In our PM’s words: And why don’t they leave then?

Published: May 12, 2012

A video showing the true colours of the Pakistani leadership is being passed around on the web. This time it’s our Prime Minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, who has shown the world why Pakistan is in such a sorry state. 

For the initial five minutes of this video, our prime minister makes the usual excuses that have become the trademark of the Pakistan government. In the last 15 seconds, interviewer Becky Anderson tells Gilani about poll results that reveal that about a third of Pakistanis want to leave the country. This is when the video gets really interesting.

Following this remark come two statements that, to most Pakistanis, are perhaps the biggest indication of how the Pakistani leadership views us. Mr Gilani says casually and pointedly,

And why don’t they leave then?

When the camera shows Becky Anderson’s face after this statement, one can read volumes into the international community’s perception of Pakistan just by her stunned expression. Her face shows genuine worry tinged with disgust. Her eyes ask the question “Is this some kind of joke?”. The same Becky Anderson who, throughout the interview, was never short of responses and questions for the PM, even interrupting him at times, seems at an utter loss for words.

She too, like all Pakistanis watching the video for the first time, pauses in the desperate hope that the PM can recover and do some damage control; that he will say something intelligent and save the image of his country that he lost two seconds ago. Alas! Our PM, as if to add insult to injury, just smiles – yes, he actually smiles – and says,

Who is stopping them?

This renders Anderson speechless, yet again. The PM’s smile turns into an embarrassed grin, and Pakistanis world over watch in horror.

One doesn’t usually judge the state of an entire nation based on just 15 seconds, however, these 15 seconds aptly depict the state of Pakistan. These 15 seconds are a slap on the face of the entire nation; these 15 seconds leave no doubt that Pakistan is a nation in dire need of help. 15 seconds of a conversation that the majority of the Pakistani population is actually unaware of as they don’t understand English. The question is, will this clip change anything?

At this point, Pakistan is in shambles. Never has the country been in a worse position than it is in now. Poverty, loadshedding, corruption, pollution, food shortage, floods, violence, terrorism, street crime, extortion, gang wars, poor health care and education, inflation, extremism, discrimination and many more problems haunt the average Pakistani every single day.

If there’s anything that Pakistan needs right now, it is better representation on an international level. In the two and a half years I have been studying abroad, I find myself trying as hard as I can to defend Pakistan from criticism. This doesn’t mean I’m disillusioned. I do not deny our problems. But I try to emphasize on the circumstances that put Pakistan in this position. People are the same, wherever they are, it’s circumstances that determine their personality.

Despite all their problems, the people of Pakistan are a patriotic bunch. For some mysterious reason, their hope doesn’t die. If only the prime minister knew this, he would have an appropriate answer to his question.

When anchors fire questions aimed at demeaning our country, I want our prime minister to rip them apart with cutting, sincere responses. If he is told that a third of Pakistanis want to leave the country, he should say:

My vision for Pakistan is that, in as little as five years, instead of a third of Pakistanis saying that they want to leave the country, those who have left will say they want to come back.

I am simply an employee who is accountable to the entire Pakistani population. My life is dedicated to ensuring that I fulfill my responsibility, and help change this country into something they can be proud of!

Please prime minister, show us a Pakistan that makes us proud.

Faizan.Kanji

Faizan Kanji

Coder and cricket enthusiast who occasionally enjoys a dip in the political pool. Born and raised in Pakistan, he is currently studying Math, Economics and Computer Science at Dartmouth College in the US.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Taimoor

    For some odd reason, this video on youtube doesn’t have as many view counts as I had expected. I thought this would spread like wildfire – I was wrong.Recommend

  • sial

    tell us some thing which we dont know.Recommend

  • zaid rahim

    very well written faizan!Recommend

  • Aatif

    @Taimoor: there us no light in most cities how can people watch it?Recommend

  • Noise

    “My vision for Pakistan is that, in as little as five years, instead of a third of Pakistanis saying that they want to leave the country, those who have left will say they want to come back.
    I am simply an employee who is accountable to the entire Pakistani population. My life is dedicated to ensuring that I fulfill my responsibility, and help change this country into something they can be proud of!”

