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Rhetoric on the death anniversary of Quaid e Azam by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Following is the message of PTI politician Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi on the death anniversary of Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah:

On the death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam many statements will be issued by political party heads that they want to realize the Pakistan dreamt by the founders. But these will remain empty rhetorics as the first step to change the country is to change the way we organize our political parties. These autocratic political parties are devoid of democracy, merit, and institutional approach to decision making. These parties are centers of social injustice rather than platforms for leadership that offers a level playing field to all its members. Cronyism, nepotism, and opportunism is the hallmark of most of the political parties in Pakistan.

It is because of the weaknesses of political parties that every now and then there is the emergence of a military dictator or unceasing talk of installing a technocrats government. Once again I hear these whispers that politicians are corrupt and we need some handful of clean men to reform the country. That is not the solution as these ideas are promoted by men blinded by ambition. The corrupt politicians are created by those that always installed themselves on us as saviors.

To my PTI friends on this day of Quaid’s anniversary, we have to realize that arbitrary decision by one man in violation of party constitution is the main reason we are losing the support of the masses and considered puppets of undemocratic forces. We have to demonstrate that we can develop PTI as a political institution that thrives on good politics by allowing of grass roots development of new leaders and delivering on its promises rather than employ empty rhetoric to deceive.

Pakistani people are ready to walk towards realizing a modern day Medina but the first step will be to act on self-realization rather than fixing the other and ignoring the self.

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