they are doing?

Preaching on the loudspeaker is one thing and to act on it is another. Who in his right state of mind could vandalise state property like this?

Iftar could have been arranged at some mosque or playground. A road is for traffic, it is not a place to fix yourself with fritters and a lunch. Even residents of the area and frequent commuters of that particular road sharply criticised the party on their intentional negligence.

Later, a former party member came forward and paid the mason to fill the gaps made by pegs. A good gesture but they should be careful the next time to not block the flow of traffic by erecting tents in the middle of a road, and also take note to never damage public or government property.

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