Troll and taunt in Pakistani politics

by Avinash Advani

Pakistani politics has reached such a point where the public has enough courage to see the actual face of politicians. I don’t want to comment on the current developments in Pakistani politics, but I must mention the country’s recent difficult circumstances. In this case, social media plays a significant part, but when we troll someone, it becomes a breaking news storey in Pakistan, and when we taunt someone, it also becomes a headline. This situation is deteriorating as the majority of people uses Twitter and has seen two sides: the government and the opposition. The opposition (now in government) began an Awami March against poverty in Pakistan, and the Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party used the phrase “Kanpay Tang Rahee Hain.” As a result, Twitter became more active in using hashtags and trolling the PPP Chairman. Besides this, Pakistan’s Prime Minister (now in opposition) threatened the opposition and used such a language that was unexpected from a sitting Pakistani Prime Minister. This type of rhetoric should not be practiced by the Prime Minister of Pakistan because he is bestowed with a superior portfolio to run this state.

There are two primary functions in a government setup: the government and the opposition. However, in the recent past, both had been playing the same role at, and there was no tolerance between them. “Politics is the art of possibility,” someone once remarked, “when it comes to Pakistan’ politics, we have doubt to see any developments in Pakistani politics.” The reason for this is that our administration is busy taunting other politicians and attempting to apprehend other political forces. When we open out Twitter account, we can see that numerous hashtags are being used by government officials against opposition parties and opposition parties against the government. So, how can we expect any developments if our government is too busy trolling and taunting one another? It’s possible that the projected results might not fulfill public’s expectations.

Our younger generations are getting despondent, Pakistan’s economy is in horrible shape, and the country has several obstacles, but no one is willing to debate solutions — we stand and address only Pakistani issues, and we lack the ability to resolve them and move forward. This is a complete disaster. Furthermore, it is obvious that PNL-N after succeeding the PTI government would contact the IMF or other organizations for loans, because we have gotten accustomed to taking loans and use phrases like “loan is needed for our nation.” Pakistan’s citizens are caught in this predicament.

Now, we’re searching for implementations. It’s fine to criticise one another, but there must be certain limits, and ethics are crucial in politics. We must accept one another and work together for what is good and in the best interests of the public.

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