Friday, February 18, 2011

Politics in Abbottabad (Hazara)--Current party position in District Abbtotttabad

District Abbottabad is considered as the hub or the center of Hazara division and this district has played a prominent role in the politics of Pakistan in past. Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan Abbasi who remained chief minister of N.W.F.P. (Khyper Pakhtunkhwah) and minister of Railways had been elected from national assembly and provincial assembly constituencies of district Abbottabad multiple times. This district has also played a pivotal role in the politics of Mian Mumhammad Nawaz Sharif as he contested and won national assembly elections from NA-18 Abbottabad II against Baba Haider Zaman and reached to the seat of prime minister. Ex-deputy speaker of national assembly, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob also belongs to district Abbottabad and he won 2002 elections from NA-18 on PML-Q ticket. Aman Ullah Khan Jadoon is also a prominent figure in the politics of Pakistan who hails from district Abbottabad. He remained Petroleum minister in the era of General Musharraf.
District Abbottabad is considered as a strong foothold of PML-N and the history of past two decades shows that PML-N got majority seats from district Abbottabad in both national assembly and provincial assembly elections. Some people even claim that people of district Abbottabad are so blindly trusting PML-N that even if PML-N gives ticket to some dead horse, people will vote for him. However, a loose stance of PML-N on the issue of renaming of N.W.F.P. as Khyber Pakhtunkhwah has ignited a fierce fire in the hearts of people of Hazara against PML-N and its the first time that people of Hazara including district Abbottabad have come openly on streets against PML-N. People of Hazara are now declaring Mian Nawaz Sharif as a Ghandi who betrayed people of Hazara. In all rallies and Jalsas of Tehreek e Soba Hazara, leaders of Suba Hazara Tehreek are openly lashing and criticizing PML-N for its anti-Hazara stance on renaming issue.
PML-Q has taken the most benefit from the sentiments of the people of Hazara and they have managed to get a good space in the hearts of the people of Hazara. In district Abbottabad, it seems that a new soul has been inducted in the dead political life of PML-Q and now Aman Ullah Khan Jadoon, , Sardar Baba Haider Zaman  and Sardar Yaqoob of district Abbottabad, Gohar Ayub of Haripur and Shah Jahan Yousuf of Mansehra are acting as the leaders of Soba Hazara movement. Baba Haider Zaman has announced recently that Tehreek-e-Suba Hazara will contest upcoming elections as a separate party and its thought by political analysts that If Tehreek e Soba Hazara comes united in next elections against PML-N, it may even clean sweep in whole district Abbottabad.
Jamat-e-Islami (JI) is also striving its best to gain some benefits from this movement but it seems that they are not in any position to fight against political giants like PML-N. JI can get a good number of votes only in case of restoration of MMA otherwise all religious parties may get a divided chunk of votes which is meaningless.
 Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) is also gaining a good momentum in district Abbottabad as well just like other parts of the country and youth is warmly welcoming the revolutionary agenda of PTI. However, PTI hasn't managed to get support of any notable political leaders of the area and it seems that they wont be able to take PML-N eye to eye if they don't make some strong political alliances with other similar minded parties like JI.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Political Parties of Pakistan--An analysis of politcs of Pakistan

