Game over: A one act play

Published Jan 16, 2013 05:49pm

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Dr Tahrirul Qadir sitting in his bullet-proof container and speaking to a big crowd in Islamabad. It's the third day of his rally. As he speaks, an aide of his whispers something in his ear: 'Sir jee, I just heard, Imran Khan has decided not to take part in the long march ...'

Dr Tahrir gets excited and throws his hands in the air: 'Mubarak ho! Mubarak ho! I have great news ...'

The aide realises that Dr Tahrir hasn't understood his message: 'Sir, Tsunami Sahib has decided NOT to join you.'

'Really?' Says Dr Tahrir, his hands now stuck and still in the air. The crowd waits for him to give them the good news.

'What about the Supreme Court?' He whispers to his aide. 'Any decision by it against the government today?'

'No, sir,' the aide replies.

'What about MQM?' Dr Tahrir asks. ‘Any thing they have said that I can use?'

'Sir, MQM has sent another 20 dozen oranges.'

'That's it?'

'They've promised to send another 20 dozen tomorrow ...'

'I don't care how many dozen ...' Dr Tahrir lashes back, his hands still in the air. 'Give me something to tell the crowd. Now!'

'Sir, the oranges are imported. Very tasty.'

Dr Tahrir grumbles and turns to the crowd: 'Mubarak! Mubarak! I have great news. Oranges! Ripe, rosy, imported ... Oh for heavens sake!' He turns to the aide again. 'Give me something, or I'll fire your sorry backside!'

The aide gulps. Looks worried. Dials a number on his cell phone, his hands shaking.

'Come on, come on, come on ...' Dr Tahrir clenches his fists, and grinds his teeth.

'Sir!' The aide says. 'The army!'

'Yes, yes, what about the army?' Dr Tahrir asks excitedly. 'Is it on the way? Has it taken over? Tell me, tell me ...'

'No, sir, but it can.' The aide replies.

'What do you mean it can?'

'Well, sir, you know, the army can take over ...'

'When?'

'Well, sir, today, tomorrow, the next year, two years, 20 years, 50 ...'

'What the hell are you talking about?' Dr Tahrir half-shouts at the aide. 'Call Altaf Bhai!'

'Sir, I did. He was in a meeting with the government.'

'With the government? Why?'

'Sir, because his party is part of the government.'

'I hate oranges!' Dr Tahrir slams a fist on the table.

'Yes, sir.'

'No, call him and tell him that.'

'Yes, sir. I will. What else?'

'I have to say something to the crowd. Call the meteorological department. Ask them if it'll rain today.'

As the aide dials on his cell phone, Dr Tahrir turns to the crowd: 'So, yes, Mubarak ho, Mubarak ho! Oranges. Big, fat, juicy oranges. And the army. Yes, our great, patriotic, democratic army. Today, tomorrow, two years, 20, 50 ... '

He stops and whispers to his aide: 'What are they saying? Will it rain today?'

'Sir, they are saying there is about 30 per cent chance of light rain ...'

Dr Tahrir at once turns to the crowd again: 'Yes, as I was saying. Good news. Oranges, army today, tomorrow, 20 years, 50 years, and rain! Did you hear that, people? Rain! 30 per cent chance!'

The crowd doesn't respond.

The aide bends and whispers into Dr Tahrir's ear again: 'Sir, Chief Justice says he will peruse the Prime Minister's case ...'

'But we already announced that yesterday. I want to announce something new today.'

'Sir, Supreme Court can order the police to arrest the President.'

'Really? Today?'

'Sir, today, tomorrow, in two years, 20, 50 ...'

'You idiot!' Dr Tahrir lashes back. 'I think I've been taken for a ride ...' He says to himself, shaking his head.

And just as he is about to put down his hands, the aide excitedly gets on and off his cell phone, and is in Dr Tahrir's ear again: 'Sir, sir, great news!'

'What? What?'

'Sir, MuQ has decided to join the rally!'

'What?'

'Sir, MuQ has decided to join us!'

'You idiot! MuQ is MY OWN party!'

'Oh. That's true. Hee hee. Sorry.'

'Will someone get this idiot out of here!' Dr Tahrir shouts, disgustingly. 'Get me a new whisperer!'

A new aide arrives: 'Sir, great news.'

'What? Tell me, tell me is Tsunami coming, Altaf Bhai speaking, tanks rolling, CJP thundering, what?'

'Errm ... no, sir. But rain coming.'

'But I already know that, stupid man.'

'No, sir. Now 60 per cent chance.'

'Blasted!' Dr Tahrir throws back his head. His cap falls. A humming noise cuts across the crowd: 'Mubarak ho! Mubarak ho ...!'

The aide, now clutching a cell phone, interrupts.

'What? Has the government been dismissed? ' Dr Tahrir asks him.

'No, sir. It's for you.' Says the aide, giving the phone to Dr Tahrir.

'Hello ..'

'Game over.' (Click)

 


Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com

 


The views expressed by this blogger and in the following reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.


Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com


The views expressed by this blogger and in the following reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.

