Did PTI Deliver a ‘New Pakistan’?


Did PTI Deliver a ‘New Pakistan’?

Let’s begin by juxtaposing the pre and post-election political scenarios of Pakistan with an aim to weigh the after effects of the debut entry of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as a major game changer (or not) into the political scene of the country.

 

A relevant query in every mind is: whether PTI’s emergence as the second or third big political force and its dominance over a considerable political space has already brought about a meaningful change, either big or small, in the country’s monotonous political landscape; or does it hold any such potential?

 

Here is a not-too-distant 2008-2013 political flashback: In the centre, Pakistan People’s Party-led coalition, including PML-Q, ANP, MQM, PML-F (for a good part of the five-year term) and other parties and independents  governed the country.

 

In provinces, PML-N, the pre-dominant party of the Punjab governed it; ANP ruled KPK; PPP joined hands with MQM and PML-F in Sindh and; a group of parties ruled Balochistan.

 

Perhaps, the above setting, with a few changes, holds true for all the governments that Pakistan witnessed in the past decades.

 

Come May 11 elections and the political Kaleidoscope projects a pattern that no mind in all its sanity could, would or should have thought probable a few months back. PML-N rules the roost in centre as well as Punjab. PTI almost wipes out ANP – one of the major partners of the last federal government and a biggest stakeholder of KPK. A huge change, hands down. But that’s just a beginning.

 

The PTI brought about a paradigm shift in the rigidly scornful view of domestic politics invariably held by the educated class, the upper middle class and the elite strata of society inhabiting the urban parts of the country. Refreshingly, for the first time since seventies, the people of Pakistan not only witnessed a number of massive political rallies each day in the run up to the historic polls but also ended up feeling closely connected and at the same time obligated to do their bit towards changing the fate of the nation as a whole. Never forget that it was PTI that staged the first such mega show at Minar-e-Pakistan on 30th October 2011.

 

The PTI emerged as a trend setter which blended its speeches with awe inspiring music and the magical result it produced, unsurprisingly, compelled PML-N to follow the suit.

 

The rousing poll campaigns backed by moving promos rekindled a collective hope among people whose flame they thought had been put out long ago, never to be ignited again. I could see the sparkle of that flame in people’s eyes on the polling day as they queued up in sweltering heat outside the polling stations.

 

The mood was festive, evoking flashbacks of my childhood memories of the mornings of Eid days when I walked to the mosque along with my father and male siblings in the streets of Karachi.

 

The staggering figures of voter turnout in May 11 ballot was a striking sign of the revival of the political culture we once had and, I, for one, firmly believe that it is nothing less than a revolution. That’s because it resurrected the confidence in people to dream again.

 

One should also not forget that PTI, breaking the status quo, conducted biggest intra-party elections – unprecedented in Pakistan’s 65-year long history.

 

It has emerged as the second biggest party of the ‘kingmaking’ province – Punjab. Similarly, the PTI has also carved out its place as the most legitimate and a formidable competitor to the yet invincible MQM in Karachi.

 

This is high time that MQM, which has so far basked in the glory of its unflinching ‘public mandate’, wake up to the daunting reality before they miss the train. Even before practically performing on the ground, the PTI has set the bar so high that now the future elections of Karachi will no longer be fought merely on the basis of ethnicity but purely on the basis of merit and performance.

 

Imran Khan in his latest video message vowed to make KPK a model province for the rest of the country and to play the role of a strong opposition. If he succeeded in delivering on these counts – and there is a big possibility that he will – then the founder of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital will not only become a force to reckon with for the MQM in Karachi but also to all other stakeholders of the mainstream politics, particularly, the PML-N in the Punjab.

 

The Teen Talwar and other sit-downs staged voluntarily by the Karachiites against the alleged rigging is a historic development in itself, particularly, in the backdrop of the port city’s traditional politics. This, understandably, hasn’t sunk down well with the main political stakeholder of Pakistan’s commercial hub and the bewilderment in the reaction of its top leadership speaks volumes about the sudden change that has transpired as a result of the May 11 vote.

 

Have we already stepped into a ‘New Pakistan’? If not yet, then, in my opinion, the outcome of May 11 polls has certainly opened the door that leads to it.

 

Mazhar Bughio can be followed on Twitter @mazharbughio

 



Mazhar Bughio

Web journalist/ writer associated with Geo News/ The News International.


  • MMA

    While belonging to middle class educated family and surroundings, I myself choose to vote for PMLN “for this election” for reasons. Analyzing the happenings and political stances over last one decade, I found IK’s aptitude a bit immature on some issues and specially his political target shuffling to one person to second and then focus on PMLN last 1-2 years has shown that he was pushed up by establishment to break PMLN this time (as PPP was almost gone). Establishment has done same while building Nawaz sharif as well (IJI case – means i’m not saying nawaz is innocent but so isn’t IK this time. equally wrong:)). Again this is my personal assessment and as an educated person thats how we chose to vote for someone. I chose to vote for PMLN of their comparative political stance in last 5 years (where they supported cause of continuing democratic track for good. stopped the way of another martial law situation to continue towards a democratic system), Shahabz sharif’s governance in punjab was reasonably better than any other place (again comparative with other provinces) and yes I do believe that in all tenure of PMLN they are kind of supportive for infrastructure and industrial developments by policy (that pays to country’s economy in longer run). And they are a bit patriotic as well on certain level (better than PPP atleast).

    I’ll surely consider IK for voting next time after checking his performance in KPK and his next moves showing whether he is out of hands of establishment now (as nawaz sharif is a bit more independent now). I already made kinda same assessment (kinda predicted to my friends) that establishment may (and should) just give IK one province or make him part of government giving some admin/ministries to groom him politically for some time and let him get a chance to show how he performs on reality grounds. I hope he performs to country’s good interest and he’ll surely get next election if he can prove himself on reality grounds without changing his stance n targeting people on establishment’s demand. I wish Allah make our country a better place soon and give us a sense of truth and sincerity to national causes beyond personal interests. Aameen.

    Wassalam

    • ahmed

      @MMA I respect your reasons and appreciate your reasoning for wanting to vote for PMLn and like you I wish PML all the best and this country certainly needs it badly and it doesn’t take extra ordinary skill to do something constructive when a person is elected. However if you think any of the traditional parties will bring a change you are mistaken. In my view Imran Khan is the only person with personal zeal, values and integrity to force them to do things they ordinarily wouldn’t do. PML records in last years was dismal but it was better then PPP because its MPA were selling their funds in other provinces for kickbacks. ROTi Plant billions wasted after borrowing at 16% interest. Funds from various district recalled for metrobus in Lahore and billion dollar development intended for other district not a penny utilized. in reality ANP did much better work in some of KPK but they also corrupt ministers.
      So I would like to believe PML could do sensible things setting good industries great schools open trade privatizing public sector create good investment climate things that don’t cost much but could make this country great. But my sense is that they would do bone headed senseless projects like mertobus, bullet trains, and more motorways so our exchecker dwindles instead of increasing. These are worthwhile projects no doubt but first people need good skills and jobs and food on the table in a secure environment and they need gas and power as well.

