11th May, 2014 and 11th May, 2013…Is there any Difference???
I certainly remember the 25th December, 2011 speech by Imran khan in Karachi where he pumped the public to make a “Naya Pakistan”. I was so stunned and amazed when he said in his speech to implement “Khilafat-e-Rashida ka Nizaam in Pakistan” and dear it was indeed hair raising stuff for many of us. Hopes were so hi-fi and the young generation madly followed Imran for this expected change. But as the things moved forward, we saw same old faces joining the PTI and they made such mistakes(specially in ticket allocation and assigning responsibilities) that their Strong supporters like Haroon-ur-Rasheed Sb went against them. He predicted a big defeat for Imran well before. O God he was so right!
Then we saw selection of Fakhar-ud-din jee Ibrahim as a Chief election commissioner, a respectable name without any doubt. But unfortunately due to increasing age and declining health to be competent for the said post, Pakistan paid a huge price for his selection. I remember a blooper when he met the COAS and was unable to recognize him. By seeing him I remember an old childhood man running a small general store. He was aged and with weak senses and reflexes. Muhalae ke Shararti Bacchay used to go to him in groups and steal things from his shop by taking advantage of his poor health and mental condition. Aaap samjh hee gaye hoon ge na mera matlab!
Then with the passage of time we saw appointment of Najam Sethi as the care taker governor of Punjab and what was done is History. We saw a Dharna of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad and then the amazing thing when he started negotiations with the same people against whom he was trying to bring Inqalaab. Shortly after that we saw humiliation of article 62-63 of the constitution which defines what the character of our policy makers should be. Election commission was pretty confident that this was implemented and even then we saw again the same faces coming back in parliament. We again saw allegations of fake Degrees, Corruption and Defaulters of Tax. Was Article 62-63 implemented OR they fooled us again???
At the verge of 11 May, 2013; one fine afternoon after observed all above contradictions going on in our system, I wrote an article followed below. Today, when we again see the expected PTI protest on 11th May, 2014 and Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri coming back to the equation keeping the mess happened over the past year with the nation; I was recalling this article for the past few days. I am presenting this for the interest of ARY News viewers. We will have a brief discussion at the end of this article regarding our wasted efforts and ruined expectation.
“Glimpses of my feelings on elections, 11th May 2013”
Observing this all election mess in Pakistan including Fake slogans and Tragic advertisements from various political parties, I am remembering NAYA QANOON afsana by Saadat Hasan Minto that we read in Matric Class in Urdu…remember Guys???
It seems that everything would be changed after 11th May,2013 elections and a golden period of Pakistan as a Welfare state is about to begin. Interesting fact being the participation of same faces or their offspring’s and people still sight a change. Incredible!
New style election campaigns in Political rallies and electronic media have been implemented and Promises kissing the skies have been made to poor AWAAAM. Public is electrified due to all this and preparing full time to Vote for a New Pakistan. So let’s recall that Afsana and then will I assert my perspective and predictions.
That Classical Afsana NAYA QANOON is made with the background of 1st April fool…A poor Tonga man MANGOO USTAAD (in British India times) working in Lahore somehow come to know by some of his passengers that there would be a NEW INDIAN LAW from 1st April that will change lives of common people largely. He became excited and desperately waits 1st April and also tells his fellows about this NAYA QANOON. He was 0% educated but keeps an honorable place at his ADDA due to his knowledge about things happening in world and his predictions. So with his God gifted self interpretation skills, he adds many things with respect to NAYA QANOON. He always hated GORA people and look foreword to 1st April for all his revenges as everybody will be at equal status after implementation of new law.
1st April Dawn he wakes up with pride and goes to work with an erected chest, somehow he realizes that everything seems to be the same yet he gives himself trust that things might start changing as the day moves on. After catering few passengers, an Englishman tries to take ride on his Tonga. He had a fight with that same GOORA guy last year and this time seeing him he is again filled with anger and decides to teach him lesson as it was 1st April and NAYA QANOON gives everyone equal rights. Somehow negotiating on rent and destination MANGOO USTAAD starts fighting and beating GOORA full bloodedly. Poor MANGOO gets into sheer trouble and police arrests him on Bad Attitude. While fighting and being taken to police station he keeps shouting, this is NAYA QANOON not the old days and you can not behave in same manner as you did earlier ,BUT nobody listen to him. One last sentence of that chapter as somebody scolds MANGO… NAYA QANOON, NAYA QANOON,..KIA BAK RAHE HO…QANOON WOHI HAI PURAANA.
