OK, may be I’m wrong but it appears that my words offend Pakistanis (specially those who are educated settled overseas) very easily. Who should we blame for this ? My words or is it the culture of Denial ?
I was invited to a friend’s place in San Francisco today where there was a huge gathering of PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf – Imran Khan’s political party) spporters, the party that claims to be a revolutionary party of Pakistan and promising for a change in the country.
The points I raised during my 20 minutes speech were:
1. I’m not against Imran Khan and just like other politicians I want to give him a chance
2. However, I do not appreciate his childish claims of fixing everything in 90 days, if he really believes it then to me he is a Delusionist and if he is doing it emotionally activate the vulnerable Pakistanis then in my opinion its a real cheap act and he should apologize for this
3. Pakistanis somehow have become a lazy nation and dont want to stand up for fixing their own created problems. They are waiting for messiah figure who will come and work with all honesty to fix their issues. How can one honest politician (or lets say a few good honest politicians) run a country where the 95% of population is corrupt and people as young as 10 years old are trying to rob you right from the time you land on International Airport there
4. What are the educated Pakistanis doing to raise this kind of awareness against corruption in Pakistan ?
These are legitimate and genuine questions but however as I said earlier Pakistanis seems to have this tendency of getting annoyed when they are questioned …