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MSF Muslim Students Federation

PODO Public Offices (Disqualification) Order

MNA Member of National Assembly

MPA Member of Provincial Assembly

NAP National Awami Party

NSF National Students Federation

PDM Pakistan Democratic Movement

APWA All Pakistan Womens Association

PPP Pakistan Peoples Party

IJI Islami Jamhuri Ittehad

MLA Member of Legislative Assembly

APP Azad Pakistan Party

BD Basic Democracies

EBDO Elective Bodies Disqalification Order

JI Jumaat-i-Islami

IDBP Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan

CVML Convention Muslim League

CML Council Muslim League

COP Combined Opposition Parties

WPCTA West Pakistan Teachers Association

NPT National Press Trust

CMB Centeral Medical Board

WPLA West Pakistans Lecturers Association

DAC Democratic Action Committee

JLC Joint Labour Council

WPFTU West Pakistan Federation of Trade Unions

CMLA Chief Martial Law Administrator

PAF Pakistan Air Force

RTC Round Table Conference

LDBA Lahore District Bar Association

JUI Jamiat-ul-Ulem-i-Islam

PSO Principal Staff Officer

DYF Democratic Youth Force

PIAC Pakistan International Airlines Corps

PFUJ Pakistan Federated Union of Journalists

WPKC West Pakistan Kisan Committee

PKC Pakistan Kisan Committee

LFO Legal Framework Order

BSO Baluchistan Students Organization

PNA Pakistan National Alliance

LMC Lahore Municipal Corporation

PDA Pakistan Democratic Party

WPSIC West Pakistan Small Industrial Corporation

BMM Bahawalpur Mutahada Mahaz

PLP Pakistan Labour Party

IJT Islami Jamiat-i- Tulabah

MQM Muhajir Qaumi Mahaz

MRD Movement for Restoration of Democracy

CRTINChiragh-i Rah (Karachi), Tahrik-i Islami Number (November 1963).

NGH Israr Ahmad, Naghz-i Ghazal, Mithaq (Lahore) 39, 1 (January

1990). The article was originally published in Mithaq 12, 2 (August
1966), 3952; 12, 3 (September 1966), 3356; 12, 5 (November 1966),
43 56; 12, 6 (December 1966), 3356; 13, 2 (February 1967), 4756.
The articles were later published in the form of a book: Israr Ahmad,
Tarikh-i Jamaat-i Islami: Ik Gumshuda Bab (Lahore: Maktabah-i
Jadid Press, 1990).

RJI Rudad-i Jamaat-i Islami, 7 vols. (Lahore, 1938 1991), these volumes
contain the Proceedings of the various Jamaat Congresses between
1941 and 1955.

TQ Tarjumanu l-Qur an (Hyderabad, Pathankot, and Lahore), (1932-

present), TQ has been the main forum for the exposition of Mawlana
Mawdudis theological views since 1932, and also the Jamaats
official ideological journal since 1941. It was edited by Mawdudi from
1932 to 1979.
KPK Khyber Pukhtun Khwa


My father and mother, my respectable teachers

and my friends whose efforts, love, guidance
and prayers made it possible to accomplish my
mission successfully.


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.........................................................................................II

LIST OF ACRONYMS........................................................................................................III


TABLE OF CONTENTS....................................................................................................VII




SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY...............................................................................................4
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY..................................................................................................4
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK..................................................................................................5
LITERATURE REVIEW............................................................................................................5




PAKISTAN AND...................................................................................................................17

1.1 JUMAAT-I-ISLAMI......................................................................................................17
1.3 STRUCTURE OF JUMAAT-I-ISLAMI PAKISTAN.............................................................19
1.4 AMIR-E-JUMAAT-I-ISLAMI PAKISTANS OFFICE.........................................................20
1.5 THE DEPUTY AMIR.....................................................................................................22
1.6 THE SHURA OF JI.......................................................................................................23
1.7 THE JI PAKISTANS SECRETARY GENERAL AND SECRETARIAT...................................25
1.7.1 The Recent Development and Details of JI Pakistan.........................................27
1.7.2 The Organizations of JI Pakistan......................................................................27
1.10 PPP: OFFICIAL ORGANIZATION..............................................................................34

1.11 THE ACTUAL ORGANIZATION OF PPP....................................................................39



VIEWS OF JI AND PPP ABOUT DEMOCRACY IN PAKISTAN...................................51

2.1 PPP FOUNDERS VIEWS ABOUT DEMOCRACY IN PAKISTAN.......................................51

2.3 JEHLUM MASS CONTACT, 14 NOVEMBER 1967..........................................................60
2.4 WHAT IS THE AIM?.....................................................................................................60
2.7 PEACEFUL MOVEMENT...............................................................................................64
GATHERING OF THE PEOPLE 1ST APRIL, 1968.............................................................65
2.9 AN EXAMPLE..............................................................................................................65


CHAPTER - 3.......................................................................................................................82


3.1 DEMOCRATIC STRUGGLE OF THE PPP........................................................................82

3.2 THE PPP EMERGENCE AND THE LAST STAGE OF AYUBS ERA...................................83
3.3 INTERNAL STRATEGY.................................................................................................84
3.4 EXTERIOR APPROACH; ASSOCIATED BY OPPOSITION GROUPS....................................86
3.5 THE NEW PARTY STRATEGY.......................................................................................91
3.6 THE FOUNDING OF THE PAKISTAN PEOPLES PARTY..................................................97
3.7 THE STRUGGLE OF JI FOR DERMOCRACY.................................................................101
3.9 JI STRUGGLE WITH REGARD TO SOCIAL MOVEMENT...............................................110
3.10 THE JI PROLONG STRUGGLE FROM THE START....................................................113
3.11 JI WITH RESPECT TO PAKISTAN MOVEMENT, FROM 1941 TO 1947......................114
AND CONSTITUTION (1947-58).............................................................................115
3.13 BHUTTOS ERA (1971 TO 1977) AND JI................................................................117
3.14 ZIAS ERA (1977-88) AND JI................................................................................119

3.15 UP TO DATE INCONSISTENCY OF OUR POLITICAL PARTIES...................................122






JEHLUM, NOVEMBER 14, 1967.....................................................................................148



Magazines, Newspapers, and Urdu Journals.........................................................................165

The existence of political parties is essential for democratic societies. Political
parties guarantee efficiency of the democracy. On the other hand, the simple existence
is not the spirit of democracies; the feature of political guidance and how political
parties fulfill their responsibilities, set out a stretched approach to form the character
and track of the political organism.

