IMF and me
A letter to Imran Khan and leaders of Pakistan by CrystalHeart blahblah.info
I am a Pakistani, I belong to the middle class, end of month is always a tough time. I drive a very old car and think a hundred times before buying even furniture. I use old second hand mobile phones and cut costs everywhere I can.
I am not the only one. Approximately *245 million or 98% of Pakistanis* have worse lives when mine!
My question is: *did I or rather we, the people of Pakistan take loans from IMF?* Was our *will* involved? Did our leaders ask us even *once* what we wanted? How many people of Pindi asked for *Metrobus* at a cost of Rs 500,000 debt per resident of Pindi? So on for other cities Sir. And other *useless moneymaking projects* that made you and your friends super rich(er).
When we asked you, the government, for roads, hospitals, railroads, buses and civic facilities *did we ask you to spend 90% more that too mostly on your kickbacks?*
You *couldn’t* even give us a *fair police or justice* system what to speak of the rest!
Yet *you used us* as your cover. The worst of democracy is better than the best of dictatorship, said our ex PM Abbasi on ARY a few minutes earlier. *Mr ex PM*, we, the people of Pakistan go to the Middle East hellish hot climate under no democracy or the colds of Europe or America’s looking for money to feed our families back home in Pakistan. *We don’t care what system we have in Pakistan*. We don’t care what the constitution of Pakistan says. Because *none of what it says* is implemented even 0.01% except *whatever suits you to loot us further*!
If an Army General took over Pakistan tomorrow and gave us *good governance*, we the people would actually be happy! *IF* the General is wise enough to solve our problems which sadly hasn’t been the case, though better then your so called democracy. A lesser of two evils if you ask the *people on the streets, not in drawing rooms*!
I ask you to go to the IMF on my / our behalf and apologize to them. *Please tell them their money was stolen by you*, the politicians, the government and it’s incapable corrupt institutions. Tell them we, the 98% or 245 million people of Pakistanis have or had nothing to do with your debts! So *catch the bad guys don’t kill us for their sins*!
And we demand from you, before we literally hold you by your neck, to *reduce government spending to as little as possible*. No ACs for you, no staff to give you tea or hold your bags, no flights, no perks, no cars, no fuel. Cut your staff by 90% for why should *we* be the only ones who *live with less*?
Fact is *a collapse of the government would make no difference to the masses* of Pakistan, because it never really existed except as Masters ruling over us as their slaves.
The writer is an activist, deeply disturbed at a (the people) silence which he compares to the silence of the lambs…
All we need is UnityFaithDiscipline as our founder said.