Pakistani Politics How old is the history of Nazeeba language against opponents

In Pakistan’s political history, the use of vulgar language against opponents began as soon as Pakistan was formed. Three years after the formation of Pakistan, Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan leveled baseless allegations against political leader and architect of Pak-China relations Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy.
Pakistani Politics How old is the history of Nazeeba language against opponents
Begum Nusrat Bhutto has been speaking in Rawalpindi since the arrest of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on September 20, 1977, with Benazir Bhutto behind her. (File photo: AFP)


Following the launch of a no-confidence motion by the opposition parties against the federal government of Pakistan, the leadership of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been using derogatory language against deviant members of parliament and opposition political parties. Activists are protesting violently at the homes of dissident MPs. But the use of vulgar language in politics is nothing new.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has arrested four PTI workers on charges of staging a protest and rioting outside the house of dissident PTI National Assembly member Ramesh Kumar yesterday. Taken

Police registered a case at the Boat Basin police station in Karachi and also nominated PTI Sindh Assembly members Shah Nawaz Jadoon and Saeedullah Afridi. PTI workers protest outside Clifton Police Station against the trial and the arrests.

The incident of violent protest at the house of PTI MNA in Karachi is not the only one. In the last few days, PTI workers have staged protests outside the houses of dissident party MLAs in different cities of the country. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had issued show-cause notices to these MLAs.

Shoka Znots were issued to 13 deviant members of PTI including Noor Alam Khan, Afzal Dhandla, Nawab Sher Wasir, Raja Riaz, Ahmed Hussain Dehar, Rana Qasim Noon, Ghaffar Wattoo, and Basit Bukhari.

A few days ago, his grandson was also injured in an attack on the house of PTI National Assembly member Shakur Shad, who was contesting from the Lyari area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKarachi. Shakur Shad has shared a video of a CCTV camera on social media in which dozens of people can be seen going to attack his house.

During a protest outside the house of angry PTI MNA Wajiha Qamar in Shakargarh Tehsil of Narowal District of Punjab, PML-N and ruling party workers came face to face. In NA-110 Faisalabad, banners were hung in protest against Raja Riaz, a deviant member of PTI. Protests also took place in the MNA Nawab Sher constituency. PTI workers also vandalized the Sindh House in Islamabad’s Red Zone.

There is also talk of Nazeeba’s language against political opponents by the PTI leadership. Prime Minister Imran Khan and federal ministers have also been criticizing political opponents on social media in vulgar language.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Mulabakhsh Chandio said in a recent statement that the abusive language of the PTI leadership has tarnished politics. He demanded from the Election Commission to take notice of the vulgar language of Imran Khan and Pervez Khattak for political opponents.

History of protests at opponents’ houses in Sindh

According to Fayyaz Naeech, a journalist and analyst with a private TV channel in Karachi, it is not uncommon in the political history of Pakistan for members of the Assembly to cross the floor or leave one party for another. In the past, due to a no-confidence motion or any other reason, the members of the Assembly defected from their party and joined other parties, but there is no precedent for the protest of their old party workers against them.

Talking to Independent Urdu, Fayyaz Naeech said: There is a history of protests outside the houses of opponents in Sindh, but these protests did not take place at the houses of any deviant members of the Assembly but on various issues.

At the forefront of these protests, the people of Sindh hung up in protest outside the homes of politicians who spoke in favor of the construction of the controversial Kala Bagh Dam. In addition, there were protests at the homes of those who were part of the campaign by former military dictator Pervez Musharraf in favor of the controversial Greater Thal. There were similar protests against the dual local government system.

A long history of vulgar language for opponents in Pakistani politics

In Pakistan’s political history, the use of vulgar language against opponents began as soon as Pakistan was formed. Three years after the formation of Pakistan, Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan leveled baseless allegations against political leader and architect of Pak-China relations Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy.

Former military dictator Ayub Khan wrote in his autobiography Friends Not Masters that Governor-General Malik Ghulam Muhammad used to insult his opponents.

Later, Ayub Khan himself used foul language against Fatima Jinnah after her popularity in the elections. Ayub Khan criticized Fatima Jinnah for not marrying him. In Ayub Khan’s diary, Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman was described as a ‘barbarian and political thug’ while Mumtaz Daultana was described as a ‘cunning fox’.

During the election, Fatima Jinnah, while addressing a rally in Hyderabad, the second-largest city in Sindh, used vulgar words against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

There was also a gender-based campaign against Nusrat Bhutto. Besides, Nawaz Sharif’s heinous acts against Benazir Bhutto are part of history. It is also common for Sheikh Rashid to use vulgar language against his opponents. In addition, there was a widespread protest in Sindh when former Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim slandered Benazir Bhutto.

According to Fayyaz Naich, there is a long history of using foul language in Pakistani politics. Whenever the Establishment forms a party for a purpose, it is a party that is not formed by political means and is only a Kings Party and not a political party. That is why the leaders of this party use such language Look at the history of Pakistani politics.

Speaking on the vulgar language of the PTI leadership, Fayyaz Naich said that the culture within the PTI party has become such that the opponents are abused. People involved in PTI are either apolitical or come from other parties. Non-political people in the party have not been trained because they have not gone through the political process. That’s why they talk like that. 

Today, the PTI is calling the deviant members looters, but when these same people from other parties joined the PTI, they were welcomed. During the 2018 elections, PTI conducted politics in a supportive and protective environment, now the entire leadership is bewildered and therefore is using such language.

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