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usman
Jan 18, 2013 10:13am
Yes I agree with you.
Kokobu
Jan 17, 2013 07:12am
Paracha and Mullah, not the combination my friend
Watch
Jan 17, 2013 05:55pm
Superb article! :)
Maani
Jan 16, 2013 07:03pm
Again and again will filter out all the culprits, this is a proven process on this globe from centuries
Asfar Mahmood
Jan 16, 2013 06:59pm
Mr Piracha! I don't trust Mr.Qadri,but we will moan and groan as soon as we will plung ourselves to another quagmire of so called democracy until Qadri's demands are fulfilled.How?That needs to be discussed.
Zeeshan
Jan 17, 2013 08:53am
I wonder whether TUQ is puppet or the media. Seems to me the later one.
Suresh
Jan 17, 2013 07:27am
Sincerely, how about Oscar, if Americans decide he is not fit, then may be we can call our Indian friends to give him Phalke Award, he certainly deserves it as he amassed 25 thousands followers, whilst claiming he will get 5 millions. Game Over Qadri, time for you to go back to Toronto and preach your nonsense.
Saad
Jan 17, 2013 06:58am
Was. During his college years. He was with Peoples Students Federation (PSF). Worked in it with PSF hothead, Najeeb Ahmed. In fact, Paracha himself was quite a hothead as well. He then quit and joined another leftist student organization, the NSF. Was also very close to MQM's student-wing, the APMSO. These days very friendly with many PPP, MQM and ANP members. Also very close to members of Sindhi nationalist parties. Saw him the other day having dinner with some MQM MPAs.
zeerak
Jan 17, 2013 08:25am
Whaow, you supported both MQM and IK? That's a first. how do you live with yourself?:D
ummemuhammed
Jan 18, 2013 06:38am
Surprise. Surprise. Is it any surprise that NFP would humor and negate anything and anybody with a religious touch?
Omair Khan
Jan 18, 2013 06:35am
Everybody is commenting against him doesn't know the the reality of his religious background. He's not a just a Scholar but something else which we called "BUZURGA_-E-DEEN" which if anyone you guys will find if go to proper scholar who believes on saints then he'll tell you who Dr. Tahir Ul Qadri is. So watch your mouth.
Aamir
Jan 16, 2013 06:56pm
IG - That is what required for such people who are here to de-rail the election process. If Qadri does this in Canada, he would have been behind the bar. We all need to vote in coming election if we want change, there is no short cut and no miracle will happen.
dr.mohsin
Jan 16, 2013 06:51pm
Revolution is for a nation not for MAREEDS of a PEER PM,president plus cronies should be behind bars, corruption is rife but revolution should be broadbased at the moment 50percent of the crowd is suffering from chest infection
Pinto
Jan 17, 2013 02:53pm
What is Mr. Qadri or what he stands for? what is his past? who cares buddy...look at what he is got to say, either agree or disagree with him. Lets have him his say!!
Ab719
Jan 16, 2013 06:51pm
You obviously don't get what he was implying.
Blitzer
Jan 16, 2013 06:50pm
NFP is also on someone's payroll. Only time will tell.
Seedoo
Jan 17, 2013 03:00pm
The man is nothing short of a joker. Pakistani people like you, instead of looking for a savior, should work for change in the system. Believe me there will be no Salahuddin coming to rescue Pakistan. Additionally you should be wary of anyone who is a religious figure. Promote democratic values and push for reforms, but don't for "early elections" every two to three year, just because you are are dissatisfied with the govenment.
Tariq
Jan 16, 2013 06:47pm
Strange how people like you have a problem with people electing the same old faces but none with the interference of the same old forces.
dr.mohsin
Jan 16, 2013 06:41pm
dear let the Rain start n u will see the Worst humanitarian crises because this corrupt govt is not in a mood of talk Bottomline; Qadri is wrong,but crowd is innocent
JD SHAMI
Jan 16, 2013 06:41pm
NFP: Total non-sense, Is Zardari paying you for this???
Tariq
Jan 16, 2013 06:44pm
Of course he got paid, silly man. Paid by Dawn. He's one of their main columnists. This is his job. Don't you have one?
Ahmed
Jan 16, 2013 06:45pm
Since when is the government liable if an adult woman or her child dies after catching a cold or flu?
usman
Jan 18, 2013 10:15am
May be Paracha will run to USA.
Amjd Wyne
Jan 16, 2013 06:41pm
And give us five more Zardaris so we can lose our pants along with our shirts
Yawar
Jan 16, 2013 06:40pm
It is an open secret that though NFP is a secular, progressive Muslim, he also has a soft spot for Barelvi Islam. But here he has proven that he will not defend even a Barelvi leader if he does not respect democracy. Well done for staying above sect-related issues. Democracy is for all. Kudos.
Ab719
Jan 16, 2013 06:37pm
Yeah, how dare he try and disrupt our usual policy of electing the same useless tools over and over again! And how dare anyone support him, even when conditions outside are no different from their homes; i.e no water, electricity, gas, petrol, etc.
Naushad
Jan 18, 2013 02:56am
Mr. Qadri informs his wife that the doctor has diagnosed that " My teeth have Keera"! His wife responds with the following: " The diagnosis is correct but anatomically in the wrong place"
people
Jan 18, 2013 09:03am
Are we getting possessive over this once again? Why are we not accepting the fact that thousands of people gathered because they have been facing one of the bad governors and corruption in their history? I think we have decided not to be changed. There are always some hidden rewards for the truth. Sometimes it takes time for us to realize it. We all have been suffering for so many years. Why are we suffering? Who are responsible for this? We are self responsible for environment degradation. Mr. Qadri has gathered people of all ages and looked into the eyes of corrupt politician and showed them “wakeup call this is reality”. He was nothing without the support of over 50,000 people. I would like to emphasize that sit back and think very positively over ‘how can we unit as nation?’ rather than sitting idle thinking about the issue “how can we challenge Mr. Qadri? ”. Only this we can select a good candidate in next coming election.
asgharshahbaz@live.com
Jan 17, 2013 06:10am
Well this is something we can say 'Long Laugh" hehe
Bilal
Jan 17, 2013 05:00pm
Indeed a piece of work which shows the biased mentality of the writer,who also need to have a new whisperer.....
abbastoronto
Jan 17, 2013 06:02am
YAHOO: Greetings Why is Mr. Qadri is pointing a finger of accusation at Pakistani present rulers who are simply following the "Rightly Guided Islam" enumerated above.
Kardevshih Mohammad
Jan 17, 2013 12:39pm
Hahahaha....Its apt. As Nawaz Sharif, Maulana Qadir's AKA once said, "Qadir is confused". He remains so. Its unbelievable that this Maulavi is creating nuisance against a democratic government who is first time going to complete its five years. Jardari may be corrupt till his neck but he has more democratic blood than this fundamentalist snake. If this Mullah has guts and if he loves democracy, why can't he stand in elections and form his own government? Who is stopping him? People of Pakistan? PPP? What does he wants? All basic institutions needed for democracy are present is Pakistan but stupids like this Mullah and cunning foxes are like Kayani have been trying to weaken them every day. To have democracy, you need to have strong institutions like Turkey. This fundamentalist - Army combine is ruining any chance for Pakistan to stand tall amongst comity of nations. Pakistani Awam has to kick this Mullah's out, along with the incumbent government --- but through votes. Ballots NOT Bullets. Elections NOT a Coup.
Aleem Siddiqui
