I've often thought that Jinnah should have accepted a kind of confederation arrangement with India instead of a separate country. There are days when I thank God that Jinnah persisted and achieved independence and saved Muslims from certain extinction (as is happening in Kashmir today). But then I often wonder whether he didn't commit a blunder (as he himself is reported to have said on his death bed).

When I see radical elements who opposed the creation of Pakistan claiming to be the defenders of our ideology, for instance, I think it would have been better if Jinnah hadn't opted for a separate state.

When I see a nincompoop like Imran Khan foisted upon us by those who rule over us simply because they have the guns, I feel that Jinnah committed a blunder.

And when I see the same Imran Khan refusing to accept the resignation of a retired general accused of corruption, I'm certain that this is not the kind of country Jinnah wanted. Especially when you see the same allegedly corrupt general unable to present evidence that his investments abroad were done with legally earned money. If that is the case, why did he resign from being the special advisor to Imran Khan, while retaining the lucrative post of Chairman CPEC? Is it because that job carries a blanket immunity from prosecution for corruption? Come to think of it, why should anyone in the country have blanket immunity for any crime?

By the way, as often happens in Pakistan, just a few hours after Imran Khan said that the media in the country is absolutely free, the deep state picked up a man suspected of having provided information about the general's corruption! Earlier, Gul Bukhari and Matiullah Jan were also picked up but released after a few hours following an uproar over the social media We should thank God for such brave people.