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Why Jamaat-e-Islami should get the next mayor of Karachi

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Previously, i was skeptical that Local government elections were being delayed, but now it clear that the parties are gearing up for the elections which probably means that they will now be held.

Jamaat was the party which got the votes in the city before MQM was established. When first local elections were held in Karachi by Zia in 1979, it was Jamaat which brought its mayor who fought for the rights of the city. Karachi's mayor from Jamaat-e-Islami Abdul Sattar afghani was dismissed and arrested when he protested for the motor vehicle tax of the city. Even after losing support after creation of MQM, the party never stopped advocating for the rights of the city. MQM took most of the organizational skills from Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaat remains organised to this day. Even though both jamaat and MQM had their respective mayors, jamaat's mayors remained relatively spotless and even though MQM which originally advocated middle class, became an elite class party, Jamaat stuck to its roots.

Jamaat e Islami has the organisation and skill set to lead the voice of the city, and their past ha not been marred by corruption unlike others.

PTI doesnt have the local base in the city and its performance and advocacy for the city of karachi in the past years have exposed how badly PTI has used its Karachi voter trust and played with it. Just recently i exposed PTI was not in favour of a strong local government and hence rolling back their original support for musharraf's CDGK and demanding implementation of PPP backed Zia ul haq's system. In two years PTI has only amassed financial wealth from the city by advocating DHA property development on islands which was nature reserve and very near mangroves and can potentially destroy its eco system. PTI's zaidi would couldn't win in last local elections has become ports and shipping minister and is leading this land mafia development. PTI has been backed by K-Electric which has defrauded the city and its blackouts/loadshedding. In two years PTI didn't nothing for the city despite being in the federal government and getting majority seats from karachi.

I still remember that it was Jamaat-e-Islami under Naimatullah Khan that the face of the city which presented as a land fill changed it for the better, some projects such as green bus were innovative.

Karachi people have these following options

1. PPP: PPP has very low probability of winning karachi, only way they can win mayorship is by population surge of rural sindh in karachi and illegal and criminal delimiations which favours PPP, since PPP cant win they delimit in such a way that establishes a parallel authority in karachi by overriding mayor and projecting direct provincial authority in the DMC it wins hence creating same nuissance it has been doing as sindh government.

2. PTI: PTI is softcopy of PMLN with a lesser punjab centric agenda but still it has proven to have done a PMLN based politics which doesnt count Karachi vote as important voter base despite playing a cruicial role in the formation of PTI's government in the centre (PTI direct seats from Karachi and MQM's support and coalition with PTI). PTI has rejected the call for karachi province, it never consulted Karachi local government in its Karachi transformation scheme of 1.1 trillion rupees (a lollipop), rather, it consuted PPP and put PPP's stake in KTP scheme. This shows that PTI is not a friend of Karachi and its voters. PTI would most probably get trampled on in future general elections, if citizens of Karachi really come to their senses.

3. MQM: MQM like PTI is a establishment sponsored party. The PIB or Bahadurabad tola miserably failed in their mayorship to do something for the city and their previous tensure was marred by corruption, but still favour this party over others as MQM still has some base in Karachi.

If Karachi gets a divided mandate, god forbidden, then we are look at a very gloomy picture for the city which is already an orphan since parties like establishment and its proxy PTI, PPP and co are trying their level best to destroy this city. Establishment by clipping MQM and its local government and PTI by furthering its agenda and putting PPP into the mix.

Karachi people should vote for their mayor more enthusiastically than they have voted for an establishment's pawn in the last elections, it is not general elections which makes karachi leadership but the local elections, choosing right parties for the city will determine its future.

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Because jamat never open her mouth against the interests of state, and always stood by the state.
 

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Jamat had shown people that they can deliver. Afghani and Naimatullah tenure in Karachi was spot less. They were part of the MMA and PTI government in KPK. Everyone says that their ministers conduct was spotless and they did deliver. Just recently in KPK PTI had a government with JI. That time PTI government was successful in KPK. Now same PTI without JI collation is a total failure.

Jamat is the only democratic political party in Pakistan. Maududi Sahib's kids did not came for the leadership of JI infact the leadership was democratically given to Mian Tufail, a Punjabi. Then from Mian sahib it want to a Pushtun Qazi Hussain Ahmed. Then to an Urdu speaking Syed Munawar Hassan. From Syed Sahib it came to our existing Amir Siraj u Haq.

Its a totally Pakistani party, where leadership is chosen because of their conduct and not because of their ethnicity.

If wining the most seats in NA is the achievement then JI has not achieved anything. But if working for the democracy, enforcing democracy on itself, Working for the people, Khidmat i Khalaq is an achievement. Then I think JI is the most successful party in Pakistan.
Though I am not follower of Maududi Sahib or JI, but I have been observing the performance of JI leadership and the workers, they are no doubt spotless, their is no corruption linked to them, their leaders are good administrators, always utilized the hard earned Pakistani money for the betterment of the people and development of Pakistan.

