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50 years of PPP

  • MIAN AMIR HASSAN
  • Jan, 2018
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  • National

You know tolerance breeds tolerance while intolerance begets violence. The national politics of present day Pakistan is a true example of the same. It is PPP that kept its cool throughout its history despite the worst kind of oppression inflicted by the rivals

It is believed that the Greek philosopher Aristotle said, "The nature abhors a vacuum" since it invites forces to fill the emptiness created by something or somebody. 50 years back the same was the case with our motherland when the people of Pakistan were wandering in quest of genuine leadership after the sad and untimely demise of our founding father the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Here comes the day when Pakistan Peoples Party was founded under the dynamic leadership of Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto who gave hope to the people of Pakistan already pressed under the years long rule of a dictator.

Commemoration of Foundation Day is about uniting the people of Pakistan in general and the workers of PPP in particular having a sense of belonging to the legacy Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto bequeathed to the nation. As a matter of fact, the golden jubilee celebrations reflect the Pakistani people's journey from hope to belief which the nation saw in the PPP due to sacrifices made by the leaders and the workers time and again. With sacrifices they sowed the seeds of tolerance and other democratic virtues in national politics.

You know tolerance breeds tolerance while intolerance begets violence. The national politics of present day Pakistan is a true example of the same. It is PPP that kept its cool throughout its history despite the worst kind of oppression inflicted by the rivals. The slogan of Pakistan Khappey, by president Asif Ali Zardari ,was raised at a time when the whole country was presenting the scene of lawlessness after the martyrdom of Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto. The whole country echoed with Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's saying "Democracy is the best revenge." In fact he followed the tradition set by Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who herself was not inclined to avenge her father Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto's assassination from the remnants of Zia's legacy in the politics.

The day gives us a reminder to engage with our workers while sticking to our values. This day has a chance to reflect not only upon the beginnings of the party and its founders, but also on the significant developments since the party's inception. We are obliged to credit our Founding Fathers as the PPP mirror the commitment, resilience and dedication they displayed throughout their lives. Now the party flag is in Chairman Bilawal Bhutto's hands and he is committed to realise the dreams of the martyrs. It is astounding that 50 years ago, the leaders of PPP had such a commitment towards their goal on which Pakistan Peoples Party was founded on November 30, 1967 and which was reflected in the general election 1970 in the form of party principles:

l   Islam is our Faith,

l   Democracy is our Polity,

l   Socialism is our Economy &

l   All Powers to the People.

History witnesses that for the first time in Pakistan, a political party was founded in the light of the people's aspirations. Pakistan in sixties represented a country with no constitution, being run on adhocism while in the clutches of dictatorship. At that time, the religion was used to divide the nation. The ruling elite considered the majority as their subjects and the people were granted no right to take decisions for the betterment of their own lives. 22 business families had made the whole economy hostage to their greed. The PPP got the millions of families united under their flag and the party manifesto became the key to the people's struggle against the tyrannical rule. In 1973, the PPPgovernment gave first constitution to the nation. By applying the universal teachings of Islam, the PPP government discouraged all kinds of prides and prejudices across the board. The Muslim Ummah seemed united for the first time in history. The politics of democracy was fashioned and the people were elevated from the status of subjects in the country. The system of social equality granted the equal rights to the oppressed, and their rights were enshrined in the constitution. Owing to these policies, the middle class flourished in the country. The people came into power and started ruling the government. The people were considered the source of political power. This true change and social as well as political revolution was not acceptable to the powers of status quo in the country. They deprived the nation of the Quaid-e-Awam.

The people without their leadership became directionless in the wilderness f...

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