    Five years are not enough to change the state of the country and no one leader can do anything about it. If the PM says the things you wish him to say he would be lying and saying something that he does not believe. This nation is bankrupt and survives on handouts, its people instead of trying to do something about it, instead of doing something within their circle of influence like refusing to take bribes, refusing to use the patronage of influential people to get jobs they dont deserve or refusing to cheat at exams simply look for a chance to goddamn escape. The PM is simply cut from the same cloth as the rest of us.

    The sort of patriotism you call for is naive blindness, a foolish optimism, a false pride. You will never change the state of this country until you admit that it’s people are ROTTEN and must be fixed. Why are you so damn patriotic? I simply cant think of anything to like about this country, apart from myself or my family or my friends. Stop merely wishing for others to be patriotic simpering fools. Be the change. You, who reads this must become the change. Be honest and let others learn honestly from you. Be virtuous men and women, be honest and fair. That is all that a single person can do and that is enough. Be like light for a people in the dark. No one is going to come save this country, not Imran Khan nor anyone else. You must save it yourself, one good deed at a time.Recommend

  • umer

    Thank you Rizwan for writing on this I was really in shock after watching this 2 nights before and My status is same as your(Student Abroad) , I shared this VDO with my other Paki Friends , and we had no reason to think returning back after such Ignorance from Head of State,I am agree with Taimoor,I also want this VDO as viral throughout Pakistan Specially Pro_Government area.Recommend

  • Anwar

    This is absolutely amazing! Our Prime Minister saying “those who want to leave can leave”. This one statement has changed my whole image about him. What a disgraceful thing for him to say! Recommend

  • J.K

    This is really disappointing. We really want our leaders to give a little mature and a witty answer. The leaders and most importantly, our prime minister has no absolute concern for the people of Pakistan. The big question arises;”Who is really there for the people of Pakistan?”.Noone.

    This video just portrayed the mentality of our leaders. A very well written article. This article was necessary to portray the real image of our leaders. Its really embarrasing for the entire nation.Recommend

  • sardar

    @Noise:

    not a bad noise that you made…cheersRecommend

  • Sayyed Mehdi

    And why don’t they leave then?

    It’s actually unbelievable that this guy is so disconnected with the reality.Recommend

  • American

    The video has gone viral, its just been uploaded under different youtube accounts. The video through other accounts or pages has far more views.

    Its actually quite interesting to compare this to the interviews Imran Khan has had with CNN, Becky Anderson and many tougher anchors from the US and UK. Imran was able not only to defend Pakistan but also show why and how the West should alter their foreign policy.

    Gilani couldn’t even defend himself and that too in a very fair and milder interview. I thought Becky was more respectable than she had to be considering the circumstances….Recommend

  • Neelofar Asghar

    I am shocked since i have watched the interview. Is this our leader, who does not take the responsibility of his people’s well being in their own country, rather he is not bothered about their problems and resultantly their thoughts of leaving the country. Who else in the world will be responsibe for their betterment?Recommend

  • Mo!

    Very well written my friend, but I am afraid, these two sentences by our ”constitutional” prime minister depict a troubled Pakistan, much more than what can be put in words.
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  • Hasan

    Noise, your have aptly identified the difference between seeing a glass half full or half empty. Sadly for you, I am going to second the chap writing this article, and believe the glass is half full. And, encourage you to do the same.

