The politics in Pakistan is all the same as in other countries but for only one thing – we have made the worst amongst us as our representatives. This realisation is what prompted a handful of successfully established professionals to launch a new political party ‘Mustaqbil Pakistan’.
Organised at a party supporter’s residence, the small launch event for the city was held amongst a selected crowd in Defence on Saturday.
To the astonishment of most, the representatives of the party do not have any connection to Pir Pagara or Khar and have not been devotees of the Bhutto leadership rather make up of the professional educated elite. But what made these counted individuals take a step as bold as this was what everyone attending was wondering. “It may sound unrealistic, but we have done our homework,” stated the party chairman Nadeem Mumtaz Qureshi as if reading the anxious minds in the small packed crowd.
He said that earlier, when his small group of friends were contemplating and rationalising the idea, they realised that almost all of the problems of Pakistan boil down to just one issue - the domination of the most corrupt, most uneducated, most incompetent people in the politics. He said that while the party has constructed a detailed manifesto on different subjects as foreign policy, health, economy etc, its main aim is to bring the educated and honest people of the country to the fore front to run the affairs of the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2011.
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