An Open Letter to the Critics of Imran Khan (c) HuffingtonPost

betterpakistan

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
On August 14,Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) marched towards the parliament, under the leadership of Imran Khan, to protest against the alleged rigging by PML-N in the 2013 general elections.The long march is coined as "Azaadi March" (A March for independence).

While many are an advocate of Imran Khan in assembling this peaceful protest, unfortunately there are also some of you who are opposing the call. I write this with the hope of diffusing some of this bigoted commentary on Imran Khan's political maneuver.

The first appraisal you very mockingly throw at Imran Khan is that he has achieved nothing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and hence is not worthy of having any faith in. But this take is just accredited to the amnesia that we have towards the March 2014 survey of Gallup which positioned KP as having the highest public satisfaction (57 percent) among fellow provinces of the country. Also does it really need revisiting, how the KP government has depoliticized their police force or how medicines and treatment are being worked to be made free in all hospitals there? And while you are at it, you may also want to Google the fundamental change in education reforms Imran Khan has given birth to in his province.

So just because the metro bus, being worked on by Nawaz Sharif ,is a more detectable development, does not also make it a more cardinal one. In a country where a common man is yet to get more basic necessities of life like health and education, the government is fixated to splurge on discernible developments just to grabble more votes.

Then there are some of you who simply do not support Imran Khan because you find his movement a blatant negation to the democratic process. But what sort of treacherously self-proclaimed democratic governance are we really ranting about? The one that came into power by a rigged electoral process? Or perhaps the one that threatened to use force against the civilians of the long march who are just peacefully protesting? And what genus of democracy does not bring the right to a peaceful protest under it's jurisdiction?

The audacious fraud in the foregoing election is no news to us and the courts have been futile to hammer away the issue. Those who find Imran Khan's movement extreme, please also keep in mind, how he has been talking about his very concern for a year now without getting the government officials to act in the way they are required to. The reason for this inadequacy on their part is simple. This government has no answer to appease the accusations rightfully questioning the legitimacy of their power.

Some of you may be chapfallen by Imran's call for civil disobedience when he himself claims to be this proud proponent of abiding by all laws.Must seem hypocritical right? But what is also duplicitous is how most of you have an issue with Imran Khan merely "talking" about not paying taxes and ignoring bills for just two days but are flagrantly unaffected by how the opposing party, PML-N, has been actively "committing" civil disobedience by evading taxes and indulging in mammoth corruption for over 30 years.

Also it may be worthy to mention that an action is to be judged by the intention.The call was just made to get international attention and divert it to the government in the form of pressure-which WAS accomplished.This civil disobedience is not only impractical for the followers to actually participate in but contrary to what you may believe can not muffle the economy in any which way in just two days.It takes months and years for such a movement to have any actual impact.

And while we are at it, Imran Khan did not lose any support from the masses as propagated by some very biased media channels.If that would have been the case, a profuse amount of educated Pakistanis would not have kept on participating in the protests in this heat and humidity. Neither would the government need to use containers to stop civilians from entering Islamabad to take part in the protest.These protesters are not coming out of their houses merely due to a feeling driven by some blind love for Imran Khan.They are coming out to put an end to the incessant practices of corrupt leaders in our country.

I feel so much pity for those who are disturbed by the turmoil occurring as a byproduct of this beautiful movement. But not because of their discomfort. Just because they fail to recognize that this long march which they so insensitively pin as a nuisance is actually fighting for their rights... for their mandate.

And finally for those worried souls who are petrified of the image of our country being put forward in the world by this long march? I founder to grasp the message you are complaining about for all I see is an alive nation who is finally willing to stand up for themselves and change the system.
Way to go, Imran Khan!

(c)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/-ammarah-aftab/post_8266_b_5693787.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
 
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Pakistani to the core

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
where is the wisdom in this long march? had it been 2 years down the road, major political parties and masses would have backed PTI in its call. its a bit too early to stand up and just start marching because the Government is still beginning to stand up. the previous Govt. left Pakistan in chaos. IK should have worked with Federal Govt. along the initial 3 to 4 years to turn KPK into a national model, not just introduce a few reforms and start galloping towards Isb.

impatience, insanity and anarchy only bring about destruction my friend, not change. Change starts at home. Rid PTI of the types of Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Parvez Khattak. And try to keep Javed Hashmi on a leash, and then tell me Imran Khan is the leader of PTi and has somewhat sense to lead Pakistan.
 

paki14

Citizen
A sincere request from Azadi and Inqlab March

Assalam-o-Alaikum everyone,

I have been following this forum since long, but this is my first ever post on it.

