Let’s have a look at the number of seats in Pakistani Parliament,
Senate, total number of seats 100,
National Assembly, total number of seats 342,
Punjab, total number of seats 371,
Sindh, total number of seats 168,
Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, total number of seats 124,
Balochistan, total number of seats 65;
The total number seats in National and all four Provincials Assemblies are 1170 but the total number of people enjoying a luxurious life because of these seats from President and Prime Minister to Federal Ministers, Provincial Ministers, Ministers of State, their Advisors till the heads of various standing committees and commissions appointed by them are more then the total number of seats.
The thing which is common in all those enjoying a luxurious life is, they all are usually either from some specific families, or, are from any specific class! That class which had taken over the country just after its independence, “the Elite Class”, which includes from Richest Inherent Landlords till Modern Day Industrialists and Businessmen, it not only includes Highly Educated Bureaucrats and Civil Servants but also, sometimes, Military Personnel, with or without uniform, are found to be in the same category.
The concept of Modern Days Legislative Assemblies is more responsible and civilized then those of Old age Empire’s Assembly Halls, but the culture is almost the same. Today’s members of the parliament are supposed to be busy in making laws or reviewing the existing ones in order to ease General Public’s life, but mostly they are found in wasting the time in useless debates on non-issues or passing their time having fun, sleeping or chanting slogans favouring/against any party/ruler.
Pakistan is a country of 170 Million deprived people, but at the same time it is a country of a few thousands Elite Class Satisfied People. It is a country where the Majority is a direct victim of all sort of taxes, duties, fines, fees, charges and forced bribes etc., but at the same time, it is a country of that minority who put these taxes and charges on the majority. It is a fact that a great number of the deprived general public is well educated, groomed and able to run the affairs of not only a small department in any organization but also is capable of running the affairs of the state more actively and efficiently then those who are already in the assemblies, but surprisingly the Educated and More Efficient Majority is always kept away from their right to participate in Electoral or Selection Process by Competitive Exams.
In recent past, a batch from the same well educated, talented and efficient majority comprised of the youth had not only turned this tradition upside down, but also succeeded in sending their representatives in those assemblies where there was no such concept or room for anyone other then Elite Class. That Batch was MQM and the Leader of the Youth was MQM’s Chief Altaf Hussain, who along with his companions have set a new tradition and made people realize that they are also the citizen of this country and have all those rights which any member of the Elite Class have. It is now easier for a member of deprived majority to participate, contest and even win the poll which he may want. This all is only because of that person who not only invoked this idea but also prepared the masses to realize their rights and act as an Organized Group rather then an Unorganized Mob!
Let’s don’t take it as an invitation to join MQM, let’s don’t consider it as a compulsion to follow even the guidelines set by it, but atleast we can extract the main theme, that is, “Why Can’t a Member of the Deprived Class Be a Member in any of the Assemblies or Be Given Any Key Position In Any of the Pakistani Political Group?”. MQM have sent its representatives in Assemblies from Poor or Middle Class, and have set the example that Educated People from Poor or Middle Class can work more efficiently there where Elite Class is failed to show any progress, then, why don’t other do it?
Let’s take it as an invitation now, to ask each other why can’t we be nominated from our respective parties to contest elections? Or ask our Leaders why they always give preference to the same Elite Class which is totally failed in all respects, and don’t consider the educated poor and middle class majority, which is capable in all manners to hold any responsibility? A great example, in the shape of Syed Mustafa Kamal, Ex-Mayor of Karachi, is with us, then why the same example can’t be set in other cities of our beloved country?
Let’s decide now, we will ask the above question not only from each other, but also from our leaders, and if, they fail to respond properly, will seize to support that Elite Class which is there only to impose taxes and charges and enjoy their luxurious life from our money. We need to change ourselves first in order to bring revolution in our society. A candle can lit another, so let’s lit a candle in our hearts first in order to enlighten others, and promise ourselves to continue it, and don’t break the chain.