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Aitzaz Ahsan bazaban-i Aitzaz Ahsan

Posted on February 15, 2008
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Aitizaz Ahsan, flaws and all, has become the voice of the moment. The voice of a generation. This voice, which has become my voice and, maybe, yours speaks more passionately in the idiom of poetry than in the idiom of prose. It speaks most passionately in this poem – Kal, Aaj and Kal – that reflects his thoughts on current issues after his recent release.

Listen for yourself. And listen again. It is worth pondering upon. Worth thinking about.

Aik muhazzab quom ko, daikho, khod hum nay badnaam kiya hai



Part II here:

There are so many thoughts, so many lines, so many ideas, so many metaphors here that I would love to comment upon. But poetry is better listened than dissected. So listen, friends. And ponder yourself. Share your thoughts. But even if you choose not to, please, do think.

Note: Thanks to the various readers – 6 and counting – who have alerted me to this.

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  1. November 8th, 2009 10:14 am

    wonderful. once i heard aitzaz ahsan on ptv here in india and one felt hope is the only way to go.

  2. samra33 says:
    September 14th, 2009 9:29 am

    aoa its very mice i like that now its time to save pakistan from such evils pakistani utho apni quom ka lia laro quaid_e_azam ki enanat hai isa sambhal ka rakho sudharo or sudhro
    Aitazaz ahsan gi did very exellent job. We have to follow him

  3. Aaishah Abu Bakr says:
    March 16th, 2009 6:52 am

    Aoa.
    If anybody knows that poem -full- called zaalim dar k bhag raha he, adal k iwwaanon me asli muc=nsif phir ayenge……plz share. I love that poem but kind find it

  4. Mudasser says:
    June 9th, 2008 9:05 am

    Blessed are we.. for people like Aitizaz Ahsan are still amongst us to lead us.

    Zulm phir zulm hay barhta hay to mit jaata hay

    Hum zulm mitanay niklay hain
    Aao hamaray saath chalo!

  5. May 14th, 2008 6:11 pm

    its nice
    oh iffi

  6. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    April 10th, 2008 12:07 pm

    @Umar,

    This was her’s

    Khalistan was only one of the issues among 9 major
    problemetics coming from BB,
    5 were major financial frauds, corruption, money laundering in /outside the country
    3 were security risk including external agencies,
    1 was denouncing rather
    surrendering Khalistan to India,
    4 other denouncing & sabotaging international aid programs for Pakistan, related to UNO, USA and EU
    3 other similar cases related to Arab Emirates
    1 with Saudis , but they refuted her and threatened her !

    kahan tak suno gay, kahan tak sunaon !!
    Noor jehan Merhooma

  7. Umar says:
    February 17th, 2008 9:42 pm

    Bad governance on part of the PPP and PML-N, or their noticing bad governance and lawlessness when not in power, is no justification for Martial Law… they could have governed wonderfully well but the Jackboots would have invaded Islamabad sooner or later… PPP 2 (1998-1990) did not fall because of corruption, but BB’s refusal to cooperate with the brass hats on the Khalistan issue… PML-N 1 fell because of NS getting too big for his shoes, as far as the Establishment, personified by GIK, was concerned… and PML-N 2 (1997-1999) was dismissed because of NS’s decision to call back the troops from Kargil once he discovered the extent of Musharraf’s shenanigans…

    In the immortal words of an anonymous General in Christina Lamb’s “Waiting for Allah”, “We are just letting the children play for a little while”…

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