    Cheers!Recommend

  • Khan

    After reading and watching the video, I sat fuming and at a loss of words. I just wish there was no moderator, because only in that way I would have been able express my true feelings. I wish someone translates this video into Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Pushto and all other regional languages spoken in Pakistan and show the helpless lot of our country, the true colors of these people who supposedly took an oath to protect and serve the people of Pakistan and yet now are least bit concerned that we Pakistanis want to leave the country, but rather it is being acknowledged that we should. I doubt what education did this guy (can’t even call him the PM now) has, didnt even think what he was saying. We should stop blaming the entire world for our issues, as we ourselves have to realize our ills and flaws and work towards finding a solution. A leader’s vision guides the people. If this what is the vision of our so called leaders, than we as a nation are falling deeper and deeper into an abyss, which doesn’t seem to have a bottom. I hope and pray that the bottom comes soon, so that once we hit rock bottom, hopefully the only way is to move UPWARDS.Recommend

  • Umair

    @Noise:
    Our PM is latest addition in our hall of shame. He is not only convicted but proved himself shameless as well. I am unable to understand the reason for his visit to UK; right after detailed SC verdict. There is clear difference in MORALITY & MORONITY. Amazingly our PM decided to go with the later. Author’s answer is far better than our PM’s answer. Come out of your fairy tale world. Try to understand that individuals like imran khan & asad umar are trying to save Pakistan. Help these individuals & be the part of change.Recommend

  • sars

    Ridiculous response by the PM who really is unqualified for the job. Next time qwe must ensure that these jokers dont get a chance. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me!Recommend

  • Khawar

    They can’t leave because the government has not spared them with enough money to do so. Becky Anderson should be told this too.Recommend

  • Ali S

    This could only mean two things:

    1.) Mr. PM didn’t really understand the question or was at a loss of words for an answer
    2.) He was completely, brutally honest

    I’d be much more satisfied if it was the latter. The kind of response you suggested in your last paragraph would have infuriated me a lot more. Yes, most Pakistanis want to leave this country for their own good – which definitely does not make us ‘patriotic’ (contrary to your suggestion). In fact, overseas Pakistanis provide more to the Pakistani economy in remittances than they would if they actually worked here. I’m no fan of the PM but it’s good to know that he’s on the same page as the rest of us.Recommend

  • salman ahmed

    pm has nothing said wrong .he has said the truth . and people who are crying about proudness . well you will break normal people bikes and cars in protests . you will pick up anyone’s belonging which accidentally fell on the road . we as a nation are a failure . if you want change .change yourself rather than blaming politicians. stop blaming other nation and people for your problem . look to yourself in the mirror and see your own ugliness that we have bestowed upon up as a nation .Recommend

  • Ali Tanoli

    Any one who cameback to pakistan in last twenty plus years i bet not even one and whats going on right now i bet every pakistani wanna go to some where else even to india…..Recommend

  • Tch tch

    Becky was tough on PM , at one point telling him to “Look her in her eyes”.Thats her style I guess (See interview with IK). Our PM should probably give interviews in Urdu so he has time to come up with a cogent response(during the translating). Rest of his interview was not as disastrous as previous interviews (Like AJE one).

    BTW its very sound advice(albeit callously delivered). If you can leave probably a its good time to abandon ship. Anyone seeing the SBP figure, or knows about circular debt,or the state of our banking sytem will tell we are in for a world of trouble in the next 2 quarters.Recommend

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  • BlackJack

    I do not deny our problems. But I try to emphasize on the circumstances that put Pakistan in this position.
    I disagree, you are in denial. The circumstances that put Pakistan in this position are a result of policies adopted in the past. The snakes in your backyard have begun to bite, and some of them have bitten your erstwhile friends – this is the reason that you are well on your way to becoming a global pariah. Gilani’s non-chalance does him no credit, but the fact is that anyone who leaves Pakistan is making a fairly sound decision.Recommend

  • Mongphalli

    How we brought down Maya Khan but can’t do anything about our representatives …Makes me wonderRecommend

  • PK Expat

    The interviewer was extremely rude and unprofessional. I think she should be fired. If you’re rude to a head of state and completely catch him off guard, he will be forced to respond like he is talking to a child. I’m not doubting he’s a bit of an idiot, and can’t speak English very well, but really that is all it is. A bit of an idiotic response. I think that interviewer should be fired!Recommend

  • Sarmad

    What a brilliantly written article! This sums up the feelings of the average Pakistani in an amazing way. The question here isn’t whether it is a good idea to leave Pakistan or not, but it’s how should our leaders represent Pakistan at an international level? Rather than respect for our leaders, the international community literally treats them as jokers and probably laughs at them in their coz homes.