      • Rashid

        Yes, PTI has definitly delivered a “New PAkistan”. This can be seen on the streets of DHA Lahore and DHA Karachi? Is Defence Housing Authority and its residents is the only Pakistan and the only Pakistanis? Why did they had firm belief that only DHA residents had casted votes and this is only their right to win elections particularly all over Punjab and generally all over Pakistan? because DHA rich people and BURGUR class has participated in elections first time in the history of Pakistan??? Why we believe that polls were fair and transparent where PTI has won all over Pakistan and were totally unfair where they have lost either to MQM or to PML-N???

      • MMA

        Everyone should n mostly do wish that whatever comes, comes for good. I didn’t deny curroption of PMLN and neither said they acted genius or did highly effective projects. I just said that comparatively, they sound better in this election to vote for. it is simply that when to choose between two evils, choose the lesser one. IK lost his credibility over past years to climb up the stairs by changing stances, trying to merge n diverge from different victims he chose to abuse and finally after kind of no out 13-14 years he suddenly becomes choice of everyone in media power shifters our “always zealeous and passionate awam (yes thats what we blame our awam for most of the time – They don’t analyze how suddenly something happened without a logic ehind)”. This was kind of disappointing for ones who were more into ideology and basic uprooting of PTI, this is when some of very loyal IK party mates (from UK and Pak etc) left party after 10-12 years of working to build PTI. I’m not saying PTI should be thrown back, It is a positive change that a new party merged for good with atleast better n fair known personality of IK (but not that mature for sure). I may say that few of think tank guys (asad umar etc) are more mature people and asset for IK/PTI but again they haven’t tasted politics in its practical grounds of running a govt.). And yes a charismatic leader like IK is also needed to bring masses out for something good at first place. Anyways, once in hands of estalishment in last 2-3 years, PTI is well built but with addition of establishment puppets and old renowned (also some well known lota type) people. If you see whole of election working on media (PPP campaign, Q league campaign, , IK’s target in last 2 years), everything was showing that IK is played by establishment to break PMLN in next elections (as establishment always like to bring weak govts (same is kind of reason MQM is given loose hand in sindh against PPP usually. Also the first cause of making n grooming MQM was to break PPP in sindh. These foul games of establishment make whole of nation suffer). So I think people has become sharp enough to realize it and they came out for PTI but also to save PMLN this time from this victimization of establishment. PMLN gets a fair chance to perform next five years. If not then PTI is surely going to be next option in next election. There will be even bigger voter shift to PTI without media trial if PMLN doesn’t perform and PTI does. I wish IK run out of establishment hand who may try to break PTI next time if they have chances to win masses next time.:)…

  • http://www.facebook.com/fateh.a.sheikh.5 Fateh Alam Sheikh

    Imran did created pol phobia ,probably the achievement is tremendous,what he got was the average figure of seats,for him its a great achievement,in my advance guess he got two seats less in NA.I won the bet from my wife friend,s.He should now concentrate on MODEL for KPK,and the Drone attacks and the Talibans factor,i guess its a good New/Old seasoned combination,for the betterment of the country.only request is for electronic media ,plz plz combine the people rather encouraging anti pak intentions and settle the issue of so called Rigging which might have happen at odd cases,do not discredit the nation,a creditable message
    has gone abroad,my village a young educated girl was helping old*) + Granny to obtain ballot paers and how to hold the stamp and where to mark it ,so should we call it rigging,or our ground realities,our anchor person must be patience,since this was also in mobile phone ,request lets move ahead for development,other wise we shall be playing in to the hands of our enemies.

  • Roohan Ahmed

    Nice piece!
    PTI would be on number 1 if Imran Khan eliminates the culture of aggression and directs his workers to be disciplined. He shouldn’t nominate the tax evaders for the post of CM KP, according to ECP, Pervez Khatak didn’t pay any tax in 2011, 2012 and another PTI’s candidate for NA-250 Karachi Arif Alvi didn’t pay taxes in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Best of luck Imran and his party for the future!

  • M.Saeed

    Fruits are not borne instantaneously my friend!

    There is always a long tiring and trying gestation period before delivery.

    • http://www.geo.tv Mazhar Bughio

      Thanks for your comment. I must clarify that the above article does not give any judgement. Here is the concluding para:

      “Have we already stepped into a ‘New Pakistan’? If not yet, then, in my opinion, the outcome of May 11 polls has certainly opened the door that leads to it.”

      • bwp

        Exactly.

  • http://twitter.com/hsohu Hamadullah Sohu

    they did their part

  • zahid

    good piece of work!

  • Dawar Naqvi

    There is so much hypocrisy in democracy.

    PTI claimed they are very popular in Urban areas of Karachi and Lahore, recently we have seen tons of modern women came out on the streets of Lahore & Karachi during their protest.
    But In Pakhtunkhwa PTI barred women from voting, this is a height of hypocrisy.

  • NASAH (USA)

    Delivered “naya Pakistan” ? That was false pregnancy — mostly hot air — the Pashtoon “choohiya” that got delivered in Peshawar was per courtesy the Taliban midwife.And it will be a Taliban government ok if it brings patchy peace. With JI It is not NAYA it is very PURANA Pakistan.

    We will be holding our breath for corruption to go away in KP in 9 days.

    • Farooq Hashmi

      Welcome back, Dr.NASAH. You were being missed badly. Before long “brothers-in-Islam” will be feted in the Prime Minister House. Just watch my words.

      • NASAH (USA)

        Baqaul Ghalib:

        Go maiN raha raheen-e sitamhai rozegaar
        lekin teray kheyal se ghaafil naheeN raha

        • Anonymous

          NASAH Sb

          Good to see you back. Hopefully, the holiday was reinvigorating.

          Better this choohiya with ex-Red cap as the CM in Mr Khatak – and not Maulana Claus (more suited to your analysis. Purana?! Maybe – lets see….the deal between allegedly progressive PPP, ANP and JI in certain KPK parts to bar females from viting was nit a good sign though.

          • NASAH (USA)

            Thanks Qlim sb.

            I don’t know what the Taliban will get from Imran and Nawaz in lieu of the help in KP but whatever short of treason that will help stop suicide bombings will be welcome.

  • Karachian

    Finally an article which does not blame MQM. Phew. Otherwise, it seems that MQM is responsible for the ills of Pakistani society. No one is bothered about widespread corruption Nawaz Sharif was involved in, Billions were transferred out of the country, was involved in the highjack of the plane carrying Cheif of Army Staff, Ordering the plane to land in an enemy country India with Chief of Army Staff in it, retreating from Kargil when India almost lost its grip on Kashmir and about to vacate Siachin Glaciar, responsible for the killing of hundreds of Pakistani Soldiers due to cowardly retrieval from Kargil, attack on media, attack on Supreme Court, fleeing the country by signing a contract etc. etc. etc. No one is bothered about all that.

    Everyone seems bothered about NA250. The entire country was focused on Karachi. The entire media was covering NA250, while PML-N was openly rigging in Punjab and PTI in KPK. Way to go Punjabi dominated media. Good job.

