Archive for June, 2018


June 6, 2018

Listening to Shahbaz Sharif extolling his work and telling people to prepare for electricity outages.

Feel the heat as you quit in tears & fears

Of where you stand with your peers

Stripped of your borrowed glamour & pomp

Waiting for the puppeteer to move his hand!

Time calls you out & gives you the chance

To amend and repent so you are saved

Being consigned to an ignominious future

Stemming from an inglorious past!

TWM – 31-05-2018 – 17.56 hours


Justice – a farce today

June 4, 2018

This news story is of April 08, 2018

Today is June 04, 2018

Justice has been done – to whom?

This was one of two million cases pending in the courts in Pakistan and today the honourable Lahore high court acquitted the accused Shah Hussain for stabbing Khadija Siddiqui 23 times in broad daylight.

Sitting in our air conditioned sitting room waiting for a 3 to 5 item iftari to be served we find it convenient to spread pearls of wisdom and impress people with our prowess in English easily forgetting that for the 52% of the voters who will not cast their vote or the 70% of the total population who are outside the ambit of the monster called electioneering the issues are where the next meal is coming from, when will justice be done in a 40 year old case, how to spend the night in the heat in the company of mosquitoes without electricity?

They have no idea of kalabagh; they never have nor will ride the metro, the orange, the green; they worry about the next months rent and electricity bill; for their children our discards are party dresses and our garbage playthings and toys.

Their efforts are to walk down the street which was dug up 5 years ago without spraining an ankle or falling in a pothole turned deep dig over time; their prayer is to not fall sick as they cannot afford treatment and doctors in government hospitals run clinics or are on strike;

But that is so stupid of me to rant about!

So when do we have the ‘candle vigil’ at liberty round about to demand Justice for Khadija – now that is the fashionable thing to do, after which back to our AC’ed drawing room for more kalabagh, nominations papers, Presidents salary, America bashing, politically incorrect talks, and making the next cabinet and future of Pakistan.

Meanwhile what happens to khadija is not our worry – she is no one for us to be concerned over for now!

She is not our daughter so …………