Dear Rubina Sahiba,
Kefayat Sha’ari (financial
prudence) is really bringing out many critical points in every day life of
the 170 million people of Pakistan along with being very entertaining at the
With the present
government in place, most Pakistanis are really practicing prudence as
prescribed by the government. No electricity, no water, no sugar, hardly any
roti – nothing but
Kefayat Sha’ari, that is all they have to
live on – all that good stuff represents a living example of the
beauty of the democracy. The democracy that they were demanding for a long
time and the one they voted for. They have it right in their faces, fully
bloomed and bigger than life, they can enjoy it with its full beauty at all
hours of the day since the factories are closed, the offices hardly open,
the schools are kind of hit and a miss. So what they have is democracy with
all its magnificence and Husen.
They can eat it, drink it and live it out to their heart’s content.
Knowing how much an MNA
makes, I think we should all become an MNA when we grow up. That would be
the best way to enjoy Jamhuriat ka Husan.
It should not be too difficult to be an MNA because fake degrees
can be arranged easily and they cost much less than the tuition fees and
books which are often required if one is silly enough to opt out for a real
Look at Baber Awan, the
federal minister for law, how well he has done with a fake degree. He could
not have achieved all that with a real one – if you don’t believe me, check
them out standing in the sugar line, they all have real degrees but no
Look at the president,
he has no degree at all and of course he does not need any as long as he
continues sacrificing a black goat every day. And that should not be a
problem; without being extravagant, he can easily afford it. He has millions
of dollars stashed up in the Swiss and the American banks, the expense of a
black goat a day is least of his worries. In fact one needs to be
intelligent, caring, sensitive and compassionate to be worried about little
things around him – luckily, he is above all that – he has no worries.
No matter how you slice
it, you find the beauty of the democracy is certainly dazzling and
overwhelming in every walk of life in Pakistan. I wonder if those wonderful
democratic Pakistani rulers have heard about what happened in Kyrgyzstan
recently or are they too busy enjoying
Jamhuriat ka Husen?