Berated politicians and Istihkam-e-Pakistan

The seasoned politician and former PTI leader Jahangir Tareen along with the top political figures officially launched the Istihkam-e-Pakistan party in the overwhelming presence of the media. Several political leaders and Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deserters Including former governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Amir Kiani, Sardar Tanveer Illyas, Aleem Khan, Mahmood Molvi, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Ali Zaidi, Fayyaz-ul-Hasan Chauhan, Fawad Chaudhary and Nauman Langrhial flanked with Janahgir Tareen during the launching ceremony of the newly formed political group. Tareen told the media that they all have a purpose to work for the development of Pakistan. They worked hard in PTI for reforms in Pakistan but unfortunately, they failed to deliver their manifesto and people got disappointed with the cabal. While demanding accountability for the preparators of the May 9 violence, Tareen reiterated the need for leadership that can resolve economic and political crises, bring unity and end social polarization in the country. The founder of the Istihkam-e-Pakistan party claimed that more people will join their group in the coming days and the party will try its best to meet the expectations of the people of the country. Jahangir Tareen, who has been active in the formation of his new party following the May 9 events, held meetings with senior politicians to chalk out future strategies to prepare their group for a crucial election in the days ahead.

After a long disagreement with his parent civic group, the longstanding social worker, prominent businessman, landlord, and seasoned politician finally took a solo flight by forming a new political party, the Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP). Dozens of deserter PTI leaders and self-proclaimed reformers boarded the plane of Jahangir Tareen’s IPP, apparently to accomplish their unfinished agenda of nation-building and public welfare. The emergence of a new political group is a great addition to the country’s democracy amid an ongoing political crisis and is a positive development that has reenergized the public belief in national politics which was previously shattered by the aggressive attitude of top politicians in the country. The Pakistani nation had witnessed the tearoom of PML-Q, PPP Patriots, PTM, Pak Sarzameen Party, and their haphazard politics over the past years. So far, Tareen must be praised for his work/role in national politics, earlier he played a crucial role in strengthening PTI and bringing it to the victory stand. Now he must be given credit for introducing a new political legacy in a fragile and highly polarized political landscape in the country. The party would be a great addition to national politics and could play an important role in future politics if steer in a measured and balanced manner.

Interestingly, Jahangir Tareen, the founding father of the Istihkam-e Pakistan Party is legally not qualified to contest an election and hold any public office because the Supreme Court disqualified him for being dishonest on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi date back in 2017. Thus he joined the fate of PML-N Supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif, whose review petition is still pending before the Supreme Court and both Tareen and Sharif are the aspirants so they can enter the political arena again. Historically, multiple innovations had been added to Pakistan’s national politics over the past decades, several new political groups appeared, and new strategies and charters were announced to implement reforms and bring diversity to the country, but what has not changed is the concept that politics is not a business, but a pious profession to serve the county and the public. A majority of politicians are habitual in trading their loyalties for financial benefit and several faces have been recurrent beneficial of every political setup in the country. Ironically, the politicians who were once part of the PPP joined hands with Pervaiz Musharraf’s King Party, then boarded the PTI bus and termed IK’s their red line. After waging war against the state and national institutions on May 9, now they all became part of the Istihkam-e-Pakistan party for their self-benefit and monetary motives. Realistically, those who were involved in May 9 riots and currently migrated from the PTI must not be pardoned at any cost, and the corrupt must not get relief from their accountability in a new guise.

Presently, the newly formed junta of berated leaders has vowed to bring social, political, and economic stability to the country, which is a mere joke with the poor nation that was repeatedly betrayed by these politicians in the past. The nation has no hope of any betterment from this clot, however, their tact and legacy would be evident in the future.