Mr. Zardari Loses His Cool: The “Shut Up” Video

Posted on January 31, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Politics
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Adil Najam

This video of Mr. Asif Ali Zardari losing his cool during a speech and angrily shouting “Shut Up” to someone in the audience has been making the rounds.

If authentic, and it seems to be, the video is striking, but also sad, to see. There is not much that one can say by way of comment. Such behavior is embarrassing for any politician, but especially for the President of a country.

In fairness, I should add that I have not (yet) been able to find any information on the context of this: where was this, what did the person in the audience say (it was probably a pretty demeaning thing in itself), and – most importantly – what did Mr. Zardari say immediately after this.

I think the last of the above is especially important. It does disturb me that in all the versions of the video I found on the net the video ends abruptly after he utters the killer words: “Shut Up.”

I certainly hope that his immediate reaction was to stop, realize his mistake, and apologize. If he has not yet, he should.

43 responses to “Mr. Zardari Loses His Cool: The “Shut Up” Video”

  1. TIPUSULTAN says:

    ALLAH HAS PROVIDED ALL THE BOONS TO PAKISTAN,
    GOOD CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, BEST SEASONS FOR CROPS, TASETY FRUITS, GREAT SEA AND RIVERS,
    IT IS 60 YEARS BEEN PAST, PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CONDTIONS ARE EVEN WORST IN THE WORLD, EVERY GOVT SEEKS IMF/WORLD BANK, AMERICAN AIDS TO RUN THE GOVT, SELF RELIANCE KEPT IN THE DARK BOX,
    PEOPLES ARE BECOME WEAK BY WEAK, NO POLITICIANS HAVE A MERCY FOR THESE POOR MASS, POLITCIANS ONLY NEED BANK LOANS AND THEN GET IT OFF THROUGH MANY CHANNELS, WHO WILL CHANGE THE CONDITION OF POOR MASS,
    ALLAH, FORGIVE US, SEND US A HONEST,GOD FEARING LEADER, WHO SHOULD LEAD THIS COUNTRY THROUGH:
    1. HONESTY.
    2. JUSTICE.
    3. MERIT FOR ALLS IN ALL MATTERS, ADDMISSION,
    JOBS
    4. SPEEDY JUSTICE IN ALL LEVELS OF COURTS.
    5. TAKE STRONG ACTION AGAINST ALL THOSE CULPRITS,
    WHO HAVE TAKEN THE BANK LOANS, TAKEN RELIEF.

    PAKISTAN NEEDS A PERSON LIKE HAZRAT UMER,
    IMAM KHOMENI, MODERN LEADERS OF CHINA

    ALLAH SAVE OUR PAKISTAN. (AMEEN)

    TIPUSULTAN,
    KARACHI-PAKISTAN

  2. HRH Prince Dhanyeil X says:

    Well I come from a royal,political,business and landowning background just like Zardari. Zardari Is just Like Mohammad Ali Jinaah. But Wait, Hes oppisite in the way he doesnt help the country the people just wastes TOO Much money. Where as jinnah was classy rich but hardworking intelligent and could relate to the people by helping Pak

  3. Saeed says:

    Pakistani nation deserve the treatment that they are having from the world nations, for that they have voted for parties like PPP, PML(N) and MQM. All corrupt and ………………We need bloody revolution to clean the society and the leaders.

    SAEED

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