16
Apr
08

The Olympic Torch – More than just a flame!

So the olympic torch has come to Pakistan finally. It’s ironical that while we are trying to douse fires on one end, we are vowing to keep another burning! *chuckles*

I must admit that I am rather envious of the torch! No really I am! I am green like hulk with envy I swear. The damn torch gets an all paid first class chartered flight from Muscat to Rawalpindi air base, gets a red carpet welcome with dignitaries lined up on one side and will be getting the security protocal that the head of the state gets to have! Now who wouldn’t want to be the torch for a day?! Give it a guard of honor too to add to the ‘touch’ why don’t ya!  

I read an amusing comment by Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Association, Mr. Arif Hassan at this link whereby he said that it’s a proud and honorable moment for Pakistan to host the torch and then he adds:

“God willing once everything goes well. I think it’ll send a clear message to the whole world that they’ll be seeing the real face of Pakistan.”

*more chuckles*

Parading a torch around the capital and not letting the flame extinguish is going to present the real face of Pakistan? One MIGHT think he is high on something like bird droppings! But I beg to differ. Could this be a decisive moment for Pakistan whereby it shows to the world that, moving forward, whether we will be strengthening ties with Washington or Beijing? This could very well be as Mr. Ahmed Quraishi points out, Pakistan’s dreadful moment!  

Anyways, thank goodness they changed the route for the torch run from Islamabad’s main boulevard to a stadium because that would have meant yet another traffic jam in the already dug up city! Ugh! Must control myself from starting on the damn contractors and builders of the twin cities who have been digging for countless months and building zilch!

*rubs his ear lobes and repeats… wooooosaaaah…. woooosaah…! Ah. better!*

So where was I? Yes, the torch. Ok, enough about it already!

 

 

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