Pakistan shares its record of political development in the company of the

British and India. The political parties in Indian sub-continent fought in support of
their rights, freedom and justice within the the social order. Westminster style
parliamentary democracy was the dynamic force of the political parties, and the party
leaders were mostly identified on behalf of their values, principles, and devotion for
the causes of society. Leaders were given high respect for their vision, charisma,
courage, and sacrifices. Infact, after independence, Pakistan has sad fate in
stipulations of political growth. The original party Pakistan Muslim League misplaced
parliamentary democracy, brought changes to the Constitution, and the party itself
became a dictatorial organization. In 1906, Pakistan Muslim League was created. It
became major political party of Pakistans politics. After independence it saw a lot of
alterations in state power, political institutions, party structure, party leadership, and
afterward a new party system developed, which is mostly known as undemocratic,
unconstitutional, autocratic, and based on financial power, clientelism, and
patrimonialism, and party chiefs became unchallenged. The Jumaat-i-Islami (JI) was
established in 1941(pre-independence era), while the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in
1967. The JI has a long struggle for the democracy in the country but, still majority of
the people did not vote for it, rather than to gain very few of the total seats in the

After 1970, the PPP came to power by turn through popular general elections.
Though they formed government in the centre and other small political parties
practiced the parliamentary set up, but they remained as flag holder. Unfortunately,
the regimes have been marked by indiscriminate politicization of government, semi-
autonomous and even autonomous offices and institutions, and by corruption and
misrule, violations of state laws, which make the governance weak and undemocratic

in practice. There have been academic studies on democracy and democratic practices
in the different political institutions including in political party. This study is focused
on finding the presence and practices of democracy in the party, as well as it
investigates into the causes which hinder the institutionalization of democracy in the
political parties. The researcher for this research has supposed the following grounds
The factors which are the serious hurdle in the way of internal democracy, power
distance of society, patron-client relation (link along with imbalanced financial and
communal class /the chief and his clients or customers), and partrimonialism (form of
control in which the entire influence run in a straight line as of the leader), are
affecting institutionalization of democracy in the political parties.

As matter of fact, the JI has established strict rules and regulation with regard
to the rigorous and tight discipline in its internal structure, for the purpose. At the
same time as, the PPP labeled to its founders past deeds or family background matters
in their political stances. Despite the fact, that the feudal system hasnt disappeared
stretched back as of the rural culture of Pakistan, further than the society remains
hierarchic, wherein laissez-faire values are not experienced, and a segment of
privileged people, now a days political actors define good or bad in the society. The
same practices are reflected in the political parties, of Pakistan, except Jumaat-i-
Islami Pakistan. Patron-client relation in the parties remains an obstacle to systematize
the party rules and mechanism, and it affects the party governance and the state
governance as well. Patrimonialism has been another setback within the parties for
which the central party leaders remain submissive, and demoralized. This also affects
the whole party governance. The local party leaders frequently claim systematic
practices, i.e.; democratic practices do not exist in the center, so the local units also
dont care for democracy in the party. This study also reviews cultural values of
Pakistans society, and takes perception of the people and the political leaders about
democracy and the party system to analyze the causes affecting institutionalization of
democracy in the political parties.

By well known election process political parties form the government. They
connect and denote various state institutions. They are also accountable to bring on
high quality authority of the government. Elected authority relies on the nature,
association and organization of the political parties, that enjoys the political authority.
The actions and activities of political parties influence the masses in all spheres and
by all means. Political parties also alter the society caliber, its social value and the
societal pre-requisites. Internal democracy in political parties and their
institutionalization play vital role in social, financial, economical and political growth.
They promote overall state objectives.

An essential quality of recent democratic system is the growth of political

parties, the same as they are considered compulsory in the direction of the successful
practice of the elected organizations (political parties, basically structured and
flourishing form of general wills). Organization of political parties is distinguished
through harmony, order and teamwork and its members usually contribute to common
philosophy on fundamental national matters. In each political party, the existence of
different outlook/opinion as well as different ideas cannot be ignored/ neglected. The
dissimilarity on the other hand, is not leading policy concern, but on minor strategy
issues. Diverse nature of political matters, well beings as well as societal relations is
the causes of the formation of a political party. Political parties form a corner stone of
democratic society. They aggregate the interests of the public, articulate them in the
form of policy options and provide structures for political participation. In addition,
they train political leaders and contest elections to seek a measure of control over
government institutions.

Despite the important role that party caucuses ( meeting of supporters or

members of a specific political party or movement), play in the institutional
development of parliaments, their meetings are necessarily held in private, and are
therefore not usually subject to public scrutiny. Similarly, rules governing caucus
procedures are generally internal party documents, although they sometimes become

publicly available. In addition, written rules of procedure may not accurately reflect
actual practice, especially where there are dominant leadership groups or established
customs for organizing parliamentary group work. All the mentioned facts have given
the weightage in these words by Prof.Dr.Muhammad Sarwar as!

Organization of political parties is characterized with unity, discipline and

cooperation and its members generally share common thinking on basic national
issues. In every political party, the presence of variety of opinion and that of divergent
thinking cannot be ruled out. These differences however, are not major policy issues,
but on minor policy matters. Different types of political issues, interests and social
relations underlie the formation of a political party. The purpose of parties is to
acquire political authority through peaceful means, an important feature that
discriminates political parties from interests of the society and prepare their manifesto
accordingly. A political party is not concerned with the promotion of particular

Dahl considered a governments responsiveness in the direction of the likings

of its citizens, measured the same as political justice, the same as a key characteristic
of democracy. Awareness like these, are in-need to develop democratic obligations as!
(1) to formulte preferences; (2) signify their preferences to their fellow citizens and
to the government by individual and collective actions; and (3) have their preferences
weighed equally in the conduct of the government that is weighted with no
discrimination because of the content or source of the preference. These three
opportunities, in turn, are dependent on the following institutional guarantees: 1)- The
freedom to form and join organizations. 2). The freedom of expression. 3). The right
to vote 4). The eligibility for public office. 5). The right of political leaders to compete
for support and for votes. 6). Alternative sources of information. 7). Free and fair
election. 8). The dependence of policymaking institution in government on votes and
other expressions of experience.2

Democracy is a type of government in which everyone civilian has the same

cry in the choice with the aim and affect lying on their existence. It let appropriate
general public to chip in the same wayboth openly and through chosen legislative
bodies, in the suggestion, improvement, and formation of laws. It includes societal,

financial and civilizing state of affairs, so as to permit the free and fair practices
of political autonomy.

