Karachi: Broken promises

If we are to collect the garbage from all the streets of Karachi and put them on one of side of scale and the weight of broken promises on its opposite side, no surprise weight of later will outweigh the former. Of course the politicians lead this list because they take promise as a commodity. Once their promises have earned them ballot then instead of making any effort whatsoever to fulfil their commitments, they rush to make news ones. In a nutshell, they benefit more from their promises than their performance.
Few days back, people of Karachi got another major setback on similar grounds and this time it was the chairman of PCB Najam Sethi who failed to keep his words. Najam Sethi had earlier promised that Karachi would host at least 2 to 3 matches in the upcoming third edition of PSL, but nothing happened.
The statement rightly took many by surprise because the law & order situation in Karachi has improved dramatically over the past few years. Though citizens are still breathing air full of pollution but law enforcement agencies have, by and large, made it sure that people of Karachi must not live in air of terror and fear anymore.
We all admired resilience of Najam Sethi for not holding back in the face of a tragic blast on Lahore mall road which befell just days before the final of 2nd PSL was all set to be played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. And, as it turned out to be, the final was played in Lahore even at the cost of missing out of some big names. Najam Sethi must unveil that what is it then preventing him from allowing Karachi to host few more matches.
PCB chairman would be very much aware of the fact that cricket, for us, is much more than just a game. Hence, any kind of inequality or a hint of favor would not go down unnoticed. While I pen down these words, the signs of reservations have already started to emerge. An MPA from Balochistan has asked PCB to let the province host at least one match of PSL.
Vasdev
Mithi, Tharparkar

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