Empty promises

I read this and it doesn’t give me any hope, or joy. I just say meh, another empty promise. We’ll see when that happens. Why do politicians even say these things when they never have been able to deliver it? Why do they have to take credit for everything? Why can’t they just do something and let the people feel the change? They make all the fuss about things that they plan to do and end up not being able to achieve it, and then they blame it on others. Stupid politicians, think the people are too stupid to figure out their games.

35 Comments so far

  1. UnholySaint (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

    not much different here in the Renegade English State of America. I got a fix for it. If you cant stop them, join them.


  2. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

    Emtpy promises are better than “safaid jhoot”. Mr. Liaquat Jatoi, name says it all.


  3. Erum A. (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

    I should send my tanker bill (Rs. 1500 for 1) to these politicans and ask them to shove it where the sun never shines. People in KHI who are getting water from lines are lucky (till the water is available). We in DHA are at the deposal of the tanker mafia. YOu have to wait days for a sweet water tanker and even then they give us mixed salt water. On some days I pray for a drive by shooter to blow their heads off.


  4. MB (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    Cannot agree with you more except the fact that yes people are too stupid some times. So politicians say such things because they feel they can keep the people hoping and hoping for that duration. And when it’s over another promise and so on. Some time its prices some times its Kala Bagh dam (or damn….lol) and then LFO and wardi.

    Part of this is due to mental jahalat of our awaam. They also include our highly qualified people as well who were supposed to lead the less fortunate. Those who are enlighten enough damn care about what goes on others and those who are not keep on hoping and hoping. In every society it’s the duty of fortunate to assist the less fortunate in ways and means available to them.

    Don’t tell me that “mohajir” vote for Altaaf because he is a clean man or the men around him are clean. Don’t tell me why people in other provinces vote for chaudhries, sardars, and waderas. Even educated do vote for them. We need to get out of this cast, creed & nationalist thinking before we even hope for a change.

    We the awaam are fool enough to select such people continuously since 1947. Alright, i know many will say that true democracy is not yet available to a common man and all that fuss about elections and corruption etc. But my question is what we have done our part.

    But amid all this darkness there is still hope. But this hope is not by politicians but people who have dedicated themselves to us. They are people like Edhi, they are people who are doing welfare work at their own. They are Ardsher Cowasjee (http://www.dawn.com/weekly/cowas/cowas.htm ) & Javaid Chaudhry (http://www.jang.net/editorial/show_article.aspx?id=Jarywnbmsuk) & journalists who are using their pen to voice for us. They are the media men who work day and night to highlight out issues. Yes I agree they do it for their own benefit as well but that’s fair enough until they are propagating the truth.

    We need to strengthen them by spreading their message and do what we can in our capacity till they day the very same stupid people realize that they were being fooled and start thinking about a change.

    Hey by the way did any one see the last program in “Capital Talk”. Some one has told me the joke of the year happened in it. Any one , any idea ?


  5. MB (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 1:24 pm
  6. Zag (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    It’s election year, so brace yourself for more of these empty promises :)


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 3:15 pm


    We the awaam are fool enough to select such people continuously since 1947.

    well how many of you guys cast their vote in last selection,sorry election?

    Many people didnt bother to get out of homes as they were enjoying holidays because they thought that their vote doesnt count at all.When ppl have such attitude then they should not complain about evil things in society.

    @erum:move to some other place,for instance Khuda ki basti


  8. yo yo (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    Well no nation can change themselves unless they really want to. Politicians merely represent the society they come from.

    Seriously how many of us do public service for free. From smallest things like not throwing garbage around.

    It requires sacrifice and no one is ready to give it.


  9. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

    From smallest things like not throwing garbage around.

    How many dustbins you find on the street to stop you doing that? You can’t keep the garbage in your pocket all the way to home.

    We are the people who needs to have the water-glass tied with chain at a public drinking spot in order to protect it from theifs.


  10. faisall (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

    Well, so much for self-criticism.
    What do you all plan to do about it?

    And MB, your English has improved
    quite a bit. How’s that for a complement?


  11. Original-Anon (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

    Faisall? Are you my old friend Faisal? Surely you would not pay anyone a’complement’? Am I totally missing something here?