Democracies are those political set up in which they are assured and fulfilled
the focal point lying on the competition dimension, as Dahl interpreted that the system
have different extent on the way to which the eight assurances are explicitly
accessible, publicly employed, and fully guaranteed to the members of political
system. Regime can vary according to the extent of acceptable opposition, public
contestation, or political competition. Since, a regime might permit opposition to a
very small proportion of the population. He argued that a second dimension that
reflects the right to participate in the public contestation, or inclusive suffrage, is
needed in order to classify a regime as democratic. On this basis, the following
definition of democracy will be used in this research:

Democracy is a type of political regime in which (1) there exists institutions

and procedures through which citizens can express effective preferences about
alternative policies at the national level and there are institutionalized constraints on
the exercise of power by the executive (competition); (2) there exists inclusive
suffrage or the right of participation in selecting national leaders and policies

. The idea involve decisive modification inside cognitive in addition to worth

technique. Why are political parties and party organism essential in support of a
working democracy? We'll find then at least three usual purposes:

1)-Parties will be the most important vehicle concerning political character; 2)-Parties
will be the key development with reference to the ruling/government; 3)-Parties are
crucial agendas on the subject of supporting democratic function. The democratic
growth, development about political affairs and proceedings will be for that reason
key towards the well-beings of the democracy and also very essential for the general

1) Democracy in the Country depends upon democratic structure of its political

2) Democratic constitution of a political party ensures internal Democracy in it.


The study is focusing to investigate, setting of the parties, their orientations towards
democracy, and performances favorable or else harmful in the way of
institutionalization of democratic system. Historical background has been used in most
cases by the political scientists and sociologists to understand the nature of party
organizations and democratization process. Party decision making practice with regard
to its constitutional requirements is the very focal point of the study, contained by the
deliberation in the company of the partaking as of the local level and sound effects of
socio-cultural standards as well as standard on party democracy. This research consider
power distance, which is a normative root of socio-political culture, to understand the
nature of party structure, and relationship among the party leaders, perception of the
leaders towards democracy, as well as perception of the common masses towards party
organization and democracy.

In this thesis the deductive research method used in two political parties,
analyzed to specify the inner democratic trends in the structure of Jumat-i-Islami and
PPP to determine the basic reasons for the Juma at-i-Islami Pakistan and Pakistan
Peoples Party (PPP) unique position within the political realm of Pakistan. Further,
the research ascertained the basic aims and objectives of the founding fathers of
Jumaat-i-Islami, PPP and to clarify the ideology of Jumat-i-Islami Pakistan and PPP.
In the research process collection of historical facts has made; and both primary and
secondary sources have consulted. The research thus is analytical, historical and
descriptive. Furthermore, there is a gap in previous works the subject is there but the
topic is missing which I dare to investigate about the paradigm of democracy within
the Jumat-i-Islami and Pakistan Peoples Party. The whole process of research
methodology followed in order to fill the gap. Full effort used to access the primary

sources, and secondary sources also consulted in this connection. Interview may be
conducted if necessary. Conclusion drawn after analyzing the data, I tried of my level
best as an objective as possible to endeavor the goal of research.

The planned study pursues a theoretically standard research of two major
political parties in Pakistan to find out factors involve in the way, institutionalization
of democracy in political parties. Political parties and organizations, though basic set
up extra or fewer, deliberately in the company of some type of strict rules and
objectives. Institutionalization should be understood as the process by which the
party becomes established in terms both of integrated patterns of behavior and of
attitudes, or culture. It is helpful to distinguish between internal and externally related
aspects of this process. Internal aspects refer to developments within the party itself;
external aspects have to do with the partys relationship with the society in which it is
embedded, including other institutions. Democracy should be understood as a political
method in which the people as voter periodically choose between possible teams of
leaders, political scientist .Sidney Verba, describes political traditions the same as a
system of empirical beliefs, expressive symbols, and values, which defines the
situation in which political action takes place."5

According to Prof.Dr.Muhammad Sarwar The purpose of parties is to acquire
political authority through peaceful means, an important feature that discriminate
political parties from interests of the society and prepare their manifesto

As Maurice Duverger Political Parties; their organization and Activity in

Modern State says and offers a clear and incisive analysis of the organization and
activity of the organization of the political parties in the Modern State. It starts from
a basic paradox; it is at the present time possible to give a valid description of the
comparative functioning of political parties; yet it is essential to do so. His aims are to
dissolve this paradox and to sketch a parliamentary general theory of parties

conjectural and necessity approximate- which may serve a basis and guide for detailed

As a matter of fact, the political parties of Pakistan not only playing its role in
individual spheres but, also collectively in pololitical alliances. In this connection, the
great scholarly work of Akhtar Husains Political Alliances in Pakistan (1954-99)
cannot be ignored. He argued in his thesis on the other alliances like National
Democratic Front(NDF), Combined Opposition Parties(COP) and Pakistan
Democratic Movement(PDM) etcopposed against a totalitarian regime of Field
Martial Ayub Khan and mentioned alliances had rooted out the autocracy of Ayub
Khan.It also let down great impacts on the future of the state. Z.A Bhuttos era was
the witness of political parties alliances.Accordin to Bhutto United Democratic Front
(UDF) and Pakistan National Alliance(PNA) named it as an electoral turned alliance,
all these are discussed and their real impacts on Bhuttos regime in Akhtar Husain
Political Alliances(1954-99).He also discussed Movevement for the restoration of

Susan Scarrow Political Parties and Democracy in theoretical and Practical

Perspective, Implements Intra Party Democracy, as published by The National
Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) provides practical
assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic
values, practices, and institutions. NDI works with democrats in
every region of the world to build political and civic organizations,
safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness,
and accountability in government. It reveals that Intra-party democracy
is a very broad term describing a wide range of methods for
including party members in intra-party deliberation and decision
making. Some advocates for intra-party democracy argue, on a
pragmatic level, those parties using internally democratic
procedures are likely to select more capable and appealing leaders,
to have more responsive policies, and, as a result, to enjoy greater
electoral success. Some, moreover, converge on the premise that
parties that practice what they preach, in the sense of using

internally democratic procedures for their deliberation and decisions
strengthen democratic culture generally.9