    • ahsan

      you karachi folks SERIOUSLY need to get this out of your minds that punjabis or any other Pakistani has some sort of grudge against karachites.. its just a phobia every karachite is made to believe since childhood… (im not a punjabi by the way…) about MQM, nothing needs be said, nawaz/imran may have been involved in poll rigging, but what MQM did in their local polling stations, it was a “massacre” of the electoral process… both are evils but with very different pedigrees.. a grenade and a nuke if you ask for my comparison of both… 5 votes cast per second, must say it is a very IMPRESSIVE feat!

      • Karachian

        Karachi, Karachi Karachi. PTI , Punjab dominated media, JI, ANP, PPP, Taliban, Everyone seems obsessed with Karachi. Peshawar Pathano ka, Lahore Punjabio ka, Quetta Balocho ka, Larkana Sindhion ka, Multan Saeakion ka, aur Karachi kis ka ? Karachi Sab ka. Everyone else seems to be suffering from MQM Phobia not me.

        Pathans and Punjabis can setup their businesses across Karachi, they have a huge share in public transport in Karachi, they own shops, they are dominated in every government organization, they can buy homes in any area of Karachi. But Urdu Speakers cannot go to Banaras, Afghan Basti at Suhrab Goth, Kati Pahari or Lyari. Forget about owning businesses and houses there, they cannot even go there. What do you call that? Has anyone ever mentioned that in the media? Can an Urdu Speaker go to Peshawar and buy a shop there without being thoroughly grilled and interviewed by local Pathans. Same goes for Interior Sindh and Punjab. An Urdu Speaker cannot buy a piece of agricultural land anywhere in Punjab and Sindh Or may be in few cases only if they get permission by the local jageerdar or wadera under strict conditions.

        You conveniently overlook these facts and injustice. The media would probably do some lip service on the attitude of these feudals and move on. But everyone seems to have double standards when it comes to Karachi and MQM. You all find justifications if its happening in Punjab.

        The difference of votes between MQM and PTI is so huge that even if you consider half the MQM votes at bogus, it would still win. And 5 votes per second is very much possible considering they had more than 200 polling stations in many constituencies. So it was the time duration of all polling stations combined. Again a classic example of Punjabi dominated media playing a role of a propaganda machine providing twisted statistics to play with innocent minds.

        And more than 100,000 votes have been casted back in 1988 as well. It is very much possible as each constituency in Karachi has a population of roughly a million with half a million registered voters. So even if the turnout is 65%, more than 200,000 votes casted is not impossible. You have to understand the demographics of Karachi. It has a population of 20 Million with only 20 NA seats. And more than 100,000 votes have been casted on some Punjab seats as well. No one seemed to question those seats but of course they notice that in Karachi.

        Again an example of discrimination against Karachi. If constituencies had been created according to a proper population ratio in Karachi. It should have had 40 NA seats. But that would have increased their representation in National Assembly which Punjabi Establishment never wanted. How many more examples of discriminations against Karachi do you need?

        MQM is not perfect as well. But at least it is lesser evil for us Karachiites. We can approach them. They are from amongst us. They live in our neighbourhoods in 120 yard houses and not in Palaces in Raiwand, Islamabad, Lahore or Larkana. If the severage line is overflowing, we get in touch with them and they somehow get it fixed. They have given identity to people. They have sent middle class people to assemblies and made them sit right next to a punjabi jageerdars and sindhi waderas. The same people who used to look down on them and used treat them like insects and animals are now listening to them and forced to respect them. MQM has forced them to respect the middle class which was nothing more than a silent spectator earlier.

        Ever wondered why PTI got such an overwhelming support from across Pakistan on pretty much the same slogans as MQM had when it started and MQM never managed any support from other areas of Pakistan other than Karachi? Justice, end of feudal system, selection on merit, end to corruption, young leadership etc. I tell you why, its because Altaf Hussein was not a Punjabi and Imran Khan is. The punjabi establishment could not even think of an Urdu Speaking popular leader. So they maligned him and MQM. Hatred was filled in the hearts of Punjabis against MQM through massive propaganda. To restrict MQM to Karachi. But they never did that same to PTI, infact it supported PTI just because Imran Khan was a Punjabi.

        You need to clear your head from all the media onslaught and think rationally. Only then you would realize the truth.

        • yarana

          Thanks for writing this I am from punjab but lived in karachi most of my life what you have said its true whether anyone belive it or not thats why punjabi being hated verywhere in pakistan they can not dare to go to any other province interior they will be killed.I know for a fact karachities wants to seperate from Pakistan they do not say it openly it will happen give it few more years I would love to see everyone outside of karachi will have to obtain VISA to enter KARACHI.it will happen I believe in it as I believe in MQM.
          ALTAF HUSSAIN is the only leader deserved standing ovation he has some faults just like everyone else but he is a great human being.GOD BLESS HIM

          • S Nasrullah

            Breathe there a man with SOUL so DEAD, who never to himself said, ” This is my Own country”. Yes anything is expected from a member of the “Mafia of Quislings and Marauders”.

          • M.Saeed

            “Mafia of Quislings and Marauders”. Well said Nasrullah sb. it is most appropriate.

          • M.Saeed

            There was a time in 60′s when every Pakistani had to get a
            visa type permit to go beyond Jamrud near Peshawar University. But, places like Lyari, Kati Pahari etc. in Karachi are even worse.
            You are talking as a Punjabi-MQM supporters now living in Karachi but you should also not forget who abolished the Sindh-Urban and Sindh Rural division. You should also not forget as a former Punjabi that, who uprooted the
            Punjabi settler (accursed refugees) who were awarded replacement lands in the un-developed un-cultivated lands in Sindh, by the government on their relocation
            from Mangla and Tarbela dams as well as the huge network of Canals under “ Indus Basin Replacement Plan”??. You should also not forget who suffered and faced the brunt of “Trading of three (3) rivers of Punjab to make the life of “Sindhi Harees” an endless blessing, making a mockery of Punjab, meaning a land of 5 rivers, left with only two???.

            Now, if you can forget all these sacrifices, then you are
            simply not a Punjabi by any means.

        • M.Saeed

          You are being grossly parochial!

          Talk as a Pakistani, you will get answers to all your frustrations.

          Ask yourself a simple question. PPP and Bhuttos were Sindh based politicians but had bigger vote-bank in Punjab and former NWFP, while MQM has not visible beyond Karachi. Why?

          • Karachian

            Bhutto’s and other Sindhi Wadera Politicians are all corrupt families who can easily be manipulated by the Punjab Dominated Establishment. These are just faces who are given a free hand to govern (Read plunder) Pakistan to show the world that Sindhis, Pathans, Balochs have been prime ministers and Presidents. So people like you can give examples on the internet.

        • ahsan

          one advice for you brother, travel across Pakistan and make your own observations rather than you taking some friend’s word for it, you will be surprised!

          • Karachian

            I have travelled all over Pakistan and felt the hatred, bias. taunts and prejudice from the people of Punjab. I have been to Lahore dozen of time. Trust me, it’s all first hand experience.

