Why are mistakes being repeated?
(Mohammad Amir Khakwani)
Fri- Jul 31, 2020- 8:00 AM
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto became the Prime Minister as a result of the 1988 election. This BB government lasted for 18 months, with demonstrations of political inexperience, haste and bad governance everywhere. Most of the PPP members and ministers were inexperienced. In the 11 years of General Zia’s tenure, the PPP was far from in power. Many people became members of the Assembly for the first time and also got the honor of the ministry for the first time. There would have been a mistake and a joke. Two more factors were at work. In Punjab, there was a Nawaz Sharif government that did its best to give the federal government a tough time. The presidency was constitutionally very powerful. Ghulam Ishaq Khan, a hot and cold man, was the president, he had the support of the establishment. All these things together were thwarting the government, but all of them were aggravated by the inexperience of the Prime Minister and the incompetence of the people around him. I remember one day a gentleman was made an advisor to the Prime Minister, some After a while, it was found out that what was to be made was not made but by mistake another person of the same name was made an advisor who is in fact against the PPP. He was immediately removed and became part of the IJI and began criticizing the PPP. In those days Mian Sahib came to our city Ahmedpur Sharqiya as the Chief Minister. A meeting was held in the grounds of Government High School near my house. I was studying in college in those days, we also joined with our friends. We were also supporters of IJI, anyway, after reading magazines like Takbir, Zindagi, Urdu Digest, anti-PPP sentiments would be on the rise. I remember this meeting. I also gave a smoky speech and claimed that I was not removed, I resigned due to anti-national measures of the PPP. In his speech, Mian Nawaz Sharif called Benazir Bhutto a security risk.
That government of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto lasted for barely eighteen months, the President had dissolved the Assembly, Mian Nawaz won the next election and Bibi got another chance three years later, unfortunately her Assembly was dissolved for the second time. ۔ Well, this is our tainted political history. He wanted to say that we have been hearing and seeing similar inexperienced, hasty, bhant bhant bids for the last two years. The difference is that Punjab has Imran Khan’s government while the president has his own ally and the establishment. Also have an ideal relationship. It has been two years since Imran Khan became the Prime Minister. He has made many mistakes in such a long time, some of which can be called a blunder. Unfortunately, they are not learning from their mistakes. Their inexperience is not turning into experience by not learning anything even after successive mistakes. Now this is not a case of inexperience but clearly a case of incompetence but the worst incompetence. In that case, even if fifty years of experience is given, it does not matter. A strange thing is the haste in government decisions. What is the need for such haste? Rulers need to control their nerves, make informed decisions, consult in a timely manner and take stock of future issues. Nothing like this is seen in the present government.
The decision to suddenly increase petrol prices to Rs 25 a few days ago was also strange. Why such sudden haste? No one has any answer. Four days later the prices had to be changed, then it would have been done. Suddenly petrol became expensive by Rs. Everyone offered prayers to the government and Imran Khan. No average political government would have made such an unpopular decision, but Khan Sahib took the burden with laughter and joy.
The decision to lock down because of Corona was also taken in strange and mysterious circumstances. Initially, Khan was reluctant, but at the time, international organizations and doctors in the country were supporting the lockdown to end the Corona before it spread. Imran Khan suddenly appeared on the TV screen on Sunday afternoon and he Has a plethora of arguments for not locking down. Imran Khan came to address the nation on a holiday which is not considered very appropriate. Well people understood that due to the urgency of the time, the Prime Minister wants to put his position before the nation. An interesting thing happened when just three or four hours later, the Punjab government announced a lockdown in the province. Whoever heard it was shocked. I don’t understand why the Prime Minister spoke against it if he had to do a lockdown. The Punjab government cannot do anything against his will. It is possible that later some facts came to the notice of the Prime Minister on which he gave permission to Punjab for lockdown. The question is, why did you show such haste before?
Three or four days ago, it was suddenly decided to lock down in connection with Eid-ul-Adha. I believe that corona spreads from people meeting each other, shopping, etc. on the small Eid. All this was feared to be repeated on the big Eid. In this sense, there is a logical justification for locking down on Eid. The question is whether the Prime Minister or the government was suddenly told this morning to get up, wake up, Eid is coming this week, please do something. Everyone knows that the big Eid will come two months and ten days after the small Eid. Yes, the government should have planned in advance, accordingly it would have announced its schedule. Ten or fifteen days before he did this clearly