If we put the weights of these against the current situation, the scholarly work
of M.Rafique Afzal Political Parties in Pakistan vol.1, 2, 3, are worth of
mentioning. In his glorious work done he had sketched the complete picture and
political culture of different political Parties in Pakistan. He had discussed that how
the pioneers political party in Pakistan had lost its momentum, although this pioneer
party was the Pakistan winning party; meet with complete failure verses the new
parties rise to power, side by side with showing the complete picture of the political
parties in Pakistan. He also argued that deals with martial law administration, the state
of the political parties framing in Framework order. Numerous old and new parties
emerged on the political scene, advocating different ideologies. Not only he had
sketched the who lipstick political parties culture in Pakistan, but also the next looks
at religious political parties like the Jamiat Ulama-i- Pakistan, the Jamiat- ul-Ulam-i-
Islam, the Nizam Islam party and the Juma, at.e. Islami Pakistan, while the one after
deals with the Pakistan Aawmi League, the National Awami Party and the Pakistan
Peoples Party.10

The book of Qayyum Nizami as it reproduced by Sani Hussain Panwar;

member of Sindh council; PPP is also a worth of seeing.He quotes in his book the
Bhuttos quotation as:

The third human race has to lookout against domination however, the most
excellent way to watch not in favor of supremacy in the direction to stop
coupegemony. The major tie of the outer colonialism is the inner colonialism.
Armed takeover is the most terrible foe of the state unity. Coupegemoney is the link in
excess of which the domination marches to follow in excess of the land.11

It is great and worth of mentioning the schalarly and accedemic work of Nasr,
Seyyed Vali Reza. The Vanguard of the IslamicRvolution;The Jamaat.i Islami of
Pakistan; Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994.According to him Ever
since the advent of the Iranian revolution Western scholarship has been convinced that
revivalism is inherently antistatic. This is not necessarily the case. The Jamaat is the
first instance of Islamic revivalism that participates in the political process, rather than

trying to topple it. Its development tells much about how Islamic revivalism will
interact with democratic forces across the Muslim world in the coming years. Western
scholarship has also assumed that Islamic revivalism, once unleashed, will control
Muslim political choices. This again is not supported by the facts at hand. The
Jamaats ideology and activism have been important in Pakistani politics and to
revivalism across the Muslim world, but the party has failed to seize power in
Pakistan. It can be credited with forming a national alliance that has been advocating
the cause of Islam in Pakistan for four decades; it has helped create a distinctly
Islamic voting bloc; it has institutionalized religiopolitical action, and sacralized
national political discourse. It has contributed to the Islamization of Pakistan and has
helped shape Pakistans history since 1947; it has had a role in the outcome of social
movements and political events and is likely to continue to do so.12

The scholarly work done by Maryam Jameelah, Islam in Theory and Practice
is also worth of mentioning. She has enlighted the the JIs tight and sound disciplined
organizational stance. Acording to the JIs constitution and rigid discipline she says!

Irrespective of partys strong commitments, caliber, and rigid constitution

many affiliates had brought into the JI as a selection tool to increase its strength. All
those were for observing, evaluating and inculcating its members potentials to reduce
the disciplinary problem prior to accepting them, for the purpose. The members had
made obligatory to the party discipline and decision. Great and noble task had given
to the members for creating pious community. JI members wives have encouraged
creating women wings and their sons to become the students wings programmers.
Some JI members has employed inside and those who were joined other white collar
unions has given training by the JI, to educate them the political and organizational

So for as about other PPPs and JI related literature as I have studied in this
regard, I want to describe them as:

Dilip Mukrjee, Zulfiqar Ali BhuttoQuest for power, someone has conceived it
as a Machiavellian cunning. An analysis which set up as soon after come back in
Khan Abdul Wali khans frustrated declaration to the Guardian (London) that Bhutto
is not the sort of person you can do business with. 14 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto,

Commitment to History, he expressed in the better way for democracy as! The
objective in defeating Ayubs dictatorship was that we wanted democracy.All the
parties want democracy because that means the rule of the common man.People dont
have any voice in a dictatorship.15

Herbert Feldman in his precius work done described as!, From Crisis to
Crisis, Pakistan 1962-1969, The Bengali peasant leader had motivated to the
reasonable perception in the company of the Ayub establishment. Moreover, in a deal
with a trick exploited by Bhutto and Bhashani, had stirred and sat out the 1965
elections, an aspect which several believed that enable Ayub Khan victorious in East

Khalid Kashmiri in, Awam ka Sadr says! A document to set the result was
arranged and offered to Bhutto at the meeting. It is worth mentioning that Bhutto
initially in public utilized the idea of the new party, on 23 November, 1966, while he
experienced that the countrys troubles might not be solved the hope of it to became a
true Islamic socialist state17 Abul Ala Maududi, First Principles of Islamic State,
All world views and systems of thought, belief and action which deny Gods
sovereignty and the authority for Divine guidance. 18 Khurshid Ahmad, Islamic Law
and Constitution, organized campaign of mass political action a network should
exist that can carry the movement through.19 Abdul Rashid Moten, in his scholarly
work, Jamaat-e-Islami in the Politics of Pakistan, says! That Islam constituted the
ultimate source of power and legitimacy among the Muslim community. 20 Rudad-i
Jama_at-i Islami (RJI), 7 vols, (Lahore, 1938_1991), they contain the records of the
variety of Jama_at everything else events record between 1941 and 1955. 21 It has the
precious JIs records and through which we can easily access to the historical facts.
All these have given me a lot of valuable knowledge and clear destination about
Pakistani politics and the role of political parties of Pakistan in the past especially
with regard to JI and PPP. It also gave me clear directions in connection of the future
perspectives of Jamaat Islami of Pakistan and the Pakistan Peoples Party.