Jan 17, 2013 05:58am
This article has gone viral!
Ahmed
Jan 18, 2013 09:00am
Nice joke. I do hope doctor sb has read about the oranges and became red.
Rafi
Jan 17, 2013 05:54am
Did you count the jinns that TUQ counted to make the 4 million mark.
IG
Jan 16, 2013 06:34pm
Wah bai Good Citizen.. Shabash Teri Zuban Pe.. (What a language you have got, Good Citizen!!)
Aleem Siddiqui
Jan 17, 2013 05:45am
NFP's article has more likes, tweets and hits than there are people at Qadri Sahib's 'laaang march.'
Javed
Jan 17, 2013 05:50am
I thought Misbah ul Haq was 'baba-e- tuk-tuk'
MohammadAli Ghanghro
Jan 16, 2013 06:34pm
Hahahah, you love poking fun at this guy. This article comes from the bottom of your heart.
Feroz Zahid
Jan 16, 2013 06:34pm
Superb!
Khan
Jan 16, 2013 06:31pm
wow ! Paracha , kitna paisa mila ha ?
Rafi
Jan 17, 2013 05:41am
All fingers pointed to GHQ but look who got the the most out of the Qadri road show debacle; Zardari & Nawaz Inc. To nail the criminal a good cop always looks for the one who benefitted the most from the crime.
Ab719
Jan 16, 2013 06:53pm
You somehow think I'm on a 'side' here. No, I am not. I just want change. I don't like seeing my country burn. Do you?
dr.mohsin
Jan 16, 2013 06:27pm
this issue is not a joke. its a fact that Qadri is fraud, but that innocent 40000 pakistani citizens including children n women need some respite, Govt should engage that crowd through philanthropists like EDHI, Asma jahangir, Ansar barni others before a humanitarian crises starts, even if a single child dies FEDERAL GOVT is liable.
Masood Baig
Jan 16, 2013 06:25pm
Excellent! Exactly just what is happening. The result is zero.
javaria
Jan 16, 2013 06:24pm
Nadeem Paracha Saab we are here to read news not stories. I feel ashamed of wasting my 10 mins of reading this story of a bufoon.
Rabi Mustafa Ali
Jan 17, 2013 05:34am
NFP at his best once again. Pinching away at those who are always waiting for messiahs. Satire is the only way to deal with them because they are jokers. Actually, I can see many of them commenting right here. Give it up, friends. The game for your latest magician is truly over.
ghaleezguftar
Jan 17, 2013 11:14am
excuse my french....
abasyn
Jan 17, 2013 05:26am
Dear NFP, you are a creative writer indeed.. pls write about the mayhem and chaos created by PPP workers all over the country over the SC decision.... also about how PSF workers have done agitation, torture and beaten the terachers, to disrupt studies. Why PPP has played with the mind of its workers that if anything happens to the party leadership they should burn odwn the country. Please write about it
Syed Arbab Ahmed (@SyedArbabAhmed)
Jan 17, 2013 05:29am
I also not agree on the timing Qadri started his long march, but what his most of the points are very valid, but I wonder why most of journalist like @NadeemfParacha making more fun of him then talking about his valid points and that's a shame!
Masood 'Rehman' (@mascud_r)
Jan 17, 2013 11:11am
Double thumbs up! NFP :D
Ahmad
Jan 17, 2013 09:31am
Picture abhi bakke hai mayray dost.
Naseer
Jan 17, 2013 05:19am
Opposition (read PML N) reaction is very funny. It is like they were in line for their turn. Suddenly someone else came and jumped the queue. Now PML N is worried that they may loose their turn and are making so much hue and cry for that. Actually people of Pakistan have tried both the PPP and PML N. Both are more or less the same. So even if a fair election takes place, nothing is going to change. I guess thats why a lot of people support Dr. Tahir Ul Qadri. He also enjoys respect from majority of sunnis and shias alike.
harpreet
Jan 18, 2013 02:50am
mazaa aa gaya
goodcitizen
Jan 16, 2013 06:21pm
Please kick this idiot out of country .
Bilal
Jan 16, 2013 06:20pm
Mubarak ho!! Mubarak ho!! Halwa aa raha ha.....and the crowd bursts into jubilation...
comments review
Jan 18, 2013 09:14am
Are we getting possessive over this once again? Why are we not accepting the fact that thousands of people gathered because they have been facing one of the bad governors and corruption in their history? I think we have decided not to be changed. There are always some hidden rewards for the truth. Sometimes it takes time for us to realize it. We all have been suffering for so many years. Why are we suffering? Who are responsible for this? We are self responsible for environment degradation. Mr. Qadri has gathered people of all ages and looked into the eyes of corrupt politician and showed them “wakeup call this is reality”. He was nothing without the support of over 50,000 people. I would like to emphasize that sit back and think very positively over ‘how can we unit as nation?’ rather than sitting idle thinking about the issue “how can we challenge Mr. Qadri? ”. Only this we can select a good candidate in next coming election.
dipu
Jan 16, 2013 06:16pm
whoa! After a long time.....a gem!!
Parvez
Jan 16, 2013 06:20pm
The irony is that Qadri is talking and saying what the man on the street is saying but apparently he is talking to people who have shut their ears...............Qadri's mistake is that he has not managed to project his voice as the voice of the people. If he manages to do so, they will be forced to open their ears and listen.
Gibrran (@Gibrran)
Jan 16, 2013 06:10pm
Dear, thank you very much for writing this...
Maqsood Ahmed
Jan 16, 2013 06:11pm
Hehehe. Very funny, but it's not gonna end like that. He will cry & will say (as it will start rainig) : Mubarak ho, me ro raha hun, aap bhi ro rahy hen, aur aasman bhi hamary sath ro raha hay. dekha mera mojza.'
Janan
Jan 16, 2013 06:01pm
Nice, how about we get another show after this one? i mean this nation always looking for entertainment please.
Ghalib Khan
Jan 17, 2013 05:03am
Dear Mr. Paracha, I know this comment will be deleted by dawn but I just hope they show it to you before deleting, You are supporting the Most Corrupted Government in the World Most Corrupted President there will ever exist on the face of the world, the most stupid in-competent Interior minister any country can ever have, This Government of the Party you just support because you decided to support it when in College and blindly follow it says a lot about your character, Mr. Qadri may have his own interest and agenda and backing of some agencies but those thousands of People facing the cold climate just for our country do deserve some respect, what they are standing there for is not wrong even if one of them is doing it for love of Pakistan he or she is much better person then all of us
humaira
Jan 17, 2013 11:07am
laughed so hard like never ever before... he must!!
Peace Only
Jan 18, 2013 02:01am
Great article, NFP... you rock..... Although, both Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif deserve no more respect, who was this Pakistan deserter maulvi being supported by... MQM? Shame on this dunyadar maulvi, for choosing murderers over the corrupt ones....Maulvi saheb, how will you face your creator for this act of yours? Your bullet proof bunker and MQM's financing will not protect you there Mubark ho, Mubark ho.... ke sab ne maulvi ko pehchan liya.....
Zeeshan Shamsi
Jan 17, 2013 04:53am
witty indeed, lets hope its not "Game Over" for Pakistan
abbastoronto
Jan 18, 2013 01:53am
Qadri Sahib's Islam is Sufi Islam - a reaction to increasing heartlessness by Talmudization of Islam, just as Buddhism was a reaction to heartlessness of Hinduism. Neither Buddhism is Hinduism, nor Sufism is Mohammedan/Quranic Islam. Both stand for abandonment of this world and escapism. Read Rumi and Iqbal, the two guiding stars of Qadri Sahib's.
KHURAM
Jan 17, 2013 04:50am