People of Pakistan have been betrayed by politicians of all main political parties and each and every major political party has ditched them through hollow slogans. A political  party deceived them on the name of Roti, Kapra and Makan while another political party begged votes on the issue of Lal Majsid and Dr. A.Q. Khan but later after reaching to the assemblies, both of these parties--PPP and PML-N have forgotten the pains of the masses and are trying their best to fool people of Pakistan. PPP is trying to put blame on past for all the sins that they are doing or the sins that they are continuing. On the other hand, PML-N is giving full support to PPP in all his corruption on the name of safety of system. PML-N has given true practical meanings to the term "Friendly opposition".
  MQM is a party which is known for its power tactics. Just like a fish can't survive outside water, MQM can't inhale oxygen without being in power. The past of MQM shows that this party remained in coalition of each and every government setup in one way or other. Ironic part of this game is that at one hand MQM enjoys power and on the other hand, its remote leader and other party leaders keep on blaming its allies and often raise slogans of Inqilab (revolution). MQM is now trying to expand its horizon and come out of Karachi and Hyderabad to other parts of the country. How people of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwah and Hazara will receive this party is another story. People haven't forgotten the bloody past of this Bhatta khor party which is known for its terror activities in Karachi and which always speaks the language of guns and bullets. The language that was used by MQM leader Wasim Akhtar about Punjab and people of Punjab will be never forgotten by the people of Punjab.
  PML-Q was considered as a spare part of the vehicle of General Musharraf and it was thought of most of the political analysts that this party won't be able to get itself integrated and will soon shatter into pieces but it seems that even after many small differences inside this party, it yet remains intact and strong enough. However, in Punjab assembly this party has been badly damaged by lotacracy promotion tactics of PML-N where a big chunk of the party has been disintegrated and have formed a new group with the name of unification block. Even latest election results prove that PML-Q is yet a major political force. In a recent bye election in Shangla Khyber Pakhtunkhwah, PML-Q candidate Rishad Khan won against joint candidate of PPP and ANP.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is considered as the most rapidly growing party of Pakistan which has gained a huge popularity particularly in youth of Pakistan in past couple of months. Imran Khan is working hard to bring a peaceful revolution in the country against corrupt politicians and he has done a remarkable job so far to expose the real face of corrupt politicians of Pakistan. People of Pakistan have a great trust on Imran khan due to his great charity work and social activities and now they have understood that in the field of politics also, he is the only ray of hope who can save Pakistan. Imran Khan has very clear stand on the national issues like Drone Attacks, War on Terror, Raimand Devis case, price hike etc. It seems that in the next general elections, Imran Khan will give a real tough time to the traditional political forces of Pakistan and will emerge as a major political figure in Pakistan.
Religious parties of Pakistan including Jamat-e-Islami, JUI and Sunni Tehreek are also trying hard to play with the sentiments of the people of Pakistan and bring life back in their dead political horse. We have seen a great unity in religious parties of Pakistan during the issue of blasphemy by Asia Bibi and then during protests against Salman Taseer. Now again all religious parties of Pakistan seem united on the issue of Raimend Davis. According to political analysts, now the religious parties are trying to get public support and they are actually doing election campaign for the upcoming elections on the name of these protests. After separation of Maulana Fazl-Ur-Rehman from PPP coalition government, it seems that MMA will be restored again and nation will be made fool once again on the name of religion by these Mullas.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Soba Hazara Movement Progress So far--An analysis of Soba Hazara Movement

  The momentum of Suba Hazara  Tehreek(Hazara Province movement) seems to be decreasing with the passage of time and leaders of Tehreek-e-Soba Hazara are now not as much active as they were in past year but it seems that now each and every political party is in favor of formation of new provinces including Soba Hazara and a separate province for people of Southern Punjab.

PML-Q has supported Suba Hazara movement from day 1 and they have raised voice for Suba Hazara on all forums including National Assembly and Senate. The top leadership of Suba Hazara movement also comes from PML-Q. One might have dozens of differences with past politics of PML-Q but the fact remains that they rightly represented the sentiments of people of Hazara at the time of this move when PML-N has totally betrayed people of Hazara.
 The role of local leadership of Jamat-e-Islami and PPP remains totally hypocritic as they supported renaming of N..W.F.P. as Khyber Pakhtunkhwah in Senate and National Assembly but on the local level, they are trying to keep their politics alive by showing a support to Soba Hazara Movement. Sardar Idrees of PPP who was previously in JUI-F is showing his full support for Province Hazara. Similarly, local leadership of JI is also taking strong part in all activities of Suba Hazara movement.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has also took an active part in this movement so-far and local leadership of PTI and ISF (Insaf Students Federation) have worked on all forums to speak for the rights of the people of Hazara. ISF Abbottabad has played main role in all Jalsa's, rallies and protests of Suba Hazara movement.

  Current state of efforts of people of Hazara under the umbrella of Tehreek-e-Soba Hazara shows that they will finally reach to their destination and will get a unique identity and it seems that time is not very far when a new province with the name of Soba Hazara will emerge on the map of Pakistan.