The protests are not fruitful anymore but there is a positive side to them. It is amazing; this change that has come to our country. Our lower and middle classes now realise that they have their own personal ‘right’ to politics of Pakistan. They believe they have ‘rights,’ and understand the value of their vote. It has raised the self esteem of the lower and middle class which had no voice before. People are now demanding reforms as their basic right and have finally raised their voice against the ‘democratic monarchy’ that was leading the country.
I believe no matter what they achieve at the end of this protest, they have indeed jolted the spirit and conscience of the common man. This in itself is a big revolution.
Karachi, August 27.