Insha Allah game will be over very soon for people like you. Allah is great. Writing this article show how coward people like yourself are feeling now. Imagine if the change comes in real where will you guys go Mr Paracha. I am sure you will start writing in favour of Dr Qadri. That is how you guys are.
abbastoronto
Jan 17, 2013 11:03am
My post is also about Qadri Sahib AND our religious ideology's history.
KHURAM
Jan 17, 2013 04:43am
Masha Allah brother Dr Farooq and brother Imran and all those who have tried to refute this article, may Allah be pleased with you. I am not a follower of Dr Qadri but there is no doubt he holds great knowledge of Islam and has earned respect on international level. People like you (the writer of this article) can only wirte in favour of fake degree holder ploticians. .
Rameez Khalid
Jan 17, 2013 10:58am
That's more like it.
abbastoronto
Jan 17, 2013 05:14am
Oranges, oh Oranges. How in Canada we miss Pakistani oranges – juicy, ripe, just off the tree. All we get here is Florida or California variety picked green, and painted with orange colour. In marketing, an ounce of image beats a pound of performance. Not only oranges, everything here tastes flat – fruits, vegetables, women. But to the civilized Western men we Muslims in the West have difficulty defending today’s Islam, let alone preaching it. The culprit is not the Quran or the practice of Mohammed AS, but the set of innovations that were introduced immediately AFTER (within 25 years of) his death. Some examples from the “Rightly Guided Islam”: 1. Taking away women’s right to inherit if father dies without male heir 2. Taking away women’s exclusive right to prepare and offer marriage contract 3. Taking away women’s right to divorce (through a limited term marriage) 4. Giving men right of all 3 divorces in one sitting, or in anger, or in “past” 5. Introduction of Arab racism – no Arab could any longer be enslaved 6. Replacing Justice with Lawyerism 7. Shifting responsibility from State to Plaintiff (usually poor) to prove his Civil case 8. Alliance with yehud and mistreatment of Christians (and then exile from Arabia) 9. Limiting relationship between Muslims and Non-Muslims 10. Salary for rulers (but Pakistani Jinnah and Liaqat followed Mohammed AS – no salary) 11. Politicizing and monetizing of faith – Salary for Imams, Mu’adhans 12. "Guesswork" in fiqh (religious law) abandoning Logic and Reason 13. Mr. TenPercentism - Imposition of "Ushr" (10% tariff on Christian goods) and divving up among cronies 14. Nepotism - Choosing only relatives for government posts 15. Jihad, not prayer, now the most noble act – sending sword of Islam far and wide (but Mohammed AS had come to conquer hearts not lands) 16. Theocratization of state - abandoning the Secular Republic model of Covenant of Medina of our Prophet AS.
Rozenberg
Jan 17, 2013 04:42am
Tahir Sqare not Tahrir Square I have always loved and admired NFP's articles but I did not expect him to go after Dr. Qadri who failed to turn the capital into Tahrir square but only into (Dr.) Tahir Square. Having said that, what has emerged from all this hue and cry and the sound and fury caused by Dr. Tahir is very evident and pathetic. Some of these observations are: 1. That Pakistani people do not care what a person says but who the person is and from where he hails, so in this case Dr.'s belonging to Canada is a hard pill to swallow. In other words, it's the "kill the messenger" mentality that seems to be at work here. 2. Imran Khan had been saying the same things and is hailed as a "messiah of the masses" and the Dr. says the same things and is mocked and ridiculed. 3. MQM and the great Altaf Bhai have lived up to their reputation for being the extremist version of "expediency", we are with you and we are not with you, reminds me of the movie, "Now You Seem Him Now You Don't" 4. All the opposition leaders gather at Mian's mansion and declare they will stand in the way of anyone trying to derail the system. Well done Mian Sahib and the company, now kindly tell me who are the real Ali Bab and 40 Chores? Were all 4o there? Or some chores (thieves) were busy doing their chores (tasks) The real Maulana (Fazul Ul Rehman) declared Dr. Qadri as the J Salik of the Muslims and forgot that he himself looks like the Santa clause of the Muslims or the Islamic Santa Clause. Even the great Mr. Khar was there, just makes me wonder how time has turned lions (as he used be the Sher e Punjab of Bhutto) of the past into pathetic characters striving for little limelight before passing into the final darkness. 4. The clown of the millennium, super hero, (all in one) Rehman Malik the trouble shooter, has continued "protecting" the nation by his usual - turn off the mobile service - antic. By the way he always knows where and when the terrorists are going to strike, just missed on the Queta incident. According to his "proactive" measures, Quetta should never have mobile service and neither should Karachi, the terrorists however, should. Presently he is more worried about Dr. Qadri's topi (cap) than Dr. himself. He smells some bomb detonator under the topi. (Topi kay Niche kiya hai) 5. That, the Pakistani people are the most disillusioned people on the planet, they are hell bent on going for the elections and voting in again the same faces who will continue making a hell of their lives. It matters nothing, whether the PPP or PML N or the Trust me , Trust Me not - MQM or the new born Muslim, Imran Khan come next, the same old faces with same agenda and same skills in corruption will be at the helm. Mark one thing, all who think specially the masses who are making fun of the Dr. will sooner than later realize that they should have joined him to bring "the" change, this will happen as soon the the new government with same old faces will set in. So, Pakistanis richly deserve what they have (e.i NOTHING) or what they are dying for - a new government. Just wait and see. Democracy, system, constitution and all the usual package is going to bite every piece of their flesh from their bodies. And the usual lootairs will continue to use these clichés to get their share again. 6. Last but the most important of all. MEDIA is all up in arms against the Dr. and supporting the same gang of wolves they have been making fun of in their talk shows and comedy programs, HUm Sab Umeed Say Hein, etc. Suddenly they too feel that they need the corrupt system to run their shows successfully because that is the stuff they make money on. Before ending, let's say something about the holiest of the holy, (at least for now) the judiciary, only takes up matters, (suo motto actions) on the most popular issues that will interest the public, not on the minority issues,, women affairs, public lashing , burning alive of the alleged blasphemers, suicide attacks, terrorists attacks etc. Well done Pakistanis! Pakistan Zindabad. Let's see now how Dawn takes up this response and says , your comments are under review before being published.
Bbbb
Jan 18, 2013 01:04am
And you still don't know why?
zeerak
Jan 17, 2013 08:28am
Capt saab, if only the institution you are a part of withdraws their support to the madrassahs, a lot can change.
bilal
Jan 18, 2013 12:42pm
Read out to my wife and enjoyed like anything, TuQ has become a Political joke..Thumbs up to NFP..
Sahib
Jan 17, 2013 11:54pm
Because, PML-N is also maffia and benefiting from feudal-landlordic system repressing downtrodden people.
Ahmed
Jan 17, 2013 04:39am
Qadri leave us alone and go back to your country. let us decide who do we chose to rule us. One day we will learn ourselves and will begin to be ruled better. We never needed an intruder to tell us whats wrong with us and mess up our system.
Rafi
Jan 17, 2013 04:38am
