January 16, 2013

Imran Khan announced his “7 Point Agenda” at a Press Conference today. He criticized the government for creating the situation in Islamabad and warned them not to use “force” against the “peaceful” protestors.

As per majority of media analysts, the opening speech of Qadri was insane, revolt against the state and his orders clearly broke their agreement with Islamabad administration. The government has been very accommodating with protestors and it is Qadri who is being unreasonable.

Here is a brief summary and analysis of Imran Khan’s demand:

1- Immediate elections and announcement of date:

The current assembly will dissolve as per constitution after completing their terms in few weeks. The election date would be announced by election commission.

2- Spirit of Constitution, “Muk Muka” between political parties and demand of consultation with all political parties:

Well, the constitution is very clear in this regard that consultancy is between PM and opposition leader. However, just like they brought a respectable Election Commissioner with broad consultation, the parties should be given chance to conduct their duty within framework of constitution.

There are currently 182 registered political parties in Pakistan and it is not possible to involve and develop consensus with every single party. Once PTI comes into power, they can change the constitution to have mandatory consultation of every single political party.

3- Resignation of President Zardari:

This is unconstitutional demand, but lets assume Zardari resigns and presidential elections are announced immediately from current assemblies, would Imran Khan accept a new President for next 5 years from the assemblies where PPP, PMLQ and MQM have majority?

Imran Khan should let the President complete his constitutional term. After 18th amendment, President does not have any executive powers. Under a neutral caretaker government, neutral election commissioner and free judiciary, there should be no interference from President.

4- Election reform agenda only mandate of elected government:

Agree, but this does not mean that this is “Muk Muka” of parties in parliament.

5- Election Commission should be “Reconstituted”:

This demand is unconstitutional as Election Commissioner is constitutional position with fixed term. He can only be removed through reference in Supreme Judicial Council as per article 209.

The Election Commissioner has taken some bold steps like voters verification in Karachi and all political parties have faith in EC. Is this a coincidence that this is also the first demand of Qadri as well, and MQM is dying to stop the verification process in Karachi?

6- Implementation of Supreme Court order on Rental Power:

The court has already taken action on assuring implementation. But why Imran Khan forgot several other important cases like Asghar Khan petition, where Supreme Court ordered to take action against 2 ex-Generals of Pakistan Army? What about the other NLC case where Generals were found to be involved in billions of rupees of corruption?

7- Arrest Quetta Killers:

Good demand and killers of Hazara community they should be arrested immediately. But why not put another demand for arrest of killers in Karachi, where more than 2,000 people have lost their lives in 2012 alone? Is there any Muk-Muka in Karachi?

16 Comments

  1. Saleem Raza says:

    لوجی اپنے عمران بھائی نے بھی لچ تل دیا ہے ، اب دیکھنا ہے کہہ عمران بھائی کو
    لچ تلنےدیا جاتا ہے یا کچھا کچھا ہی باہر نکال دیا جاتا ہے ،
    اللہ رحم کرے ہماری اس ویلی قوم پر ، کہتے ہیں جو ویلے ہوتے ہیں اُن کو دوسروں کی نسبت
    زیادہ پوسوڑی پڑی ہوئی ہوتی ہے ،

  2. Masood Ahmad says:

    Demanding resignation from Zardari + Supreme court orderinig arrest of Raja Rental, isn’t it the ideal combination to provide an other “Siasi Shahadat” to PPP ?

    PPP was desperately looking for a reason to be shaheed, and there you provide them one. Couldn’t you wait an other 20/30 days more, so that this corrupt mafia could die thein on fate, rather then getting a siaisi shahadat.

    Very very immature politics from Imran Khan, and that’s why i will not vote for him, despite the fact he is basically a sincere person.

  3. pkpolitician says:

    اگر پاکستان کو بچانا ہے تو ڈاکٹر طاہر القادری کو چیف الیکشن کمیشن اور نگران وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی پسند کا بنایا جائے۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔انقلابیوں کا نیا مطالبہ

  4. A per deal made in 2009, AAZ pledged to execise the powers & return back to Musharaf only when the time comes.

    Now time has come to fulfill that pledge. Get ready to welcome/receive Musharaf.

    Then see what happens to Baluchistan. The great game has already begun in Pakistan.

    God Bless Pakistan.

