Won’t Let That Pass

Still. Victim blaming. Not someone ordinary, but the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

You know how much we have progressed in the last two decades? Let me elaborate.

4 regimes back, the President (direct military dictator) said that women get raped in Pakistan to settle abroad. He’s settled abroad though. No pun.

4 regimes later, the Prime Minister (indirect military stooge) says that men get tempted because of women and their clothes.

So, here we are. Sick. Frustrated. Desperate. Absolutely unconscious.

Look at the recent events. A boy was was blackmailed and raped by a 70-year old molvi. Then there is another case of gang-rape of a delivery boy in Islamic University. No female is involved, yet it’s the clothes.

Maybe it’s the beards? Who knows?

Yes, we cannot generalize. Rape has no specific demographics. But madrassahs and their molvis are the hub of rapists. On one hand, they chant slogans in the streets regarding religion. On the other hand, they are the ugliest blasphemers who rape kids in sacred halls. In mosques. In homes. On prayer mats. Using the same hands with which they hold the Verses.

Yet, they roam free. A rare event takes them to the police station and then they are free again. To rape. Again and again. Without mercy and without any fear of the Hereafter which they sell to us all the time.

Sometimes, I feel like they know there is no Hereafter. There is only here. Them and their lifestyle and their filthy existence.

Do you know why and how rape happens?

It’s not what Imran Khan has said at all. Imran Khan is a misogynist and an apologist with zero sense on a lot of topics. I wish he should have let that question pass. Better to shut up then to vomit.

Rape happens when you have unquestioned and undue power. It happens in dictatorial environment.

It happens when a molvi knows he can keep the kid past evening. It happens when a teacher far off knows that he can beat the hell out of a kid and no one will complain. It happens when a man knows that he can rip a woman apart and no one will care. It happens when a man knows that he/she will bear it secretly. It happens when a man knows he/she has nowhere to go. It happens anywhere when the situation is not democratic but dictatorial.  In a democratic environment, rape will have lesser chances.

The ugliest cases of rape and child molestations have been found inside sacred halls. Be it any religion. Yogis and temples have their own stories. Monks have their own. Priests and churches have their own. Molvis and Madrassahs have their own. All examples where one man (or men) have absolute power over others.

I am not targeting religion. But the religiosity is too weak to be defended at times. And when the spokespersons of the religion are men like Mufti Aziz and Imran Khan; you are in deep hell. The guts they have are dangerous.

He had a girlfriend. He had a daughter from said girlfriend. The girlfriend went to court to prove his fatherhood. The fatherhood was proved, but the father eloped. Today, that father, tells the whole nation that a man is tempted by a woman’s dressing.

Someday, he will say that men are tempted by kids. As young as newborn. And animals. Cats. Hens. And women. Dead or alive. On bed or in grave. Men are tempted.

The other day, people were saying that I was defending prostitution. No, I wasn’t. But I do believe that prostitution is a buffer. It is because there is a demand in the market. It is what it is and it has been since ages. Perhaps the oldest profession in the world. You do whatever, this profession is going to stay beyond you. So, the developed nations have taken it as it is, and have made laws accordingly.

The countries where prostitution is legal, have lesser rape, sex trafficking and sex crimes.

The countries where drugs are legal, have lesser drug abuse, trafficking, and bootlegging.

Google this and read some research-based articles. But I know, we are too behind to even comprehend these things.

But who can shut our Prime Minister on this? This is not the way a PM should utter nonsense. This is not the way to talk about half of the population. This is no excuse to rape. Victim blaming should end. At least from the men in charge of the town.

We are yet to be born. We have yet to become conscious. We are still centuries behind in basic human development. Roaming around the lamp for centuries, like moths, and dying. Over and over.

Post Script Notes:
  1. I didn’t mention democracy and dictatorship at state level but in instant environment. Madrassahs and village schools have more of dictatorial environment. Particularly madrassas where molvis have so much power and authority over kids.
  2. Democratic country has nothing to do with it. I clearly stated that you cannot generalize and I also mentioned churches, temples, monasteries (by monks) categorically.
  3. I didn’t say rule of law can eliminate this problem. I mentioned rape has no demographics clearly. Plus, this is exactly the argument that capital punishments won’t resolve this issue (though I believe every convicted rapist must be hanged. Simple.).
  4. Lastly, child rape cases are exceptionally high in Pakistan. Sahil’s report averaged 8 child abuse cases per day last year. 
  5. You all have your ifs and buts. And that exactly is the problem. 

Abuse in Sacred Halls

Didn’t write on molvi riding a molvi. Behave, he’s a Mufti. He can oust you with a fatwa.