Maybe he can mesmerize a crowd particularly women and children, narrate dreams as no one else can and designate himself as Shykh ul Islam but that is no reason to hand over the country to him. Someone rightly said"TuQ is so dramatic at times he looks like a caricature of his own self". So let him be what he is , just a caricature.
Sahib
Jan 17, 2013 11:36pm
You should understand that Islam and madrassahs ensure unity of Pakistani people. Wrongnesses are arising from our deeds, not from Islam..
Sahib
Jan 17, 2013 11:40pm
Altaf Hussain is a maffia and pursuing his own interests by suppotting Dr. Qadri to divide electorate of Islamic people.
Imtiaz Hussain
Jan 17, 2013 04:33am
Game is not over, indeed this is the beginning of new era for Pakistan. The status quo is changing and it has to change. First, time in the history of Pakistan a strong voice have been heard for the genuine demands of the people and that has touched many hearts and souls. No matter he is alone but he is the only one who is right among the politicians.
Mohi
Jan 17, 2013 04:34am
Slap on your face twice? Once for not understanding anything about people's suffering & secondly, Not knowing anything about Dr. Sahib. Just shame on you for this fun thought.
Your Boss
Jan 17, 2013 05:11am
Go back to work now...
MSH
Jan 17, 2013 04:28am
Journalists as mentioned before are nothing more than lackeys of the media moguls. Is this the time for flippancy .? " the further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." ( George Orwell)
KHALID IQBAL
Jan 17, 2013 05:11am
its easy to makefun of people,people, who are trying to get rid of the coruption, that has become so deep rooted in our polticians,goverment and society,its a shame that liberals,fail to raise there voices,against corruption.
Atif
Jan 18, 2013 08:33am
its actually anything or anybody to do with beloved PPP...rest nothing wrong with NFP...
Saad
Jan 17, 2013 08:19am
Did I say that NSF was part of PSF? I said NFP began his career as a student leader with PSF and then joined NSF. And did I say APMSO was part of NSF or PSF? I said NFP even while with PSF was close to APMSO. Please read my comment again.
Qazi Saad Siddiqui
Jan 17, 2013 04:17am
I was a string supporter if MQM and finally was confused by the decision taken for long march. I support long march. I was of strong opinion that Imran would lead the change. I am really disappointed with the forces of change. I will not vote to anyone nor I will ever return to Pakistan. We only deserve people like Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif.
humaira shehzaad
Jan 16, 2013 05:56pm
Please, SAVE us from this molvi sitting in his "Masjid-e-Zaraar, using women and children as human shield!
Nabil B
Jan 17, 2013 04:05am
Acha yaar, kinno khao.
S.m Faraz
Jan 17, 2013 03:49am
Despite my hatred toward his personality,i believed that his march must be got to be supported. At least the demands!
Fatima
Jan 17, 2013 03:58am
Mr. Paracha is not making fun of his knowledge about religions....
Farid Midhet
Jan 18, 2013 05:12pm
He shook hands and got buddy buddy with the same politicians and government he was scolding just hours ago, only on a remote hope he will be in the caretaker government. What a shame!
Mashhood
Jan 17, 2013 03:38am
Well Done Paracha!!! Mr. Qadri doesn't deserve more seriousness than you already gave him above. He is a character of his own kind. I wonder how quickly he changes his statements and twist words.
Muhammad Waqas
Jan 17, 2013 09:59pm
Very Very wrong Qadri fails thats mean as a Nation we are failed because we are saying to our corrupt politicians that u are right u right wat u have done in the last five years u did right to us we deserve that so sad u write that column shame on us as a nation..
YAHOO!
Jan 17, 2013 05:48am
FROM WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?
Saif
Jan 17, 2013 03:21am
The game is not over, instead the game has just started. Qadri successfully brought issues of "Electoral reforms" and bad performance of democratic forces into limelight. These issues will be part of the debate in coming weeks. Even if this Dhrana ends there Qadri will be appearing on channels to lead the debate. Also the drop scene of Dharna is remaining, government may lose some ground in the final negotiations.
Quresh
Jan 17, 2013 09:33pm
He(Qadri) is inside the cabin and protesters are outside under the rain. Is this equality? He is religious man and he does not know what he is doing. At last, he made compromise with PPP and what he got……….Nothing. He is stunt man. He is not true solution of the Pakistan’s problem. Quresh.
Capt C M Khan
Jan 17, 2013 09:59pm
@ Zeerak...you are correct...unfortunately the PAKISTAN Army has been transforemd into a WAHAHBEE ARMY...BY THE Zia ul Kuk....so nothing can be done for the next 100 years my dear....So sad.
shinwari
Jan 17, 2013 03:04am
Crowd may be innocent but when you make wrong choices and follow blindedly, you have to suffer,,, the way our whole nation is sufering by following corrupt and incompetent politicians... make the right choice and vote for change to bring deserved people forward...
abbastoronto
Jan 17, 2013 01:15pm
No one can save himself from himself.
Lakhani
Jan 17, 2013 09:13pm
Stop beating about the bush, do something or get the heck out of this ..........
Imran Awan
Jan 17, 2013 02:37am
Columnists like Mr. Paracha are only good in making fun, giving opinion or writing stories about others. It is easy to do these things while you are sitting on a secure place and making thousands rupees, but it require a big heart to become a leader and take a step against a wild rule. I know Dr. Qadri have made some mistakes, but he deserve to be respected because of his exceptional knowledge and service in religion. Anybody can be politician, but it takes decades to create and philosopher and scholar like Dr. Qadri. I give you one advise Mr. Paracha, just try to speak in front of people, one day, and try to learn philosophy and theology, sometime, then you will understand what Dr. Qadri really is. Thanks
aku
Jan 17, 2013 01:15pm
Our fate is not in the hand of Qadri, Zardari, Sharif or Khan sahab. It is in our own hands, and it is we as a nation has chosen to maintain the status quo. Yes we do not like load shedding, or suicide bombing. But please do not ask us to sacrifice our comfort, or do anything which brings the stock exchange crashing downwards. Please find an easier way to bring change in our society. Otherwise please let us sleep quietly in darkness, even though we don't like. Confused? Me too....
raw is war
Jan 17, 2013 02:25am
great article. Qadri should lose his dog-bowl hat.
Gandhian
Jan 17, 2013 09:10pm
Millions of overseas Pakistanis like me, including our women and children, have remained in extreme anguish because of the ongoing hardship and impending thread to the safety of little children, women, men, young and old of the long march. Because all the Pakistanis are equally dearer to us irrespective of their religious, racial and political affiliations. If any tragedy would have happened to the participants PPP and Coalition would have not only lost the support of millions and millions of overseas Pakistanis but many times more within the Country. But with their great humanitarian and truly democratic approach and solution the PPP leadership as well as the Coalition leaders have won immense praise and cheers from their most worried and anguished countrymen,even from their hitherto opponents, all over the world. Those of opposition parties giving priority to their political vengeance and selfish interest by exposing their heartless and callous indifference till the end of the episode, have only been the great looser. Even from those who have always been their supporters, but who first being a Pakistani of human compassion. I salute to the participants of the historic peaceful procession ,for their unprecedented courage, patience and fortitude, I esteem each and every single participant of the long march sit-in procession much greater than all and any present political leader of our beloved Pakistan. With your so long, so patient, so peaceful, so disciplined and so democratic procession, and by your 5 days and nights continuous slogans against extremists, terroriists and corruption you have shown the true peaceful face of Pakistan and Islam to the entire world? The entire Nation is proud of you. 2 1
