PML-N leader’s comments
KHWAJA Asif, a senior leader of the PML-N, has said people are migrating to other countries to ‘save their ill-gotten money’. Mr Asif can afford to carry such notions while living and moving around in the highly secured and cosy environment of Punjab, thanks to the public resources of the Punjab government.
We would very much like to invite him and his family to come and live in Sindh or Balochistan like an ordinary Pakistani, or even like a well-off person, without state protection. Where his children will go to schools and markets and earn a living. Would he or any senior/central leader of the PML-N dare to do that? Not even in their wildest dreams.
Being the main opposition party of the country, the PML-N sits in the comforts of Punjab and thinks all is well in every corner of the country just like Punjab. Or maximum they discharge their responsibilities by issuing one or two statements showing their concerns.
They have deliberately failed to play their role of an effective opposition and now when people in sheer desperation are leaving their motherland to save their lives and property, the PML-N thinks people are leaving to save their ill-gotten money. The PML-N has, in fact, closed its eyes and ears and hearts so that the cries and tears and horrors of millions of Pakistanis, who are forced to leave their motherland to save their lives and honour and property, should not reach the eyes and ears of its leaders.
Life has become next to impossible in Sindh and Balochistan, what to talk about doing a business or progress further in life.
And when people flee their beloved country under sheer hopelessness, PML-N leaders enjoy rubbing salt on their wounds with their callous comments.
The PML-N must re-evaluate the situation in Sindh and Balochistan for their own sake in the coming elections, if not to offer a kind ear to millions of sobbing Pakistanis.