Today’s economic crisis and terrorism have affected the youth of Pakistan who don’t see a secure present and bright future if lead by current ruling class. Imran Khan, the leader of PTI has raised the slogan of revolution and claiming to be the only one who is mobilizing the youth of Pakistan. But the recent addition of Masood Sharif Khattak and Mian Azhar has showed that PTI is doing the same politics by bringing the feudal and elite class in Parliament. Although MQM which is doing the ground politics since 1978 has practically displayed what Khan is promising since many year but failed to display.
MQM is the only political party in Pakistan which was transformed from a student political group APMSO and Altaf Hussain, the founder of that group was only 25 year old university student. At the age of 34 he gave the ideology of” Practicalism/Realism” to the youth and the two elected mayors to Karachi and Hyderabad. He set an example of rejecting the nepotism in the politics by never contested in the election as a leader rather sending the lower middle class workers of his party in the Parliament of Pakistan. In 1988 a 35 year old leader sent 12 MNAs in National and 26 MPAs in Sind Assembly Pakistan and set a fine example of a young leadership from middle class.
MQM is delivering the agenda to its voters for 30 year which PTI is promising for last 15 year but has failed to deliver. CDG of Karachi lead by Mustafa Kamal changed the face of Karachi and brought the raking of the city up on international level while the mayor was chosen one of the best mayors in the world. MQM believes in fighting with unjust , elite and feudal lords by contesting in the elections and facing them on the floor of parliament through a democratic process while PTI has always cornered out with the democratic process by playing “ blame game“. These democratic processes are testing MQM for last 30 year in government or in opposition or through an unjustified army operation of 1992 which proves that MQM is a peaceful, democratic political party in Pakistan.
The menace of corruption is destroying Pakistan and PTI is raising the voice against this menace since beginning but the recent addition of Masood Khattak, Mian Azhar and Shah Mahmood Quraishi showed that PTI is choosing candidates from the corrupt, feudal and elite class for the leadership while ignoring the young supporters of PTI. This is another point which makes MQM superior than PTI because MQM has created the leadership from the grass root level instead of picking out corrupt and rejected faces from the other platforms. Raza Haroon, Wasay Jalil, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Faisal Sabzwari and Izhar Hassan are the proven examples and the strong system of self-accountability from top to bottom keeps the corrupt politicians out of the party.
MQM has taken the positions from its inception which is never changed since the beginning. NRO, Kerry Lugar bill and Nizam-e-Adal bill in Parliament while on the ground not asking for a separate province, stands solid with the local Sindhis, policy of co-existence that resulted in alliances with PPP and PML(N) are some examples. MQM is taking its philosophy to all corners of Pakistan, and now it has representation in Gilgit and Kashmir and has its organizational structure in interior Sindh and Punjab. MQM has stayed away from single class politics and therefore it has from educated to uneducated supporters, from youngsters to old and from students to labor class supporters. Women support is also at greatest level and I consider myself a fine example of this.