While mudslinging and hurling of insults and accusations on one another have daily been heard as if it’s holy recitation and is obligatory for them to start with, Pakistani politicians have also been seen for a few years to propagate dharna culture to get their unreasonable and asinine demands satisfied. They are under the misapprehension that they can’t get the justice through the court, considering a sit-in is the only way.

First Imran Khan, chairman of PTI, had staged a 120-day sit-in in Islamabad, disparaging and deeming the Supreme Court unstable to execute the case of Panama Papers. Then, a recent sit-in at Faizabad interchange was staged by Khadim Hussain Rizvi, representing his party: Pakistan Tahreek Labaik Ya Rasoolallah leading a large number of people. He launched into furious tirades for twenty days for the resignation of former Law Minister: Zahid Hamid as a punishment for amending the Khatm-e-Naboowat law. Had he raised the voice into the Parliament or gone to court for justice, he would have gotten his demands met within a few days.

Now Tahir-ul-Qadiri, chairman of PAT, has given a deadline to the government of 7th January. Otherwise, his, followed by some of Bhutto’s and some of Niazi’s, uneducated and blind followers are ready to launch a sit-in until the day CM Punjab: Shahbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah would not resign from their designation. It would be better if Mr. Qadri goes for court.

This culture of sit-ins has attracted massive opprobrium in Pakistan encompassing some neighbouring countries for that political and this religious unrest has rendered Pakistan into a great loss both economically and politically. Mr. Qadri seems on demand, thinks only of his mileage to undermine the government to give up reaching the tenure. Not of the thousand masses who will be suffering from the troubles creating the sit-in.

If Mr. Qadri happens to call for the sit-in and maintain it for more than four to five days, the PMLN government then must promptly look into solving the matter to save both: Pakistan from more damage and the PMLN from being ridiculed and slandered, which otherwise can have a fateful effect in next elections.

AFAQUE AHMED, Sukkur, January 2.