BY ALI NAQVI –
Brandsynario has called General Retired Pervez Musharraf a ‘former politician’ in an article published on December 27th, marking the 12th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. It is indeed a disgrace to all politicians of the country and of the world to portray Musharraf as a politician. He can only be remembered as the usurper, the dictator, the breaker of military oath, the violator of constitution, the culprit of Lal Masjid tragedy, an absconder, the fugitive and above all a traitor to say the least.
Brandsynario is a website that writes about marketing, advertising, entertainment, tech and auto related topics. But these are not the things the website is famous for. Brandsynario thrives on gossip, superficial analysis and twisted and exaggerated news. The article under discussion also blows things out of proportion. It talks about General Retired Pervez Musharraf’s repeated allegations on former President Asif Ali Zardari. There is nothing new in the allegation but the headline of the article reads “Pervez Musharraf Shares Exclusive Details about Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination!”
Musharraf never knew about politics just as he could never comprehend the idea of law or justice. His allegations on Asif Zardari are baseless and devoid of any hint of evidence. He is just pointing fingers in an attempt to shift the responsibility to someone else. Pervez Musharraf is one of the prime suspects of Benazir murder case. The question is why he did not face the cases against him and fled the country? He may not have to run away from the country had he not ordered the washing of the crime scene. He must have stayed and faced the courts had he the courage or an ounce of innocence left in him.
Brandsynario has made a mountain out of a molehill. On the occasion when it ought to be paying a tribute to a great leader on her death anniversary, it opted to stoop low to the level of a dictator and fell prey to a tyrant’s false pride. The gallows are waiting for General Retried Pervez Musharraf.
At the end of the article Brandsynario does manage to make some room for doubt. It throws a few questions at the readers asking whether Musharraf is telling the truth or not. There is a huge difference between a truth and an opinion and between the fact and the perception. Unfortunately we value opinion over truth and ignore fact over perception. We live in a society where we are not supposed to say the truth but speak the lie repeatedly enough to become the truth.