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PPP manifesto

The manifesto released by the Pakistan People’s Party is quite impressive, but the words will only carry some meaning if the party leadership (read, family) sells its properties to show its sincerity to the cause of poverty alleviation. All revolutionaries sacrificed their wealth, belongings and even family life to achieve their mission. Pakistani ‘revolutionaries’ should follow that oath. The same yardstick needs to be applied to all the other parties in the fray. Everyone is desperate to serve the masses, but without putting on the line the wealth one has amassed over the years. People want to see some sacrifice on the part of their leaders. Mere words and false promises will not convince them. Poor people are, well, poor, but they are not fools. Or, are they?

Khayyam Durrani