The only problem with them was their past relation ship with TTP ad other proxies.
 

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The only problem with them was their past relation ship with TTP ad other proxies.
They were against Pakistan joining of American war on terror but as such they never sided with the Taliban. They sided with Hekmatyar but not with Taliban. Grateful if you can give any example.
 

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Jamat had shown people that they can deliver. Afghani and Naimatullah tenure in Karachi was spot less. They were part of the MMA and PTI government in KPK. Everyone says that their ministers conduct was spotless and they did deliver. Just recently in KPK PTI had a government with JI. That time PTI government was successful in KPK. Now same PTI without JI collation is a total failure.

Jamat is the only democratic political party in Pakistan. Maududi Sahib's kids did not came for the leadership of JI infact the leadership was democratically given to Mian Tufail, a Punjabi. Then from Mian sahib it want to a Pushtun Qazi Hussain Ahmed. Then to an Urdu speaking Syed Munawar Hassan. From Syed Sahib it came to our existing Amir Siraj u Haq.

Its a totally Pakistani party, where leadership is chosen because of their conduct and not because of their ethnicity.

If wining the most seats in NA is the achievement then JI has not achieved anything. But if working for the democracy, enforcing democracy on itself, Working for the people, Khidmat i Khalaq is an achievement. Then I think JI is the most successful party in Pakistan.
You call this an achievement? Being a junior member of some provincial governments? Please
Jama'at-e-Islami stated objective is to bring about a total Islamic revolution in Pakistan. That was the original intent of the founder(s). However, since then it has devolved into a minor national political party and does very little service for God's Religion. Other Islamic organizations are doing thousands times more valuable service for Islam than this minor party that is bogged down in electoral politics.
Also, the very ideology of Jama'at-e-Islami is more Marxist-Leninist than Islamic, but that's another subject.
 

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You call this an achievement? Being a junior member of some provincial governments? Please
Jama'at-e-Islami stated objective is to bring about a total Islamic revolution in Pakistan. That was the original intent of the founder(s). However, since then it has devolved into a minor national political party and does very little service for God's Religion. Other Islamic organizations are doing thousands times more valuable service for Islam than this minor party that is bogged down in electoral politics.
Also, the very ideology of Jama'at-e-Islami is more Marxist-Leninist than Islamic, but that's another subject.
Sir I can not argue on that since you also have a point. But my friend, if you go in the field you will know that people of Pakistan are not in favour of Islamization. They can kill for Islam but they can not live by it. So in this situation I think even with a minor rule they did pretty good. But you have your own point of view. I have my own. Jazak Allah Khairn for your point of view.

Your last sentence is very interesting. How did you infer that? I am asking that question because I am a Jamat Supporter with Marxist Leninist tendency. I would love to hear your point of view.
 

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Sir I can not argue on that since you also have a point. But my friend, if you go in the field you will know that people of Pakistan are not in favour of Islamization. They can kill for Islam but they can not live by it. So in this situation I think even with a minor rule they did pretty good. But you have your own point of view. I have my own. Jazak Allah Khairn for your point of view.

Your last sentence is very interesting. How did you infer that? I am asking that question because I am a Jamat Supporter with Marxist Leninist tendency. I would love to hear your point of view.
There are many elements of revolutionary Marxism in the Mawdudian ideology, the very concept of creating the Jama’at mirrors the idea of a “vanguard” of elites who bring about a revolution and then serve as its guardians.
I’ve read Mawdudi extensively, and there’s no deny the strong Marxist-Leninist stench. He talks about how the very purpose of Islam is to establish a state and that without a state Islam is nothing but a blueprint for a building that hasn’t been built. He says the Muslim Ummah is one large political party. He says all the Prophets were sent to seize political power from the worldly rulers of their time. He says the main teaching of Islam is Jihad which he interprets to mean political struggle, and that the Pillars of Islam like Salat and Sawm are meant to “train” Muslims to discipline themselves so they can engage themselves skillfully in Jihad. He compared Salat and Sawm to military drill exercises.
Needless to say, these ideas are totally novel and have no precedent in traditional, orthodox Sunni Islam. His ideas are a mixture of historical Kharijism with its focus on "Hakamiyyah", Shi'ism and its focus on seizing political power from corrupt rulers, and Marxism-Leninism with its ideas of popular revolution to overthrow the existing system and set up a utopian state.

 

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Seeing that us Pakistani's are inept at running anything, we should outsource all our city administrations to foreign countries. Karachi can be outsourced to Malaysia, Lahore to Indonesia and so on.
 

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Seeing that us Pakistani's are inept at running anything, we should outsource all our city administrations to foreign countries. Karachi can be outsourced to Malaysia, Lahore to Indonesia and so on.
Pre-2018 Lahore was running pretty well by the Pakistanis
 

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