Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Pakistan's Real Heroes
DEMOCRACY CAN NEVER BE REVENGE, DEMOCRACY IS ABOUT RIGHTS AND JUSTICE AND FREEDOMS
BY Manuwant Choudhary
Pakistan's real heroes are not the one's who will be forming the next government or the President Parvez Musharraf, the real heroes are those without a job and those who have dared to do the right things and speak their mind.
Pakistan's real hero is Iftikar Muhammad Chaudhary - the Pakistan's sacked Supreme Court Chief Justice - who dared to protect Pakistan's constitution.
A real hero is Fatima Bhutto who despite being only 25 dared to oppose her aunt Benazir through her pressers and columns, when she speaks and writes its not just about her personal tragedy or the dynasty of Bhutto's but for all ordinary Pakistanis.
And yes cricketer turned politician Imran Khan who now knows politics is a lot lot more difficult than cricket but he understands real democracy is not just about elections and who becomes Prime Minister.
And yes the real heroes are also the 40 per cent voters who did go and vote despite threats of violence because they want a government - a government that reflects the aspirations and hopes for ordianry Pakistani's - a government that is not caught up in one upmanship but one that can bring peace and prosperity to Pakistan and make Pakistan truly sovereign.