    People are the same, wherever they are, it’s circumstances that determine their personality.
    If only the international community can see that. According to them Pakistanis are illiterate, corrupt, stupid terrorists who can’t even change stupid leadership. While it’s true that the majority of the Pakistanis are illiterate and corrupt, it’s years of horrible rulers and ridiculous policies that got them in this place.

    @Noise, my friend you probably speak the cold truth. But when a PM in front of an international audience implies that the people of Pakistan should leave the country, you can then certainly be sure that this country has horrible leaders. 5 years is definitely a very short time, but there’s no harm in having that vision. Great things are achieved when the impossible is dreamt of.

    We’ll keep hoping. Maybe one day we’ll have a leader who can defend his country from any attack with utmost confidence.Recommend

  • Parvez

    He is willing to kick 40 million people out of Pakistan the same people he says unanimously elected him. If this was a democracy in its true sense it would be the other way around.Recommend

  • Sikandar Ali

    In my view, Pm hasnt proved to be apt enough to counter interviewers direct questioning, otherwise nothing unruly took place. What he wanted to say would be If People in Pakistan are suffering that much they ain`t bound to live in sorrows and sufferings, they are provided everything at their… Media should project right thing instand of hypering pitty folk.. we have very irresponsible media in our country, which suppose to be dragged accountable for Once atleast…Recommend

  • Shyam

    I do not deny our problems. But I try to emphasize on the circumstances that put Pakistan in this position.

    Losers always blame circumstances. The winners have the courage to admit their mistakes and make the required course correctionRecommend

  • http://www.pakistantalk.com/forums Lady Macbeth

    And this kind of reminded me of Marie Antionette ”let them eat cake”.

    Is this man so oblivious to all the suffering around him? Or does he just not care?

    (To the guillotine??)Recommend

  • Ali

    Yes why don’t they all bugger off?
    Those that don’t like the Bhuttos or the PPP have no business remaining in Pakistan A Bhutto won an election once and his descendants and son in law have ended up owning a country.Recommend

  • http://syedaabidabokhari.wordpress.com The Only Normal Person Here.

    dilemma: To laugh or to cry.Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali

    This shameful and awful statement given of convicted es-PM Gillani proves and shows the real face of honesty and sincerity with Pakistan and its nation and 1/3 Pakistanis want to leave Pakistan but can’t because unfortunately they are not corrupt and they don’t have billions of $$$$$$’ assets abroad.Recommend

  • Mohammad Asim

    Gillani showed us how the leaders think about common pakistani, they don’t care we die or go in hell. they all run away to some other country.
    I am ashamedRecommend

  • S M Halim

    Mr Gilani our pm is a simple Simon type of person,in fact u didn’t let him complete his
    Sentence ,he actually wanted to say “then why don’t they leave. Me alone I also want to leave but my bossa A-Z won’t let me.”

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  • Russianroulette

    Musharraf made a similar remark… and who ended up leaving…another one will bite the dust soon.Recommend

  • Shah

    Maybe he should pack his bags and head back to Gilan… and lets see how the Iranians let him do this over there…Recommend

  • Abdul Saboor Khan

    Bravo Kanji, a well written piece indeed.
    Our current government is a disgrace for the whole nation. There was a point in that interview when Becky Anderson says ‘Look me in the eye and answer’- i mean it is the pinnacle of insult for the country (i wouldn’t say the pm cause he doesn’t possess the morality to get insulted), that its executive is being doubted so openly by a journalist. The people of Pakistan are brilliant, no doubt, but the image of our country is brutally shattered abroad.
    Anyways its been a while that i have heard from you. Keep doing what you are doing and good luck for the life ahead.Recommend

