Altaf Hussain’s Referendum


Altaf Hussain’s Referendum

An interview of Altaf Hussain was broadcast yesterday on a TV channel.  There was nothing impressive nor did it show any political wisdom. However, today MQM issued a statement that there should be a referendum as Altaf Hussain wanted people of Pakistan to determine whether they want Qaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan or Pakistan which Taliban wanted.

Let us assume there is a referendum and majority of the people wanted Qaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan. Then what Altaf Hussain is going to do and what conclusion he wants to draw. And if the result is opposite then what conclusion he will reach and what policies he will change since MQM claims now as a national political party.
This is just a political gimmick of no value to nation and no value in support of democratic system in Pakistan. In fact this is an indication Altaf Hussain has nothing to say.
Now the question is, what is the purpose of elections? That is the way for people to vote and decide which political parties want Qaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan and which political parties want to implement Islam of their definition.

If Altaf Hussain has told the people who in his opinion wants to follow Qaid-e-Azam’s philosophy and who is not then maybe we can say he is serving a purpose.

Now let see what MQM is doing. MQM is collaborating with that political party who laid the foundation of religious hatred by involving the State into religious things and start defining who is Muslim and who is not. Did Qaid-e-Azam say the State will decide who is Muslaim and who is not. Is the present constitution of Pakistan fulfills Qaid-e-Azam’s dreams? If not then Altaf Hussain should start working on that issue.  If a ruling party can define the definition of Muslim then why other people cannot define Islam. So Taliban is the net result of Pakistani State’s involvement in religious affairs. The State should not have anything to do with the religion in general or Islam in specific.

Altaf Hussain's Referendum
Altaf Hussain's Referendum

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