From: Major Agha Amin (R)
The assassination of Salman Taseer is a marginal issue for the vast bulk of Pakistan’s population.
This is so because Pakistan’s common man is going through the darkest part of Pakistan’s economic history where mere survival has become difficult for him!
It would not be wrong to say that Pakistan is now a suicide bombers factory where people are willing to sacrifice their life for a few thousand rupees!
People in Pakistan are selling their kidneys to survive! Selling their children! Pensioners are dying silent deaths of desperation!
But the Pakistani elite is enjoying life! Expensive restaurants are full! Expensive cars are on the road and multiply every day!
Pakistan’s crooks who constitute its politicians, civil servants (mostly lower middle class social climbers who make money with massive corruption in a few years of joining FBR, Police or DMG!), generals, feudals and industrialists are enjoying life!
The army, the police, the intelligence has one role! To keep the have-nots under control!
Common man is being killed by police for money! Baloch are killed by the intelligence! People are sold to the US for being Taliban although most are innocent! Drones attack and kill the innocent every day!
Everybody is being killed so blasphemy law is just one issue!
Salman Taseers death is tragic but so are the deaths of hundreds of Pakistanis every day at the hands of Pakistan’s police, army and Pakistan’s landlords and politicians!
Pakistan is taking a deep dive into chaos and anarchy!
Salman Taseer or no Salman Taseer, Pakistan is doomed!
The real issue in Pakistan is that those who matter control everything! Some 2 % own 80 % of the wealth and only pay 9 % of taxes! While the 98 % who own 20 % in assets pay 91 % taxes!
Pakistan’s issue is poverty, injustice and exploitation!
Religious hatred is a result of frustration stemming out of poverty!
What difference does it make to a pensioner who gets 85 USD per month and dies a premature death from depression and psychosomatic diseases whether Salman Taseer was unjustly gunned down or not! So many unknown Salman Taseers are gunned down daily by Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies every day!
In Pakistan the have-nots have only one choice! Commit suicide or kill the rich! It’s all about economics!
(The writer is a retired Major from the Pakistan Army).
NOTE:This is a cross post/