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ou might think it strange that I am post­ing a polit­i­cal song play-list in Muhar­ram. How­ever, it was Muhar­ram 9 and 10 hol­i­days (Decem­ber 16 – 17, 2010) that actu­ally made me think about cur­rent affairs, pol­i­tics and music together. The mas­sacre of prophet’s grand­son Imam Hus­sain and his fam­ily is a clas­sic tale of good vs. evil in a con­tem­po­rary polit­i­cal set­ting. Like all good leg­ends, it is a true story – We might con­sider ‘stand­ing up for Right no mat­ter what’ a loser’s game in today’s world. We might also lack the moral courage to stand up for what’s right. How­ever, we con­tinue to com­mem­o­rate the mas­sacre every year with­out fail since it hap­pened 14 hun­dred years ago – (no mat­ter which Mus­lim sect we might belong to — Sunni, Shia or any other).Che khan or Imran Guevara.
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Last Fri­day, (Dec 10), a senior col­league of mine started a hot and pas­sion­ate dis­cus­sion on cur­rent affairs and religion(during lunch break) – his asser­tion: Pak­ista­nis lack moral courage to stand up for what’s right and that’s why there is a high inci­dence of earth­quakes, floods and other nat­ural calami­ties in our part of the world right now. God is angry with us. We keep select­ing bad lead­ers; he feels that a great major­ity either doesn’t vote or votes in the wrong crowd – he wants a change – for the bet­ter… accord­ing to him, new lead­er­ship should be given a chance — he wants all of us (at work) to vote for Imran Khan – a com­par­a­tively eth­i­cal polit­i­cal leader. Its beside the point that Imran Khan has no polit­i­cal expe­ri­ence at lead­ing the nation and might also make major mis­takes at our expense.

Accord­ing to him, not stand­ing up for what’s right is killing us as a nation — What do you think? Do you agree with him?

In the mean­time, here is a list of top five polit­i­cal songs to come out of Pak­istan…

Laga Rah by Shahzad Roy

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZf6Bkn4VBY

Maray Log by Noori

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3eFxR8jSaw

Mori Araj Suno by Tina Sani and Arieb Azhar

(Pun­jabi Lyrics by Poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vknmZU6BTU8

Bol kay lab azad hain by Tina Sani

Lyrics by Poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbwcUsWTy_I

Main Ny Us Sy Ye Kaha By Lal Band

Lyrics by Poet Habib Jalib

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF7gd0B7Rc8

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