So come to the point .....

I have a very sincere request from Imran Khan and Dr. TUQ (and so all brother and sisters in Azadi and Inqlab March).

Please arrange at leastone Bajamat Namaz daily in your gathering, perhaps Maghrib or Insha. Afterwards, pray together for the success. InshaAllah naya Pakistan soooooooon !!!

Please spread this message as much as you can.

Fee Amaan ALLAH
 
Re: A sincere request from Azadi and Inqlab March

Assalam-o-Alaikum everyone,

I have been following this forum since long, but this is my first ever post on it.

So come to the point .....

I have a very sincere request from Imran Khan and Dr. TUQ (and so all brother and sisters in Azadi and Inqlab March).

Please arrange at leastone Bajamat Namaz daily in your gathering, perhaps Maghrib or Insha. Afterwards, pray together for the success. InshaAllah naya Pakistan soooooooon !!!

Please spread this message as much as you can.

Fee Amaan ALLAH
dont give these kind of islami lesson to them they wlll pray and after tht start dancing mix girls and guys islam ko thora in musicians se door rakho thanks
 

Mughal1

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: A sincere request from Azadi and Inqlab March

Assalam-o-Alaikum everyone,

I have been following this forum since long, but this is my first ever post on it.

So come to the point .....

I have a very sincere request from Imran Khan and Dr. TUQ (and so all brother and sisters in Azadi and Inqlab March).

Please arrange at leastone Bajamat Namaz daily in your gathering, perhaps Maghrib or Insha. Afterwards, pray together for the success. InshaAllah naya Pakistan soooooooon !!!

Please spread this message as much as you can.

Fee Amaan ALLAH


ws dear paki14 and welcome to the forum, here is the message of the quran that people need to understand and spread.

http://yopakistan.com/religion-foru...vable-reality-mere-fiction.html#axzz2vNFeOMSw
 
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Will_Bite

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
where is the wisdom in this long march? had it been 2 years down the road, major political parties and masses would have backed PTI in its call. its a bit too early to stand up and just start marching because the Government is still beginning to stand up. the previous Govt. left Pakistan in chaos. IK should have worked with Federal Govt. along the initial 3 to 4 years to turn KPK into a national model, not just introduce a few reforms and start galloping towards Isb.

impatience, insanity and anarchy only bring about destruction my friend, not change. Change starts at home. Rid PTI of the types of Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Parvez Khattak. And try to keep Javed Hashmi on a leash, and then tell me Imran Khan is the leader of PTi and has somewhat sense to lead Pakistan.

Ok, another newbie.
Some of you are saying long march is too late, and should have started last year immediately after the elections, and now you come out with the revelation that it should have come after another 2 years. Make up your mind on which line to toe.
 

purity

MPA (400+ posts)
Haqooq Day Nahin Saktay too Mulk banaya kyon tha???? 67 years say long March nahin kiya. Ab bhi jaldi kiya?????
Is mulk may sab farishtay nahin hain or isi liyae PTI may bhi saray farishtay nahin hain. They will refine and improve over time. For now they are the best option. Rest we can see all status-quo are uniting against IK and saving the so called system.
Always differentiate between State, Democracy, Govt and Political party. State and Democracy is the most important in the order. Govt comes next if legitimate and then comes the party. Why can't Nawaz resign in the interest and let someone else from PMLN be the PM. After all that is what happens in functional democracies. For a party govt is important not an individual.
 

purity

MPA (400+ posts)
Haqooq Day Nahin Saktay too Mulk banaya kyon tha???? 67 years say long March nahin kiya. Ab bhi jaldi kiya?????
Is mulk may sab farishtay nahin hain or isi liyae PTI may bhi saray farishtay nahin hain. They will refine and improve over time. For now they are the best option. Rest we can see all status-quo are uniting against IK and saving the so called system.
Always differentiate between State, Democracy, Govt and Political party. State and Democracy is the most important in the order. Govt comes next if legitimate and then comes the party. Why can't Nawaz resign in the interest and let someone else from PMLN be the PM. After all that is what happens in functional democracies. For a party govt is important not an individual.

 

Pakistani to the core

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
not toeing any line. its either you don't accept the elections at all or you don't become overwhelmed by your victory in KPK and accept governing it. But since you started governing KPK, give your Government time to perform and KPK and let the Federal Government take its time to perform. In 3 years, it would all have been much clear and PTI may have amassed much support.... the result of this haste by PTI is that PTI has lost ground support in KPK, especially since more than 20 people have died during heavy rains and the CM of KPK is busy dancing to Salman Ahmad and Abrar ul Haq's songs.