By: Amaan Tareen
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.
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 “
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.
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.
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.
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