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injusticeThe more you read the history of Muslims of India and their political struggle; you realize that Muslims of subcontinent, I would talk specifically about Pakistan, are still at the same stage where Muslims of India had started their political journey for the betterment of a minority called Mohammendens in British India.


Here is an excerpt from the Presidential Address of Syed Ali Imam to the All India Muslim League’s second session held in Amritsar on 30-31 Dec 1908. In the section I would quote, Syed Ali Imam goes on to expound as to how Muslims League’s agenda is different from that of Congress and why lots of Mulsims had remained aloof from joining this party, but I would stop only to that section where League’s leader enumerates the major problems faced by then society as whole and especially Muslims.


Let’s read it and see where we stand today as those problems are still existing in Pakistan and Muslims have not gotten rid of this one tithe.


“The separation of judiciary from the executive, the repeal of degrading Colonial Ordinances, the extension of primary education, the adoption of measures of sanitation, the admission of Indians of all races in large numbers into the higher branches of the public service, discontinuance of official interference in matters of local self-government, reasonable reduction of military expenditure without endangering efficiency, recognition of the legitimate and patriotic desire of the warlike races of India to render military service as volunteers, the grant of commissions in army to Indians, equitable adjustment of Home Charges, limitation of revenue on land belonging to the State, establishment and development of village unions for the disposal of petty civil and criminal cases, encouragement and protection of indigenous arts and industries, the eradication of insolence, on one hand, and feeling of inferiority and mortification on the other, between the rulers and the ruled, are some of many grave questions of practical politics in India that equally effect all classes of our countrymen. …”


It is really disappointing that the problems we faced a hundred years back are still there even after we won an independent state of our own.


The tunnel vision of our current and previous leadership has utterly failed to overcome a single problem as cited above by a Muslim Leagues leader a hundred years back.


  1. Still judiciary is not separated from the executive and has worked and still working under the behest of civil and military dictators and rulers. The only thing our judicial has produced is red tape culture and doctrine of necessity. Dictators have been legalized and politically motivated verdicts have been given. Fingers are being raised on the legitimacy of the current judicial system of Pakistan in the wake of rigging in recent election of May 2013 and judiciary’s involvement therein.
  2. The hollow leadership has not been able to install proper self-government and they are still running away from it. For the past, almost one decade now (from 2008) Pakistan is without any proper self-government system.
  3. Primary education could not be extended in the past six decades the way it was supposed to and it has made Pakistan one of those countries with highest number of kids of school going age away from primary education.
  4. Minorities cannot even think of joining the higher posts in civil and military institutions.
  5. Military expenditure in Pakistan is sky high and still the country is most vulnerable of any terrorist attack at any bazar, market, public place and high sensitive areas.
  6. Land reforms in Pakistan seem a far cry now and issue from which India got rid just after independence.
  7. Village unions and reforms to resolve the petty criminal cases at local level is still not in place. It is a habit of Pakistan’s current and previous leadership to nominate the SHO of their own choice in the village whose duty is merely to protect the interests of the local MNAs and MPAs.
  8. Protection of indigenous arts and crafts is still a dream and remains of that are also being destroyed. Yes, for the photo session of the hollow leadership they do organize the fake festivals at the ruins of great ancient civilization of Mohenjo-Daro, sing songs, dance, eat and then vanish leaving behind the crying, moribund and hand-to-mouth poor artists. All this stage show is done by the public’s exchequer for the glory of personal who want-to-be leaders of this dilapidated society whose majority lives under huge stress to make both ends meet, living under 2 dollars a day.
  9. The public still faces insolation and mortification on daily basis just to quench the thirst of the ego and power of politicians who come to power just by rigging. This happens sometime by closing the public roads, sometimes we see this happening when people are made to stand in long queues to get rashan. Sometimes this happens when a tribal man is deprived of its basic rights under the name of FCR, even after British left the subcontinent. Sometimes when a deserving candidate cannot get the post because of nepotism.


List goes on but it is evident like a sun in the sunny day that our whole leadership in the past and present has been failed miserably to provide to this country, even basic needs for which a common man is crying for the last century. On the roads, it is not traffic but chaos. In the offices the corruption is breaking all time high records. Who was supposed to even teach the public how to behave, who was supposed to provide the citizens a civic sense? This was the job of political leadership but instead of making this country a better place of living, it has been made Gahanna, people are going more and more into privation and society is moribund. We, our leadership, our politicians and bureaucracy has flouted the tenor of those resolutions and charters on which the existence of Pakistan was predicated.


All so called elections and reforms we have seen have only made Pakistan desolated and dilapidated.


We are for sure living in an era of 1908 insofar as the problems faced by a common man are concerned.






Advisor: I see that our graph of popularity is going down day by day. People are on the streets vouching for even a dictatorship which could provide them with electricity and gas, a leadership which could control price hike in the petroleum products and lower down the poverty level.

President: these things are there since our party took charge of the government. What’s new in it?

Advisor: sir nothing is new, I just wanted to make a point that this is our last parliamentary year and if this remains the same then for sure our party is going to lose significantly.

President: who are the opponents to whom you are scared and scaring me as well?

Advisor: The biggest opponent is the masses.

President: Noted.

Advisor: (sigh)

President: OK. Let me know what the driving force is, behind the street protest as you know we are doing our level best to meet the state people requirements. We cannot provide subsidy on all the products as our GDP is already pretty low. If we start providing subsidy on each and every product than country will go bankrupt in no time.

Advisor: understood sir, but I have a solution to this which I wanted to discuss with you.

President: you know I have no time for this. You may table your proposal in next cabinet meeting.

Advisor: Will do, but if I am confident that you have agreed upon, I will be confident in doing so.

President: Make it short.

Advisor: Sir, how about

–          widening the tax net

–          imposing the tax on the agriculture

–          Firing all the “political hires” from the institutions and bringing on board the people on merit.

–          Making FBR an independent institution, I know it is already independent but only in papers.

–          The privatization commissioning to be made more and more transparent.

–          Commercial and Technical Bidding of the major projects like oil/gas etc to be transparent.

–          Lowering down the Presidential and PM house expenditures and spending on the education.

–          Start relying on ourselves and start to explore new mineral and oil/gas reserves. No need calling for third party companies to do so. Our country must establish institutions of its own. The expertise can be developed by getting overseas trainings etc.

–          Government must give priority to opening new schools and colleges with a vision that a school  shall be turned into college in and a college into university in maximum 15 to 20 years. Keep the standard of universities and colleges so high, zero tolerance policy on standard of such institutions, so that foreigners can come to our country for education. This in turn shall prove to be big economic asset for country and our party as well. Our party shall be commemorated in history in golden words.

President: are you finished or yet there are other points?

Advisor: Sir I have more.

President: I don’t have time for all this right now. You may table them in next cabinet meeting and I will make sure a working committee is set up to ponder upon your thoughts. Your main concern was party and next elections?

 Advisor: Yes

President: I have another plan for that.

Advisor:  And what’s that?

President: You know that our masses literally crave for foreign teams playing cricket in the country and our masses also want disputed territorial issues to be resolved with neighbouring country. If the load shedding and gas issues are resolved in next three to four months than people shall forget the previous years.

Advisor: I second.

President: to start with, I am going to pay a visit to neighbouring country to ask if they can send their cricket team to our country. Then I plan to do a treaty to buy electricity from neighbouring countries. You will see the things moving in favour of our party as now I am going to take personal care about bashing other parties as well. And yes don’t forget to present your points in the next cabinet’s meeting.

Advisor: Thinking…