SINGING SONGS WHEN A PERSON IS IN POWER
BASHING HIM WHEN GONE FROM THE SCENE
THE PAKISTANI CONUNDRUM
President Zia ul Haque concentrated on the Ideology of Pakistan. Those who are allergic to same vomited in their best suits. A large group of people would like Pakistan to be rudderless and most of them have no ideals, except being fed by foreign lobbies. This is no joke, it is a fact. Living in palaces themselves, they make fun of the people of Pakistan and their pursuit of egalitarianism. President Zia may have made hundreds of mistakes but it was not due to his lack of passion for Pakistan. After all he actually gave his life for his country, a genuine Shaheed, as compared to pseudo claims by other politicians.
President Zia ul Haque contacted Chughtai Museum on phone many times but we could not see eye to eye. Our concepts were different. But his patriotism was without any question mark. He also contacted Sadequain and the artist took many favours from President Zia. The artist even went to the house of President Zia to paint for him, on the pretext that he would serve him drinks himself. Obviously the President could not serve Sadequain the drinks he actually wanted for himself. Read our other blog for more details, but the house of Sadequain was declared an interim National Art Gallery, and Fifty thousand rupees given to him monthly, through Secretary Culture, Masood Nabi Noor.
Other artists also enlisted his help in their programmes and many of these things are on record. Press cuttings abound in this way. An exhibition of Pakistani paintings was arranged by President Zia ul Haque at Hirshorn Museum in USA. We were invited too but our conditions were not met, and we did not participate. We gained nothing from President Zia ul Haque, but to tell the truth is the foremost duty of those who love Pakistan. And there can be no doubt that President Zia ul Haque loved Pakistan. All military rulers were commit’ed to the Nation.