Political déjà vu:  PTI gear up for another tedious bout of Kabuki theatre
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2016-08-10 02:44:15

Political déjà vu:  PTI gear up for another tedious bout of Kabuki theatre

Tahirul Qadri of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek launched his Tehreek-e-Qisas-o-Ehtesab just one day before Imran announced the start of his Tehreek-e-Ehtesab in Peshawar. As always, Imran was able to draw a large crowd and as he gathers steam for another protest in Islamabad on August 14 he will draw crowds in the capital as well. At some point, though, one has to wonder if there is more to Imran’s politics than drawing crowds to a rally rather than voters to the polls. From the outset Imran has not appeared interested in talks over the Panama affair and now he appears to be alienating even those political parties that have otherwise been by his side during the Panama Papers leaks furor. The PPP, which has been as harsh as the PTI on Nawaz Sharif, is now angry at the PTI for ditching the negotiating process and launching street protests without taking anyone else on board. Now the The PTI and the PML-N have geared up for another tedious bout of Kabuki theatre with each accusing the other of corruption on a grand scale, a plundering of the national assets in pursuit of personal fortune, scandals in the banking sector, and, of course, a raft of issues of titanic proportions around the Panama Papers.

Regarding the latter, the government did itself no favours by demonstrating an unyielding inflexibility in the matter of the terms of reference relating to the parliamentary commission of inquiry. This fed the ire of the PTI which promptly returned to its default position of generating heat rather than light and the two parties now bawl at each other from their respective entrenchments. They are joined by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), which has launched its own Movement for Revenge and Accountability — which is going to achieve neither. Politics has become a collage of shameless egotism, persistent delusion, pointless and circular ‘debate’, and an absence of anything approaching statesmanship on the part of the principal players. There is an across-the-board mediocrity, a lack of intellectual rigour and vision that is the product of a country that has invested in second best for decades and then compounded the problem by voting for them because there was no other option. The PML-N has a plan — sort of — but the PTI seems bereft short of the unseating of the incumbency, whilst the PAT sits happily on the barking mad fringes babbling to itself. Parliament has become an empty cracked pot, neutered by shoddy populism. Whither politics? Onwards and downwards.





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