  12. faisall (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

    Well, well, nice to have you back original-anon.

    Recently, “The Great Deleter” MB used his “trigger finger” to shoot my comments
    on one of his posts into oblivion.
    So, in the spirit of generosity and
    compassion, I thought perhaps I would
    throw some kindness his way.

    But, in all seriousness, his writing has
    improved a tad.

    Got to give the devil his due.


  13. Adnan (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

    CDGK has installed dustbins in many areas including Lasbela,Nazimabad liaqatabad but today i found a dustbin missing from lasbela road.Seems some charsi stole it last night.


  14. hoorain (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

    well we cant do any thing. u can say this is habit of politicians to make promises and broke it may be they use to implment on this saying “promises are made to be broken”. we cant make their mouth shut .


  15. mansoor (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 10:29 pm

    I sort of agree with Adnan, Yo Yo and Faisal here… those of us who dont vote, dont have a right to complain…

    Thinking on a comment posted here. “Its election year” i think its kind of a big change from what i’ve been used to seeing previously…. This time, a politician “IN OFFICE” is trying to show things in a better light, so they can get elected back. Usually it was just hopeful’s going around making promises they wouldnt keep… Just a thought…


  16. yo yo (unregistered) on May 17th, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

    SAMI..I agree dustbins are not around..but its just like that…if we cant find a solution to a small problem like garbage forget about politians.


  17. Original-Anon (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 12:17 am

    Faisall, I was just surprised to see you type ‘complement’ when you really meant ‘compliment’ and wondered if it was really you :) Well, welcome to the ‘comments deleted by MB’ club. The membership keeps growing and I am thinking about starting an alternate blog where we can post all the deleted comments:)
    On a more cynical note, MB just may be copying and pasting from a better source these days!
    @Yo Yo: I totally agree, if a country can’t take care of its trash pickup, there is just no hope for it. If there is no trash can around, then why can’t people carry their trash until they find one?


  18. Zainuddin Zafar (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 2:26 am

    i think its time people stopped commenting about politicians and did something for themselves and this country besides complaining. sheesh.


  19. FHS (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 4:42 am

    What if in the upcoming elections, u have to choose from the following:

    Benazir Bhutto
    Nawaz Sharif
    Qazi Hussain
    Altaf Hussain

    What the hell do i do then.

    Its very unlikely that you will see anyone from the above mentioned list for the 2007 elections, but you will see representatives of these people.

    i dont think democracy works in countries where the majority of the population is illiterate and controlled by the feudals, sardars, waderas and other powerful corrupt people.


  20. Mariam (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 5:27 am

    Sadly, because they can ;-(.


  21. faisall (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 7:19 am

    Ah, original-anon,

    Possibly…no, definitely a typo. But, have to hand it to you…

    You found a chink in my armor.

    The idea about the alternate blog sounds intriguing LOL.


  22. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 9:49 am


    What if in the upcoming elections, u have to choose from the following:

    If its all about changing *faces*,one can convince mighty *baji reema or baji saima* for next election.

    When Musarrat Shaheen can defeat Molana Fazul rahan then why cant Reema beat Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad ?:D


  23. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 9:53 am


    i dont think democracy works in countries where the majority of the population is illiterate

    How do you define an Illetrate person.There are people among us who are educated in paper but they are mentally illetrate.Some of them are among us as well.


  24. Erum A. (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 10:02 am

    Dust bins alone can not solve the problem. I have witnessed people sitting a few feet away from a dust bin but still litering. I keep a plastic bag in my car to collect my wrappers and stuff and throw it at home. Agree with all who suggest we get off our butts and do something rather than complain. Umer how about you standing up for the next election (not sarcasm an honest suggestion).

    @ adnan, I thought every place was Khuda ki Basti :-).


  25. Adnan Mansoor (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 10:13 am

    Coming back to the MT Pro-(D)mise, this is unthinkable and over simplification in a complex demand n supply issue in a city like Karachi. By simply claiming solution about a chronic problem, it appears lack of vision and absence of will to do something valuable.

    @ADNAN: As said by Erum, the KKBasti reeks with a typical mind set. If some one is not bestowed upon worldy wealth, it does not mean that others can flout their sense of pride and repect. I am deeply shocked by the apathy shown by you.