It’s a sensitive topic. It isn’t a Christian couple you can kill at will for blasphemy. It’s Maulana and his usual business of arse. They tell you about graves and jinns and hell and volcanoes and snakes and spiders.

Yet they ride. A high ride. Followed by free fall. Inside the sacred territories. Where non-Muslims cannot drink water but molvis can…

Religion. The biggest industry of the country. Bigger than Bahria and at par with patriotism.

Brothels and whores are better than these scums. Well, they always are. Manto always said that they do their business, never hurt others and – above all – are not hypocrites.

Even pimps don’t sell religion. They sell bodies and they don’t hide under any banner. They know they are in the sin business and they accept what they are doing.

Sin. It’s an art actually. Its a no-no. No no. Defined and undefined. Accepted and ridiculed. A spark in the mind. A circuit. And it trips.


This is perhaps the ugliest reality we are facing in this country. Of kids being raped and murdered. As commonly as anything.

There was a movie – Spotlight – based on true incidents where a small team of investigative journalists go deep into a child abuse scandal of a priest of a Catholic Church. By the end, the abuse was found everywhere. In every state of America and beyond. Till Rome itself.

As we cannot make movies, we live in denial. We cannot expose problems. We cannot make dramas. Topics of blasphemy, actual history, failures in wars, the dissection of events, maulanas, military stuff, religion, etc. are banned topics.

You can stop movies. But you cannot stop tapes.

This is the child-abuse-capital of the world. This is heaven for all the pedophiles. Ugliest country to be born and raised in. Don’t doubt that.

Realize and accept the problem without ifs and buts. That’s the first step towards recovery.

Heaven and hell are both here. Denial and hell here won’t lead to heaven there. Evolve!

Budget 2021-22 – Behind the Scenes

Do you know what is happening with the upcoming budget (particularly the development – taraqqiati – budget)?

Do you know what the plan is and how all the MNAs and MPAs (particularly in Punjab and KPK) are being cooled down with the new methodology adopted under “District Development Packages”?

Have you noticed that all the whispers of fights within the ruling elite are gone? No more talks of forward block in town, at least for now, and at least till the budget revelations.

Let’s get into it.

The resources are the same. Say we had Rs.100 for 20 projects in FY 2020-21. Out of those 20, 10 were fully funded and completed.

Now, with the same Rs.100, we are planning for 90 projects in FY 2021-22. Almost 70 of them are non-feasible.

Do you know how this system of development (ADPs) is going to crumble?

Thousands of “new” projects are going to be part of ADP in the coming financial year, without thousands in pipelines as “ongoing” already.

On the directions of Chief Ministers of the two provinces, the bureaucracy is all ready to succumb to orders. As they have neither spine nor future insight of what they are going to leave for the people.

At the moment, P&D Boards and Finance Departments are on way to one of the biggest robbery of the country. All under blue collars. In air conditioned halls. With the nodding ‘cream’ of the country.

With more projects in the pipeline, doesn’t the number of potential projects to be completed go down?

There are still projects across Pakistan, which were initiated more than a decade back, and are yet to be completed. Most of them were too expensive and too big to be handled by the ‘democratic’ regimes that followed.

So, this time, we are going to have a budget which is going to look elegant to everyone. With so many development projects. New roads. New schools. New dispensaries. New hospitals. Most of them non-feasible. Most of them adjacent to the already under-utilized ones.

This is for the MNAs and MPAs, particularly of Punjab. To make them happy that their projects will be part of the ADP portfolio and they will be able to cut ribbons right before the next general elections.

But NO.

With not enough financial resources, most of these projects will remain incomplete. They have no ground to stand. But, just for the sake of parliamentarians to be happy, to be with the government; the government is going to rob not only this generation, but upcoming generations as well.

The cost to complete current projects in future years (aka MTDF) – is going to be in trillions of Rupees, which the provinces of Punjab and KPK cannot even cover in the next 2 decades. This burden will be on the public. The public which is yet to gain consciousness of their futures being robbed.

Relax! You can’t do anything.

The bureaucracy, which has the mouth and all the words to talk when it comes down to them, is not going to take a stand. They are going to go against their own junk of policies and laws. Because they follow orders. Just like they want the orders to be followed. Without question. Without sense. Without any strategic foresight.

To be honest, they don’t have the sense to go that far in thinking. They don’t have any idea of the future. They will do meetings, long meetings, longer ones, with engaging gibberish and zero output.

Establishment – civil and not-civil – is the curse of this country.

They won’t resign. They won’t apologize. They will get this mess done with all the aristocratic manners. And you cannot make impactful noise.

So, calm down. Snooze all the alarms. Let your dreams take you to Naya Pakistan, all along the watchtower, where the joker is having a talk with the thief.