Public display of PPP’s flags in Islamabad – Is it a democratic action by an elected government?

Public display of PPP’s flags in Islamabad - Is it a democratic action by an elected government?

Hoisted on the birth anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, yes, PPP’s flags are still ton display in the heart of Islamabad . Some 18 days have already but nobody knows how long these flags  will remian hoisted in the capital city.  These flags are giving Islamabad a look of PPP’s own capital rather than Pakistan’s capital . I wonder if this public display of PPP’s flags is the decision of some bureaucratic ‘chamcha’ who is trying to please our accidental-president Mr Zardari for some monetary gains or is it the decision of the federal government itself ? Well, whatever it is, this is a non-democratic action and could lead to political confrontation. Democracies do not behave in such a manner but such an attitude could be observed in countries where authoritarian rule is in place . Last year, we  have gone through a transition from an authoritarian system of governance to a democrtic system of governance.  Our elected government should at least show some democratic norms if they consider themselves ‘democratic’ or they should stop claiming to be a ‘democratic’ government.

10 Comments so far

  1. Global Voices Online » Pakistan: Political Party Over Nation (pingback) on July 9th, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    […] Yazdani at Islamabad Metblogs criticizes the public display of Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) flags in Islamabad and comments: […]

  2. dushanbe on July 9th, 2009 @ 9:26 am

    Thank YOU for posting this blog and bringing our attention to such critical matter.

    We should blame "ourselves" (the people/awam) for electing an incompetent civilian dictator. PPP, Muslim League, MQM, they r NOT democratic parties in any sense they r run by a family or an individual. PPP has in fact even changed the last name of the little idiot from bilawal zardari to bilawal butto so he can be the next "king".

    So that means we are all "kafir"? well why not anyone who surrender to anything other than Allah is kafir and we have agreed to the slavery of these families… Look the above flags are living example of our slavery – And may I add that the so called president (formally known as Mr. 10%) has also taken down the pictures of Jinnah & Iqbal from president house and have replaced them with his family and his own. Also his son who is frequently seen dancing n drinking in british clubs with gori’s –

    Go blame the kafir in the mirror – shame on us all for letting this happen and do nothing bout it… we r ignorant fools…

  3. wkhang on July 9th, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

    Jis ke lathy us ke bains

  4. TNT (ifti) on July 9th, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

    The same tomfoolery is on display at the Islamabad airport[will never call it BB airport], and on some parts of Islamabad highway as well. Very soon a minister will erect a monument of BB and zardari replacing the Quaid’s portrait with the quotation "unity faith discipline" adjacent to isb highway, on other family occasions like their wedding day etc., while we will watch islamabad convert to zardariabad.

  5. furquanatique on July 10th, 2009 @ 10:24 am

    I show support for the expression, "accidental-president"… kudos to you Mr Yazdani, kudos.

  6. crazymonkey on July 11th, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

    I believe that the only thing the people of Pakistan need right now is an urge to sacrifice anything for their country, even their money and their lives. If the people have that sort of jazba in their hearts, these puny leaders have no power. There are numerous incidents in history which remind us of people power. All we need is the will, and the road will be clear before us. Getting the people to unite on a single objective is a herculean task, and that is not a short term objective, but a long term one.

  7. kaami on July 11th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    Ab bhugatnay ke din hein.

    Call Imran Khan He will help you guys out.

    And good luck to you crazymonkey…you are living upto your nick

  8. crazymonkey on July 11th, 2009 @ 11:23 pm



  9. wkhang on July 12th, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    No flags never stands forever, these all will go down soon….

  10. Muneeb Ahmed (mutecs91) on July 23rd, 2009 @ 12:37 am

    And now to divert people attention they are locking horns with Ex-President Pervez Musharraf…

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