Pakistan people are expecting big time for Change after 11th of May and will continue to do so until and unless this GHALEEZ system again starts smelling like a rotten egg. In Pakistan, politicians keeps shouting for Implementation of Constitution but ironically they only want selective implementation which serves their interests. Articles 62-63 has been mocked big time during this election process, I am pretty sure we will get Allah’s punishment for that. Islamic laws and Ideology of Pakistan seems an old and fantasy story for the majority of faces visible on media and mainstream politics. Objectives resolution, what Objectives resolution??? Islam, what Islam which Islam??? JAMHORIYAT HEE SAB KUCH HAI, SAB SE ACCHA INTEQAM!
Our aim was one, creating an Ideological Islamic Welfare state. How come hundreds of political parties be formed having different perspectives and solutions for same people? I have seen people from same family having sympathies for different political parties and how they are distanced and fights sometimes by these differences. One incident I can never forget when two Pakistani colleagues (having different political orientation) of same company started fighting after a harsh debate on political differences. That created a very shameful scene in a Multicultural working environment in Gulf region. Common people have same love and sincerity for Pakistani cause but are divided by some fake and imported Political agendas at hand. Solution is simple; we should lead our own lives on the principles(Islamic Ideology of Pakistan) which we believe should be implemented in our beloved country. Nobody stops us in having EHSAAN to each other, loving and supporting each one of our countrymen like brothers and sisters. CHANGE will arrive ultimately.
Disappointment is Haraam in our religion. I am not disappointed in our fate which will be beautiful InsAllah as Millions of lives given for Pak sarzameen could not be wasted anyhow at any cost and not for sake of this DEMONCRACY.
I see the whole Pakistani nation becoming MANGOO USTAAD after this fake,rotten and planted practice of elections. You will celebrate; you will cheer and in the end shocked & kicked from some government department by listening NAYA QANOON, NAYA QANOON,..KIA BAK RAHE HO…QANOON WOHI HAI PURAANA!
Perhaps, we again became Mangoo Ustaad…What do you say??
Change, what change we have attained??? The system is same; the faces are same doing more or less the same mistakes as the previous government. No notable improvement in the situation of a common Pakistani. Dollar went below Rs.100 but was the effect sprinkled over the community? A BIG NOOO…Prices of things getting high day by day and price of Life is getting low day by day. We see ill-treatment of our own public in the Government institutions. At the same time we see exceptional treatment of American citizens as we lately saw a Raymond Davis 2014. Self respect of Pakistanis kept on declining.
We saw some severe injections by our enemies over the last year. We witnessed the shameful jail attack in DI Khan when the militants freed dozens of prisoners. Then we saw attack on beloved Quaid’s residency in Ziarat. The role of Big media houses was evident in all these attacks and attained its peak in recent Hamid Mir attack case when GEO was exposed Big time for the first time. Will somebody stop them from giving us emotional and national setbacks every now and then?
Khilafat-e-Rashida of Imran khan is still awaited in KPK. We have witnessed either he runs away to UK or keep quiet for a long time in national mishaps/disasters. In GEO case also people were bashing him for being quiet for so long. Imran bhai if you really are a National leader then you must express your point of view timely instead of waiting for public inclination…
We are still waiting for a Change…At least change in behavior in line of national interests boldly…
Wasif Ali Wasif sahib truly said “ Jab tak Awaam mai Haq pasand, Haq talab aur Haq Aagaah logo ki aksaryat na ho, Jamhooriyat aik Kahatarnaak kahil hai” and the exact thing is applicable to our situation today while we are still protesting for the rigged elections even after one(1) year.
My personal note is that “I see Pakistan in spiritual a dimension which was created on 27th of Ramazan after the memorable struggle of Muslims against the Englishmen and Congress. We had a vision of creating a Muslim state where we would practice our Islamic Ideology and Beliefs. These aims were Hi-jacked shortly after the creation of Pakistan at National Level and since then we are witnessing fights for Power. Ironically, we lost that vision on the individual basis too. Getting the desired CHANGE will be Impossible for Pakistan till we again revert back to what was our purpose at the time of creation of Pakistan. That’s what made the City of Medina a model state at the time of our beloved Prophet (S.A.W.)…OR
Or otherwise we will be keep on becoming Mangoo Ustaad by the ruling Dynasties and Professional Leaders”