Presidential elections in the pre-2008 era of Pakistan have always been deceiving, and at the same time, filled with conspiracies and unsolvable puzzles. In Naya Pakistan, I hope it might end up a bit different – a new of its kind. Aitzaz Ahsan, Arif Alvi and Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman are the presidential candidates, let’s see who will win the race to be the next President of Pakistan!
Hard and Rough to Soft and Squishy
Since the first-ever democratic election, when Fatimah Jinnah contested for presidential elections in 1965, to Musharraf era, one can assume the rough journey. I might not be wrong to say Presidents were rough in actions and extremely upholding to the powers. However, until Asif Ali Zardari became the president and powers shifted to Parliament and leader of the house (Prime Minister), the situation is a bit soft and squishy for the President.
From once a powerful position, it is currently a ceremonial like status. However, if so, then what’s the fight for? Why is there so noise? Why is broadcast media filled with this news? Why? I am writing this article at 5:00 AM, and I am sure when the sun will shower its blissful shines, the media will start chanting – Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Chant, Chant, Chant – the people in pleasant appearance and lots of makeup and flashes known as newscasters will speak up, way too up that we will be forced to lower the TV volume down.
Everywhere it will be Presidential elections about to begin, to happening, to happened, and analysts will be pondering over their thoughts. Some making out-of-the-world expectation, and others will be silent as our current respected President, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain. Fasten your seatbelt, let’s witness it together and laugh together.
Presidential Election Candidates: Error 404
Whaaat? That’s two clean shave boys and one with perfectly grown beard. Isn’t it the first time, such a distinguished breed has shown up. PPP divorced PMLN without any break-up party, it was surely a summer love. PTI is acting as a play-boy – selflessly happy, courageous, spreading the jealousy element everywhere, and he isn’t coming slow. All marginalized people are looking, and he just got out of helicopter, boys dropped their jaws and raised eyebrows and girls cried, “Oh my gosh!”. That’s what presidential elections are this time – an encrypted-decrypted error.
Dr. Arif Alvi
I personally like this boy for his honesty, straightforwardness, and struggle. Just like the success story of Imran Khan, he shares the same, and most importantly, in the same party, PTI. He started off as a polling agent to losing two elections, 2003 and 2008 and a victory. Although he was assigned a Sindh Chapter and was among the founding members of PTI, such defeats could have left him shattered. However, his journey reminds of Doris Day classical song:
“Que Sera, Sera”, meaning “whatever will be, will be”.
He went the unexpected winning in 2013 against MQM’s Khushbakht Shujaat, Whaatay Victory! That’s when he tasted the charm of becoming a minister and the difficulties of working as an opposition. Anyways, bad times gone, its his party in government finally. And, what reward he got? Nominated as a President. Let’s see if this boy can do what it takes, as he did earlier.
Molana Fazl-ur-Rehman – The BEST Presidential Elections Candidate!
He is my favourite one in the boys’ squad – pun-intended. Let’s be serious, I mean, what has he done wrong? He is not corrupt, not named in any Diesel scam.
He is surely the best fit. After all, it is Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He never had any fail attempt in winning the elections, but this time, the heck, he lost. A clear rigged-elections ever, I don’t believe in democracy anymore.
Seriously, I am loud and clear disbeliever. How can my maulana lose an election?
Anyways, considering the presidential elections, he is obviously a best fit. If not on political grounds, he can speak on religious issues, not like our present President who is calm – always on meditation. I am sorry if it is offensive; I am also that kind of person who believes respect your President. However, what can I do? My President doesn’t respect me anymore, he doesn’t even talk.
Apart from that, he has always been in government. Be it Musharraf, Shareef boys, and Zardari – he is an undisputed person. A true democrat; our ambassadors and official delegates should learn from him.
Well, who am I to say anything. Let’s see what our ministers are up for. Personally, I will be unpleased if he loses the Presidential elections this time. If not minister, he deserves being our President.
Bow with respect. Period.
Don’t perceive me a PPP fan, when I say this man deserves a standing ovation.
“The heck, he is handsome than Khan”, said one girl, when I posted status about him on Facebook.
The goofy natural striking of black and white colored hair, a perfectly clean shave, and eye-glasses – a perfect candidate for the president.
Let me stop my stupid jokes here. Seriously, it is a time to be serious for a second. Let me walk you through the outstanding standing he has in political arena of this country since its inception. Most of us are not aware that his family background struggled for the creation of Pakistan; his grandfather, father, and mother gave volunteer arrests to the British on Quaid-e-Azam’s call. He was almost a year old. From that on, he started the struggle as a student.
He is also a graduate in law from Cambridge University – the most qualified candidate among other two boys. Furthermore, he topped the CSS exam in east and west Pakistan in Ayub’s era but rejected to join as a protest to dictatorship. From Yahya Khan to Ayub and Musharraf, he opposed all and faced jails. Who can be more democratic than him? From briefless lawyer to minister and senate, AA succeeded in all domains.
If I start stating his all achievements here, it would ache my hand and my fingers would jam on keyboard. A lawyer, a politician, a senator, an analyst, a poet, a writer, and what else.
Count me prejudiced or whatever, but pity you Shareef boys that you asked this man to submit an apology, what the hell is wrong with them?
Let me end this with a verse from a renown poem by Aitzaz Ahsan, “Kal, Aaj, or Kal”:
“Ehd-e-Jawani me Hamnay dekhay thay kuch khuwaab suhanay,
Aik Nai Dunya ky Fasaanay, Aik Nai Duniya ky taraanay,
Aisi Dunya jis me koi Dukh na jhelay, bhook na Janay”
Listening to this poem, every time my patriotism escalates. That’s the power of the words from heart, and that’s the trans of AA.
Anyways, AA or not AA, another AA, Arif Alvi is surely becoming the President. The earlier one is more intellectual, experienced, and unmatchable candidate for this position, and the latter appears to win it. Anything can happen, the secret voting a.k.a “zameer ki awaaz” might elect Aitzaz Ahsan. You must be thinking I am day-dreaming, but let it be, as John Lennon said:
“You must say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one”
Oh heck, I forgot my boy, Molana Fazul-ur-Rehman, I am clueless, what do you say?