As a matter of fact, the scholastic work of Philip E.Jones The Pakistan

Peoples Party Rise to Power. Oxford University press Karachi.According to him,
Indeed for most of its fifty-five years history, Pakistan effectively has been governed
by a military-bureaucratic oligarchy. For more than half of this period, military

governments have ruled directly and at other times as thinly veiled guardian of
centrally directed civilian regimes.Military civilian supremacy has been challenged by
rising middle class politicians and urban party leaders which have come to power
through elections.22

The researcher has analysis to precede the rise of political marketing. In a

worth mentioning work by Authoritarianism and Political Party Reform in Pakistan
Crisis Group Asia Report N102, 28 September 2005, Promote internal democracy by:
(a) Holding regular elections for all leadership posts in all units up to the district level,
with term limits for office holders; (b) Requiring every district office to elect
delegates to annual provincial and national party conventions by direct vote of the
district branch membership; (c) Holding regular elections among district delegates in
the relevant province for all provincial party leadership posts; and (d) Electing two
thirds of the central executive committee membership through delegate Votes in
provincial party branches, with remaining.23

In Monthly Tajuman-ul-Quraan Khurram Murad, Hikmat-e-adeen Mafhoom

Taqazey aur Buniadi Osool, he elaborated the democratic views of Islamic democracy
as: Any testing process is deficient in the concept of justice requirements if and when
the person concerned doesnt enjoy the liberty of his actions and selections 24. Sayyed
Qutb Shaheed Translated by Khalil Ahmad, Jada-o-Manzil is also a precious
contribution toward the democratic stance of JI in this worth mentioning contribution
he states: This liberty ( free choice of selection and actions) is the actual crux of the
democracy and the final end of human struggle has been to achieve such freedom for

Sayyed Abul Aala Mawdudi, Islami Riyasat is the most outstanding and
remarkable book which denotes us the following aspects about the democratic and

real approach of democracy as: As such the aim of our struggle must be an
establishment of such a system in our society. He thus continuous write the first
question is as to weather and how human affairs be addressed but under which
fessible style- as if such affairs belonging to the prople, demand to appoint a leader of
their own choice who as supposed to go forward with their collective consent and
consultation, thus such leader will play their role till the axcellent level of confidence
of the people entrusted in them.26

In Sarwat Solat, Mawlana Mawdudi Ki Taqareer (part- 2), he stated:

I (Mawdudi) shall be fighting against dictatorship in all its manifistations, till

the last touch of my life.27 Dastoor-e-Jumaat-i-Islami Pakistan, also elaborate
us the party democratic stance in article-3 as: The party will be functionin
democratically for bringing a revolution and keeping in view the public

Sayyad Abul Aala Mawdudi, in Tafheemaat (Part- 5), also categorically

cleared that: Democracy happens to be the prime intentions of Quraan and Sunnah as
well as the dominating ambition of the countrymen. It clearly implies that the country
does not belong to a particular group or persons/ individuals but, it is infact sharable
to all of them, who are living in it, or atleast it should be processed ahead under the
consent of majority.29 The eldest politician of Pakistan Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan
stated in , Jumaat-i-Islami ne hamesha Jamhoori Anasir ka saath diya as: Since
1947 till 1958, the party has sided with democratic elements for vivil liberties under
the leadership of Sayyed Mawdudi.30 Saeed Khalid bin, The Political System of
Pakistan also mentioned as: It may be noted that Mawdudi and the Juamaat have
expressed themselves in favor of a democratic regime in their opposition to Ayubs
system of government.31

Sayyad Ahmad Gilani, about Jumaat-i-Islami Jamhoori aor Shuraai

Nizaam stated in Roznama Jasarat that: The party has the ambition for a real and
most healthy democracy to be established in which all the citizens must be upholders
of rationality inorder to exercise there free opinion in the formation and demolishing
of the government.32 Hassan Askari Rizwi Military and Politics in Pakistan In this
way, most of the political alliances were characterised prominently in advancing a
political proceeding for establishing a democratic system in Ayub Khan Tenure, the
following were most remarkable, Democratic Action Committee, Pakistan Democratic
Movement, and Combined Opposition Parties (COP).33

The precious work done by the Benazir Bhutto Reconciliation Islam,

Democracy and the West cannot be ignored she stated as: On the whole, I found
Reconciliation a worthwhile and informative read. Bhutto is correct in her overall
thesis that dictatorships (of whatever stripe) and Western interference in Muslim

countries have retarded the development of Muslim democratic potential, and that this
has helped spawn the Islamic extremist threat to Islam itself and the West.34

Daughter of the East is also worth of mentioning she (Benazir) stated here as:
Democracy - she goes to great lengths to suggest that Islam's doctrines of
consultation (shura) and consensus (ijma) and independent reasoning (ijtihad) make
Islam and democracy compatible. Today, on an occasion so personal and solemn for
me, I want to re affirm my public pledge to the people of Pakistan, and restate my
most solemn vow to devote my life toward the welfare of each citizen and the
freedom of this great nation of ours from dictatorship," I'd written in a statement
released the morning of my wedding. "I will not hesitate to make any sacrifice, be it
large or small, as in the past. I will work shoulder to shoulder with my brothers and
sistersthe people of Pakistanto create an egalitarian society that is free from
tyranny, from corruption, and from violent tensions. This was my goal yesterday, this
is the dream I share with you, and this will remain our unwavering commitment


1. Prof.Dr.Muhammad Sarwar, Introduction to political Science; Ilmi Kutub
Khana Kabir Street, Urdu Bazaar Lahore,2010.

2. Quoted in Renske Doorenspleet, Democratic Transitions, Exploring The

Structural Sources of the Fourth Wave, Viva Books Private Limited, 4262
Ansari Road, Daryagaj, New Delhi-110002, 2006, p.14

3. Ibid., p.15

4. The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, a Framework for

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5. Quoted in Md. Saidur Rahman; Institutionalization of Democracy in the

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6. Prof.Dr.Muhammad Sarwar, op. cit.

7. Maurice Duverger political parties; their organization and Activity In Modern


8. Akhtar Husains Political Alliances in Pakistan(1954-99)

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Press, Blue AreaIslamabad, Pakistan.

11. Quoted in Qayyum Nizami, as it reproduced by Sani Hussain Panwar; member

of Sindh council; PPP available at < www.Bhutto.org.com>

12. Nasr, Seyyed Vali Reza. The Vanguard of the IslamicRvolution;The Jamaat-
i- Islami of Pakistan; Berkeley : University of California Press, A 1994.

13. Maryam Jameelah, Islam in Theory and Practice, Lahore, 1973. p. 336

14. Dilip Mukrjee, Zulfiqar Ali BhuttoQuest for power,Vinkas Publishings House,

15. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Commitment to History, text of the Affidavit, Peoples
Book Centre, 1969.

