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This Niazi can be Pakistan’s next PM. He has sugar, petrol, spice and everything nice

Moazzam Mahmood Niazi has been dreaming of the PM chair since 2018. He has a 'world record' in weight reduction.

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The endless electricity ‘load shedding’ makes your days difficult and the jacked-up petrol prices give you sleepless nights. But you still know the future is bright. Brighter than your brightest days. And it is a Niazi to whom Pakistan owes this bright future. Literally.

People may call him the other choice, but in reality, he is the only choice. Pakistan’s last hope is Moazzam Mahmood Khan Niazi, who calls himself a “Great Scientist, Dermatologist & Diet Specialist & Chairman political Party Pakistan Aman League And Chief Executive Niazi Chemical Industry”.

These fancy titles may matter, but not as much as the truth-carved-nowhere that Niazi is the future prime minister of Pakistan. The future is here.

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Let them have sugar and petrol

Moazzam Mahmood Khan Niazi thinks he has it all to be the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan. We agree. He is clearly unmarried, which makes him the most eligible bachelor in the country. He also really likes Jemima Khan. He has a hairline that matches Shah Rukh Khan’s. Andaaz like that of Martin Luther King. He won a Facebook poll against Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and became the ‘PM choice’ with 98 per cent online votes. He has diehard fans around the world. He is envied by Indians, which is enough reason for him to win a Nobel Peace Prize. He holds a world record in reducing weight. He is the one for us. (So what if he just has around 1,200 followers on Twitter now.)

Make no mistake, Niazi is not ‘all talk and no action’ kind of supreme leader. His revolutionary two-in-one claim that he can turn water and solar energy into petrol and sugar wowed the world. The sugar produced from solar radiation would also be safe for diabetic patients. He isn’t a “great scientist” for nothing, after all. Now if he says he can walk on petrol and turn it into electricity, then he has my vote as well.

Pakistan becoming the superpower of petrol looks as much a reality as another scientist Agha Waqar’s revolutionary ‘Water kit’ to run cars on water. An idea that was also backed by the father of Pakistan’s atom bomb, A.Q. Khan. But the idea of Pakistanis getting free petrol and sugar is only possible with Niazi in PM House.

This settles the debate of who will accede to the throne of premiership in the 2023 general elections. It will be another Niazi, but not Imran Khan Niazi. The writing of the golden chapter has begun — the Niazi dynasty is here to deliver.

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Jinnah’s mirror image

Hailed by fans on social media, the Naya Niazi from Faisalabad has been eyeing the top post since the 2018 elections. From his fiery speeches exposing Imran Khan’s ‘tabdeeli’ (change) to his recent entry that ‘crashed’ Twitter, all the signs are clear — the winds in Pakistan are changing. Dr Niazi has made a comeback, with slogans of ‘Apna Quaid kaisa ho, bilkul Niazi jaisa ho’, ‘Jab tak sooraj chand rahega, Niazi tera naam rahega’. He draws on his similarities with the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, too: “Same face eyes nose lips etc.”

However, Niazi has made it clear that he is no one’s pawn and his party, ‘Pakistan Aman League’, is not trying to strike a deal with the establishment. Neither should his party be considered a pressure group against mainstream political parties — Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Pakistan Peoples Party, or the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He vows that the Aman league will emerge as the largest party of Pakistan in the next election. That is achievable, given how “ek chance milna chaiye” theory worked for the current ruling party. So, Niazi should get a chance, but for that, he should register his party (or not) with the Election Commission of Pakistan. Otherwise, that could be a dampener for the future prime minister.

A meme doing the rounds on Twitter:

 Imagine the day when Moazzam Mahmood Niazi will say ‘absolutely no’ to the United States, Israel, India, and the Arab countries. With all that petrol with us, people from foreign countries will come to find jobs here. Under Dr Niazi’s great scientific leadership, the day isn’t far when ‘superpower’ will be just another synonym for Pakistan. Oh, it feels like 2023 already.

The author is a freelance journalist from Pakistan. Her Twitter handle is @nailainayat. Views are personal.

(Edited by Neera Majumdar)

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