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Pakistani politics: blunders, delusion and egotism

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The famous English writer George Orwell in his masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four very rightly said, “The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.” 

In many developing countries, the common masses are so indoctrinated by the state that they hardly find time to compare their lives with those enjoyed in modern civilized nations. Such states make sure that from the education system to literature and from the news media to the political domain, everything is controlled and the masses are fed propaganda about being superior to others on the basis of religion, ethnicity, and nationality.

Patriotism and religion serve as opium for those societies deprived of critical thinking and the knowledge of modern civilization. This perhaps is the reason that the government led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), selected to rule by the military establishment, has no clue that gradually the country is reaching a point where the damage done to society, political discourse and the economy will be irreparable.

The Covid-19 pandemic is still out of control and other than making speeches, the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan have done nothing in reality to save the lives of people and the economy.

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