By Syed Atiq ul Hassan : – On the 139th Birthday of the Founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah
“My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation” – Founder of Pakistan
“Our object should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large” – Founder of Pakistan.
In addition to above two sayings of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, there are plenty speeches and sayings of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, in which he described Pakistan, a peaceful and friendly country and Pakistani nation an open and vibrant society. Unfortunately, those who took the control of the state run the country exactly opposite the principles and dream of the founder of Pakistan.
The struggle of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammed Ali Jinnah in united India was to secure the basic rights of the Indian Muslims, and Pakistan was the last resort after long negotiation and cooperation with the leaders of the Indian Congress.
Pakistan came into existence after a long political movement of the leaders of the all India Muslim League under the grand leadership of Mohammed Ali Jinnah that is why he is called ‘Quaid-e-Azam’.
All India Muslim League under the leadership of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, struggled to negotiate and secure the civil rights of the second big population of United India (Muslims) with Indian Congress over the long period of time and in result of continuously denial of various proposals put forward by the All India Muslim League by the Indian Congress, the leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah finally declared the ultimate solution of a separate state for the Muslims of India – Pakistan. A state where the citizens would be treated equally, where there would be equal rule of law for everyone, where people would respect each others’ ethnicity and faith, where citizens would be free to practice their religion and where everyone would enjoy the freedom of an independent state.
Today, everything is happening in Pakistan except those for which Pakistan was created. The landlords, tribal leaders and sectarian religious leaders played politics in Pakistan for their own vested interest, their properties, businesses and assets grown-up remarkably in the last 60 years but the wealth and assets of the State decreased shamefully.
Yesterday (24/12/2014), all political pundits, after 7 days to the Peshawar’s massacre of children carried their difference into the grand meeting and in the presence of military leadership agreed to have military courts to punish the culprits involved in terrorist activities. They have proved that they are incompetent, incapable and corrupt.
Last night (24/12/2014), in this speech, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said, ‘The Peshawar atrocity has changed Pakistan; we need to eradicate the mindset of terrorism to defeat extremism and sectarianism’. Mr. Sharif looks into his own backyard and sees who are supporting Taliban. He himself and his brother, Mr. Shahbaz Sharif who is the chief minister of the largest province of Pakistan, until yesterday, promoting dialogue with the Taliban, Nawaz Sharif loudly and firmly advocating negotiations with Taliban in his speeches. He was wrong at that time or is he wrong now? The fact of the matter is that he is again deceiving a nation of 180 million and trying to get away from taking the responsibility of law & order failure in the terrorists’ attack in recent attack on school in Peshawar where 148 citizens including 135 children died. He is now cunningly shifting his own responsibility to the army. This is the same whose chief (Retired General Pervez Musharraf) he calls as traitor.
Time and again, it happened in the 60 years of Pakistan’s history that whenever these political thugs get power they start building their own wealth & power and left mess in the country for the military to clean when worst happened. It is shame on Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif, who tried to deliver an impression of grief and with emotional words announced to formed military courts for two years in Pakistan in order to deal with the terrorists. If military has to provide justice to the criminals and terrorists then why these political thugs are there? Just to enjoy the lavish life on tax-payers money and further expand their businesses in and outside. How shameful is this for this Prime Minister and his government there he has yet not appointed a foreign minister in Pakistan, what is the hitch? There is no one in Pakistan who could satisfy his criteria to be the foreign minister? These politicians in power and out of power are involved not only in corruption but shameless activities. On the name of democracy foreign powers for their own vested interest in the region are supporting the control of the state by those corrupt so-called politicians who are further dragging the country towards total collapse.
If Pakistan’s army has to serve the punishment to the criminals then what is purpose of these political thugs to govern the county. 180 million people of Pakistan needs justice not only the criminals. In the last seven years, these corrupt politicians on the name of democracy have given country further bankruptcy, corruption and lawlessness. They have shown no interest in the problems of common people who are dying day by day by poverty. These politicians’ only goal is how much they can prolong their power and how much they can further expand their assets by kickbacks and briberies. And now, all these so-called political leaders, after 7 days of discussing action plan against terrorism, came-out with the proposal in front of Pakistan army that they are fine with having the military courts to serve the justice. Pakistan’s ruling history shows that when some incompetent politicians failed to run the state affairs the others begged army to take control of the state again.
This is a great slept on their faces by the military leadership. The reality is this that these political thugs have surrendered in front of criminals and now begging army to serve punishment to them, therefore, army has to take the control of Pakistan and not only serve the justice to the terrorists but also the same punishment to the abettors and sympathisers of these fanatic killers.
The people of Pakistan have short memories, they have been victimised by the same perpetrators time and again. The people of Pakistan forget what happened to Pakistan in 1971. The people of Pakistan should look into the profiles of those who are governing Pakistan today. Most of them are either the same culprits or their next generation who had split the country in 1971.
Now, in the current drastic failing situation of Pakistan, if the people of Pakistan feel that the country needs an operation clean-up against terrorism then it can only be done the Pakistan Army. (The writer is a Sydney-based journalist, his website address is www.sauhassan.com )
Concluded on 25 December, 2014