16. Herbert Feldman, From Crisis to Crisi, Pakistan 1962-1969, Karachi, Oxford
University Press, 1972, pp.71-72.

17. Khalid Kashmiri, Awam ka Sadr, Munib Publications, Lahore,1972

18. Abul Ala Maududi, First Principles of Islamic State, Islamic Publications
Limited, Lahore, 1960. p.5

19. Khurshid Ahmad, Islamic Law and Constitution, Islamic Publications Limited
Lahore, 1984. p.60

20. Abdul Rashid Moten, Jamaat-e-Islami in the Politics of Pakistan, , Islamic

Book Trust, Selangor, 2002, p.24

21. Rudad-i Jama_at-i Islami, 7 vols. (Lahore, 1938_1991). These volumes

contain the proceedings of the various Jama_at congresses between 1941 and

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Publicationns Lahore, 1991. p.207)

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27. Sarwat Solat, Mawlana Mawdudi Ki Taqareer (part- 2), Islamic Publications
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28. Dastoor-e-Jumaat-i-Islami Pakistan, 1997. p. 15., Art-3)

29. Sayyad Abul Aala Mawdudi, Tafheemaat (Part- 5), Idara Tarjuman-ul-Quraan
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30. Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, Jumaat-i-Islami ne hamesha Jamhoori Anasir

ka saath diya Roznama Jasarat, November 9, 1989).

31. - Saeed Khalid bin, The Political System of Pakistan Civil and Military
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32. Sayyad Ahmad Gilani, Jumaat-i-Islami Jamhoori aor Shuraai Nizaam

Roznama Jasarat Karachi, November 1989).

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Pakistan: Sayyed Abul Aala Maududi was the fouder of Jumaat-i-Islami. It is
the better organizational, structural, social, political, economic and religious unique
ideological party. It was established in 1941. So, it has a long political and ideological
history as compared to Pakistan Peoples Party. Mawlana Maududi has struggled for
the right cause of political, social, moral and constitutional Islamic laws in pre and
post independence era. Since 1941, JI addressed organizational issues and problems
within organizational check and balance. Therefore, it has a sound organizational and
distinctive superiority over other political parties in Pakistan, in this regard. The ways
which led it to its unique organizational and structural strength and social bases are
history old; not only in pre-independence era but also up to date continue the manners
of distinct social, political and ideological identities. For the purpose, to abide itself
by a constitutional obligation JI Pakistan has categorically mentioned in its
Constitution as!

Part 1, article 5, clause iii and IV

The Jamaats permanent strategy shall be as follows:

It shall ascertain as to what is the instruction of Allah and His Prophet, before
deciding on any matter or taking any step. All other things shall be secondary and kept
in the view only to that extent that Islam permits. (ii) For its ideals and objectives to
realise the Jamaat shall never use such ways and means that are opposed to the
demands of honesty and truth or may cause mischief on the earth (iii). For the
desired reform and revolution, the Jamaat shall use democratic and constitutional
means, i.e., the use of advice and propagation of thought for reforming the mind and
character and preparing public opinion for accepting the desired changes.
(IV). Jamaats struggle for the realisation of its objectives shall be open and public,
and not on the pattern of secret movements.

The party strictly follows the constitutional and organizational structure in the
given rigid constitutional and democratic ways to carry on for the right cause of the
restoration of democracy in the country. So the given structural illustration of the
party and achievements further strengthen the internal partys democratic strength.1


From its real beginning, Jumaat-i-Islamis organization was just consisting of
amir, the central majlis-e-shura and its prominent members (arkan). The said pattern
was the same during the early years. The arkan were busying, enhancing, producing
and preaching the Turjuman-ul-Qurans publications and established its units of
education at Pathankot, in 1942, Arabic Translation Bureau (Dar-ul-Urubiyah) was
also established at Jullunder, in East Punjab, for the purpose 2. During first seven years
w.e.f 1941 to 1947, the JI ranked its supporters into hierarchical chain. They were
named according to their commitments to the JI. The supports that were introduced by
the JI message were known as muta rif, the influenced were called mutaathir,
the sympathizers were called hamdard and the last category was arkan. The first
three categories role was not so official. They were just considered as nursery pool for
the JI to join it and helping to relay its message as a public support. All mentioned
categories were boosted by the JI workers/ karkuns different ranks to deliver party
administrative, political and social functions on a large scale.

In 1950-51, the JI revised to make more efficient its hierarchical strength

according to the winds blow, to prepare and tighten its structural mainstreramline,
for the up-coming election of 1951, the categories of mutarif and mutaathir, were
eliminated and the fresh term of the affiliated (mutaffiq) was introduced to it, for the
purpose. They were the persons who supported and favored the JI but were not
prominent members/arkan. The JI supervised and organized them into various circles
and clusters.3 Mutaffiq number increased than hamdards of Jumaat Islami. The JI
had planned them into a reasonable, rigid, centralized structure and accumulated them
into lower, organized units and divisions/groups. Their local groups, associate circles,
and women units were 441, 177, and 215 respectively in 1978. The number had
increased in 1989 as 619 at local levels, 3095 associate circles and 554 its women
units respectively .4 Mutaffiq had given the opportunity by the Jumaat-i-Islami

constitution (Aayeen) to alignate themselves with the Partys rigid structure and
organizational discipline. Prior to all these, JI has faced serious disciplinary issues and
problems, after 1941. Maududi had step forwarded in that connection to maintain the
party rigid discipline by all means.5

Every JIs member was bound to hold weekly meeting in their respective
constituencies at national and local levels. In every unit, personal, local and national
issues and problems were discussed. Every member has to give accounts (muhasiba)
to their senior in each weekly meeting. Those who missed two meetings without solid
reason were eliminated by the party rigid discipline.6

So, accumulating the local and national levels meeting each unit has emerged
into a unique body through the party rigid hierarchical strength. Each unit was bound
to hold and attend meeting on each week. In those weekly sessions JI members has
encouraged free discussions and personal views to create collective wisdom but, if
once decided through mutual consensus then it became the final words for all. Every
member was bound by it. Ijtemaa-e-aam has also introduced to show national
solidarity at national levels. At Patankot, in 1945 its first all India meeting was held,
consequently the meeting was held regularly till partition. In Pakistan, traditionally
the meetings were continued merely for affiliates and members. The partys first
national meeting was at Lahore in May 1949 and the 2 nd at Karachi in 1951. The most
important and significant among the post independence meeting was Machchi Goth
which were not held at all between 1958 and 1962 martial law ban. After the prolong
period of 42 years the party has opened for the first time its national meeting to the
masses in November 1989 which had done in the early partys period.


