The Fall of Bhuttos And The Rise of Zardaris
My parents migrated to Sindh Interior from Luknow U.P India after 1947 partition so am a born Sindhi.
My father passed away when I was young leaving 9 siblings; 6 brothers and 3 sisters and our wonderful mother who raised us.
I submit to Allah we all got Postgraduate education and 4 of our brothers rose to Grade-20 in our career, three dual nationals and most of my nephews and nieces went to Canada, USA and U.K for higher education but some chose settled down there.
The reason I gave this chronology of my extended family to make readers understand that even with the abuse of Quota system embargo, urban, rural, Karachi domile discriminations, grudges and biases of Peoples Party, if our families could acquire a respectable life style, everyone could do that without the all kinds of pushes.
The Rise of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
I clearly recall protests and dethroning of Gen Muhammad Ayub Khan.
I do recall Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s first Jalsa in my town by a flowing gutter, attended by Mir Rasul Bux Talpur, Mir Ali Ahmed Talpur and one local Syed Shah, a friend of Mumtaz Bhutto who rode a bicycle to attend the Jalsa (this Syed today owns some 5000 agriculture lands plus assets)…thanks to Mumtaz Bhutto and Port Bin Qasim.
Mr.Asif Ali Zardari Hits The Jackpot
After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the Bhutto dynasty was buried and rise of Mr. Asif Ali Zardari came into being.
By that time Peoples Party not only incarcerated to Sindh, out of 4 provinces of Pakistan but merely to Sindh rural.
Mr.Asif Ali Zardari’s rein of 12 years embodies an extended and tormenting narration of injustices, bias, hypocritical politics, manipulations, dirty games, loot and plunder of national resources, corruption, favouritism, nepotism, neglecting repairing and rebuilding of province’s infrastructures, greed, selfishness, discrimination and every vice against virtue..literally a nightmare.
Mr.Asif Ali Zardari came to Bhutto family as a bad omen, a misery and a curse. Starting from Mr.Ten Percent, he rose to be the President of Pakistan. Before his 5 years term ended, he stripped off his own Presidential powers in order to block the way for other incoming Presidents to enjoy those powers and devolved to provinces.
Mr.Zardari’s personal wealth and grip on Sindh continued to increament and multiply manifold at the rate of per second.
My guess is,
a. he planned to become the richest man in Pakistan and
b. probably he would have thought, the more wealth he has the greater would be his grip on Pakistani politics, specially more influence on the Federal Government.
But he did not realise he could win, impress, influence and blackmail anyone but not the Pakistan Army.
Today, after 12 years of his absolute control on Sindh and the biggest manipulator in Pakistani politics, the worst and irreparable loss Mr.Zardari sustained is his crumbling health. At the age of mere 63 he cannot stand, sit and walk without the help of two human support.
Today, he is the biggest Loser.
Purpose of This Note
Mr.Asif Ali is popularly known because of his crooked and hypocritical political moves as the ‘King Maker’…but in my opinion,
…without his health, he is a biggest pauper with all of his hoardings..
By design and planning, Mr. Zardari did a few mischiefs which backfired and and came to him as a boomerang:
1. He used the Benazir Card extensively to ‘bribe’ Sindh rural population which has majority of winning number of the votes for Assemblies.
2. He posted Deputy Commissioners, Commissioners, SSPs, Secretaries, bureaucrats, Departmental Heads, Police Officials at all levels, Judges and other judicial staff to control the entire system in Sindh province and succeeded (at the cost of curses and swearing of Sindh urban population).
3. Majority of Sindh Assembly Members, Senators, Municipal Chairmen and Members belong to Peoples Party.
4. In my view, he planned and conjectured by controlling Sindh aministration and Sindh rural voters, he might have upper hand and bargaining chip over Pakistani politics, Federal Government, even though over the military…controlling Karachi, the only port of Pakistan, business hub, highest producer of taxes and businesses..
If I was his advisor to him, I would have suggested, “whatever he planned and practiced in Sindh is fine..in addition to all he did, he could have given 25 percent of everything to Sindh urban and in return to get 100 percent from them, specially at a time when Altaf Hussain was shunted out (6-7 years back).
It was the best time to fill the gap instead half a dozen MQM bodyparts and PTI took the advantage when the Sindh Urban had no choice except to vote PTI & leftovers of MQM.
If that would have happened, Mr.Asif Ali Zardari would be the most powerful man in Pakistan.
Today, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari is surrounded by plenty of old farts (I am sorry) who are enjoying their last leg of their ages as members of a Gymkhana Club who meet periodically over a cup of tea in CEC and other gatherings to protect their personal businesses under the PP umbrella.
Simulteneously, Mr. Bilawal (Bhutto) Zardari, Chairman is surrounded by 4th generation incompetent, untrained, averagly educated and non serious young men.
God forbid, if Asif Ali Zardari is fallen down because of his ill health or dragged in prolong cases?
The first thing that will happen..
automated split in the party..or engineered?
old farts (sorry) and opportunists would either leave or would be fired by Bilawal (Bhutto) and his close associates…what happened to many PP hard core workers after the assassination by Benazir Bhutto.
Besides, mentioned worldly things doesn’t Mr.Zardari think..
One day he has to return to the Almightly Allah?
Doesn’t he think every one who lives in Sindh be treated equally indiscriminately with justice and equality?
LIFE IS NOT FOREVER..
Make a start today!