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- Do you think that the recent statement of Mr. Altaf Hussain is an eye opener for the Pakistani Nation?
Muttahida Qaumi Movement in USA is going to organize its 17th annual convention in Atlanta from 28th to 30th June 2013. Pakistani communities from approximately entire country are enthusiastic to participate in this event including workers of the movement associated and working from more than 18 chapters of MQM in United States. This year the convention is a tribute to the philosophy and leadership of the father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his true follower founder and leader of MQM Mr. Altaf Hussain. Therefore, this convention is entitled “Quaid Ka Pakistan “. The major focus of this convention is delivering the message of MQM and its leadership to the masses in its true spirit and to inform common Pakistanis and international community that MQM is the only political movement in Pakistan whose manifesto is solely based on the vision of Mr. Jinnah.
Let’s go back in history and start with the vision of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan and the father of the nation. Jinnah's speech before the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on August 11, 1947 is one of the most notable speeches made by him about an inclusive and impartial government, religious freedom, rule of law and equality for all. I would definitely like to mention a sentence from his speech.
“If you change your past and work together in a spirit that every one of you, no matter to what community he belongs, no matter what relations he had with you in the past, no matter what is his color, caste, or creed, is first, second, and last a citizen of this State with equal rights, privileges, and obligations, there will be no end to the progress you will make.”
Summed up briefly, he wanted citizenship not religion as the founding principle of the new state. It is important to note that MQM is the only political movement in Pakistan still adhered with the vision of Jinnah to bring actual progress in Pakistan. The founder and leader of MQM Mr. Altaf Hussain has said in many of his speeches that the real aim of MQM is to transform Pakistan into a democratic, liberal, and progressive state after the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. MQM wants to develop a society in Pakistan where everyone has equal rights irrespective of their religious belief, language, race, gender, color and sect and where life, property, and honor of an individual are safeguarded and government decisions are taken purely on merit.
On many occasions Altaf Hussain urged upon the youth, in particular, to come forward and elect qualified and able people by adopting the peaceful method of voting. He conveyed that the advent of the local government system would help in resolution of problems of people at their doorsteps. MQM not only respected all ethnic entities and communities living in Karachi, but it also wanted equal rights for them. People from every nationality and community were being attracted towards MQM in large numbers, and the MQM candidates gained prominence even from Pakhtun dominated areas.
MQM believes in continuous betterment of organizational structures as well and recently Mr. Altaf Hussain called a purification of his party and purged undesirable elements, the Coordination (Rabita) Committees (CCs) of both Karachi and London were dissolved and later a new Coordination Committee was formed to run the organizational affairs.
Altaf Hussain, the founder and leader of MQM, is working tirelessly for the ideological basis of the party. He is purging undesirable elements from the party and taking important decisions after careful deliberations. It is important to realize that political parties specially the movements which are formed and constituted on ideological grounds require discipline, unity and a continuous check and balance. Leaders Like Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Quid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain are true leaders who believe in a strict check and balance and self-assessment. Jinnah devoted his entire life for the creation of Pakistan and Altaf Hussain has devoted his life for the betterment of Pakistan and to bring enlightenment and progress in Pakistan as per the wishes of Jinnah.
The transfer of power from one democratic setup to the other is a turning point for democracy in Pakistan and MQM was a part that coalition government which completed its democratic tenure for the first time in the history of Pakistan. MQM and its leadership believes that unless we connect the democracy with the common people of Pakistan by empowering the people at the grass-root level only then democracy will become strong, stable and sustainable.