The JI started its struggle to strengthen the party structure by reproducing the
offices of amir, deputy amir, secretary- general and the shura. These offices were also
with some distinction at provincial, divisional, district, city, town/zone, and village/
circle levels. In 1947 JI started to unite its members/arkan at various stages. After
some years, its members formally managed and controlled by a concentric hierarchy
at various levels which still works and exist. Every unit has number of members and
also boosting the administrative features of an areas level. If there is limited numbers

of members at various villages or town levels, they will be accumulating in one circle
and a number of towns converted into one zone. In administrative point of view, the
circle is known as village unit in party hierarchy and zone is as town level. Every unit
has the authority structure of amir, deputy amir, shura and secretary general and they
will be maintained through election.


From the very beginning the Amir-e-Jumaat-i-Islami was the first
administrative unit in JI and it has great importance in this connection at large. As a
matter of fact its term is five years and elected by the central shura by simple majority
vote. After the 1956s reforms now election is through JI members and his term of
office is for five years. The limitation of term is not there for Amir-e-Jumaat-i-Islami.
The JI shura chooses three best names suited for the Amarat and then kept it to the
members mandatory decision by their votes. By secret ballot they vote for the amir
and send their votes to the JI secretariat Nazim-e-Intekhab (controller of the
elections) to keep an eye on the course of action. The Nazim-e-Intekhab also
appoints through shura. Before the election candidates list will be put forth to the
shura before 60 days of elections and members must register to vote 90 days earlier to
the commenced date of election7.

Amir-e-Jumaat has supreme authority in JIs office. His obedience is

obligatory (itaat-i-amir) to JIs members. He is also bound by constitutionally rigid
check and balance that had voted in Machchi Goth affair. The ideological and
religious matters are firmly determined by the shura. In case of any difference of
opinion he has the right to let fly the matter back to shura. If, the shura has decided
whats ever they conceive through mandatory decision, the amir will accept it or to
resign from his seat. By Two third majority of shura can impeach the amir. The amir
appoints the members of majlis-i-amilah and he is bound by its decisions in case of
budgetary and administrative matters concerned. The JI amir oversees the function of
JI secretariat. Each stage and level of the party is the copy of the other in
organizational pattern either on its lower or upper. On each lower level amirs term is
varying from one to three years, who will be elected through their constituencys
members. They are bound to abide by the shuras decisions in their respective spheres.

These amirs will check upon their secretary generals. The lower level secretary
general is also accountable to the top level (national level) secretary general who can
minimize his power and control in administrative affairs.

In the JI history, the Machchi Goth affair shown deviation from its rigid
discipline and sacred trust of Amir, but have not much importance. From that period,
the JI has taken its right direction of governing. So for Mawdudi and Mian
Muhammad Tufail has successively passed their amarats period, in 1972 and from
Tufail to Qazi Hussein Ahmad in 1989. They enjoyed their periods till to retirement. 8
The reality now is that the JI has got momentum and having an edge over other South
Asian Islamic movements and it became much stronger after its founders departure.
After defeat in 1970s elections JI has called meeting at Lahore on 10 th of January
1971, 9 to know the realities about that. The head of that group was Sayyed Munawar
Hussan (former JI Pakistans Amir), made Mududi responsible for the JI involvement
in the election process. The same statements and feelings were quoted in Tarjuman-
ul-Quran by the JI supporters in the same months of that meeting. 10 Due to these
prevailed circumstances and hapless situation the cry of the time was to demand for
the fresh leader. Because of heart attack of Maududi, he had decided to give up the
leadership of JI in 19 February 1972. He had stepped down and Mian Muhammad
Tufail (secretary general of JI at that time), Ghulam Azam (former amir JI
Bangladesh), and a long time disciple of Mududi were nominated by the shura. Mian
Muhammad Tufail voted as Amir-e-JI on Novemer 2, 1972.11

Later on, the elected nominees by the shura were not proved effective and
charismatic leaders. The electorates had disappointed by the JI performances in the
election of 70s. In the election of amir once again shura had played its decisive role
and maintained its supremacy in the entire process of M.M Tufails selection. In
October 1987, a rush of wave had caused the election of Qazi Hussein Ahmad and he
became the amir JI Pakistan. In the Zias era the JI political career has questioned and
eclipsed, in the decades of 70 to 80. In the party member had differed the amirs
policy of decision making and taking. The performances were also under observations
of the members and shuras vigilant eyes, again the amirs selection was not as such
the other party procedure his selection and election was brought into effect by the
shura nomination and prescribed manner. As usual, the shura has brought three names

of Khurshed Ahmad Jan Muhammad Abbasi and Qazi Hussein Ahmad for the
purpose. The first two were conservative in nature while the later was active and
innovative in his approach. The party elected Qazi Husseein Ahmad as amir having
Dewbani religious background. His close ties with Dewbandi helped him to close him
to the KPKs debandi ulema. He was quite familiar with JI since 1970 as he joined the
JI. Maximum hopes were there for JI and Qazi of the former and younger JI members
and they felt that it was better time for change. In KPK, he managed and thoroughly
made the constituency for the JI which nowadays elect comparatively good share of
MNAs and MPAs in KPK. At national level he also gave much better momentum to
the JI politics in this regard.

He appealed both the conservative and liberals for the restoration of

democracy in Pakistan. In Zias era JI has good terms with him for the Afghanistan
jihad. The pro Zia elements supported him but in the new generation he became
popular for the cause of restoration of democracy in Pakistan. His appeal and
approach has great effects for the masses, irrespective of JI concernes. It was the
political and constitutional approach of JIS shura and members to choose him as the
amir. No doubt he was the first amir who held the NA office. As a senator he
remained in the office since 1985 and in 1992 he became amir-e-JI, second time.


