Quaid and Musharraf side-by-side

credit: Daily Times

After my recent post about Musharraf replacing Quaid’s quotes in our textbooks, which drew a lot of comments, I thought it would be amusing to post this photo. 14th August is all about our independence and paying homage to the father of this nation and all those who sacrificed there blood and sweat for the creation of this country. I don’t see why we would need a larger than life-size poster of Musharraf.

3 Comments so far

  1. Momekh (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    because, for the time being at least, he is out leader!
    Maybe I dont consider him to be my leader, but collectively, whether I like it or not, he is. Our leader. It’s our country’s independence day. We pay homage to all of our leaders. Mush Sb happens to be one of them. Reason good enough? :)
    Raza, salaams…
    last year I saw mickey mouse drawn on our national flag on a govt building, what does that tell you (I am sure I will see the mouse this year as well)? this year, I already see companies using the national flag/colors to temporarily revamp thier brand and marketing/advertising efforts, the flag, supposedly the country’s logo, is changed, superimposed, overexposed and understated in many a companies’ branding (any one in marketing will tell you that no one messes with an established logo, unless there is of course, a true revamp of the whole company!)…and then there was Amitabh, the Indian hero, infront of our national flag as part of one company’s (telemasti) independence celebrations. I heard a relative of mine complain that ‘look, they are using, of all the countries, INDIAN heroes to sell thier stuff’ and that was just one side of the coin because you can look at it from this angle as well that the Indian Hero has appeared in the independence celebration of that hero’s rival country! Only today I read in the newspaper that OUR GOVT has made the company take down the Amitabh billboards as for them, it hurts our patriotic whatever!

    Quaid has his place and NO ONE can take it, no matter how hard they try… Musharaf, everyone knows, came as a pure dictator, period. He can very easily be a politician anytime now, and an elected one at that as well. I go for the lesser evil, and in my eyes, he is lesser of the bunch. That of course, does not even for an iota of a moment justify his trying to replace Quaid, and I am sure, that a personality like Quaid wont be easily replaced, and Musharaf or any other party leader or dictator or whatever CAN NOT be that PLAIN STUPID to even TRY to replace him; that will be the biggest and most effective catalyst to be used by the opposition to see off any leader, self-imposed or otherwise!

  2. 57!n93|2 (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 8:24 pm

    Crazy enough is the fact that most Pakistanis don’t even know names of people like Raja Saham Mahmoodabad and Aga Hasan Abedi who are real heros of this nation… :(

  3. Rafi Faisal (unregistered) on August 13th, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

    I agree that the Quaid is unique and takes a place in Pakistan’s history that no one can take. But I am sure no one is willing to take his place over. Not even President Musharraf.
    On a day like 14th August we should put all this little discussions beside us and think in only one interest: Pakistan.
    And all these person’s have been or still are leader s of our great nation and we should support them in general interest. Don’t be selfish and say : Oh no I will not celebrate Jashn-E-Azaadi this year because this President is in power. Nooo celebrate this day so we can enjoy another year that Allah has kept our great nation alive, strong, prosperous and healthy and inshallah will keep it like this for many years more.

    JASHNE – E – AZAADI MUBARAK to alll my sisters and brothers all over the world.

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