Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’


By: Amaan Tareen

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Its extremely disturbing to see the current state of affairs in Pakistan. Country is politically unstable ever since Politically backed Independent Judiciary Movement was initiated in 2007, to serve the interest of the status quo in Pakistan. Irony is that every Political Party today, claims to have been serving Pakistan but the reality is contrary to what they say.

During last 72 hours, we felt disgusted to see insulting remarks exchanged between Political Parties not only for their Leadership but, also for their voters. International Media picking up all these headlines and portrayed Pakistan as a Country that is the 8th Nuclear Power in World with country heading towards a Civil War.

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What we always forget is that there is something more supreme than our Personal and Political Interests and that is “PAKISTAN“. Politicians are dividing the Nation in groups, with their supporters seen busy abusing each other on Media and clearly not aware of the long term consequences of this awful situation, under such circumstances sanity must prevail.

Politicians unnecessarily dragged Army in their dirty politics. Political Parties themselves are derailing the Democratic process in the Country.When things will go beyond their control, eventually Army will have to intervene, then they couldn’t blame Military for conspiring against Democracy, as then they will be ignoring their negative role.

Pakistan’s Military is closely monitoring the on-going tension in Country. At many points Military has expressed displeasure on current state affairs, as at this point when Military is busy on it’s Eastern and Western Borders fighting a war against Terrorism they seek Political Stability in Country. Pakistan’s Military can be taken as best example, where no sense of discrimination exist as they strictly follow the moto of Quaid-e-Azam;

                                              ” Unity, Faith and Discipline “

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Here, I must give credit to General (R) Pervez Musharraf for reviving Pakistaniyat through his slogan “Pakistan First” which set our priorities to the right. Pakistan need individuals which are less political, wish to do something for Nation. Under General (R) Pervez Musharraf’s Tenure, youth was less political, they were encouraged to focus on their studies and serve this land as responsible citizens. Unemployment had reduced, Government Sponsored Scholarship Programs were introduced for Best Universities in the World. Society was not polarized like it has become in last 8 years.

What our Youth is busy in discussing on Social Media

What our Youth is busy in discussing on Social Media

General awareness about the core issues is very important, during Pakistan’s Independence Movement, Quaid-e-Azam encouraged youth to play their part which had no Political Motives but was purely for the greater cause.

Quaid-e-Azam addressing a group of students

Today, all Political Parties have Youth whose role is limited to its Party Interest. It is not a good sight to see our Youth in countering each other by trending slogans against each other.

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto , founder of Pakistan People’s Party was the first Politician who exploited the emotions of Pakistani Youth for his Agenda that benefited his Career for shorter period since then country has not seen stability.

Our youth has all the potential that can be transformed for the betterment of Pakistan, and also it will benefit our future Generations. This Land belongs to us and we have certain responsibilities towards it.

People mix the meaning a Politician with a Leader, though;

A politician thinks of the next election. A leader, of the next generation. – James Freeman Clarke

Politicians need to revive the values of Tolerance, sense of Pride being Pakistani National in their Youth. Positive criticism during a routine debate is good as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone’s sentiments.

Youth need to see the other side of the picture which they mostly miss, here is my take on the recent issue that made Country’s Political Conditions tensed. PTI supporters missed the card played by PPP in Sindh against MQM, over which Chairman of PTI Imran Khan issued immaturity by blaming MQM without knowing the fact that JIT report did not had MQM’s name mentioned, in fact it was based on assumptions of one of the accused personnel who himself is not really sure about it. Even, if they thought MQM was involved they could have disagreed decently without abusing each other.

With these remarks of Imran Khan things went worse at this crucial time when Nation has challenges like Terrorism, Bad Governance, Illiteracy, Famine, Health Issues, Water Shortage, Power Crisis and so on.To solve these issues. first we’ll have to become responsible Pakistanis only then things will change otherwise this Political Circus will not end anywhere.We should always put #PakistanFirst and think like Pakistanis and not as Political Workers every time.

Somewhere in all this difference of opinion we have lost something that is “Our Identity” and became a worker of PPP, PMLN, PTI, ANP, MQM or etc. We need to realize that we are Pakistanis First then anything else.

What we need to realize is that Future of Pakistan is important that the Political Elite as our fate is linked to this land only. Pakistan need Future Leaders and not Politicians, major issues in Pakistan are more administrative in nature and less Political in nature, that’s one of the reason why Military Rulers have delivered better results than the Democratic Governments in last 67 years.

