PAKISTANI DOCTORS, ENGINEERS SHOULD ACT FOR REVOLUTION AS THEIR BRETHREN DID IN ARAB WORLD: QAZI
Karachi: Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the former Amir of Jamat-e-Islami has deplored that Pakistani literate segments of the society, especially doctors and engineers havealienated themselves from the problems of common people, saying they should interact and lead common men like Arab doctors and engineers who played a vital role in Arab spring.
â€śPakistani doctors, engineers and intelligentsia is aloof of the problems and issues of common people, otherwise they can play an important role for a positive change in the society. They should realize their potential from Christian missionaries who transformed entire societies through their selfless service to society and most recently the role played by Arab literate youth for revolutions in their countriesâ€ť he said.
He was speaking at the concluding plenary session titled â€śFuture of Pakistanâ€ť on the third day of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA)â€™s 22nd Biennial International Convention on Sunday at Expo Center Karachi.
Other panelists including columnist Orya Maqbool Jan, former DG ISI Lt. Gen (rtd) Hameed Gul, Economist Asad Umer and others also spoke on the occasion.
The last session of the 22nd Biennial International Convention of PIMA also witnessed the selection of a new central president of the association where Dr. Misbahul Aziz was elected as the central President of PIMA for next two years.
A resolution expressing grave concern over alarming situation in Balochistan province was also adopted unanimously on the occasion, demanding provincial autonomy to people of Balochistan as provided by the 18th amendment and NFC Award, provision of gas royalty to the province, registration of Bugti murder case against Musharraf and his associates, provision of basic health facilities to people in entire Balochistan, end of all types of military operations and resolving all the issues through dialogue in the marginalized province.
Qazi Hussain Ahmed also expressed concern over situation in Balochistan and said United States wanted to separate and turn Balochistan into a dependent state like small gulf states but people and Sardars of the province should be aware of the designs of America.
Bitterly criticizing the ruling elite and establishment in the country, he said British-trained establishment and rulers never cared about people of Pakistan as they were never capable for running an Islamic state.
â€śPakistan was created by the Muslims to live on the principles of Islam although many of the Subcontinentâ€™s Muslims knew that creation of Pakistan would not change their economic condition as they would remain living in Indian part of subcontinentâ€ť he observed.
On the occasion, he urged the youth to prepare themselves for the change, equip themselves with knowledge and skills and strive for a welfare Islamic state as their brethren did and still doing in other Islamic countries.
Renowned Columnist Orya Maqbool Jan was of the opinion that Pakistan was at the verge of a revolution due to indifference of people towards present politics, power games, issues and tall and hollow claims being made by the ruling elite in the country.
â€śA country becomes ripe for a revolution when its tax collection decreases to mere 8 percent of the GDP and in Pakistan, the tax collection has declined to 8.2 percent of the GDPâ€ť he observed.
He said although Muslims around the world were divided into small states and linguistic, ethnic basis but their rivals, the West only considers them as a single nation and trying to deal them as a single but divided enemy.
â€śIt is evident from the refusal to accept Turkey as a member state of European Union because despite their colour, history and geography, Turks had the only drawback of being Muslims that prevented their inclusion into the EUâ€ť he claimed.
Similarly, only two new countries were established in the recent history included South Sudan and East Temur were created only the basis of religion, which shows that only Muslims are the target of the Western world, he added.
He urged the Islamic-minded youth to present themselves as symbol of change in the local society and prepare for providing a justifiable system of governance to the world.
Former Director General ISI and defence analyst deplored that army ruled for over 38 years in Pakistan although it hardly fought for 38 days for the country but said this was due to in-capabilities of the politicians, weak democratic institutions and threats looming over the security of the state from India.
General Hameed Gul blamed politicians for most of the miseries of the people and the country saying their weaknesses provided the opportunities to army to intervene while their politiciansâ€™ wrongdoings compelled people to welcome military rulers.
Speaking on the future of Pakistan, he said Pakistanâ€™s future was bright as United States had been defeated by the Afghans while India could not take on Pakistan due to threats to its economic growth.
Renowned economist Asad Umer was of the view that Pakistan had all the resources in the world to become an economic super power while it had the trained manpower and youth to bring peaceful change and prosperity in the country.
He urged the youth of the utilize their potential for the economic and social change in the country saying only educated youth could steer the country of ongoing political and economic crisis.