Mind your language


Mujeeb Ali Samo
This refers to the use of slang language by distinguished political representatives of various parties in public meetings, press conferences, and during a sit-in or at any public forum. The use of vulgar and abusive language against the opponents has become the daily business of the members and leaders of almost all the political parties. This tradition is becoming the worst and is practiced by every junior as well as senior politicians and parliamentarians. Freedom of expression is appreciated but it must contain some moral limitations. This practice must be given up on moral grounds, by the politicians and parliamentarians sitting in Senate, National or provincial assemblies. This moral obligation applies alike to all sitting on opposition or treasury benches in the parliament and provincial legislatures. Religiously speaking their conduct and way of speech is not conventional and acceptable by civilized nations. All the political parties have a right to speak critically, but logically and in rational manners. It appears that our political class is less concerned with the redressal of the issues. They are rather engaged in fighting only raising their voices in assemblies with no purposeful solution to the issue. It feels like our political representatives have lost a tolerant attitude and have adopted the nonchalant behavior. The essence of true democracy is to oppose the government on wrong policies but with remedial solutions and peacefully protesting the concerned issues. The incmbent benches to have been showing similar attitudes towards the opposition. The ruling, as well as opposition party members, have to show tolerance and avoid intrigue nature towards the problem because they are the elected representatives of their constituency. It is my humble request to the government and opposition party members to join the debates politically with purpose and to sort out the issues faced by the masses. Your enmity has no value in national affairs. I urge all the political parties, ruling as well as opposition, to follow the code of conduct and use appropriate language when you speak and refrain from personal attacks because this reflects your biased attitude.

(-The writer is a freelance columnist, based in Larkana.)



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