  5. A L i Ch says:

    مسلم لیگ نے آج جمہوریت کو فاتح دی ہے
    ہم منور حسین فضل رحمان محمود اچکزئی طلال بگٹی حاصل بزنجو آفتاب شیرپاؤ ساجد میر اور تمام اپو زیشن کو مبارک بعد پیش کرتے ہیں
    اور اپنے قائد میاں ممد نواز شریف کا دلی کی اٹھا گہرائیوں سے شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں جنھوں نے تمام جماعتوں کو اکھٹا کر کے جمہوریت کو شاندار کامیابی دلائی ہے
    پاکستان مسلم لیگ زندباد میاں نواز شریف زندہ باد

  6. bechari-awam says:

    As I pointed out earlier, can someone remind IK that if elections are announced immediately, his party will not be eligible to contest as an official political party because they haven’t conducted their party elections as per requirement. But then, who can tell that to a 60 yrs old teenage leader who cannot even control himself and his kids on social media.

  7. A L i Ch says:

    LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and its leadership continue to be at the receiving end since the May 12 Karachi carnage, as the daily Guardian alleged that the party was linked to South African crime networks.

    The British paper’s investigative report alleged that the MQM was linked to “extortion, gun smuggling and South African crime networks”.The British media has turned its guns toward the MQM; it never did this in the past 16 years. It did not care about Altaf Hussain or any other Pakistani politician living in the UK and doing politics from London.

    But, the prevailing judicial crisis followed by killings in Karachi has changed the perception of the British media, which is publishing regular anti-MQM stories almost everyday putting pressure on its own government and people to review policies on leaders who acquired British citizenship but still participating in the politics of their country of origin.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=8312&Cat=13&dt=6/4/2007

  8. Faiz Alam says:

    Replying to the above comment…….

    It doesn’t matter whatever the British Media says because it doesn’t affect Altaf Hussain position at all because he is a very very strong supporter of Zardari. What Guardian Correspondent could not understand is that so long as Altaf Hussain remains supporter of Zardari, a very very srong racist or nationalist Sindhi will also vote for Altaf Hussain, in addtion all Shias and Qadianis will vote for Altaf Hussain.
    Also so far (as at today 16 Jan) the British Police has not charged Altaf Hussain for killing Dr Imran Farooq. So MQM is absolutely safe.
    Also Kwaja Asif called Altaf Hussain a Rung-Baaz, but anybody with a little bit of Political Sense would know that no one can even touch Altaf Hussain.

  9. deevav says:

    Yesterday’s press conference after opposition meeting was a clear reflection of the difference between the standards of NS and IK.

    NS is balanced, more logical, down to earth, mature and seasoned politician. His humbleness regardless of the fact that he has been chosen by people of Pakistan twice in office and still most populer leader in pakistan is amazing. Whereas IK looks like an arrogant, self centered, immature and hawkish attitude without any back ground depth of affairs of country.

    Actually the step taken by NS and PMLN in calling the all parties conference has liter
    rally spoiled the show of mulla qadri and his perpetuators.

    This is called politics, real politics.

    Well done PMLN.

  10. deevav says:

    MQM linked with crime networks: Guardian

    our correspondent
    Monday, June 04, 2007
    From Print Edition

    LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and its leadership continue to be at the receiving end since the May 12 Karachi carnage, as the daily Guardian alleged that the party was linked to South African crime networks.

    The British paper’s investigative report alleged that the MQM was linked to “extortion, gun smuggling and South African crime networks”.The British media has turned its guns toward the MQM; it never did this in the past 16 years. It did not care about Altaf Hussain or any other Pakistani politician living in the UK and doing politics from London.

    But, the prevailing judicial crisis followed by killings in Karachi has changed the perception of the British media, which is publishing regular anti-MQM stories almost everyday putting pressure on its own government and people to review policies on leaders who acquired British citizenship but still participating in the politics of their country of origin.

  11. Guilty says:

    اربوں روپے کی منہا ج یونیورسٹی کے مالک چندہ خور این جی او کا مال کھانے والا کنجر قادری کا

    تکمیل ھوس اقتدار کے لیئے اسلام آباد پر شارٹ کٹ حملہ

    اربوں روپے کے شوکت خانم ھسپتال کے مالک چندہ خور این جی او کا مال کھانے والا یہودی داماد

    تکمیل ھوس اقتدار کے لیئے شارٹ کٹ کے لیئے بے چین

  12. Haris says:

    Imran Khan is emerging as an extension of a political pattern prevailing in Pakistan from day one. The founders of Pakistan knew that they did not want to live with the Hindus, but they had no clue how to run a “Muslim” state. Imran Khan is another face that is appearing on the political horizon through merely negating the ruling elite without knowing a bit how a complex, multi-ethnic Pakistani society can be managed by an efficient state. We know for sure that his idealization of tribal values are irrelevant for modern Pakistan and we also know the Islamic extremists are going to keep on using violence to establish a theocratic order even if the US leaves the region. In conclusion, if we take Imran Khan’s integrity as high as that of the founders of Pakistan, his lack of vision and erroneous political assumptions will lead to another period of disaster if he comes to power.

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