For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN
Last week, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif found out what happens when you don't pay electricity bills – the hard way.
Electricity is often stolen or unpaid for in Pakistan, as it is in many developing nations. And last week, Sharif directed his Ministry of Water and Power to begin a "zero tolerance" policy toward theft, and to crackdown on failure to pay bills.
Well, the minister of state for water and power agreed, and shut off power to more than 18 government buildings (including Pakistan's version of the White House: where the prime minister both lives and works) for failure to pay large bills.
He told us he did so to show that "nobody was above the law." The lights went off for 48 hours in the prime minister's home, but were restored when the bills were paid.
Hats off to Mr. Sharif for trying – and for finally paying his bills.
Those of you who are old enough to remember the year 1969 will also remember Woodstock, a three day gathering of some of the greatest musical talent of that generation. 2014 promises to bring us Baggerstock, a gathering of the biggest right wing morons, teabillies and trailer trash of this generation. Ted Nugent will bring his guitar and assault weapons. Sarah Palin will play skin flutes.
And the parking lot will be full of 1970 or older motor homes with confederate flags on them.
The US DOD announces a new weapon available if hostile aliens try to take over the Earth. The DOD will allow Palin voters to "mind meld" with the aliens. The aliens' heads will immediately implode caused by the huge vacuum.
Leadership by example, anything less than that is hypocritical, at worst fake.
Sarah Palin's salad bowls all say "Cool Whip" on the side.
And her drinking cups say "Mason" on the side and contain Everclear.
If Sarah Palin consumes Cool Whip, she certainly metabolizes it well.
This was just a political stunt. Nawaz Sharif is under a lot of pressure from Imran Khan whose party PTI is one of the most popular parties in Pakistan and who initiated many structural reforms in the key KPK province. Minister of Power is Nawaz Sharif's nephew and Sharif government is notorious for having more than two dozen family members as part of cabinet and key positions. This type of political gimmickery from Sharif is nothing new to poeple of Pakistan.
America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.
While prime minister Nawaz Sharif did not pay millions rupees of electricity bills of his Itefaq Foundry mill.lol.
Non-payment of bills is a big issue in Pakistan, with millions of dollars outstanding. Blackouts are nothing new there because of chronic power shortages and many people are forced to go without electricity for some 12 hours a day. Nawaz Sharif has had a taste of what ordinary Pakistanis face, when electricity and gas were cut off after ordered a crackdown against defaulters.
Pakistan has a President right? So why would the author say that the Pakistani's version of the US White House, is where the PM lives?
Pakistan has both a President and a Prime minister. Many countries with a parliamentary system do.
Interesting, how politicians always are GUILTY of the very things they criticize.
The Global Public Square is where you can make sense of the world every day with insights and explanations from CNN's Fareed Zakaria, leading journalists at CNN, and other international thinkers. Join GPS editor Jason Miks and get informed about global issues, exposed to unique stories, and engaged with diverse and original perspectives.
Every week we bring you in-depth interviews with world leaders, newsmakers and analysts who break down the world's toughest problems.
CNN U.S.: Sundays 10 a.m. & 1 p.m ET | CNN International: Find local times
Buy the GPS mug | Books| Transcripts | Audio
Connect on Facebook | Twitter | GPS@cnn.com
Buy past episodes on iTunes! | Download the audio podcast
Check out all of Fareed's Washington Post columns here:
Obama as a foreign policy president?
Why Snowden should stand trial in U.S.
Hillary Clinton's truly hard choice
China's trapped transition
Obama should rethink Syria strategy
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
RSS - Posts
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 4,853 other followers