Why I still say this is our best fighting chance!

The reason we see so many ills in governance and every segment of our society is because the filth and can of worms around us is now visible.

Its important to remember, as individuals and societies, any progress and change is always slow, painful, gradual, filled with sacrifices and very hard work, with the default status quo in the shape of the Sharifs, Bhuttos, Zardaris and their like, fighting back to preserve their power, positions, wealth, influence and situations.

That’s all.

The reason we see so many ills in governance and every segment of our society is because the filth and can of worms around us is now visible.

Haider Mehdi Analyst

Pakistanis as a society and as a nation, especially our elite have never sacrificed or worked hard. We got everything handed on a silver platter on 14th August 1947.

Those who did sacrifice their all, are hounded as Mohajirs, still struggling for an identity in a nation of Pathans, Punjabis, Baluchis, Sindhis, Kashmiris.

Imran, is attempting to initiate change in a society which is used to corruption, lying, cheating, servility, loot and plunder as an accepted way of life.

This is Pakistan! We comment when we see the rot. As if nothing can be done about it!

This is the system Imran has to change, using, for now the same tools, the same institutions, the same people, people who are part of the status quo till we reach a tipping point.

His challenges are both his own inexperience and the society’s terrible character, behaviour, norms and patterns.

Its important to remember, as individuals and societies, any progress and change is always slow, painful, gradual, filled with sacrifices and very hard work.

Haider Mehdi Analyst

I hope and pray that he learns faster and better and able to get the kind of people around him, who can make it happen and will also be willing to step up to the plate or this quicksand.

Pontificating and criticizing him and his inability to change the rampant evils and ills of our society, while preserving our rapacious way of life and not stepping up, is hypocrisy.

This is true for the vast majority of our society.

It is especially true of our educated and aware elite as they diligently pound away on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, social media and their OPEDS.

And even more true of our mainstream media warriors. The media anchors who orchestrate their “family feuds” every evening asking the same tired questions from the same tired guests with the same tired answers. Boxing bouts. Noora Kushthees. Drugging this already illiterate society with garbage disguised as political talk shows.

Imran, is attempting to initiate change in a society which is used to corruption, lying, cheating, servility, loot and plunder as an accepted way of life.

Haider Mehdi Analyst

This last bunch of media ignoramuses who couldn’t walk and talk at the same time, most never having done a day’s decent work in their lives, or handling real problems and situations, except wag their tongues and their tales, depending who is in front of them, have hijacked our narratives, filling it with nonsense!

This is what Imran is up against and that’s why I say that if there is a chance and it’s a BIG IF, it lies with Imran to bring about change and to progress.

The challenges are huge and complex.

Corrupt politicians, dysfunctional state institutions, a corrupt indisciplined society at all levels, the elite institutional capture by corrupt businesses, a mafia like judiciary and police and a military institution with overwhelming influences and footprint which could turn this country into a semi fascist state.

Remember this, all those who shout from the rooftops about change having no experience in implementing any change anywhere.

This last bunch of media ignoramuses who couldn't walk and talk at the same time, most never having done a day's decent work in their lives, or handling real problems and situations, except wag their tongues and their tales, depending who is in front of them, have hijacked our narratives, filling it with nonsense!

Haider Mehdi Analyst

It takes a minimum of 3 years to bring about serious, sustainable process and cultural change in a business organization, where the CEO is all powerful and has his/her handpicked leadership team.

Here we’re talking not of decades of rot. But centuries. Just remember that.

And if we fail, God Forbid, then its back to the stink and vomit of the Sharifs, Bhuttos, Zardaris and their like till we disintegrate under their loot and plunder

Or fascist military rule which will unleash demons no one can control.

Take your pick.

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