        • ahmed

          You are one confused individual. Are you talking about Pathans, Punjabis and Sindhis that were not burned alive in Malir Halt, Landhi, Korangi, Model colony, Saudabad and Khokrapar? You don’t know shit. Bring me your ID card and the money and I will buy you land in Punjab and KPK wherever you want and how many acres you want. Stop using nonsensical stupid arguments based on no facts. No one is confused about MQM. Why should we ? Listening to one speech of Altaf is enough to tell anyone what kind of party it is nothing else is necessary. Difference btw PTI and MQM is that workers can still say anything to Imran Khan and they will be alive next morning and their body will not be dumped on road or they will not be slaughtered like Imran Faruq. You are one dumb farangi you don’t remember Azad Kashmir and nothern areas where people have voted for MQM because they didn’t know any better!. You are one delusional lot. Ninty percent of N league party leadership is mohajir including Shareef family and most of the MNA are mohajirs and at least 20% of the urban city population of the Punjab is urdu speaking. They lost everything when they came unless Karachi people who just boarded the train and came here and remind us their sacrifices every day.

          Pakistan voters are not stupid and they vote for whoever they feel represents them best. To you moranic logic Zulfikar Bhutto ‘s PPP was Punjabi too hence his party was voted majority in Punjab many times. MQM has no one to blame but itself and now it better RIP because it is no longer relevant.

        • Anonymous

          You are absolutely right, i witnessed above 300 dead bodies from a single gali of Aligarh colony where thousands of peoples died by the attack of Pukhtoon in 1984 and in retaliation of that attack hundreds pukhtoon were killed in all over the Karachi. Who are Urdu Speaking and who are Muhajirs? Muhajir is that who migrated from other places and docile in Karachi permanently and Urdu Speaking is that who speaks Urdu. There were no sign of population except a very small village of fisherman consisting on few families before 1800. British Established it as Seaport in 1829 then Karachi started to be a city by the migrants of Bombay and Gujrat consisting on Memons, Hindus, Bohries etc. After partition in 1947 it also become the Capital of Pakistan. All the peoples of minority provinces of India and all over Pakistan gathered and accumulated in Karachi.. All Karachites are Muhajirs and before 1964 they were creating a culture of unity of Pakistan. The first traitor of Pakistan Gen. Ayub Khan separated the Pukhtoon Muhajir from the other Muhajir of Karachi or separated the Pukhtoon from Karachites for his own vicious interest to punish the Karachites on their sin to support Muhtarma Fatima Jinnah in Election and pointing out.the Bogus voting by Ayub Khan using government machinery against Muhtarma Fatima Jinah. Urdo is not a language of any ancestors of all over the india. Muslims created it and understand and made it communicable all over the India before independeance. What language a Kashmiri use to communicate a Balouch or a Punjabi to a Muhatta or Bangoli to a Gujratee? that is Urdu. Every body in Karachi is Urdu Speaking. The main Sin or guilt of Karachies remain the same that they are Educated and have a clear concept on politice and pointed out the corruption of the political mafia occupies the country. Bhutto and Gen. Yahya divided the country Karachies pointed out, The first Dictator occupies the country Karachites pointed out struggled against him. Nawaz Sharif gifted the Kargal to india for his business scope pointed out the Karachies, When a person visited from a domain of a Jagirdar to Karachi and if he damands his basic rights then it is said ‘Bunda Karab ho gai hai Karachi or Sheher ki hawa lug gui hai. These are the main sin of Karachites and punishable by all the corrupt political mafia.of all over the country

    • Idealist

      Excuse me no rigging by PTI!

      • MMA

        U r excused. But PTI does have enough “old political faces” who use rigging and all things to win (they have been doing it in all their elections, why they leave this habbit for PTI?. They have their own seats, just join PTI to improve vote bank. Again I”m not PTI/MQM/JI’s supporter anyways. Its just my point of view seeing the politics,

  • Farooq Hashmi

    Now as Pakistan’s national elections are over and Mr.Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf has ended up having netted only a few scores of National Assembly seats, its slogan of ‘ tabdeeli ‘ appears to have lost its elan. It’s for sure that a few sit-ins here and there, to protest against the rigging, are merely a tempest in a teacup,and they are not going to reverse Nawaz League’s victory in favor of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf. Whether or not the elections were rigged or the Election Commission was biased toward Muslim League(N), is a whole different story.The bottom line is that the Terik is defeated. What’s advisable to the Tehrik is that it should desist pettifogging and toe the PPP’s line of conceding defeat in a democratic spirit.The elections are left behind, the period of the preparation for the next elections has started.Thus, PTI should start its preparation anew for the next elections. Demagoguery belongs to the world of fancy,and the materialization of the fabulous promises Mr.Nawaz Sharif made, to the world of reality. Mr.Nawaz Sharif employed demagoguery to the utmost extent to ensnare the gullible masses of Pakistan.There is no doubt that Mr.Nawaz Sharif, as a rightist,will maintain the ‘status quo’ in the country. His failure in ending their woes,will disillusion Pakistanis of him before long. That’s for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/somaniabdulmalik Abdul Malik

    LACK of Education, awarness, farsighting, true knowledege, and will power, Pirai, and many more reason that put PTI in defence. The most important factor is ” MONEY and SEAT and OWNER of PML-N have very good experience in this sector. Pay the price and get the result. How can a new party can WIN ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SheheryarAnsari Sheheryar Ansari

    … and it was the first party to provide well-deserved, chair seating for ordinary voter in public rally …

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahsan.mstq Ahsan Mstq

    The PTI attitude after election is totally different they have just greed to take power nothing else. they starts protests on streets which is a very shameful we have just hope from mr imran khan but now we are very much disappoint to see his behavior after elections he is not a mature politician just greed greed for power on other side mr nawaz sharif shows very positive gesture after visiting imran khan ,well done mian nawaz sharif .

  • Patriot

    I m a very big supporter of PTI and pray for this party that they win in next election in punjab & sindh & blochistan as well. But fact is this that due to massive rigging by pml-n in punjab , we are again watching the same old pml-n corrupt nawaz , foundation of whole political democratice system is wrong, there should be merit base entrance criteria for NA seats holder, no-education no NA seat, second important thing is manual voting should be swaped with Evoting system so that there would not be any chance of rigging or destroying ballot paper having stamps of BAT, third thing is counting should not be done in each polling station individually counting should be done collectively by NADRA & ECP. There r several solution which can be implemented for fair n free transparent election but question is whether our aurthorities r willing to implement those solution for fair n free election or not? That is y We PTI people were trying to bring change in such kind of corrupt system in which illiterate politicians r sitting in assemblies. I am amazed from those educated people who even knowing this fact that pml-n & ppp r most ever corrupt parties and they voted for pml-n & ppp bcz of their emotional attachment with these parties. Our thinking should be mature, never vote on ethinic bases, or due to any emotional attachement, just vote for education, vote for merit, vote for honesty then u will get a real leader.

