In the process of their protests these valiant warriors set fire to a couple of metro stations, threw slippers at the army helicopters (to scare them away it seems) and then used interesting profanities against the Prime minister and his family while asking for the implementation of Shariah. Trust me, I am not making this up: all of this really happened!
Only in Pakistan can public sanctimony be two-faced: pious and profane at the same time. And of course leading this sadly comical spectacle was, yes you guessed right, a few hot blooded maulvis.
One would find this whole situation aptly comical, if the ramifications of their demands and actions were not so dire. Just like the other dharnas, this one also ended but not before a lot of damage was done to the public property and, of course, to the general morale of a nation beset by maulvis.
So, if these valiant defenders of our faith can’t even speak politely and without using curse words, what kind of a public discourse can we expect from them if they were actually running the country. I guess we will have to invent a totally different parliamentary language to accommodate the richness of their minds and the power of their political zeal.
Meanwhile, I wait for some other such march on the capital and I can already guess that it would also be led by some maulvi who would like to change Pakistan.
Would it be too much to ask of these stalwarts to let Pakistan and Pakistanis breathe a little before we all die of this serious malaise of false piety and empty sanctimony.