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A Message To PTI Supporters: If you don’t do any of following then please don’t feel offended as this article is for those only who did and do it. If you feel offended in any way then please pay attention to final paragraph.
When it comes to political discussions we all often react immaturely because most of the times we are attached with personalities because of more than their political image. Even then political discussions and answers must be kept relevant to the topic but not personal attacks. Many of my friends who supports PTI and Imran Khan told me (which I also felt was true) that now non-political people (who never took interest in politics, never even thought of casting a vote) are supporting PTI and Imran Khan. So it is pretty much expected from such people to violate simple political discussion rule which mentioned earlier.
I don’t support Imran Khan or PTI and i have my reasons. I recently had long discussions with my friends on various forums about his “political in-capabilities”. Surprisingly i came to know that any one who is not supporting Imran Khan must have one (or in many cases all) of the following quality or must answer following question which have nothing to do with “Politics”, “Imran Khan” or “PTI”:
1. You Are Anti-Pakistan:
Most of times answer of IK followers starts with “I don’t think you want to see better Pakistan”. Why “Better Pakistan” is only bound to supporting Imran Khan. How in earth answer to questions about Imran Khan’s policies is “You don’t want to see better Pakistan?”.
2. You Are Anti-Islam:
No wonder why around the globe perception about Muslims as extremists couldn’t get changed. Islam is the most lenient Religion which teach us to respect believers of other religions as well but most among us act like “Islam k Theky Dar” (Guardians of Islam) that they have right to exclude anyone from the religion and declare him as a Non-Muslim. Only Allah Almighty’s judgment will show us all who was Muslim and who was not. Plus no one ever realizes that what remedies are required by a Muslim if he states another Muslim as Non-Muslim.
3. You Will Be Answerable to Allah (GOD):
There is a very popular yet “used for humiliation” phrase in Pakistan: “Khuda k agy kia jawab do gay kal ko?” (What will you answer to GOD on Judgment Day about this act?). The answer is very simple that i will be answerable to what i did, I will be answerable to obligations on me and I know that following Imran Khan Blindly is not an obligation on me.
4. You Are Supporting Policies of Establishment:
Oh yes! I am an agent of establishment. Just because i asked where did Imran Khan go in June 2008 leaving thousands of social activist, reformers and political workers on the road calling off “Long March” and ruining all the efforts of half year, i became Agent of Establishment. Establishment don’t have to hire me if want good for my country by asking the reason from a “Leader” why he left in middle.
5. You Want To Obey American and Foreign Orders:
At first i thought this was a Sarcasm because more than half of Imran Khan’s supporters are students and most of them are doing anything they can just to run out of Pakistan. Yet they all stating that IK will rule out American Policies, Dictatorship, Foreign pressures, etc for emergence of an Independent Pakistan. But this point still couldn’t justify the questions how Imran Khan will make Pakistan “Independent” again. I guess i am too dumb to understand that “I am in support of foreign dictatorship” was the answer.
6. You Are Paid Supporter Of PML(N):
If i am paid by PML(N), Establishment and getting remuneration on supporting Foreign Dictatorship then why the hell i am doing job? i should be sitting home, relaxing, watching movies and simply doing nothing. Oh did i make that mistake again? Yes i did! Being a Paid supporter was the actual answer of “How can IK bring change will all known, corrupt, already tried politicians who change their party less than average lease period time of a car loan”.
7. You Disappointed Me With Your Views:
Well what can i say about that? I don’t wake up daily to make you happy and proud. If you are disappointed than just answer to the questions about IK’s incapability to have Internal elections in his own party while humiliating all other parties that they are not actual parties but only dictatorships. Talking about dictatorship, next time before getting “Disappointed” on me please try to read constitution of PTI in detail.
8. You Should Get Your Facts Right:
Well my friend, i know you have an answer to my question. I had too, many times before but i never dictated you such things. If you want to be more convincing then get more evidence and supporting argument rather being my research mentor. Please show some “Political Discussion Ethics”. There were many times that your Leader was wrong, his allegations were dummy but surely you won’t found a word of “dictative advice” from me in political discussions.
9. Keep Your Views To Yourself:
Freedom to write, freedom to say, freedom to follow someone or not: were these concepts formed only for memorizing their definitions to get more marks so that one can get on top in merit list of “GO Amreeka GO’s Fulbright scholarship” ?.
If freedom to speak for anyone is to say one party’s leader as “Kutta” (Dog) or “Diesel” then he must show some courage to bear someone else’s freedom. Specially when it is actually a political discussion rather personal humiliating attacks.
Political Discussion In It’s Spirit:
It is our responsibility to keep our personal feeling aside while answering a question related to our political leadership. Political discussion is one thing i am doing from as long as i can remember and i always got the comment “Why do you talk on such topics? there is no conclusion or benefit!” and PTI supporters have “actually” started talking part in such discussions. Before few months, rather before 30th October Jalsa, i could hardly do discussion with PTI Supporters (except a few) but I am doing such discussion with PPP and Musharaf’s Supporters from years. I found PPP supporters very much attached with their leaders and they do get hyper and pass personal comments, but only personal to other leaders but not myself. But titles i got by not supporting Imran Khan are no way near to what the actual questions were. Discussions should base on facts, figures, arguments and evidence. Labeling someone with humiliating statements just shows the well being of your own.