    • Kashif

      nahee sir.. lets sit the sides and accept that PMLN won. they may have rigged a 100 polling stations, even a 1000, the outcome would not have been in PTIs favor.. and i say that being a staunch PTI supporter. We have done great. it was a great battle to lose, and we lost with dignity and these are the battlewounds that you would be proud to show… and inshaAllah you will see the changes pouring in, and the pressure to perform would hopefully lead PMLN to do good stuff.

  • Khalid Mahar

    very nice and comprehensive write up. keep it up dear Mazhar. Social media has also played vital role in this regard.

  • Ashok Rathi

    Hope that PTI will come out of popular uprising/movement/revolution etc mode, sooner the better, and will accept the realities of pragmatic political evolution. Well done Pakistan for choosing experienced political order over popular street disorder.For punishing PPP ruthlessly but keeping seed intact in Sindh to giving space to rebound in near or distant future. For giving a limited mandate to Imran to govern and prove in KPK and also time to transform a popular movement to a hard core political set up. Hope that Imran will learn art and science of politics which is entirely different from leading a popular movement.

    • Jacky

      Very Good analysis Rathi. I appreciate it.

    • kamran Akhtar

      Its certainly not the decision of the people of Pakistan to let Imran have only KPK. He was going to clean sweep as he said. Rigging played a big time role in all this. 60% turnout is not because what Nawaz and Zardari did since past 5 years its because IK efforts to encourage people to bring change through ballet boxes but unfortunately in our country “Fair elections” is something that i could rarely imagine

      • Ashok Rathi

        Well, I can understand and appreciate that it is very tough to accept the reality by all those who were waiting for tsunami.You constantly hear about voter fraud and rigging, this happens all the times, after every election, particularly in developing democracies, even in my own country, elections always followed by sense of disbelief by loosing ones.What I could get from reports of international observers that by and large elections were free and fair despite of local rigging issues, which could have changed the outcome of few seats, say 5,10,or at the most 20 and that doesn’t add up to a tsunami verdict.

        • Kashif

          Well Kamran has a point and has also missed a point. I am a diehard Naya Pakistan follower. IK and PTI were not meant to cleansweep. If they had, a weight of 180 odd million expectations would have sent them near political destruction. There was rigging, and saying that there wasnt, is idiotic. PTI would not have come any close to PMLN, thats a fact. However another very important point was being leader of the opposition. The rigging may have had an impact on that though. Now the eye watching over ruling parties/ cabinets action would be PPPs. imagine that..

          But what people keep on missing is all the positives that have come out due to PTI’s emergence on the political spectrum. a middle class vote bank. pressure on the ruling party to deliver. youth thinking politics.. a party nowhere to be seen in NA or PA, now leading a province and being a major political force in center. These are changes made possible due to people of pakistan coming to a realization, that they have to become a part of this whole cycle. PTI has seen 17 years of politics, but be aware that its those last 2 years that have mobilized the whole country and earned them so many seats. the growth is not linear at all, its exponential.. change has come..

  • S Nasrullah

    The trend setting Elections 2013 in Pakistan has been historic with 60% participation of the Electorate. For the first time Pakistanis voted for Pakistan. Coming out of the adverse effects of a corrupt, criminal and incompetent government of PPP and its Cohorts, the elections reflected the remorse and the reprisal of the electorate against their misjudgment, indiscretion and their vote for sympathy for BB Shaheed, they cast in the past. Certainly, no miracles were expected. The Nation cast their votes and given their Verdict. Once a new government is formed and starts performing we would see the transformation into a dynamic society working in full coordination and walking in steps towards the promises the elected Leaders made. In three months from now, people would judge if the New Pakistan promised by the Leadership is shaping up or not.

    After all, Pakistan is graded among the Most corrupt countries in the world and consequently our elections, despite the best of intentions, were still marred by rigging from moderate to momentous. If anyone expected changes overnight, one lived in a dream world of fantasy. For IK and his PTI, it was a giant step forward to galvanize the youth and prompt the people to exercise their right of franchise in full force. They have been afforded to form a government in KPK and their performance would be the yardstick to launch them as the favored Party for the next elections.

  • Bhai_Mian

    To begin with: I casted my vote for PTI in elections 2013 but unlike the mourning supporters of PTI i am still happy and hopeful for Pakistan

    Few lessons to be learned from elections 2013 for PTI and its supporters

    1. Don’t rely too much on the FB and twitter support. Most of the users are under aged teenagers not even eligible to vote.
    2. Don’t start daydreaming about the highest position in the country when you have never been elected even as head of a province in the first place.
    3. Slandering and name calling and issuing (impotent) threats to your political opponents only exposes your weaknesses and inability to think beyond your limited mindset.
    4. When confronted with reality ( of a failed tsunami and insignificant number of seats) then face it like a true gentleman and move forward to make Pakistan strong. At least be thankful that PPP , PML-Q and ANP have been eliminated effectively.
    5. Majority of the Pakistanis live in RURAL and NOT the high tech urban areas (with social media, Ipads and smart phones). If they have elected PML- N as their choice respect it and stop indulging in further mudslinging and name calling.
    6. Arrogance is not only a bad trait it also results in major failures and inability to comprehend the situation once faced with failure ( holds true for IK and PTI supporters alike). Shed off the arrogance; learn some humility and manners before trying for the central government.
    7. Avoid giving comments based on provincialism. It will promote divisions rather than unity.
    8. This is the first time that the turnout was great despite the threat of terrorism (and 110 deaths before the elections), military didn’t try to manipulate as before, the electoral process was more systematic and organized than the previous elections. Be happy and thank Allah for these achievements. This shows that despite all hardships and negative predictions of the Western media, Pakistan is NOT a failed state.
    9. Stop labeling any person as “the last hope for Pakistan”. The graveyards are full of indispensable people and leaders much greater and respected than IK.

    Pakistan Zindabad

    • Anonymous

      Second that…

      • Kashif

        read the article again and try to look at the positives. whether you voted for PTI or elsewhere, no one cares, its your decision. your comments make it evident your brain bypassed the whole theme of a naya pakistan while you were voting for PTI. It was not pragmatism that brought people out to flood the social media and vote. do you think these underaged teens or people on SM are PTI appointees? they are self appointed ‘tabdeeli razakars’ who are not paid to do this stuff. They Want to do this because they believe it is now their duty to point and ridicule the corrupt past, and have impractically high hopes for a bright and clean future. and why not? They think PTI can make a difference so let them be. You can have your ‘i told you so’ moment in the sun when PTI or IK fails.

        I couldn’t agree more however, to your last point. No one is indispensable. so we need to focus more on How will we get a naya pakistan as opposed to Who… people idolize IK because among the lot, he is the one who scores high on many attributes.. integrity, good looks, statesmanship (dont confuse political campaigns with his general ability to talk), past performance etc. not saying he should be idolized. in your perspective, you are right. he shouldnt. Its Pakistan we want to save, not IKs celebrity status…

        Lastly, dont be offended by my comment.. i am as blunt as you are.. and this is not arrogance..

        • Anonymous

          Please read Bhai_Mian’s comment again and tell us what is unreasonable in it. Else your comment comes across as blunt arrogance – the very thing he is trying to point out. Hopefully the tabdeeli razakars ill make their way through rural parts too next time round.