  • Farhan

    History has its own way of treating such people. I am sure, one year on, it is he who will be out of the country and not the hapless citizens of Pakistan. Instead of fuming and ranting, we have to ensure as a nation that he and his ilk are shown the door. Its only when we get rid of people like him that Pakistan can hope to have even a semblence of a better future future.Recommend

  • Umair

    @Shyam:
    I do not deny our problems. But I try to emphasize on the circumstances that put Pakistan in this position.
    Losers always blame circumstances. The winners have the courage to admit their mistakes and make the required course correction

    These circumstances are artificially created. Govt. can solve most of the issues but they care a damn. Eventually despite of admitting mistakes we are losing at every level. We elected these super losers & now paying at the expense of our blood. So, this is not about wining, losing or admitting mistakes. This is about deception from ruling party to the people.Recommend

  • Ashraf

    @Noise

    You are absolutely true. I respect your feelings and feel the same way too. Thanks for being so expressive.

    The point is whether or not a Prime Minister should respond the way Mr. Gilani responded. My answer is “No”. There could be some better way. Scope of my response/comment is not to tell what the Prime Minister should have said. But a Prime Minister should not be so careless about the masses in his country. Yes, the things are not good here in Pakistan, Yes there is corruption and thousand other problems we are facing but …………… it does not mean that we should not make any attempt for improvement or we should not make development plan to provide employment to the masses so that they do not need to look for other countries for employment!Recommend

  • http://adeelhasan.blog.com/ Adeel

    Reminds me of Mary Antoinette words, which I paraphrase: “If the peasants have no bread then let them eat cake”!

    Ya Allah, we ask you for leaders who care about the people, who are honest and upright, who would use their positions to serve us, and who would bring peace amongst the masses.

    Ya Allah, we ask you to make us such a people, that our leaders make dua for us, and we for them, a people who are honest, a people who stand up for what is right, instead of what is easy, a people who care for others around them, a people who do not abuse power when they have it, and a people who are gentle, tolerant and brave.Recommend

  • leila rage

    @Adeel: Until we reform ourselves as a nation and return to the state of insaan-e-kamil instead of being animals, only then will Allah bless us with good leaders. Recommend

  • raw is war

    better than IK.Recommend

  • Lone Star

    I left the country because my PM asked me to leave and refused to fix the problem, all who could afford should also leave. Recommend

  • muqtada

    who said five years is not enough????? its half a decade ..ok lets count what can be done, increase in tax net can be done …thus increasing the revenues…..to around 2000billion ……leakages of 1500 billion by corruption and mismanagement can be totally saved …..we can have Thar coal project rolling in full swing in 5 years …..providing 3 rupee per unit electricity and 40 rupee diesel, thus resolving the issue of circular debt, power shortages, stop industrial and capital flight from the country …..we can have a nation wide campaign of disarming….through legislation and using state apparatus …..we can get the customs operation computerized thus reducing the corruption in it ….we can de politicize police my making it a separate sovereign body tasked to manage law and order…..we can finish the project of greater tuansa barrage irrigating south Punjab and and increasing agriculture output….i can keep counting on and on and on ….. and yes all these measures can change pakistan altogether….its always one man who does it ….rest follow …and thats the man who is at the top …so its lame to say one man or one govt in 5 years cant do anything we are touching rock bottom it requires no genius to get us out of this situation atleast Recommend

  • Hanif

    That’s why nation reached to Chaos. Humble, hard worker, educated, and disciplined left. How this country can be changed????

    (ex) Prime Minister sb at least give some respect to the chair of premiership…..Recommend

  • Sane

    It is your mistake if you expect any thing otherwise from the leaders. Anyways who brought them in power? People voted them.

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  • abcd

    A lot of people are fuming that PM was being so callous about people in his remarks. This pseduo anger is so self-serving and righteous. Here is the reason why:

    It is the express policy of all Pakistani govt politicians that more and more people should leave the country. Why? Because they are a burden on the country. Pakistanis are breeding like rabbits and there is just not enough roti, kapra, makaan for everyone. When some Pakistanis leave, the burden is reduced. Fewer people need to be fed, clothed, housed. Pakistan’s biggest export is manpower export.

