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Hashmi sees revolution if leaders remain in slumber

18 July, 2011

Hashmi sees revolution if leaders remain in slumber
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LAHORE: PML-N central leader Javed Hashmi has said revolution is imminent if the countryís leadership remained in slumber.

According to our sources, Hashmi was talking to journalists after delivering a lecture on ëHow Pakistan Can Get Rid of American Intervention?í at the Tech Club on Sunday. He said that 15 powerful persons of the country had their assets abroad. He said no party gave ticket to any one having higher qualification.

Our correspondent adds: Javaid Hashmi said the central leadership of the PML-N should explore all possible ways to woo all elected representatives in its bid to broaden the party base. Responding to a question about possible merger with the PML-Q, he said the PML-N should contact all those who are elected members of assemblies, saying, "Election is the process that decides who has the right of representing the masses." He added, "I think we will have to acknowledge all those who have been elected in elections whether they belong to the PML-Q or other parties."

Hashmi said there would be more activity on political scene due to approaching election and expressed hope that his party would succeed in extending its base before the election. He said his party had a vast agenda that was why it had not succeeded in converging alliance with major groups. In contrast, he added, Mr Zardari had limited objective so he succeeded in forging alliance with others.

About the party election for the slot of PML-N central leadership, he said all parties had no culture of holding election for electing office-bearers. However, he said, now efforts were at least made to evolve a consensus on new leadership which was a good step in the present circumstances.

Regarding the recent arrest of a PML-N member assembly, he said there should be a system for accountability of political personalities. Being representatives of the masses, he added, we obviously wanted action for the rule of law.

About violence in Karachi, he said all the parties should observe tolerance and acknowledge presence of other groups. "Parties in Karachi will have to tolerate each other as the masses will not allow more killings," he observed. About any in-house change, he said he did not think any such development was going to take place as all focus was on the upcoming general election.

Earlier addressing the participants, he said America was fighting the "War of Economy". America is not fighting the Afghan war rather war of weapons and the real war of America was in progress within America. He said America is going to be the worldís top failed state in the future.

Hashmi alleged that the enemies of Islam were indulging Islamic countries within their internal conflicts to make them internally weaker. Pakistan would be free from American interventions very soon for which a quality leadership was required, he said and added that the future of ruling leaders of Pakistan would be miserable.

Had the leadership in Pakistan been enlightened and visionary, it would have been a different Pakistan, he said, asserting that PML was the only guarantee for better future of the country. He said positive changes in Pakistan were going to happen to ensure good governance and politicians would have to honour the public opinion. Generally, he added, the way political parties were being run in Pakistan, it was harmful for political culture.

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