Tahira, USA
Jan 17, 2013 08:02pm
Thank God, people can go home now. Congratulation Dr Qadri. I was afraid you might turn out to be the Jim Jones of Pakistan and take the large group with you. I will say 2 nafal that the government used some wisdom for once. Qadri Sahib, Sleep well at home and do not worry about any thing. Whatever will be, will be. You have discharged your duty, now take part in elections.
HK
Jan 17, 2013 09:30am
Absolutely hilarious! Does justice to every moment an every character of this latest circus to hit the town.
Hina
Jan 18, 2013 10:46am
Brother, if you only understand urdu.. you got to watch this and perhaps it would change your mind. A saint, A holy person, A scholar devoted to Islam and true in his heart and spirit could never first of all say such a thing and then do the worst by denying it! http://www.zemtv.com/2013/01/09/8pm-with-fareeha-tahir-ul-qadri-from-dreams-to-reality-9th-january-2013/ .. He is only a magnificent speaker that's it~!
Zain
Jan 17, 2013 05:11pm
nadeem you're just a living in an imaginary glorified bhutto era that promised to be everything, but instead turned out to be the most divisive as well as culturally and economically destructive years of the pakistani nation. Don't forget it was bhutto himself who started this whole trend of appeasing and empowering mullahs to protect self-interests. Your articles spit hatred against the mullas (in this case qadri), but fails to raise a single voice against zardari and his piplee stalwarts who have sold their souls to the devil and through their greed, lies, treachory and unlimited corruption, have brought upon unlimited grief upon this nation. how long will you lie in bed with them?
observer
Jan 17, 2013 10:37am
:-)
waqas
Jan 18, 2013 12:15pm
magnificent speaker....huh.... using Islam, women and children as a cover to fulfill his personal interests .....what a shame!!!
Farid Midhet
Jan 18, 2013 05:09pm
Proper scholars do not lie.
Naseema Perveen Sheen
Jan 17, 2013 01:20am
hilarious! can't stop laughing.
saqib
Jan 17, 2013 01:27am
No. He actually has real soft spot for PMLn.
Fatima
Jan 17, 2013 07:46pm
Such a nonsense melodrama this man has staged for three days!! When Election Commission of Pakistan was ready to do it's jobs without causing any harm to the constitution!!! then???? What is Qadri planning for??? just to dissolve a democratic setup?? and that too, when only a few days are left for interim setup to take over!!!! How ridiculously such a drama has been played by Qadri!
Ahmed j
Jan 17, 2013 09:40am
No one is discussing old nexus between Dr Qadri, Musharaf and MQM. This connection has come alive again with various speakers and Musharaf personally terming the sit-in a success. The march cum sit-in is spearheaded by the Doctor and would be followed by "Force Musharaf" powered by people in Westminister. Follow the past, present and future developments and find the answers.
clues
Jan 17, 2013 10:05am
hahaha... what sort of democratic rights are we enjoying.........
Imran
Jan 17, 2013 12:38am
A true balance of words and humor. Refreshing to read after a long while. Thumbs up NFP.
Tariq
Jan 17, 2013 04:56pm
Pracha sahib, there are times for jesting but this moment is for serious thought. What exactly has this democratically elected PPP government achieved other than be the first one to cross the finish line who will have completed a full tenure of it's term? PPP have failed miserably to afford to provide the basic amenities to a large section of it's people. And if someone is willing to voice a challenge to this pathetic government with the backing of it's people, whether it's constitutional or not then it's about time that everyone in the country rose up and be counted to rid of these useless political dynasties for once and for all!
Saher Khan
Jan 17, 2013 06:57am
very very interesting
humane
Jan 17, 2013 09:26am
IT'S GAME OVER FOR THE REVIVAL OF PAKISTAN TOWARDS A PEACEFUL PROSPEROUS NATION.
Malik
Jan 17, 2013 04:54pm
Well said.
aanandzulfi
Jan 17, 2013 07:39pm
Wonderful work Nadeem! Qadri is a puppet controlled by Pakistani military from behind. Qadri has also been equally supported in subtle as well as open ways by most of our media channels like GEO TV (must have been heavily bribed for the Qadri episode this time), Express and others. Nadeem! Your write-ups are always an inspiration to all those who believe in democracy.
nigem5ys
Jan 17, 2013 07:30pm
hahahahaha.. Awesome. Words given to reality.
LOL
Jan 17, 2013 08:23am
America hasn't so far.
crotchthermometer
Jan 17, 2013 12:03am
Zardari's
Cyrus Howell
Jan 17, 2013 12:04am
Or polio, measles or typhoid.
shirin
Jan 16, 2013 11:54pm
LOLOL. I know I shouldn't be reading this at work, but it was worth it.
Cyrus Howell
Jan 17, 2013 12:01am
Why listen to a Canadian? In terms of democracy he is a man without a country. As it turned out his only following seems to be the most desperate. Maybe the rest of them did not want to go to Islamabad in freezing cold without money in their pockets. Qadri was in too much of a hurry and arrived by car before the masses could reach Islamabad on foot. Revolution is for younger men who have the time to do the planning and wait for the results.
Cyrus Howell
Jan 16, 2013 11:42pm
Step #1. Force the Islamabad leaders to honestly discuss the problems the country is having.
Cyrus Howell
Jan 16, 2013 11:47pm
He is on the Taliban's payroll and expects to be paid in human heads he can mount on the wall of his office.
Cyrus Howell
Jan 16, 2013 11:50pm
Why not just turn over the government to a gaggle of mullahs and clerics who don't know how anythings runs? It took China ten years to recover from that idea.
Cyrus Howell
Jan 16, 2013 11:22pm
A one act play. Yes, but most of the country want peace and democracy. Now you have a dialog. Islamabad has gotten a close up of the unwashed. No local women were out on the street cooking for them.
Saad
Jan 17, 2013 07:04am
@Bbbb During his college years in the 1980s Paracha was with Peoples Students Federation (PSF). Worked in it with PSF hothead, Najeeb Ahmed. In fact, Paracha himself was quite a hothead as well. He then quit and joined another leftist student organization, the NSF. Was also very close to MQM’s student-wing, the APMSO. These days very friendly with many PPP, MQM and ANP members. Also very close to members of Sindhi nationalist parties. Saw him the other day having dinner with some MQM MPAs.
Javed
Jan 16, 2013 11:20pm
Just watched a video clip of Nawaz Sharif’s press briefing on Tahir Qadri’s long march. While looking at all the politicians from different parties gathered around NS what struck me is that Qadri has truly shaken and upset the status quo. What is sad is that it took Qadri’s demands for electoral reform to bring these people together on one page. Is it because these same people would be the first persons to be disqualified to sit in parliament if the constitutional requirements to run for election were properly implemented in letter and spirit? Why didn’t PML(N) or even PPP organize meeting like these with all the political parties to have a united stand on terrorism, extremism, power shortages, corruption etc?
