In Pakistan, one could dig a fake grave, put some flags on it, add some Quranic ayats on the buntings and propagate some stories related to sainthood of the fake deceased and people will start visiting the grave bringing gifts in return for their prayers to be accepted. The chap who dug the empty grave will reap the benefit of the gifts, monetary and otherwise as the caretaker and people will keep on turning up in hordes.What does that phrase mean?
I saw this happen first hand when we were stationed in Balochistan. Within 3 years a lone grave became a mazaar.
Back to the topic, for all his ills, Hussain Haqqani is a fairly "suljha hua banda". He was instrumental in getting the Blk52s, and AIM-120s released to the PAF. At one point, our national narrative needed a fall guy, he became it. The "patriots" among us lapped up the narrative. The same patriots today have gravitated towards another narrative.