Written by Agha Mehr Gul.
The rescue of the Chilean miners trapped 600 feet below the earth for almost 70 days was really dramatic. Life still has value in some countries.
It got me thinking, what the situation might have been had these miners been Pakistanis…..
To start off, of the 30 odd miners, half of them would have been killed within the first 48 hours by the other half over arguments as to who among them was responsible for the collapse of the mine. And if rescue did come, they would be pulling each other down to be the first one out!
Meanwhile, on the surface…
Rehman Malik would have announced within the first few moments of the incident that all the miners were dead, only to retract his statement later.
Zardari would have flown abroad to muster diplomatic support from France and be enjoying life wining and dining in his chateau.
The Prime Minster could have come out with his usual statement that if such an incident had taken place, he was not aware of it, but such things happen everywhere, his govt just Inherited Old practices of mines collapsing…..
Nawaz Sharif would first join hands with the PPP in saving the lives of the miners and then turn against his “bhai” alleging that this was a plot to gain votes.
Imran Khan would be blaming the Americans and then Pak Army for the collapse of the mine.
Altaf Hussain would want the government to hand over the rescue operation to the army.
Ejaz Butt would be trying to figure out who would lead the rescue team.
A Geo reporter would be the first person to reach the miners.
Hamid Mir would have uncovered corruption and mismanagement of funds allocated to the rescue plan.
Iftkhar Chaudhry would take a suo motto and then launch an investigation to find out if any of the miners had benefited from the NRO.
The police would try to stop the miners lawyers from reaching the site, resulting in a clash and “the law” of the country would beat the crap out of each other.
And while the rescue shuttle, which would probably be a rusted barrel tied with a worn out rope being pulled (remember it’s load shedding time) by an old undernourished overworked donkey with flies on his wounds, is lowered into the ground, an American drone bombs the place, killing not only the miners but their families as well. US govt would announce, Mission accomplished. Saying, Militants who were trying to dig their way into Europe before swimming to the USA were happily all killed!!!The World led by David Cameron and UN would applaud the US action.
Rehman Malik : “The miners were already dead before the drone