Adeel Ahmed Virk
Jan 16, 2013 11:05pm
samjne wale samaj gae han ke Dr. Tahir-ul-qadri sab kisi ke kahne pe ye sab kuch kar rahe han jis din instructions ana band ho gae un ka hal yehi ho ga.............. jo upar explain ho chuka
Conflicted
Jan 17, 2013 01:51pm
Afsos! And to Mr. Kaira and the ''savvy' anchorpersons as well. It is sad when the brightest can become so superficial. Time to wake up and smell the humus. Of course, you won't print.
Laeeq,NY
Jan 17, 2013 01:48pm
His game is over but his voice should be heard. What was his hidden agenda and who is behind him? We do not need to know but there were some genuine demands fro Dr. Qadri which can not be ignored. One of the demand was election of the honest and sincere members for both national and provincial assemblies. This demand should not be overlooked or ignored. Our corruption and dishonesty starts from the top and it spreads to the bottom of our institutions. I am not a Murid or admirer of Dr. Qadri, but I believe he is a good debater and do have qualities of a revolutionary. He should be given some role as an observer in next general election. People will listen any one who can take this country to a right direction.
Fayyaz
Jan 16, 2013 11:02pm
You?
Syed Imran
Jan 16, 2013 10:54pm
He would NOT have been behind bars or anything. A true democracy respcts differences of opinion and the riht to free speeech, expression and the right to demonstrate. Read any Canadian media and you will find exaples of the government being critcised, puled down and demands being mad all the time Grow up and learn WHAT exactly is democracyunbce m
ahmedi
Jan 16, 2013 10:52pm
All the democracy for all will be a PITA or a full ledge "bawaseer" for another four years if the setup remains the same.
Honest opinion
Jan 16, 2013 10:40pm
Irrespective of who Qadri is, why he's in Islamabad and what is his secret agenda what we've gotta understand and breakdown is the content. I actually thought he was backed by someone and was out there to play someone's game, but the reality is quite different. Focus on the content of his speeches and his press conferences rather than how he slams the podium or how he's contained himself in a bulletproof bunker. No time for jokes Paracha. You could have written an article on what he's demanding and why he's there rather than mock his personality or the political landscape. I don't want to be personal here, but people like yourself would rather sit and enjoy the whole situation than be out there and play with fire. Atleast people are out there looking for change and are not stuck in the world of pixels mocking the content or message behind these gatherings. Good luck mate in whatever you do, but seems like you would rather sit infront of your notebook and write these rubbish articles than be out there and have something constructive to voice out.
Rabail
Jan 16, 2013 10:32pm
You are such a talented journalist. I am a big fan. If only you had remained honest and open minded cuz lately your writing has been weirdly biased.
GoRavens
Jan 17, 2013 06:17pm
Leader Leader hota hai...heated bullet proof container mey ho ya container se bahur !!!!
ahmad
Jan 16, 2013 10:22pm
turn on any tv channel and haveasmany crab news as u want. y here?
Capt C M Khan
Jan 16, 2013 10:22pm
ISS LUTERAAN KEY SHEAR MEIN SUB HEA KAZI HAIN.....in other words it means Thieves are Judging the people.......Qadri has CORRECTLY pointed out 1. Pakistan is loosing the Fight against Terrorism ( over 450,000 innocent Pakistanis killed. 2. Corrupt Persons/Tax Evaders rule the country. 3. Minroties are being killed/victimised. 4. Corruptions is rampant.....so what is the problem in that....shall we ignore these poinst and hope the next elected Tax evaders/Talibaan sympathisers will change Pakistan....Gosh wake up guys....before we do anything we must ERRADICATE ....HATE and the MADRESSAS who are just producing this.
Indian
Jan 17, 2013 05:54pm
Wonderful article, Pakistan has narrow escaped one coup attempt by the Army,the reason is because of tremendous support for democracy within Pakistan's(Political establishments) and internationally(India,USA).But how many attempts the Pakistan will be able to overcome the coup by the army in the future only time will tell.Still dangerous of coup by the army largely exists at present.The Army,Supreme court,MUQ nexus has been broken successfully by political parties of Pakistan, hats off.
Uza Syed
Jan 17, 2013 10:27am
Bad taste! Paracha, it's good to see you without your veil of being on the side of right as oppose to wrong. You pretended speaking for those who are excluded and deprived and now that you fear this might actually be possible for the poor and unrepresented to find a voice, you oppose and wish to gag our voice. Qadri is fighting for right with non violent means whereas it's alright right all wrongs by any means, really any means !
zeerak
Jan 17, 2013 08:17am
But should demagoguery be tolerated in the name of freedom of expression? should he be allowed to disrupt public order, take the capital hostage, use women and children as shield, demand unconstitutional dissolution of the democratically elected parliament and the election commission, --all that sitting inside a bullet proof container while his followers brace rain and chilling cold?
Sh
Jan 16, 2013 10:13pm
wonderful!!
Najam
Jan 16, 2013 10:09pm
Well done Mr. Paracha.. you always hit at point blank.. love your satirical works.. keep it up.. down with mullahism.. Down with mullah military alliance...
YooKnowWho
Jan 17, 2013 08:16am
...but don't be late for our tryist. We can read it together later, after...
Karachi Wala
Jan 16, 2013 09:48pm
Is the game really over? or the game is over and over and over and .......
abid
Jan 16, 2013 09:50pm
i have started hating dawn news coz of the negative and incorrect reporting and commenting by the journalist especially asma sherazi as iif she has been heavily paid to project negative image of dr tahir ul qadri. bad reporting dawn news .......... i liked this paper coz its founder is quaid e azam
Malik Ahmad
Jan 16, 2013 09:39pm
Is this MQM a joke or serious about issues and matters. How many times they join governments and then they decide to part and later rejoin. This joke is repetitive all the time. Altaf Bhai promised to join this long march, and backed out soon after. Can someone trust him again?
Kokobu
Jan 17, 2013 07:11am
Oh please, save this country
Rafi
Jan 17, 2013 07:27am
That's why never a word against MQM. Surprised NFP has an agenda,that would be tragic for a writer like him.
Atif
Jan 17, 2013 05:36pm
LOL. The oranges. This man has a wicked sense of humour.
AWAAB
Jan 16, 2013 09:17pm
such A TROL FACE ..THE AIDE :D
Farazi
Jan 17, 2013 07:59am
for your kind information NSF was never a part of PSF or MQM ever .. without any prof you can adding sumthing here well you had to read the history ..and about qadri sab lolx dictator musharaf was good and his election was also good waooo and now its all wrong what a thinking
Ankahi Baatein
Jan 17, 2013 09:21am
NFP is a really gifted writer and I read most of his columns.. but I have sadly noted that although he strikes again and again at religious extremism, and rightly so, he never utters a word against the corrupt politicians.
Farazi
Jan 17, 2013 07:54am
great work .. great story .. lolxx its the reality
Rafi
Jan 17, 2013 07:12am
So NFP and TUQ do have something in common, an escort called MQM.
Mahesh Patil
Jan 17, 2013 05:07am
He will turnout nothing but Anna Hazare and Ramdev Baba of India.
