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Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
ALL apologies whether personal, political or national have to be followed up and backed by concrete and substantial steps to end or ease the grievances, violations and confrontations which were the reason for apology in the first place.
If these measures do not materialise quickly enough then the apology is not worth the paper it is written on and moreover it is counterproductive. In short, to back up the apology there has to be a rollback of the policies that have angered individuals, communities or nations.
Apologies are not a trivial or frivolous matter and need to be tendered in a considered, formal and decorous manner to carry weight and be acceptable to those addressed. If the intent is to hoodwink and gain support and sympathy on a sensitive issue, such apologies do more harm than good because they ultimately increase disenchantment and disillusionment.Continue reading
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
In my life I have often come across warped, self-serving political statements but the one coming from the third time around aspiring PM truly takes the cake on all counts. It stinks not only of self-interest but of the utter disregard of something known as the people’s will and interest. It is not only absurd in its logic, it is an outright affront to something known as “democracy”, something which this aspirant doesn’t ever tire of paying lip-service to. It is an outrageous insult to the people who have long suffered under the shabby rule of the army and corrupt politicians.
Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister and chairperson of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), said on Saturday that the international community and the armed forces of Pakistan have confidence in President General Pervez Musharraf and therefore “we need to work out a solution with him”.Continue reading
Lyari has become a byword in Karachi, and the rest of the country, for places to avoid. The carnage that shook the area on Wednesday exemplified this sentiment. More than 55 people were injured and 16 were killed when rival gangs began armed clashes using heavy weaponry, including Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs). School children and women were shot dead on the streets. The police arrived belatedly and were ineffectual. Protests by Lyari residents began yesterday outside the Karachi Press Club, with many holding keys to their locked houses in their hands saying they won’t go home until the Sindh government brings some semblance of law and order to the area. The battle between loyalists of the Baba Ladla and Uzair Baloch gangs was the city’s single bloodiest incident of gang violence in recent years.