in there, he met with another prisoner, and here is a part of the dialogue that took place, which reminds me of our |Arab leftist groups dialogues/ discussions:
“what id you do?
‘have you heard of the All Pakistan Sweepers Union?’ I can tell from the pride in his voice that he expects me to know it, but I don’t, because I have no interest in the politics of this profession, if cleaning the gutters can be called a profession at all.
‘of course. the body that represents the janitors,’
‘so what did you do? Not clean the gutters properly?’
he ignores my joke and says in a grave tone, ‘they have charged me with plotting to kill General Zia.’
that makes to of us then, I should say, but I cant really trust this guy. what if he is one of those moles planted by Major Kiyani to gain my confidence? But Major Kiyani’s men would no have either the imagination or the stomach to play the part of a sweepers’ union member.
‘were you plotting to kill him? how were you going to do it?’
‘our central committee sent an invitation to General Zia to inaugurate National Cleanliness Week. I was opposed to inviting him because his coup d’état was a historic setback for the workers’ struggle against the nationalist bourgeoisie. it’s all on record. you can read my objections in the minutes of the meeting. the intelligence agencies infiltrated our union, our Maoist friends betrayed us and formed a parallel central committee and invited General Zia. then his security people found a bomb in the gutter that he was supposed to sweep to inaugurate Cleanliness Week. look at how the fauji minds work. I was the one opposed to inviting him. I didn’t want him anywhere near our gutters and who was the first person your people arrested? Me?