The relationship between politics and illness is very strapping in Pakistan. We have seen in the times of yore and observing it at present. Whenever politicians are to face courts to become accountable for the activities they did in their reign, they either get sick or get out of the country in no time. Currently, the Sharif family including Ishaq Dar is residing in London to have apposite treatment.
In the past, Asif Ali Zardari and Sharjeel Memon were among those fled abroad to have treatment and this too happened at the time when they were facing courts on corruption charges. Dr. Asim fell ill when he was in custody. At present, there is no major case’s proceeding going on against AAZ, so no worries for him. The truth is that they are ill when it is the time for accountability.
It really seems that there is some of sort of resemblance between the politicians and superheroes that we used to get inspired in our childhood – even now. Without power, superhero was unused, slack, and in fact under the weather. He was either on the divan of hospital or beaten by the enemies.
The trend of getting sick is embedded in our political culture. It is so deepened that no one can make them hale and hearty – not even warrant from any Pakistani court.
The politicians are public representatives; they are given power to be held accountable. They should be ready to face consequences for their good or bad comings and goings. Adding fuel to the flame, the ministers and other VIP dignitaries go to London for having medical check-up. They ruled Pakistan for decades, but could not build any hospital that could cure their diseases.
Last but not least, it is hoped that the powerful elite will get well soon and remain in Pakistan to face the courts if they have not done anything off beam. Their fleeing from country raises doubts among the nation. People are attentive now; they have sense to appraise things that might not be the case in the past.