        • M.Saeed

          Once Bhutto also had a “Naya Pakistan” in place of “West Pakistan”.

  • Anonymous

    PTI has indeed been a game changer. Motivating the segments of urban society to actually come out and vote, is a big achievement along with the actual results achieved on the polling day, by a party only existing for foyr odd years in reality.

    Sadly IK’s language during election campaign and his message post election, fall far short of one expected from a statesman and one championing change. Hopefully, he willl learn to temper his language in the coming months, as will his party seniors when appearing on media. It already seems that probing questions about their claims and pre-election statements and some contradictions now, are beginning to irritate the normally coolheaded high command! They have to remember that they will be cross-examined as they expected of other parties in power.

  • Jamal

    good article Mr. Mazhar

  • Taj Ahmad

    PTI must deliver message of new Pakistan in KPK province in next five years
    and if they do, 2018 general election will be theirs 100% guaranteed,
    No PPP, PML(N), MQM, ANP, JUI, JI but PTI in 2018.

  • Anjum Arshi

    Firstly: Even in the absence of military interference, nation building takes decades. In our country, democracy is still crawling on its knees. In a society with less than 30% secondary school education rates, extreme poverty and feudal system, it’s indeed a miracle that, finally, a middle-class party is emerging. Although Pakistan’s middle-class is very small in proportion (say, compared to India) and even less influential, it still is a ray of hope. Let’s not forget that change always begins from the middle-class. So let’s hope for the best. Secondly: Note that most political parties (limited companies?) in Pakistan have three elements, in different combinations: tyranny, violence and corruption including nepotism and lawlessness. A composite score of these elements is a good indicator of how harmful the political party is for democracy and the nation. I believe PTI is a gust of fresh air in this stale, stinking political environment where we breathe. PTI will score very low on tyranny and violence; corruption and nepotism are yet to be seen. If it delivers in KPK, it will bring new hope for our wretched nation. Imran Khan has good company and loyal, enlightened supporters. I guess he Khan. Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    P T I OR OTHERS CAN NOT NEW PAKISTAN???

  • M.Saeed

    You mean:
    - Growing palm groves on palm with a chooh?
    But
    - No Rome can be built in a day.
    And,
    - Blasting can destroy in a “New York-minute” but rebuilding takes ages.

    It takes resolute determination with honest efforts even to chalk and build a dirt-track to destination.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.khaleeq Marcus Khaleeq

    Good Article on the current position. Change is there subject to what
    next. None of the parties can complain about correcting the future of Pakistan.
    They are all into this project and some are roaring lowed and clear. There are
    many issues to resolve and the real miracles have not happened for thousands of
    years. Every day violence and deaths by
    terrorist and criminals will continue. Eliminating Crime and Corruption has the
    solutions, but all the leaders including Nawaz and Imran do not have the balls
    to do something.

  • Pakistan

    Write up like this would be required uninterrepted in next five years so people should not loose their focus from end desired result. How Pakistan will get around problem of election based on “bradari or wadaira system” in rural areas.
    Can cities like Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad can alone bring nation to a point which give sense of achievement. People like Mr. Mazhar should contribute in local news papers of all provinces.
    By the way PTI did not have a clean sweep in KPK and need to work with like minded people and wish them all the best.

  • Anonymous

    You come to change the SYSTEM, do you did? The Custodians of the present corrupt system are the corrupt political mafia of looter Jagirdars and millionairess of this country. After failure of PPP they turn their direction for success towards PMLN .You should learn from Gen. Musharaf who got power by accident by an anti-constitutional act of Nawaz Sharif of then PM. By constitution PM being the head of government is responsible for the safety and security of life and property of every person of Pakistan but he tried to kill the Army Chief of the country by not allowing his aircraft to land in the country. Army occupied the country and made Gen. Musharaf president of the country. His main sin was as you claim to empower the common man through UC system, therefore this Judiciary which is the product of this corrupt system did not allow him even to contest an election instead trapped him in a false case. Whereas Mr. Akber Bugti was the leader of gang of Looter, who got billions of rupees as ransom by government throught Pakistan Petroleum Limitted of Sui Gas and OGDCL and was responsible hundreds of Innocent peoples of our Army, PPL, OGDCL and other government department who was engaged for development and progress of the area. Bhotto took Millitary action against them for about four(4) years to refrain him from anti Pakistan activities. Musharaf should order to kill Akber Bugti and others millitants for that Judiciary should award him medals for saving the Pakistan by these millitants. MQM is a party which comes from the masses, common peoples but they are now compelled by to dance on the tips of corrupt political mafia of Jagirdar and millionairess and only serve the peoples to the extent they are allowed. You tried and the Youngers of the nation wants change where they future is saved, safety and security of their life and career, want to see Pakistan an advanced and prograsive, they want dignity and peace but they have no expertise and experience to get rid of these corrupt political mafia supported by the judiciary a product of this corrupt system. Only an revolution can make the change

  • Mystic

    Did OLD Pakistan want NEW Pakistan?

  • Sultan

    Well said, Pakistani people waited so long to have leader as like Imran Khan

    but if he will not deliver as per has words than no second chance

    as Pakistani people are more aware now and the think for the better of Pakistan.

  • Anonymous

    Karachian asks “Ever wondered why PTI got such an overwhelming support from across Pakistan on pretty much the same slogans as MQM had when it started and MQM never managed any support from other areas of Pakistan other than Karachi? ”

    Notwithstanding the noble rhetoric, MQM started on ethnic lines, tried to shed this baggage but was unsuccesful. PTI did not make the same error, that is why it has cross-country, cross-linguistic and ethnic support. Sadly MQM has become a mafia hogging the noble rhetoric now, revolving around a personality cult they are so against – a new kind of waderaism.

    If it was not about the personalities, MQM and PTI would have been natural political partners. Unfortunately, unlikely now as long as a foreigner living in London with little control ocer his tongue, leads the party.

  • http://lifeansuccess.blogspot.com/ azhar

    Planning for change is easy as compared to implementing it with success.

  • http://lifeansuccess.blogspot.com/ azhar

    For the first time PTI has brought ‘posh’ people out to vote (in fact they are no less patriotic than others even more patriotic as they stay here to provide jobs through their investments to others). Secondly PTI for first time proved that change is possible (MQM case especially).

  • M.Saeed

    So you are claiming that there was no massacre of east Punjabis by Sikhs? Was that all fake killings just for feeding conspiracies?
    Karachians were fortunate they had sea-routes to safety than those who got train loads of dead before getting a chance to kiss the soil of freedom. There are still
    innumerable people around in Punjab who painfully remember and mourn their loved ones on every 14th of August, who sacrificed their lives in millions to give them right to live with a raised head in honour.

    • Karachian

      Not at the scale it is portrayed. And there is a train route called Khokrapar, ever heard of it? Most of the Punjabis just wake up to the reality of Pakistan. Then all they did was grabbed all the houses, lands and businesses vacated by Hindus, Sikhs and Brits. Some of them didn’t even know how to turn off the fans and they used to try and stop the fans through wooden sticks.

