There is no self righteous indignation and right wing hypocrisy ala Nawaz Sharif/Imran Khan/Jamaat e Islami/JUI
There are no empty threats and bully posturing ala Nawaz Sharif – the current paymaster ooops, Patron Saint of Pakistan’s commercial liberal sellouts
Political vitriol and threats to violence such as “lynching and dragging political opponents through the streets” and “hanging opponents” ala Nawaz/Shahbaz Sharif (the political ideal of Pakistan’s civil society) are absent from this political rally
There are no abuses like K—i kee Bachi (daughter of a B—-) used by Nawaz Sharif/Najam Sethi/Sheikh Rashid types against the late Benazir Bhutto. In fact, this abuse was often used by Pakistan’s urban upper middle classes against Benazir Bhutto. The urban upper middle class vote goes primarily to PML N followed by PTI.
It was surprising that PML N/Captain Safdar-backed Khadim Rizvi’s abusive language was suddenly offensive to Pakistan’s elitest liberatti and civil society types – they had tolerated/promoted/supported far worse hate speech from Nawaz Sharif and Sipah Sahaba since the 1980s.
Also missing was the whining that is such an important repertoire of Nawaz Sharif.
Politics as the cliche goes, is the art of the possible. Given the current mess of the economy, objective readers can evaluate the PPP as a better option than the General Zia Legatees like the Nawaz Sharif Dynasty aka PML N. Whatever little political space that had been won by PPP under former PM Gillani has been frittered away and more by Nawaz Sharif to his military daddies.
The Good news for Nawaz Sharif (and bad news for Pakistan) is that he can still buy the pseudo liberal English media on the cheap.