Mentality of Pakistani Politics never changes; this perception has popped up in mind today on 13th January, 2011, after the resolution in the parliament that you want democracy or dictatorship.
Around 27 years ago in December 1984, General Zia ul Haq won the referendum by asking “You want Islam or not, if yes I am your leader”. Idea behind the Zia ul Haq was that as majority of peoples in Pakistan are Muslim, so they will vote for Pakistan and he will become the President of Pakistan and that did happen although today most of the politician accepts that behind that referendum there was a mala fide intention.
Today PM Gilani along with ANP leaders is following the same steps. A resolution has been floated in the parliament that “Democracy or Dictatorship”. Now who could be the one in the parliament, who will not vote for democracy? By giving vote for democracy, according to the last clause of the resolution which states: “This house endorses and supports the efforts made by the political leadership for strengthening democracy and reposes full confidence and trust in them”, you trust the Government. This means that government is not doing any corruption and all is well in Pakistan.
By making a comparison between the mentality of both Zia ul Haq time and Yousaf Raza Gilani, we see no difference at all. There is a difference of around 27 years, but both of them tried the same thing i.e. to hide their wrong deeds behind some other issue. Zia tried to gain more power, he hide himself behind islam and Gilani after 4 years of democracy and full power, wanted people to choose between democracy or dictatorship. This clearly indicate as a Pakistani we haven’t changed in quarter of a century, we puffed the dictatorship with powder and lipsticks of so called democracy but behind that screen we still have the same ugly face and mentality.