  • Karachian

    That’s where the problem lies. Completely shunning a large section of population by forcing them either to live like Sindhis or Punjabis or die. But must never have a separate identity. Bow to your Punjabi masters. Submit to them or be called a terrorist. Why so against the identity of Urdu Speakers. If Punjabis can identify themselves as Punjabis, why can’t Urdu Speakers? Why so hell bent on not accepting it? An Urdu Speaker is acceptable if he is willing to accept the hegemony of Punjabis, not bothered about his rights, not concerned about discrimination against his community through draconian laws like Quota System, not bothered about having less than 3% representation in the army, police, government jobs, government colleges and universities (While being more than 15% of the total population). But if he stands up and demands his rights, he is a traitor and a terrorist.

    I know a person who wanted to buy land in Interior Sindh, but the Waderas told him, you can harvest on my land, invest on it and then distribute the profit but you can not buy it. Another person was not even willing to rent the house without the Wadera’s permission and full scrutiny. They came to his house one day, rang the bell and said we need your car. They took the car by force, used it and then returned it back at night. Another friend of mine was threatened on the phone when he was working in interior Sindh and money was extorted from him until he came to Karachi. I don’t live in a fool’s paradise like you. I live in the real world. Forget about Peshawar, I cannot even go to certain parts of Karachi while wearing trousers and shirt looking like an educated Urdu Speaker (Lyari, Sohrab Goth, some parts of Malir, Mango Pir etc.) while Pathans, Punjabis, Sindhis, Blochis live freely amongst us in Urdu Speaking dominated localities. They own houses, shops and businesses here and roam freely without any fear.

    Historical Facts about Punjabis suffering the most by whom? I am sure Punjbai scholars, right?

    I Know, Azad Kahmir and Chitral has MQM support because a very large number of Kashmiris and Chitralis live in Karachi. They have seen MQM closely and have experienced the massive infrastructure development undertaken by Mustafa Kamal. That’s why they have voted for MQM.

    Urdu speakers have struggled and made a place for themselves. Yes they are educated and yes they either have private businesses or private jobs. Because private companies hire purely on merit. Unlike Government organization who only hires Punjabis, Pathans and Sindhis.

    The 80% who has nothing, its because of the plundering of the country by Jageerdars, Waderas and Sarmayadars. Its because they want 80% to remain uneducated, poor and dependant. So they can vote for the likes of Nawaz Sharif and Zardari on a promise of one time meal. And some of them are not complaining because they are pouring into Karachi and grabbing every inch of land available illegally, involved in all sorts of criminal activities, getting associated with criminal gangs, snatching phones, cars and motorbikes, involved in bank robberies and kidnapping for ransom, involved in begging, drug and weapon’s mafia.

    Small minded people always think they are superior. They want to keep denying facts and keep living in a fool’s paradise assuming everything is perfect around them.

    Karachi being the most educated and industrialized is leading and feeding the entire Pakistan. Generating more than 60% of the total revenue. It is generating jobs for the entire country. Thousands come to Karachi from every corner of the country every day and stay here forever.

    We do realize and have done a lot for this country. We got ourselves educated, got jobs, started businesses, built houses, infrastructure, paid 5 times high utility bills than the rest of Pakistan, pay our taxes etc. We did everything that is expected from a civilized citizen of a country. Unlike folks from other communities who live in illegal slums, don’t pay their bills, don’t pay taxes, steal all the civic amenities, gets involved in illegal activities etc. We have sacrificed our lives, our property, our way of life for this country. Its time for Punjabis to realize that and return the favour. They did the same to Bengalis and lost half of Pakistan by not accepting their mandate. And now they are doing the same to Karachi.

    Urdu Speaking being the most educated should get what they deserve. 15% representation in the army, federal government jobs, federal government educational institutes. Should get 80% representation in the local police, local government education institutes and local government jobs. Karachi should have 40 NA seats and 80+ PA Seats in the parliament according to the population ratio (20 Million).

    • Anonymous

      Karachian

      You may wish to cite source for claims of your economic figures instead of trying to promote ethnic and linguistic discord. Yes Karachi shows 70% plus of revenue collection but that is because all large tax units have head office in Karachi and import duties are filed there too. More relevant figure is that Karachi’s GDP is around 20% of the whole country’s abd is still a large percentage in comparison with the percentage of population of Karachi.

      Perhaps even go check you roots and you may find, Punjabi, Pashtun or Sindhi blood in it too. You may also find that around 50% of Karachi is from all these other ethnicities and not so called ‘mohajir’. How can someone be a ‘mohajir’ in their own country after 65 years and 3 generations?

      Also go an read the following before making claims sbout 1947 property and other things etc.

      http://www.pildat.org/publications/publication/Conflict_management/EthnicConflictinSindhOctober2011.pdf

  • Anonymous

    There were killings of people from all races, religions, backgrounds in 1947′s upheavel. It is crass to try and point score about deaths and killings in numbers. The dead were human before they became Hindu, Muslim, Sikh punjabi, Urdu speaker etc.

  • NASAH (USA)

    “Did PTI Deliver a ‘New Pakistan’?”

    May be a new JI KPK?

  • NASAH (USA)

    After News castigated Imran Khan for his mindless frivolous donation of the Education portfolio to the JI — Imran wants the JI to give back that portfolio to PTI telling the JI he has 15 years experience of educating people — but the JI would not part with the portfolio — that is what is holding the cabinet announcement from KPK.

    Besides, the international donors for KPK school systems have said they will withhold their million dollar donations if JI is in-charge of KPK school curriculum.

    • NASAH (USA)

      Good news folks — after weeks of wrangling JI relented — Imran Khan finally wrested the education portfolio from the clutches of the JI — now cricket will be compulsory in every PTI Madrassa!

      • NASAH (USA)

        Bad news — PTI in KPK abolished the Women Development ministry — not only that Imran Khan BANNED women entirely from the new ministry.

        Women NOT allowed to vote — NO WOMAN allowed in the PTI cabinet in KPK eitherwere

        This is called Imran’s “NAYA PAKISTAN” – an all MALE chauvinist pig’s Shangrila of women-rights abusers. All those Jalsas were pure hot air.

        • Anonymous

          NASAH Sb

          Possibly because women should be seen and not heard – or is it the other way round – certainly not both if you are in some parties or places!

          • M.Saeed

            We have heard and seen enough of the likes of Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan and Kashmala Tariq in the previous Government. Do we need more of them? Let us wait and see the right material before jumping just for gender-equate in numbers only.

          • Anonymous

            Saeed Sb

            A female MPA slapping a bus hostess, reinforces the point – quality not quantity. Ironic that whilst vying for equality, females (allegedly fairer gender) are no different in thugish behaviour than their male counterparts when given power!

          • M.Saeed

            You are right Qalim Sb., but women like Sharmeen Obaid
            Chinoy surpassing men in acumen can never agree to be identified with the lot
            like those slapping polling officers, transport hostesses and shopping with stolen
            credit cards!