indian
Jan 16, 2013 08:58pm
good one....pls brothers dont allow d army 2 take away ur democratic rights
EVisionAS
Jan 18, 2013 06:50am
Great! I can't stop my self from reading till the end.
Aamir
Jan 17, 2013 05:07am
Lol! can't stop laughing !! well #TUQ is a good Actor he deserve All Kind of American AwardS :D :P
observer
Jan 17, 2013 10:18am
Step#2 Admit that there is a problem in NWA.
Bbbb
Jan 17, 2013 06:37am
Hey don't compare him with Anna Hazare, our one is better, he can create more hot air.
Bbbb
Jan 17, 2013 06:35am
From my pocket of course -:)
ayshanasir
Jan 17, 2013 03:39pm
aaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaahahahahahahahhahahaha
KHURAM
Jan 16, 2013 08:40pm
Dr Qadri may be wrong in his approach but the way he has challenged these so called Pakistani politicians is impressive and this fact cannot be denied. All those who are writing against him, could you guys tell the nation what should be an alternative? Don't you guys want a free and fair election? Will it be possible to have a free and fair election in the presence of this system? The truth is that we all can now only read and write articles, comments sitting in our well heated rooms. May Allah bestow us courage to at least support morally for all those who are there with their children and families.
Amjad Wyne
Jan 17, 2013 02:32pm
No one is discussing the fact that Musharraf also brought PPP and PML-N back into the country and in this game too. No one is talking about that he also released Zardari, Gilani and number of other thieves and criminals - So what is your point Ahmed J?????
Asad Khan
Jan 16, 2013 08:39pm
No one is forced to join the rally. Everyone came on their own will. I have been there and saw that public was more than mureeds.
ayshanasir
Jan 17, 2013 03:41pm
aaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahaha wohoooooooooooo :D
Haroon
Jan 17, 2013 07:19am
@Saad True, but you forgot to mention that he was asked to leave PSF when he had a falling out with Najeeb over MQM/APMSO. Paracha wanted to strike an alliance with APMSO, but Najeeb disagreed. And yes, both were hotheads. NFP was always getting into fights.
YooKnowWho
Jan 17, 2013 08:23am
Time has already told...
Ammar
Jan 16, 2013 08:12pm
Mubarek Ho! Mubarek Ho! Mubarek Ho! Govt. is about to shatter the so called INQLIABI CROWD.
Taimuri
Jan 16, 2013 08:15pm
I am surprised, how people are commenting his Canadian citizenship. Let me remind you about Bhuttos, Zaradaris and Shareefs, Where they spent the most of their times? London, Dubai and Newyork? Bilawal who doesn't even know how to speak urdu, is acceptable but the highly educated person who is speaking for street people is not? As a Pakistani, we need to change the way we think and that's the only way to the revolution.
Concerned Netizen
Jan 16, 2013 08:21pm
@Ab719.. Tariq obviously got what Khan said. Tariq's comment was something called sarcasm. Maybe its you who did not understand what Tariq said.
Asad Khan
Jan 16, 2013 08:23pm
Exactly... This doesn't make any sense.
BRR
Jan 16, 2013 08:24pm
So ends the saga of the latest savior of the month.
Atif Hamayun
Jan 17, 2013 04:30pm
NFP ... very cheap very very cheap.
Imraan Mehmood
Jan 17, 2013 04:27pm
are we supposed to laugh, give me break NFP... looks like your bag of tricks is gone empty.
Ankahi Baatein
Jan 17, 2013 04:15pm
This time you proved wrong NBF!!! Game not over yet!! Lets hope the Islamabad Declaration gives us something to rejoice!
Shani Syed
Jan 17, 2013 04:21pm
Superb!!!!! :)
mubashir
Jan 17, 2013 09:02am
hehehe.
Kohyaar Yildarim
Jan 17, 2013 09:51am
Mr: Abbas the article is about Qadri sahab and not 'YOUR' religious ideology's history.
zeerak
Jan 17, 2013 08:23am
Qibla, that's not the point here. The point is whose leash is he on, who is pulling his strings? Pops out of nowhere to champion democracy? where was he when people were fighting for democracy against a dictator? Living comfortably in Canada. Where does he find the cheek to label everyone a cheat and crook? What gives him the moral authority to do that?
Asif Iqbal
Jan 17, 2013 02:12pm
nadeem sahib rocks
Bbbb
Jan 17, 2013 06:30am
Because he is the PSF worker-:)
Hameed
Jan 18, 2013 10:07am
Haha That's very humorous. Great NFP!
SBB
Jan 16, 2013 07:43pm
actually, I don't think you really get what Tariq is implying :).
gulmit
Jan 16, 2013 07:44pm
Hahahaah great articles Nadeem bai..
asfandyar
Jan 16, 2013 07:44pm
well i agree with dr. Qadri....watever he said was right...the other parties have said all these things in their manifesto...but never implemented them so how can we say tht they will implement the true essence of democracy this time....
Bbbb
Jan 17, 2013 06:26am
I am one of the jinns, we are stuck here at Sydney airport, waiting for the seat confirmation. We can't fly by ourselves, as some idiot gave us a drink spiked with dengue virus.
G.Khan
Jan 17, 2013 06:27am
if Election commission implements the Article 62, 63 and 218 in its letter and spirit, as demanded by TUQ, 95% of the Politicians including Nawaz Sharif, Zaradari, Wali Khan, Chaudhries and majority of Provincial and Federal assembly members and senate as well. They Know this and that's why they got united against TUQ.
Waqar
Jan 17, 2013 06:24am
very interesting.
zeerak
Jan 16, 2013 07:41pm
let him have his moment under the sun. This too shall pass.
SBB
Jan 16, 2013 07:41pm
Very well stated. It's good to not be ideological.
zeerak
Jan 16, 2013 07:36pm
Then change this by voting for someone better next time round. Rooting for the likes of Qadir wont help either. would it?
zeerak
Jan 16, 2013 07:39pm
haha. I think we have had enough for now. No more dramas till the elections, i hope.
Ashah
Jan 16, 2013 07:35pm
it looks like the establishment wants to turn TUQ into a another Zia Ul Haq (who at least thought with his head) to lead his flock using religion to support Pakistans establishments physical interference in Afghanistan with the blessing of the U.S. in return for U.S. Money which would be enormous as U. S proxy which no Democratic government will do !
zeerak
Jan 16, 2013 07:33pm
Just so you didn't know this is an op-ed. A fictional satire on the farce that Tahir ul Qadari is playing, and a damn good one at that. Not a news item. You can't tell the difference between an op-ed and news story, can you?
Agha Ata (USA)
Jan 17, 2013 02:00pm
Reminds me of Napoleon Bonaparte of France returning from Moscow!
usman lateef
Jan 16, 2013 07:32pm
talk for what ?? unconstitutional reforms ?? dissolving assemblies?? crowd is innocent because they consider the sayings of Qadri "Hadith" ... better for silly to die before he obstructs the wise ....
Democratic Sufi
Jan 16, 2013 07:31pm
Typical NFP brand of satire: Sharp, rapid and full of layers. Excellent. Great touch in the end. Who told TUQ 'Game over.' ;)
Nazir
Jan 16, 2013 07:32pm
What was Qadri saying?? End of corruption, removal of all corrupt politicians, banning them from the election process. He never once said that he would contest elections, never ran after power. So what are we all complaining about??? Haven't we all expressed the same all along?? We are a lost nation of losers. We have a corrupt mind set. NFP has exposed himself. GOD have mercy on us. Go ahead, self destruct.
Enlightened
Jan 17, 2013 03:12pm
A good satire by NFP however, Dr Quadri has all the credentials of becoming a good care-taker PM which should be implemented without any further delay. The military and judiciary should jointly run the govt in Pakistan till situation becomes normal to conduct general elections.
Shahani
Jan 16, 2013 07:28pm
His "Mubarks" are fictious, whole nation are waiting for the end of this Padri Drama, a real "Mubarak"...........