Thanks to PTI for arranging jalsa on Sunday, on Quaid’s birthday and in an enclosed area across Mazar-e-Quaid. People were there for the love of Imran Khan. Youngsters were very excited and the public stayed there until the end of the show. After a long time, it felt like a city free to walk around and talk without fear. No heavy traffic jam especially around Mazar-e-Quaid.
I am not blaming Imran Khan but this was a successful effort of PTI for those who are used to the typical type of political public gatherings, for those who don’t care about dust, sand and pollution, for those who don’t care about discipline. So far nothing different except a true public involvement in Karachi after a long time.
Revolution comes through people. What kind of revolution can people of Pakistan bring? Have they prepared themselves to bring any revolution or will rely on the promises made by PTI and wait for them to bring a change?
I think Imran Khan announced this gathering a month ago. I would have called this the start of a true revolution for a New Pakistan if they had reserved at least twenty thousand out of sixty thousand chairs for women on one side of the ground and a gate for their entrance. Thirty thousand chairs should have been allotted to old men so they can sit and enjoy the show. Men from other provinces and interior need every-second-guidance for which way to walk, where to enter from, to walk in line, leave space for others etc. They don’t have a concept of “others too have a right of way even as a pedestrian”. People with flags should stand on side or all the way in the back or at least sit down so they don’t block the view of others.
It was really hard to breathe due to sand everywhere and people sneezed openly on others without covering their nostrils. A month or two was enough time to maintain that venue. Can’t they grow grass there, make it look pleasant?
By the way, why a crowd has to be on the stage and get tired by standing, moving, spinning, squeezing and leaning?
Change comes through people. Do people have courage to raise their voice against corruption at homes, against their beloved fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends, colleagues and employers?
Imran Khan is right, corruption is easier than to reduce illiteracy. Only if people promise no more fake fake birth certificates, fake medical certificates, fake land documents, fake any kind of official documents, traffic violations, no more dowry, no more show off, no more breaking roads to celebrate their weddings, birthdays, majalis, milad, aqiqa ceremonies and death anniversaries. No more selling marks and positions in exams, no more telling exam syllabus to favourite (useful) students, no more occupying side-walks, no more throwing garbage out of balconies and windows and on streets, no more SPITTING around. No more wall chalking or spraying for publicity, putting banners and pasting flyer on poles, roads, bus stops and roundabouts. No more cheating in selling rotten, damaged, spoiled and expired products and goods.
Imran Khan may lead a successful rally against Zardari, Nawaz Sharif, Altaf Hussain and other political evils. But how would he convince common Pakistanis to end corruption at home?
Common Pakistanis are used to one-man show, they don’t like to talk about boring things like responsibilities of good citizens, duties of good Muslims, importance of rules and laws in a society, etc.
They are still saying that Imran Khan will bring the change. They haven’t said they will change themselves to work with Imran Khan??????????????????????????????