PTI makes huge claims like “Landslide electoral victories in the coming general elections”, “Ending corruption from the ruling elite”, “strong accountability” etc. But the million dollar question is that can they really deliver? The democratic path that they have chosen for this CHANGE, can it really lead them to fulfil their promises? We, as Pakistanis have been fooled with fake promises throughout our history. From the reason of creating Pakistan as an “Islamic state”, to the Promises of Liaquat Ali Khan for “elections”, Ayub on “No bengal resistance”, Bhutto with the “Roti Kapra Makaan” , Zia with the “Jihadi agenda”, and so on till uptodate.
On several occasions, people took to the streets for a better tomorrow. But every upcoming government seems to add to their miseries. The lawyers movement, for instance, witnessed people pushing for REAL change. We heard leaders of lawyers movement and the political parties ( Especially PTI ) claiming Cheap and free justice to the people of Pakistan, along with removing corruption and throwing out the criminals from ruling position. But NOTHING has happened yet. WHY? Because its not the JOB of judiciary. It can only be done by the government.
Here, one may ask, why were those claims so audasiously MADE to the general public? To fool us once again? This clearly shows the shallowness of thinking of those LEADERS who called for joining the so called Revolution for justice?
But what about the people? We are the culprits too! Most of us are blind followers and move with wind. We do not think before we act! We tend to be influenced by fake slogans all around our history. Its about time that we forcefully question and analyze the reality before boarding any other adventure. If we are genuinely interested in understanding how we can CHANGE our situation, we need to think comprehensively, be AWARED of the foolish paths and be ready to stand firm against them.
A person who thinks critically can clearly see that PTI cannot bring change through this democratic process. They claim Landslide victory and could not stop voters in bye-elections in their strongest area of influence i.e. Multan. Imran Khan defines “20th Amendment” as “Unconstitutional and “Undemocratic”. On the contrary, it is purely constitutional and followed the democratic principles. And these principles are stopping the PTI from getting real influence in the elections. The senate elections have ensured almost 6 years of PPP government in the upper house. And assuming PTI gets majority ( highly unlikely ) , every bill they propose can be stopped at the senate. The next year budget will be decided by the PPP and If PTI wins in majority (again impossibility), they cannot change any budget allocation for at least an year. Also, any attempt to change the status quo needs strict approval from the military establishment!
Its clearly evident that PTI promises are a bunch of lies because even if they get some seats, we will only witness some cosmetic changes and thousands of excuses!. The Leaders of Lawyers movement give excuses of unsupportive Executive for their failure and the PPP government give excuses of Musharraf for theirs, PTI already have enough excuse of not being able to deliver i.e. excuses of senate, military establishment, 20th amendment etc.
It is about time that we, as a nation be aware of how REAL change can take place. Democracy and dictatorships have had their share and have been utter failures. It is time that we opt for the tried and tested system for 1300 years i.e. Caliphate. This is the only remaining REAL CHANGE option that we have.