By: Iqra Junejo
This is 2016’s last Friday and New week will be commenced in the “New Year” 2017. All working class people will be enjoying last weekend of this year.Since the new year is about to commence the season of predictions for new year has been begun by Palmists, Syntactic and Astrologists. Some are predicting about PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s marriage and his political career so for Imran Khan who is PTI chairman. Imran Khan has got married twice in his life. Some are busy in doing prediction’s regarding impacts of former president Asif Ali Zardari’s return on country’s politics. Every other predictor has different topic to predict for the “New Year”.These are primordial practices but are still being followed by modern world. Some have kept eyes on US-Pakistan relationships and other countries. Some are talking about Country’s New Army chief’s policies and work. Palmists,Syntactic and Astrologists have always enjoyed good airtime in Pakistani Media.
If we Keep Predictions aside for a while, 2017 has got significant importance already even before it’s beginning. This Year will be crucial for Pakistan and United States relationships as President elect Mr Donald Trumph will be assuming office on 20th January 2017. During 8 years long Obama’s administration Pakistan-US ties witnessed many ups and downs. 2017 will be a new beginning with new US administration on diplomatic road.
On 27th December 2016 when nation was mourning over 9th Anniversary of Muslim world’s First elected woman Prime Minister “Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto” her husband who is holding portfolio of co chairman of her party announced that he and his son “Bilawal Bhutto Zardari” will be contesting by elections to give strong opposition to PML-N government. By elections will obviously be held in 2017. To make father and son entry possible in parliament two senior members of PPP have resigned from their MNAship. This will be a history making event in Mr Bilawal’s political career and for his party. It is pertinent to mention here that this will be a first election of Mr Bilawal life.
In a recent development Supreme Court of Pakistan asked incumbent government to hold “6th National Census” by March 2017. Pakistani nation has been waiting for census since last 16 years. Last Census was conducted in 1998 with a delay of 7 years. Prime Minister was the same as that of today.
If ” 6th National Census” happens offcourse it would be earlier to say that it will bring revolutionary changes in political atmosphere of the country and “General Election 2018” because census helps in deciding number of voters in particular constituency. but it will bring record of holding two consecutive census in the lap of Nawaz Sharif.
New Chief Justice of “Supreme Court of Pakistan” “Justice Saqib Nisar” will be assuming the office as “Chief Justice of Pakistan”.
Before we enter practically in new year we have to say good bye 2016
To say good bye 2016 we need to remember our living legends like Fatima Suryia Bajia, Amjad Sabri,Abdul Sattar Edhi , Junaid Jamshed and the list goes on and on. All left to their heavenly abode in 2016 leaving behind the legacy of hard work and bundles of memories. All have made nation and country proud in all over the world.
To say bye 2016 we need to remember all those country men, our forces personnel who lost their lives in terror attacks and fighting war against terrorism.
To say bye 2016 we need to remember all who lost their lives on the name of honor.
To say bye 2016 we need to peep in our own collars and put a vision what we achieved ,what we lost and set targets for coming year.
I pray that may New Year brings peace and prosperity to the country. I wish ‘Happy New ‘ to the world.
Story first published: 30th December 2016