Corruption in Pakistan

November 3, 2011

Corruption has became part our every day life in Pakistan. Life without corruption seems a mad man’s dream. Corrupt officials, politicians and members of armed forces living a luxurious lives without a hint of shame of any sort. Ordinary Pakistanis do not even realize that; the corruption is a punishable offense.

In a country, where murders get away with any sort of punishment, then corruption is a lot lesser offense. Currently, in Pakistan, there is so much talk going on print and other media about three match fixers. General media hosts / writers and population seems to be apologetic towards the trio.

My friends have shown their amazement on the prospects of seven years jail term of accused corrupt cricket players. It seems too harsh for them. A strict punishment for the trio would really help Pakistanis the ‘power of law’ and importance of having a free judiciary system, not only for cricket but on a much larger scale.

After an apologetic statement by Amir was read , the Judge of the case Mr Justice Cooke said : “An inference that could be drawn is that this was such a widespread activity in the team that a newcomer could be infected with the activity, as this was a norm.” This statement was given for Pakistan Cricket team, unfortunately, I can apply this to a lot of situations in this country of mine.

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PCB’s Big Butt

October 11, 2010

Another hilarious episode of PCB’s comedy series is about to go on air. It seems like ever funny Mr Butt, who has been leading the comedy circus for quite a while will continue his entertainment career. Legacy created by Ijaz Butt is hard to follow but PCB has a long history of producing exceptional comedians.

I wondered, after Pakistan’s England tour, can PCB beat that landmark. How ignorant of me, to even doubt PCB’s ability of producing legendary comedy. Lets we move on to the upcoming season. Just like previous season, this season seems to be bringing more surprises. In last season PCB appointed a new test captain, who did not play a Test match for years. But, that ball eating, pitch swirling captain made the series more interesting by announcing, yet again, his retirement from test cricket after first game against Australia.

After his unsuccessful efforts of ball eating we were expecting something sensational and yet Afridi did what he can do best, unpredictability is long been mentioned as ‘beauty of Pakistan cricket’.

I am a bit disappointed by to hear that Mr Butt has appointed another captain, who has not played Test cricket for a while. That script is becoming predictable, I am sure Butt could come up with something better. May be they should appoint Intikhab Alam as a captain. I am sure Mr Alam would have accepted that offer in order to serve his beloved country.

After what Butt has done for PCB, even the thought of ‘But-less’ PCB makes me sad.