A wise man once said, “Those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it”. The disaster is that our rulers are completely blinded by power and have forgotten history. On 19th June 1992, a cleanup operation was launched in Karachi. As per controversy, the alleged issue was that the MQM was planning to separate Karachi from Pakistan, to provide a separate state for the Urdu-speaking Mohajir community. More than 15,000 innocent workers were murdered.

On 12th October 1999, the Chief of Army Staff was sacked while he was on a foreign tour. On 22nd June 2014, PAT founder Dr Tahirul Qadri was returning to Pakistan. He promised a revolution to bring electoral reforms and put an end to corruption. His Emirate Airline flight was diverted to Lahore. Although Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been in office for the third time, he does not seem to have learnt anything from his past experiences or mistakes.

SANAM TAJJAMUL,

Karachi, June 26.