I am Maratib. From the beginning of my super-conscious life after 2009, I was in Pakistan and my life transformed on a paradigm level and I started to see everything around me entirely differently and realistically. Before that, I was like a narrow-groomed street boy of Lahore as Lahori. I was really passionate and emotional about Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) as my Dad was a great fan of Bhutto and especially Benazir Bhutto. I remember that I used to wave PPP flag inside a room of my small-crowded house in Lahore, on election days in Lahore in the late 1980s & early 1990. However, Later in my life at a transformational stage, I realized deeply that core and effective change in the Pakistani society is only possible when we will work on a grass-roots level, in Slums, poor and less-privileged towns in cities and villages of Pakistan. I did categorically refuse to cast my vote to any political party in Pakistan. The main reason is that I firmly believe that politics is not a solution to solving issues of Pakistani living in the towns. I mean politics is important but not important than education. I also mean religion is important but not important than humanity and educational and safeguard training & development of primary level Pakistani children. Only real long-term impactful change is because of Taleem i.e. Education, Tarbiyat i.e. Training & Huner i.e. Technical skills.
The nations are set to achieve their national goals with a mission that gives the vision to lead generation to next 100 years. Usually, that nation is transformed with revolution whether it would bloodshed or as a result of the implementation of Titanic Educational emergencies in the countries.
I never support or convinced of achieving national success as a result of bloodshed based revolutions like few effective movements in Pakistan are already working on it. I am also not convinced of a capitalistic type of socio-economic system where Boss and money-worshipping has prevailed. I am convinced with changing the society through Taleem i.e. Education, Tarbiyat i.e. Training & Huner Technical skills. In this connection, if any political party in Pakistan has similar manifestations of Election 2018, I will be supporting them.
Millions of individuals and families have migrated from Pakistan for settlement in abroad (Arab countries, Europe, Americas etc), in last 30 years, for many reasons including terrorism, un-employability, dis-empowerment, severe insecure environment to grow rich families, rigid social barriers, selfish political agendas and people, poverty, illiteracy, pseudo-Muslim environment, religious sectarianism, failure of institutions and good governance, undefined and poor foreign policy and country borders, extremely limited opportunities to grow, highly lethargic and low pace of progress, unproductive and unprofessional state of mind of people and organizations and so on. These are few things to show at this time, nevertheless, there are also countless stories, incidents, and miseries of millions of people who are never told and expressed.
People are unable to locate the path of success because the infrastructure of Pakistan is unsupported and misaligned, enough, to leash potential and never realized. The people of Pakistan are strong but also a victim of global intellectual and imperial environment, and they do not have confidence and updated knowledge and skills to cope, compete and then lead it. Mentality and focus of the life of people are the focus on low-level of life that is Roti, Kapra, and Makaan. I believe that there are higher levels of life where Allah (God) has sent down man to use and explore intellect and moral values, but people of Pakistan are not ready and understand. Perhaps, people of Pakistan could not find any dynamic and trustworthy leaders after Quid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal after passing of even 65 years since national independence in 1947.
In this complex age, Pakistan’s real identity and popular ideology of Two-Nation Theory is yet undefined on papers and controversial. People, groups, and organizations are fragmented with their opinions and hence people have lost their recognition and spiritual cause to be proud to be a Pakistani. People are really confused, seem like deaf and dumb or even more. I know these are very panic words for me and many but it seems a reality. Rights of Children, Gender and community discrimination, Human Rights, provincial prejudices, racism, corruption, dishonesty, and politics without principles are outer images of Pakistan.
Optimistically, I have high hopes and burning expectations from the visionary leadership of Imran Khan and his party. Election in Pakistan on 26th July 2018 would bring the biggest change which will affect, positively, all dimensions of people of Pakistan.
Personally, I do not have any bias views any political group and parties in Pakistan. I believe that many good people are working in politics. However, there are many reasons that why I support Imran Khan, of Election May 2013, in Pakistan:
- I find Imran Khan as a true and transformational Leader, Courageous, Visionary, Honest, Steadfast, a man of integrity, believer of big change, Idealist and brave Pakistani Individual.
- Imran Khan is indeed a successful individual who has transferred his vision to million people of Pakistan, effectively.
- Imran’s heroic charismatic personality is full of Character Ethics.
- Since my childhood, I could see Imran Khan as Heroic, bold and rocky individual.
- Imran Khan chooses his spokesperson Andaleeb Abbas who is successful Leadership Instructor and CEO and she is also director of his Party’s Volunteer Tabdeeli Network and other departments.
Imran struggled openly and heartedly continuously for 17 years and became a true role model for millions of Pakistani in recent decades. He is the grand and social change agent who constructed First Cancer Hospital in ever history of Pakistan, lead Pakistan to win First Cricket World Cup in 1992, run a grand educational University College and gather experienced and most talented & honest people under one Party i.e. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf
In worse environment of terrorism and adverse circumstances of Pakistan, Imran Khan is considered as a genuine ray of hope and light upon darkness.
There are many other various reasons why I and people are supporting Imran Khan for this greatest cause to CHANGE i.e. New or Naya Pakistan.
I want to contribute in making ‘Naya Pakistan’ where moral values of humanity, cultural diversity and synergistic cooperation from all types of people, organizations, cities, and provinces can be practiced, where dignity, respect, humility, transparency, openness, freedom to live and let other to live, discipline, willing to sacrifice, competency, consistency and energetic bodies are observed.
I hope that ‘Naya Pakistan- Tabdeeli’ would flourish and change the mindset of people of Pakistan idealistically, with long-term perspective & natural believes of humanity and with the religious, philosophical and intellectual approach.
I want to see people of Pakistan would live optimistically and with an empathic feeling for everybody, where they embrace every challenge fearlessly, they are enough sensitive to motivate each other in a passionate way.
I have a dream that people of the world and especially Pakistani would have an alive conscience which makes them enthusiastic, humble, and compassionate and feels like a servant to help others.
Their courage would enable their potential to unleash.
I remember very well, during my childhood, once I showed my personal interest to become a cricketer, to my grandmother and she commented, in response, very clearly:
‘Imran khan Maawa’n roz roz nahee paida kerti’
Since, I and my family are settled in London, England, I would support Imran, Spiritually, and wish Pakistan to start a grand change through this election, insha’Allah!!!
Voice of Maratib Ali Shad ( London-UK )