Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sympathy Votes!

Sympathy Votes!
How long Pakistan will survive on sympathy votes?
The recent sad incident of Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf chairperson Imran Khan, spread like fire on electronic and social media. He fell down from a lifter just few minutes before addressing one of his jalsa in Lahore and got injured.
Everyone irrespective of their political affiliation and differences showed their concern and prayed for a quick recovery of Imran Khan. Even those who are not supporting PTI were also worried and concerned about his health and recovery and prayed for his good health. 
He is good philanthropist and was a good cricketer too. Many people admire him as a social worker and are fan of his cricket, whether they agree with his politics or not.
President Asif Ali Zardari (PPP) and Nawaz Sharif chairperson (PMLN) called him and inquired about his health. Altaf Hussain chairman (MQM) cancelled his ongoing jalsa. Ex-CM Punjab Shahbaz Sahrif (PMLN) gave him a personal visit at SKMT and inquired about his health; both greeted each other with kind words.

What were their intentions, we don’t know, so let’s just don’t get into it leave the matters of intentions to Almighty. But apparently this gesture is highly appreciated. All this reveal another part of our society which I can proudly say is still “human”.

But having said that, turning or making this sad incident a part of PTI’s political campaign is something not appreciated at all. Repeatedly showing Imran’s few minutes interview from operation theatre and emotionally traumatizing people to vote for PTI at least now, is something I was not expecting from PTI.
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Imran Khan should give clear instructions to PTI’s election campaign cell not to politicize this matter. We have the ability to win without sympathy. That would be highly appreciated. But sadly PTI too is doing the same thing of which PPP is expert i.e. sympathy votes.
Mariam Khan

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Zindagi gulzar hai with Humsafar!

Zindagi gulzar hai with Humsafar!
Kashaf –Zaroon saga has taken this nation by storm once again, as both have become talk of the tinsel town, similar to Asher- Kharid love story (of Humsafar, last year hit by Hum TV). Girl from a middle class with upright values and self esteem and boy from upper class with all his pomp and show, glitz and glamour of the class he belongs to.
It is interesting to know that even men too watch Zindagi gulzar hai with the same eagerness.
One way or the other every girl identify herself with Kashaf (Sanam Saeed) and want to have a husband like Zaroon (played by Fawad Khan), the character played by Fawad is somewhat similar to his character in Humsafar. Same caring and loving husband, obedient son, rich and well mannered man (qualities of “perfect husband”). So one would definitely say “zindagi gulzar hai when you have a Humsafar like Zaroon” J
On the other hand whether every man wants to have a wife like Kashaf, (a woman with strong character) is debatable. Because there are certain things about men which you cannot predict, and what exactly they look in a woman particularly when it comes to marrying her.
Coming to the hardships and struggle of Kashaf for making both ends meet is little exaggerated. Everyone has ups and downs in his/her life but at the same time there are some lighter moments too, life cannot be cruel to one person all the time.
However, the story so far (till episode 19) is going well, though little drag , with little flaws, to mention one “Kashaf wearing swatch watch worth 14,000, right from her struggling days. The class difference between Zaroon and Kashaf has been portrayed quite well. The brother- sister fight between Zaroon and his sister Sara (played by Ayesha Omer) is very close to reality, anyone can relate to it comfortably.  Whereas Kashaf sister Sidra is little irritating at times.
In the end with all its flaws and fantasy no one can deny the fact that we all wait for Friday to catch the handsome Fawad and simple Sanam Saeed in Zindagi gulzar hai.
 Mariam Khan

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Why I left PTI……..Now Justified!

Why I left PTI……..Now Justified!
Almost two years back, I took a conscious decision of leaving PTI. (Though I was not an official member) but was a supporter only. Rather a diehard supporter of PTI. And like many others, I too desperately wanted a “change”. So at that time (called it my immaturity) Imran’s rhetoric appealed me like any other immature youth.
Leaving PTI make me felt as if I committed a big sin or a blasphemy for sure. Because PTI’s supporters (trolls) targeted me with verbal abuse and filthy language etc (which is now one of the noted traits of PTI’s supporters). A part from filthy comments I also came across with few interesting remarks like “you will be dishonest with Pakistan if you don’t support Imran Khan” and “let him give a chance at least he will do something as he is an honest man”, “you will regret your decision of leaving PTI” etc.
But today, why I left PTI, is justified now. How? Within a short span of 2 years PTI exposed itself from time to time. Be it continued delay in party’s intra elections to the election rigging. Someone who always talks about free and fair election is incapable to have free and fair election in his own party…… with PTI our future is bright!
 From alliance with Sheikh Rasheed to the inclusion of opportunists and leftovers (of other parties) in the name of electable and trashing dedicated workers like Sherin Mazari etc.
From failed long march to Waziristan to MQM sponsored jasla of Karachi. And the last nail in the coffin was PTI’s support to Dr. Tahir ul Qadari.
In my previous article (Why I left PTI) I said “Trying something new is good only when it is useful and when it makes sense otherwise you will end up in more mess.”
With Imran Khan and his dream team of opportunists we will for sure end up in a bigger mess.
Mr. Khan and his so called political party (to me it is not more than a pressure group) is not in position to deliver. As Khan lacks leadership qualities and lacks decision abilities, most of the time he act as a (spoil) child on issues and PTI lacks coordination within itself. PTI is all about fashion and modernity and abusing others.
So for  all those who still think PTI will do wonders, and Imran Khan is the last “hope” must open their eyes and must have look  at PTI’s last 2 years and Imran Khan’s U turns to the important issues.
 Mariam Khan