I’m prepared

I’m prepared for the violence that will inevitable ensue after the elections. I’m prepared for a rigged result in favour of the PML-Q. I’m prepared for the state brutality- the torture and mindless killings that will take place- shoot at sight orders have been given, and they will be abused. I’m prepared to stay at home and watch. I refuse to part of violent mobs. I’m prepared to cry. I’m prepared to wonder, yet again, if there is any hope.

But I’m hoping it won’t be that bad. I’m wishing that PML-Q doesn’t win. I’m praying that my country doesn’t descend into chaos. And more than anything else, I’m hoping that Musharraf will leave, or be made to leave. I’m going to keep hoping, wishing and praying now. There’s nothing I can do but watch.