I will conclude it quoting Mr. Jinnah here who said;

” Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody. ” – M.A.Jinnah

Amaan Tareen is a Social-Political Activist, Documentary Film Maker, Dreamer and firm believer of #PakistanFirst Ideology. He tweets from @amaantareen and can be reached on his Official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/amaantareendotcom

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Generals

By: Amaan Tareen

By now every sensible Pakistani has sensed that Democratic Forces in Pakistan have failed to address their basic living rights during their respective tenures also in last 7 years no such project was initiated that could benefit the poor and or the public in general. Today, Pakistan is again standing at a point where it was in 1999 where people are looking at Pakistan Army to come into power and rescue the Country of 180 Million that is sinking like a boat because of Corruption, Nepotism, Bad Governance, Political Instability and rapidly increasing Internal and External Threats to Pakistan’s existence.

Major Cities of Pakistan particularly Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi are at the disposal of terrorists who have firm networks established with the help of Non-state Actors who have increased their influence inside Pakistan more than before in these last 7 years.

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Militant Organizations like TTP, BLA, Sect base Militant Organizations have strengthened themselves by recruiting brainwashed young lads, using them against Pakistan Armed Forces. Formation of IS on the borders of Iraq and Syria, and Al-Qaeda South Asia based on Militants of different ethnicity are surely the next biggest threat for World Peace particularly Pakistan.

Groups like TTP, BLA and BLF that are supported by RAW, MOSSAD, CIA and NDS with their base camps mostly funded by RAW via it’s consulates being setup inside Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

PTI was the final hope for Pakistanis, that turned out to be a big disappointed because of his no clear policies on Terrorism, Economy, Health, Education and Governance and rather focusing on KPK kept itself on the roads protesting against the systematically Rigged Elections held after PPP Government completed its 5 years tenure and setup a care taker government.

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Imran Khan, who aimed to uproot the status quo from Pakistan’s Political Arena seemed helpless at the hands of Electable in PTI, who once were the part of the same status quo parties against whom Mr. Khan was fighting.

D I Khan Jail Break, APS School Attack are the main two incidents that took place under his party’s ruled province (KPK) that raised eye brows of his voters.

Under such circumstances considering Country’s Law & Order Situation, Political Instability and Increasing Influence of Takfiri Militant Organizations like IS in its surroundings, another possible war between India and Pakistan, we are left with no other option but to have Military take over the Control of Country and assign prominent Technocrats a role within certain period of time, also to setup an Independent Election Commission, do country-wide crack down on banned outfits and sectarian parties hence clearing the country from all possible threats within Pakistan and hold elections whenever they feel is the right time.

If we reflect this back to Military Coup in 1999 and all the measures taken by General (r) Pervez Musharraf, we may realize that all those decisions and policies introduced by General Musharraf and his technocrats were heading in right direction.

Strengthening Pakistan Economically was the main agenda set by Musharraf and his team, besides that he initiated projects like Bhasha Dam, Pakistan’s Nuclear Program, Defense Deals with France, Russia, China and America, Pakistan’s Foreign Policy was stronger than ever with its citizens being valued abroad, becoming a part of Economic Corridor having Iran, China, Russia and Pakistan as its main beneficiaries, launching 16706-mush-1364625706-852-640x480Gwadar Port, increasing Pakistan’s Export to European, African and Australian Markets, initiating Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project that could have benefited Pakistan in long run and address the on-going Power and Economical Problems of Pakistan.

Besides all above mentioned achievements of Musharraf Regime, life of an ordinary Pakistan was much easier than it is now, also law and order situation was stable, non-state actors and their networks were being shut in the country. People seemed lost comparing Musharraf’s Rule with the promises of Democrats that never got fulfilled.

Eventually, General Raheel Sharif is left with only two options, one to setup a Technocratic Government led by General (r) Pervez Musharraf, assigning him with the best team of technocrats with proved track record and second option is to remove this government and take over the state affairs and hand over them to Pakistan Military.

To sum up, Pakistani Nation is in standing in the same point like it was in 1999 with no other option than Electing General Musharraf with the Team of Young, Energetic and Dynamic Technocrats or to ask Army to take over and impose Martial Law which surely is not a permanent solution to the problems but would at least save the existence of Pakistan that is far more important than the system (democracy) that has always failed to resolve people’s issues.

Now Pakistanis have to decide, either they want to have the system that never solves their issues or they want to have dedicated team that is not a part of the system but can solve their many issues. Whoever be in power will surely have great challenges ahead of him and will need minimum 5 years in bringing things back to normal and surely 10 years to bring back Pakistan on the path where there will be Peace, Prosperity, Better Governance and Credibility in International Community.

Amaan Tareen is a Social-Political Activist, Documentary Film Maker, A Thinker and a Doer. He tweets from @amaantareen and can be reached on his Official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/amaantareendotcom