We always say that politics is a “Dirty Game” but it is actually we who made this game “Dirty”.
Sitting on table waiting for Lunch Deal at Pizza Parlor, watching news on typical 32 Inch LCD screen about minorities rights being suppressed in Pakistan suddenly Conversation started:
Friend 1: Pakistan was meant to be a secular state; Jinnah always wanted Pakistan to be a Secular State!
Friend 2: No! That’s not true!
Friend 1: Yes it is! Jinnah always wanted a secular state.
Friend 2 (Smiled & Said): Just read Qaid-e-Azam’s Speech on State Bank Inauguration. Jinnah urged nation to adopt Islam Way of Living.
Friend 1: Ok! If I accept that Jinnah wanted an Islamic State then there is no right of Muslims to violate minorities’ rights!
Well this conversation answered my question which I had been asking to myself that why the argument “Jinnah wanted Pakistan to be a secular state” has been raised in recent years when the whole ideology of Pakistan was based on Islamic State!
This shows the reaction of people to go for an alternative solution if they are unable to impose actual solution. What if State become secular still minorities treated bitterly? Then surely same people will be demanding for a National State or whatsoever!
Being a Muslim Student I am proud to say that
Rights of Minorities are best served in Islam. If it isn’t in an Islamic State then there is something wrong with the implementation of Islam Laws!
Following is the speech on the inauguration of the State Bank of Pakistan, July 1, 1948 by Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The speech is shared in the context what Jinnah really wanted Pakistan to be!
Mr. Governor, Directors of State Bank, Ladies and Gentlemen.
The opening of the State Bank of Pakistan symbolizes the sovereignty of our State in the financial sphere and I am very glad to be here today to perform the opening ceremony. It was not considered feasible to start a Bank of our own simultaneously with the coming into being of Pakistan in August last year. A good deal of preparatory work must precede the inauguration of an institution responsible for such technical and delicate work as note issue and banking. To allow for this preparation, it was provided, under the Pakistan Monetary System and Reserve Bank Order, 1947, that the Reserve Bank of India should continue to be the currency and banking authority of Pakistan till the 30th September, 1948. Later on it was felt that it would be in the best interests of our State if the Reserve Bank of India were relieved of its functions in Pakistan, as early as possible. The State of transfer of these functions to a Pakistan agency was consequently advanced by three months in agreement with the Government of India and the Reserve Bank. It was at the same time decided to establish a Central Bank of Pakistan in preference to any other agency for managing our currency and banking. This decision left very little time for the small band of trained personnel in this field in Pakistan to complete the preliminaries and they have by their untiring effort and hard work completed their task by the due date which is very creditable to them, and I wish to record a note of our appreciation of their labours.
As you have observed, Mr. Governor in undivided India banking was kept a close preserve of non-Muslims and their migration from Western Pakistan has caused a good deal of dislocation in the economic life of our young State. In order that the wheels of commerce and industry should run smoothly, it is imperative that the vacuum caused by the exodus of non-Muslims should be filled without delay. I am glad to note that schemes for training Pakistan nationals in banking are in hand. I will watch their progress with interest and I am confident that the State Bank will receive the co-operation of all concerned including the banks and Universities in pushing them forward. Banking will provide a new and wide field in which the genius of our young men can find full play. I am sure that they will come forward in large numbers to take advantage of the training facilities which are proposed to be provided. While doing so, they will not only be benefiting themselves but also contributing to the well-being of our State.
I need hardly dilate on the important role that the State Bank will have to play in regulating the economic life of our country. The monetary policy of the bank will have a direct bearing on our trade and commerce, both inside Pakistan as well as with the outside world and it is only to be desired that your policy should encourage maximum production and a free flow of trade. The monetary policy pursued during the war years contributed, in no small measure, to our present day economic problems. The abnormal rise in the cost of living has hit the poorer sections of society including those with fixed incomes very hard indeed and is responsible to a great extent for the prevailing unrest in the country. The policy of the Pakistan Government is to stabilize prices at a level that would be fair to the producer, as well as the consumer. I hope your efforts will be directed in the same direction in order to tackle this crucial problem with success.
I shall watch with keenness the work of your Research Organization in evolving banking practices compatible with Islamic ideas of social and economic life. The economic system of the West has created almost insoluble problems for humanity and to many of us it appears that only a miracle can save it from disaster that is not facing the world. It has failed to do justice between man and man and to eradicate friction from the international field. On the contrary, it was largely responsible for the two world wars in the last half century. The Western world, in spite of its advantages, of mechanization and industrial efficiency is today in a worse mess than ever before in history. The adoption of Western economic theory and practice will not help us in achieving our goal of creating a happy and contended people. We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind.
May the Sate Bank of Pakistan prosper and fulfill the high ideals which have been set as its goal.
In the end I thank you, Mr. Governor, for the warm welcome given to me by you and your colleagues, and the distinguished guests who have graced this occasion as a mark of their good wishes and the honour your have done me in inviting me to perform this historic opening ceremony of the State Bank which I feel will develop into one of our greatest national institutions and play its part fully throughout the world.
The bold part of speech clearly represents what Jinnah really wanted Pakistan to be! It is just one speech which I think is enough, otherwise anyone can explore history and I’m sure will find the same.
Soucre: Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Speeches and Statements as Governor General of Pakistan 1947 – 48. Published (1989) by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Directorate of Films & Publications, Islamabad