Liberals in Pakistan have often been on the wrong side of history. They have often conspired against democratic governments and sat in the laps of military dictators.
Ayub, Yahya, Zia and Musharaf have all pimped these liberals as their apologists to white wash their crimes and deflect them on to elected leaders like Bhutto.
One such divisive hack is #CyrilAlmeida who is trying to divide the PDM by exaggerating one leader while running down another opposition leader. This is the same Cyril who incited General Kiyani to create a coup against the democratic PPP government in 2009. Cyril wrote a nasty piece in #DAWN in 2009 (“Inside Zardari’s Mind”)
In Pakistan’s history, Sindh, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa have all had leaders who stood up to the ruling establishment.
The only ones who have not provided similar sacrifices are those from Punjab and urban white collar backgrounds.
But now PPP has united the opposition and Nawaz and Maryam Nawaz have begun to adopt PPP’s narrative from 1967-present.
This is a welcome move and it is unfortunate that Cyril has to run down PPP just to praise PML N. He is not doing a service to either group but is actually pushing an establishment agenda.