  • Karachian

    Thats the hatred coming out. Very nice, Keep it up. Stereotyping the entire Urdu Speaking population by calling them derogatory terms like Pan Walas from UP. That proves my point that Punjabis hate Urdu Speakers. PERIOD

    They are willing to respect them only if they surrender to their acts of discrimination. But if they stand up for their right, they will be called traitors. Bengalis were discriminated the same way. The reason why they were able to liberate themselves was because they were very large in numbers, and thousands of miles away from Punjab. Otherwise, they would have been living like slaves till today.

    You should go to a psychiatrist and get treated for Anger Management. Get rid of this denial mode or you will be consumed in your own hatred.

  • Karachian

    I do not consider you worthy of responding to. I know you would keep hating and keep denying. Its a typical Punjabi mindset. So no further replies to you anymore after this.

    Pakistan was rapidly developing when Urdu Speakers were in charge till the 60s. When Karachi was the Capital. They formed more than 80% of the civil and military bureaucracy. They were honest, committed and dedicated. Pakistan needed those kind of people to survive and it did against all odds. When everyone was expecting it to Fail, it succeeded just because of educated, dedicated, patriotic and honest people who migrated from India. The rest of Pakistan was illustrate with less than 20% literacy rate. Korean modeled their economy on the Pakistan of 60s.

    But as soon as Urdu speakers were side-lined and were replaced by Punjabis, Pakistan started going down. First the capital was shifted to Islamabad, Punjab. Then all honest, patriotic and dedicated Urdu Speaking bureaucrats, politicians and armymen were replaced by corrupt, dishonest and unpatriotic, illiterate Waderas, Jageerdars and Sardars of Punjab, KPK, Baluchistan and Sindh. The entire power structure was shifted to Punjab. That eventually resulted in the disintegration of Pakistan.

    We have private jobs, because private companies and Multi National Companies do not hire Punjabis on the basis of race. They hire honest hard working and committed people purely on merit. That’s why these organizations perform much more efficiently unlike Government organizations like PIA, Railway, Post Office etc. who are filled with Corrupt and inefficient Punjabis.

    Punjabis have not given us anything nor do we want anything from them. We have not been given fair share. We have earned it and ALLAH has rewarded us. ALLAH always rewards hard work. We have worked hard to earn from Private jobs, unlike Punjabis, who were given everything on a platter. We have earned by working hard and built houses, bought cars from our own hard earned money, unlike Punjabis who had been given homes, cars, jobs, healthcare, everything by the government. Punjabis are not efficient enough to get private jobs on merit.

    Sindhis and Balochis have nothing because Punjabis have taken everything from them. You are right, they should give them their rights.

    If Quota is not unique, how about enforcing it in Southern Punjab? How about giving 50% of the jobs, college/ university admissions, enrollments in army to Seriakis? They are deprived as well. Why not give them rights as well?

    We have given Pakistan whatever it has today. Otherwise corrupt, unpatriotic, dishonest wageras, jageerdars and sardars mainly from Punjabis and from Sindh, KPK and Balochistan would have plundered it to destruction. Most of the Punjabi and Sindhi politicians are corrupt and have taken billion of dollars outside Pakistan in Swiss banks.

    The Hindus and Sikhs who migrated to India and are better off, because they were not discriminated by Punjabis. They didn’t have to deal with Punjabis there. If they were here, their homes would have been burnt and they would have been living like slaves of Punjabis.

    Native Punjabis didn’t give us anything. We have eared it by hard work and ALLAH has rewarded us.

    Abdul Qadeer Khan cannot even speak a word of Pushto. He proudly calls himself an Urdu Speaker. But Punjabis didn’t even spare this hero of Pakistan and now a punjabi, Samar Mubarak Mand is taking all the credit of building the bomb. Shame on them.

  • Karachian

    I do not consider you worthy of responding to. I know you would keep hating and keep denying. Its a typical Punjabi mindset. So no further replies to you anymore after this.

    Pakistan was rapidly developing when Urdu Speakers were in charge till the 60s. When Karachi was the Capital. They formed more than 80% of the civil and military bureaucracy. They were honest, committed and dedicated. Pakistan needed those kind of people to survive and it did against all odds. When everyone was expecting it to Fail, it succeeded just because of educated, dedicated, patriotic and honest people who migrated from India. The rest of Pakistan was illiterate with less than 20% literacy rate. Koreans modeled their economy on the Pakistan of 60s.

    But as soon as Urdu speakers were side-lined and were replaced by Punjabis, Pakistan started going down. First the capital was shifted to Islamabad, Punjab. Then all honest, patriotic and dedicated Urdu Speaking bureaucrats, politicians and armymen were replaced by corrupt, dishonest and unpatriotic, illiterate Waderas, Jageerdars and Sardars of Punjab, KPK, Baluchistan and Sindh. The entire power structure was shifted to Punjab. That eventually resulted in the disintegration of Pakistan.

    We have private jobs, because private companies and Multi National Companies do not hire Punjabis on the basis of race. They hire honest hard working and committed people purely on merit. That’s why these organizations perform much more efficiently unlike Government organizations like PIA, Railway, Post Office etc. who are filled with Corrupt and inefficient Punjabis.

    Punjabis have not given us anything nor do we want anything from them. We have not been given fair share. We have earned it and ALLAH has rewarded us. ALLAH always rewards hard work. We have worked hard to earn from Private jobs, unlike Punjabis, who were given everything on a platter. We have earned by working hard and built houses, bought cars from our own hard earned money, unlike Punjabis who had been given homes, cars, jobs, healthcare, everything by the government. Punjabis are not efficient enough to get private jobs on merit.

    Musharraf should have hanged Nawaz Sharif. The coward got scared of the Americans and ordered a retreat from Kargil. He ordered the plane to be taken to an enemy country India and put at risk the lives of more than 200 people on the plane including the Army Chief. He spared his life becasue he begged for it and got Saudis involved. Otherwise, you would have been offering Fateha on his grave today. He is still alive, becuase he was a Punjabi.

    Sindhis and Balochis have nothing because Punjabis have taken everything from them. You are right, they should give them their rights.

    If Quota is not unique, how about enforcing it in Southern Punjab? How about giving 50% of the jobs, college/ university admissions, enrollments in army to Seriakis? They are deprived as well. Why not give them rights as well?

    We have given Pakistan whatever it has today. Otherwise corrupt, unpatriotic, dishonest wageras, jageerdars and sardars mainly from Punjabis and from Sindh, KPK and Balochistan would have plundered it to destruction. Most of the Punjabi and Sindhi politicians are corrupt and have taken billion of dollars outside Pakistan in Swiss banks.

    The Hindus and Sikhs who migrated to India and are better off, because they were not discriminated by Punjabis. They didn’t have to deal with Punjabis there. If they were here, their homes would have been burnt and they would have been living like slaves of Punjabis.

    Native Punjabis didn’t give us anything. We have eared it by hard work and ALLAH has rewarded us.

    Abdul Qadeer Khan cannot even speak a word of Pushto. He proudly calls himself an Urdu Speaker. But Punjabis didn’t even spare this hero of Pakistan and now a punjabi, Samar Mubarak Mand is taking all the credit of building the bomb. Shame on them.