  26. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 12:25 pm

    I have witnessed people sitting a few feet away from a dust bin but still litering.

    Even i saw someplaces where there is a huge pile of garbage just a few steps from the Large Trash container.

    everyone is illetrate including me and you in terms of civic sense.


  27. Doctaha (unregistered) on May 18th, 2006 @ 9:51 pm

    i have only two words to say :
    “PAKISTAN ZINDABAD” :s :@


  28. Erum (unregistered) on May 19th, 2006 @ 6:43 am

    And not to mention, the paan spitting anywhere, whenever, like nobody’s business! These things can never be taught.. either can be forcefully enforced (which in our case doesn’t seem to be happening) Or it just comes from within the person (which i dont see happening either). The solution could be, enforcing a fine/penalty on littering and catch everyone who breaches the law.. or atleast most of them. That’s the only way we can we can keep our country clean. The road sings, banners etc. wont work..


  29. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 19th, 2006 @ 9:49 am

    is there not a place in or near karachi?(http://www.unesco.org/most/asia9.htm).
    You should not mix it up with shokat siddiqi’s novel(http://www.dukandar.com/khudakibastibook.html)


    it does not mean that others can flout their sense of pride and repect. I am deeply shocked by the apathy shown by you.

    i was not offending anyone,you totally misinterpreted.The reason I asked erum to move because if such luxory(living in defence) cant feed her water than its better to move somewhere else.


    Umer how about you standing up for the next election (not sarcasm an honest suggestion).

    Though me and umar share same surname,i dont want him to get elected by ppl of pakistan because he doesnt meet the criteria.When Imran khan was not given a damn than who is he?


  30. Checkmate (unregistered) on May 19th, 2006 @ 9:57 am

    This is ErumA. Changing my nic as I see another Erum has joined us. As for Paan spitting I have never seen a more disgusting habit. We should ban import, selling and eating of Paan. But then we will see every second person going through withdrawl.


  31. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 19th, 2006 @ 10:33 am


    We should ban import, selling and eating of Paan

    is it not similar to what jahil mullah used to say about TV that TV is haram?


  32. Checkmate (unregistered) on May 19th, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

    @ adnan, i don’t know where you get your comparisons from. But last time I checked watching T.V. did not increase your chances of tongue, throat, mouth cancer. nor the No.1 reason why brand new buildings, road sides, and every corner of our city looks like the inside of a dutbin. If you are talking about educating our people about the ettiqutes of paan chewing then please try telling a tobacco filled paan chewer to carry a peep dan with him, because the last time i checked you cannot swallow it.

    And as for your suggestion that I move from DHA, why should I. I have the right to live wherever i want and demand that i be given basic utilities. And please when you read that someone is from DHA don’t just presume that they are rich and drive BMWs, there are middle income groups (like myself) living there also.


  33. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 20th, 2006 @ 11:34 am

    Erum,meri behan,I agree that chaliya is harmful,i dont think paan is something dangerous.But how many things would you ban here.Ppl here are so innovative that they bring something eveil from good things,for instance KUNDA system for steaking electricity.

    regarding moving to some other place,i am sorry i didnt mean to force you for something.I was just being sarcastic that such posh area cant fulfill the needs which might be easily available in less developed areas of the city.


  34. Usman (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

    A word of advice to all, please do go to vote, because if you dont the maulvis will start taking over. I think I can stand any one as my leader except for Maulana Fazul -ur- Rehman.

    I would personally vote for any one who supports Musharraf, even if it is Altaf Hussain.


  35. Checkmate (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 10:08 am

    Adnan, Mere Bahi, Larai Larai maaf karo Allah ka Ghar saaf karo LOL!! Let’s become a fine country like Singapore and Ban / fine everything! Just kidding! can’t ban paan or chalia where will all the tom, dicks and harrys get there daily kick of tobacco. I think there should be an NGO which only and only teaches our children civic responsibility, he parents are obviously doing a bad job. I feel it can be done because look at the Captain safeguard campaign, it maybe a marketing gig but I see children actually becoming more aware. I’ll do it someday, when I can get out of this 9 to 5 rut.



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