Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognised. In the first, it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.-Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer was prophetic in his assessment about the three stages of truth as far as Pakistan Peoples Party is concerned. The so-called analysts of that time were not only sceptic of its leader but also they mocked at the idea of a new party consisting of factory workers, poor farmers, students and downtrodden. The news item entitled Ideological oddballs get-together, Bhutto's wild claims torn asunder published in a local English daily on December 01, 1967, laughed at the founding day ceremony of the PPP. The news item reads: "One look at the delegates from West Pakistan and one felt as if one were in the midst of a student caucus. There were some others, mostly briefless lawyers or crypto-communists. One looked around for any faces that one could recognise - there were hardly any. It was a faceless gathering of political romantics, runaway students and ideological oddballs." The second stage of the truth encountered immense opposition by the people who are flag holders and preachers of darkness and falsehood. The PPP government was toppled in an army coup by dictator Ziaul Haq and then its leader was judicially murdered. Party workers were arrested, tortured, flogged in public and even hanged for siding with the truth. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's daughter and her husband were maligned, vilified, false and contacted cases were initiated against them and her husband was imprisoned for eleven and a half long years by the successive governments and dictatorships. The vilification campaign still continues by the people who are disciples of those who had filed the above mentioned news item. The same party and its founding chairman proved to be the most popular among the masses. He gave voice to the muted and constitution to a country which was directionless. He put Pakistan on a path of development and from Steel mill to the Kamra complex, from heavy engineering complex Texila to educational institutions all over the country is in his credit. He gave Pakistani nation institutions and identity. He opened the door for the downtrodden to earn living with dignity. He gave so much to this country that the people still have kept him close to their heart. This is the reason that the self-righteous and obfuscator lot despises him, his party and his followers. A term which is in vogue in the media for the last couple of years is 'civil society'. The same followers of self-righteous elite of the past are leading this civil society. This term got popular among the urban Pakistanis during the lawyers' movement for restoration of Iftikhar Chaudhry as the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The trumpet of civil society was blown very loud and repeatedly during that movement by nearly every anchor of a talk show on private TV channels. This civil society was also represented by some individuals as its leaders who one after the other regurgitated tall claims. Retired bureaucrats, retired senior army officers, members of NGOs who sit in their comfortable offices and those politicians who regularly shy away from one of the main ingredient of democracy ie: elections are included in this leadership. One of the champions of this civil society is a retired military general known for distributing money to the politicians and who has confessed forming Islami Jamhori Ittehad, IJI, in the name of bringing balance in Pakistani politics. He does not explain that why this balance was needed and against whom this balance was used. This individual is still considered by many observers as the main supporter of Taliban in Afghanistan and now in Pakistan as well. Another character representing this civil society is retired bureaucrat who uses the word Jee in abundance in TV talk shows, was the main facilitators of dictator Ziaul Haq. Now he through his articles in the newspapers tells us the recipe of democracy and development and poses himself as the champion of democracy despite the fact that he, from the bureaucratic cadre, is one of the prime targets of Article 6 of the Constitution. Another individual, the cricketer turned politician, who supports jirga system in this day and age and at the same time supports the cause of independent judiciary, is also a representative of this civil society. Another lady representing the civil society is annoyed with the PPP because she was not made vice chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University in the 90s by the PPP government and is still bitter about it. Another lady, who runs her husband's NGO as well as teaching at the Quaid-i-Azam University clad in Banarsi Sari talks about the civil society and accuses the democratic government of all the evils of dictatorship. A jester who was a federal minister at one time is also regarded as the leader of the civil society. It is ironic that the elements in the society which are self-righteous and always put themselves at the high pedestal of morality and principles forget that they have been proved wrong repeatedly. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had said, after the inaugural founding day of the party, that "beginnings are always modest." He had also asked that how many started working for Soviet Revolution and how many followers did Abraham Lincoln have when he ignited the spark. Now, no one can question the truth because the Pakistan Peoples Party is self-evident. Now it about time for the nitpickers to accept the reality in this country and will remain forever as the biggest political force for the downtrodden masses of Pakistan. The writer is a retired captain of the Pakistan Army