    Exported Pakistanis earn dollars, riyals, dirhams or whatever over their lifetime. (When mangoes are exported, one time transaction takes place. When people are exported, they are like a goose laying a golden egg.) And they send the money to their families in Pakistan. The country runs on foreign exchange remittances, not on IMF handouts. The forex is used to buy imported fuel, pay for PM junkets to every useless country on earth, luxury hotel stay, extravagant lifestyle, imported suits, etc.

    So before you accuse the PM for not caring, ask how much you yourself care about the country as a citizen of Pakistan? Do you pay taxes at all? Do you follow traffic rules or bribe police? Do you throw garbage on the streets, spit paan here there? As an employee, do you do you job honestly and fully? Are you part of the problem or the solution?

    No Messiah is coming down from the sky to save Pakistan. Not Imran, not Nawaz, not Zardari. Only Pakistani people can save Pakistan. That is, if they really care.

    Words are cheap. The country requires blood, sweat, and tears of its citizens. And more. Just look at how thousands of Americans are willing to travel and live in Afghanistan for the sake of their country.Recommend

  • Parvez

    The fault clearly lies with us because the preamble to the Constitution says :
    We the people of Pakistan – do hereby, through our representatives in the National Assembly, adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution.
    Most of our 190million do not even know that they have done this but then it was done in their interest. Today the tables are turned and unless the realisation that ultimate power rests with ‘ we the people’, we will have to suffer the likes of our PM.Recommend

  • Saeed

    How disgusting….!!! Instead of accepting the responsibility for the most likely downfall of his own nations, he appears to be so ignorant of what’s happening on his soil. Quite frankly, I feel he displayed a nervous body language and even lacked the confidence while responding to the interviewer. Being a Pakistani, I feel ashamed to have such a leader. It would be nice if he quits on his own.

    It about time for a complete overall in the political setup of the nation. A set-up which should comprise of people having an honest sense of belonging and responsibilty towards the nation. People, who will stand up for what is in the best interest of the country and build strong relationships with the rest of the world. People, who would portray “Pakistan” the way it was originally intended to be; by the Late founder of the nation.

    May Allah Bless Pakistan…!!!Recommend

  • Seema

    @Parvez: He wanted to kick out those, who really just sided with dictators and ruined the country, gave us gifts of drone attacks, Taliban (still hold hands of that man who has head money) sold our ppl Like Aafia, and other in the hands of American, today our ppl our suffering bomb blasts, sectarian killings, and never let any civilian govt to complete the term, take the history of Pakistan, After death of Quaid e Azim our PMs were changed so frequently, Nehru remarked on it,” I do not change my Dhoti so frequently, The way Pakistan is Changing its PMs. All PMs were oust for the corruption charges Today this govt defeated them and completing its term so they are baffled, and few internet surfers trying to help them out by showing their strength with, one man with many IDs. Masses are still behind the govt, why opposition failed to bring ppl on roads. Those who dont want to live in Pakistan, should be kicked out. Recommend

  • Syed Zain Ali

    This is going to do literally and absolutely nothing. To the author of this article, what did you do when the Supreme Court declared him a criminal? You are still calling him your Prime Minister!Recommend

  • jock

    Who is stopping them? I tell you who is stopping them…The visa processing section of the Canadian High Commision is what’s stopping them.Recommend

  • peshawri

    i am not surprised at all…. when our prime minister speaks like a “rickhshaw” when it comes to her mother tongue how could one expect a spontaneous answer in English…. P.S. may be if he had got time to do his usual “oooooos” and “aaaaaaaaaass” may be he could have come up with a good answer….Recommend

  • sial

    @peshawri:
    well said,but i think because its a spontaneous answer he revealed what he thinks about pakistanies.if you see the video he didnt jerk while answering this questionRecommend

  • Sarmad

    @sial:
    True. As the writer of this article says, if he really didn’t mean it he would say something to recover the image of the country after he said why dont they leave then. But instead he said who’s stopping them. And also the smile just proved that that’s what he actually believes.Recommend

