Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Pakistan Needs its Own Arab Spring
By Haroon Bux
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, May 30, 2012
Pakistan may not be ruled by a dictator at present however under
democracy the parliment dictates the laws which they see fit for the people.
Democracy is a system where the parliment can decide what's right and what's
wrong based on their own whims and desires. In essence, Democracy is not
very different to Dictatorship.
Do the people of Pakistan
necessarily have to live under a dictator to come on the streets like those
in Syria, Egypt and other autocratic states? If Democracy is just as
despicable as dictatorship then people of Pakistan should not think twice to
come on the streets demanding for a regime change.
We see pockets of
people protesting on the streets of Pakistan however we as a nation should
not only call for betterment of economic conditions of the people. When we
talk about solving the economic problems, we need to realise that it should
be based upon the something more fundamental. something that forms the basis
of the entire system. It is the doctrine of 'secularism' (separation of
religion from politics) on which the rest of the systems rest upon. We
should NOT expect the economic solutions emanating from secular doctine to
improve our economic condition!
Desparate circumstance requires
desparate measures but that does not mean that the people of Pakistan should
be content with cosmetic changes in the Government ie new faces. Real regime
change entails uprooting of the existing system in Pakistan and replaced by
another system. Regime change does not mean just a new face who implements
the same corrupt secular system. In addition, this change has to happen all
at once. Corrupt secular system can never be corrected gradually
irrecpective of the ruler's character and sincerity. Reason is simply
because real regime change will effect the control of foreign influcence
over Pakistan, and it also effects the local elements who are benefitting
from the corruption.
The political struggle of our dear beloved
Prophet(pbuh) is a shinning example of regime change. The political struggle
lasted 13 years in Makkah however the efforts to change the regime were not
successful. After the saturation point was reached in Makkah, Prophet(pbuh)
started to venture out to seek material support from the leaders of
neighbouring tribes. Majority of the tribal leaders rejected to accept Islam
and offer unconditional support to the Prophet(pbuh). Finally the famous two
tribes of Madinah Banu-Aus and Banu-Khazraj gave their Bayah (pledge of
alligence) to our beloved Prophet(pbuh). The Hijra took place and Prophet(pbuh)
arrived at Madinah as the leader of the first Islamic-State.
today's context, the power borkers of our lands are the Army Generals. The
real regime change will mean they support the implementation of Islam.
Naturally one should ask, what's preventing them from supporting the
implementation of Islamic Shariah? This is indeed the trillion dinar
question. Is it because Millions of dollars are been transferred into the
bank accounts of the power brokers of Pakistan? Connecting the dots is not
too hard in this case. The foreign influence have to keep the dollars
flowing because they know that it simply takes one or two Army Generals to
take a stand and instigate a coup to remove the existing obstacles in the
way of the implementation of Islamic Shariah.