Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri's Vision for Prosperous Pakistan (English & Urdu)
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri launched the movement for promotion of awareness in Pakistan at a time when he founded Minhaj-ul-Quran International 32 years ago. However, this movement of public awareness was restructured and reorganized about eight years ago. The historic reception accorded to Dr Qadri at the Minar-e-Pakistan on December 23, 2012 under the slogan of ‘let us save the state, not politics,’ was a link in the same chain. Later on, five-day long Islamabad Long March and sit-in organized in January 2013 is a glorious chapter in the annals of Pakistan’s history. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) organized a number of public meetings in different cities of the country with a view of sensitizing the people about the deteriorating state of affairs and incumbent electoral system that is based on plunder of state resources, corruption, rigging, dishonesty, injustice and denial of rights to the poor.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri unveiled his revolutionary vision for Pakistan’s prosperous, sovereign and bright future at a public meeting in historic Liaqat Bagh on March 17, 2013. If the people of Pakistan are truly desirous of turnaround, seek an end to scourges of load-shedding, terrorism, unemployment, backwardness and price hike and are eager to carve out a distinguished and respectable place for the country in the comity of nations, they would have to implement the vision of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri both in letter and spirit. The question naturally arising here relates to the vision of Dr Qadri and what it specifically spells out to bring about change. While the detailed contents of the vision will be published elsewhere, however, its broad contours are being shared in the form of this booklet for the general readers.
=> Rationale of Pakistan’s establishment
=> Are we a nation today?
=> Can present system guarantee development?
=> The country needs who?
=> What kind of Pakistan does Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri want?
1. Possession of agricultural land is limitized
2. Farmer is owner of land
3. Youth get employment/unemployment allowance
4. The homeless get free plots
5. Workers have share in the profits of factories/mills
6. National anti-terror policy should be formulated
7. Cheap and prompt justice is available
8. Compulsory education up to matriculation should be free
9. Free and uniform health system should be designed
10. Women have equal opportunities
11. The rich, not poor should be taxed
12. Utility bills should be tax free
13. Discrimination in pay structure should be eliminated
14. Discretionary powers of the elected representatives should be disbanded
=> What kind of system of governance is required for such a Pakistan?
1. The State of Madina should be our role model
2. The Prime Minister should be directly elected
3. The Minister should be appointed on merit
4. Positive changes should be brought about in electoral system
5. New provinces to be carved out on administrative basis
6. All powers to be devolved at the grass-roots
7. Role of armed forces
8. Stringent accountability system
==> But …….. Remember
If you are desirous of real change in the country and share Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s vision of prosperous and developed Pakistan, there is only way to achieve this goal. That is to completely and thoroughly reject electoral system because this system is Raza Shah Pehlvi of Pakistan against which the Irani nation stood up. This system of elections is Col. Qaddafi of this country against which the people of Libya raised the banner of freedom. Let us stand up against this system in such a manner as the people of Egypt and Tunisia did and brought down the decades-old political dictatorships.
Come and join our peaceful, organized and democratic struggle against this oppressive system.
Pakistan Awami Tehreek