  • sial

    @Sarmad:
    in addition to that our foriegn minister today come up with the statement that we have to forget the salala incident and should move forward, the people who have been killing our children for years these stupids are advising us to forget it and the irony to that, those killers didnt agree to stop their attacks,we are about to recieve more money from them which is not for sure eitherRecommend

  • Ahmer Ali

    Instead of the 1/3 nation this is much the best option that only convicted PM S.Y.R.Gillani and NRO certified accused Zardari have to leave Pakistan forever.Recommend

  • Nauman

    @Noise:
    well i think that in five years the state of a country can be changed………and for the PM before asking the question “why don’t they leave” he should have thought about what our leaders had made us, no one in the world is willing to accept any Pakistani.Recommend

  • Sajida

    Pakistani government leaders are being shamed by Africa. Look at the local government and city systems in South Africa;what Ghana is doing and then compare to these people who want to hang to a colonial era system because it denies local self governance.
    This is the same mentality revealed in this comment.Recommend

  • http://pms-words-and-why-dont-they-leave-then Chand Basha

    One third is only an unofficial assumption. Ninety percent people leave if some country accept them. Remaining will be LET, Taliban, hardcore Mullahs, Blasphemers, Lahore lawyers.Recommend

  • Hanif

    @Seema
    Enough is enough. I do not know why we are blind……………………………..Recommend

  • Waqar Saleem

    @Taimoor: There might be too many copies floating around for any one copy to amass a large viewership.Recommend

  • Waqar Saleem

    @American: But Becky was also downright rude in the face of our PM’s obvious stupidity and lack of intellect (which may be excused as a birth defect).Recommend

  • Maria

    If Becky Anderson did a bit of research, she would know that most people in Third World countries would leave if given half the chance! What’s the news? In Canada, the number one source of immigration is India and China despite the growth of the economies. Maybe Gilani is not very eloquent in English or couldn’t respond well but his comments still aren’t as shameful as Musharraf’s comments to US media that Pakistani women want to be raped for overseas visas and money!Recommend

  • Sane

    A recent survey shows that there are 47% voters up to the age of 35 years. Is this young lot ready to make change? If this section of voters cast their votes there will be a big change to pave way to prosperity of every Pakistani. Get ready now to get rid of staled, corrupt and time tested ‘leaders’.Recommend

  • sial

    the world has witnesed one hundred and twenty four thousand revolutions which broght changes in this world, how can you expect a change when you know that those election candidates are spending a lot and alot of money during their election compaigns dont you think these candidate would go for their recovery no matter who would come in power.
    its always the idiology which brought changes in this world
    the right of govern is the sole right of our GOD and all the selected people with the clear back ground have to do their duties with in the parameters set by GOD
    if we bring selected people not elected then only then we could change but with in the parameters of toheed and risaalat where every body knows that there is only one GOD and there is no chance of him to become one( i mean by all v.i.pies).
    where all humans are being treated as one.
    we all know about those biggest democracies what they are doing in this world just to please their investors( oil companies)
    how much more blood shed we want to see to learn the right path.Recommend

  • syed hussain

    Most of the people here are condemning the words of our beloved P.M. I think, we must appreciate his honesty. He said, what he really thinks. If people are not happy in Pakistan with their performance they can leave country because this county is for plunderers only. If you can play your role in plundering the country then you worth to live here. Alas, a common person like me and most of the readers can’t play this role Mr. P.M as we don’t belong to your party and it adds insult to injury that we don’t bear any power office. Your party’s slogan is absolutely right, ” democracy is best revenge”.Recommend

  • Umar

    This guy, (i dont wana call him PM) what a shame for the whole nationRecommend

  • http://www.ajmanproperties.ae open land in ajman

    Shame on you Mr.Gilani .You are not our leader ,instead you are a agent of America and European countries .We don’t like you ..please leave us go away from here.
    Faizan you are posting very well information ,well don brother
    open land in ajmanRecommend