Two times in its history the Jamaat chosen a vice-amir (qaim maqam amir), a
temporary measure on the way to fill up the position missing as a result of an absent
amir. Further significant have been the place of work of second-in-command amir
(naib amir). Three assistant amirs were chosen through the first light members of the
Jamaat during 1941, generally to make sure so as to Mawdudi remained the most
senior person of the party, sharing the same rank or office. 12 Three deputy amirs were
selected by the founding members of the Jama_at in 1941, mainly to ensure that
Mawdudi remained primus inter pares. After two of them left the party in 1942, the
office fell vacant, though the title was occasionally conferred on Islahi and Mian
Tufayl to give them executive powers when Mawdudi was absent.

In 1976 the office was reintroduced with a new objective in mind. Three deputy
amirs were appointed by the amir, and each was given a specific area of Jama_at

activities to oversee.The interprenural office of the deputy amir aimed to decentralize
the JIs power during Mian tufails era. It rationalized the Jama_at_s organizational
structure by dividing activities into separate units and delegating authority to the
deputy amirs who oversaw those units. The office of deputy amir also gave the rising
generation an important office to fill and brought the increasing number of peripheral
activities and affiliated bodies under the party_s central command, both of which
helped ease tensions within the party. The office exists only on a national level.

During 1987, the duties of the deputy amirs were dignified and their actions
further obviously defined plus specified legal authority through the shura. Their
figure was enlarged to five. One was in charge of dealings in the company of new
political parties; one was responsible for the Teachers Union and parliamentary
affairs; one handled the operations of the Jamaats central administration; one acted
as a link with the Jamaats student organization; and one was in charge of relations
with ulama and other Islamic organizations. The office is by now an established part
of the command structure.


Subsequent to the office of amir, the Majlis-i Shura is the significant pillar of
the partys directorial configuration. It has vigilant eyes over the party ideological
base implementation and also controlled the constitutional entanglement. The upper
and lower level Shuras duplicate of each others but the central Shura has distinctive
superiority over the later. At each level, Members of shura_s at all levels are
elected.and they are the elected bodies in this regard. Every level represents their
respective geographical constituencies as it distinct through JI secretariat. These
constituencies, drawn up by the Jamaats election commissioner, correspond by
national electoral districts each time the figures authorize. Shuras component has to
be a dweller of his population.

From the early post independence era of Pakistan, its members were just 12 in
number, but due to the upcoming 1951s elections its strength had further increased to
sixteen and strictly to follow the Machchi Goth constitutional reforms, to fifty.13 The
numbers were increased again in 1972 giving greater representation to members. In
1989 every central shura member represented just about one hundred of its members.

The raise in extent has vested better powers in the central shura, whereas dipping the
authority of each member, which was one cause why Mawdudi took the pace in the
first position following the Machchi Goth concern. By means of the similar purpose in
brain, the Jamaats charter has held in reserve the lawmaking authority of the shura
in check by giving the amir, deputy amirs, secretary-general, and provincial amirs,
who attend shura sessions, voting rights. The figure of this added-shura votes are
twelve, a fifth of the shura votes and a sixth of the entire votes cast. During of a tie
the vote of the amir counts as two. Regular members of the Jamaat may be present at
sessions of the shura by means of the consent of the amir, however contain no talking
or voting rights.

The Central Shura of JI meets one time or two times a year and may in
addition be called by the amir or incase of concerned the majority of members votes.
It evaluate/review the JI actions and decides the next coming party policies. Its sub
committees are ten in number which concentrate in different fields of the JI related. It
also provides its special commands and expertise in various fields as they have to the
shuras in policy making process. In case of religious concerned affairs and legal
matters, if there is not clear cut instruction founded in Islamic laws the central shura
can explore (ijtehad) for the purpose, to solve the burning issues in all spheres. In this
regards, the JI shura can justify, Identify and clarify the religious matters. The JIs
shura involve itself in the real practices of religious affairs through the Islamic term of
Ijmaa and the matters concerned are openly discussed in the shura meeting. Then,
no stone will be unturned in the solution of that religious matter through mutual
consensus, for which it about to go on board. During 1970 Mawdudi reported that in
its twenty-nine years of movement, the central shura had agreed on best part
judgment on no more than four occasions, the very distinguished of between them
was the event to Machchi Goth. If not, the central shura has, time subsequent to,
agreed undisputed verdicts. 14 In view of the fact that Machchi Goth, a lot of executive
decisions has been placed in front of the twenty-two-member majlis-i amilah. This
smaller council steers the Jamaat from side to side most of its actions at what time
that central shura is not in meeting.

The routine activities of JI are overseen through its central bureaucracy in
secretariat. In 1941 the secretary generals (qayyim) was created. Since then,it has
grown in power to become something akin to that a party boss. The concept of a party
workers was introducedto the Jamaat in 1944 while the party set up the special
training camps in Pathankot for its workers.15 As the strength, size and their activities
of JI has increased, the value of its works got much importance. In between 1985 to
1989, as JI took part into politics, its full time workers increased in numbers from one
hundered twenty five to seven thousand five hundred and eighty three. 16 Since 1947,
they have been controlled from Lahore by the secretary-general, who is appointed by
the amir in consultation with the central shuraa. Over the years, not only has the
central secretariat increased in size but it has also reproduced itself at lower levels in
the party, creating an administrative command structure which extends from the
center to the smallest unit, paralleling the command structure controlled by the amirs.

The partys many publications are furthermore controlled through the

bureaucracy/ officialdom, the extent of the actions of which not merely strengthened
their grips on the Jamaat however furthermore give them a say in the partys political
aganda. The importance of this bureaucracy was already evident early on; however it
rose yet farther as evident as a result of the reality that equally Mian Tufayl and Qazi
Husain came to the headquarters of amir in a straight line from that of secretary-
general. Members of the bureaucracy frequently are also members of shuras of
different units, increasing the influence of the central bureaucratic mechanism in the
decision-making bodies of the party, precluding the kind of independence of the
shura which led to the Machchi Goth affair.

During the 1970s, subsequent to its crushing defeat at the polls and by an amir
at the controls who institutionalized the partys ideological enthusiasm into different
norms and dealings, its secretariat increased more in volume, power, plus number of
workers. At Lahore various permanent training camps were established in the party
headquarter, in 1979. Just in 1980 two thousands and eight hundred fresh workers
availed the facility .17 From 1970, the partys large amount is allowed to hire these
workers and expand the activities of the bureaucratic force. Except, amir, deputy amir

and shuras members all the rest of hired JI workers are paid for their work done.They
may serving in other salaried capacities in the party. Qazi Husains successful family
dealing in Peshawar has helped him to settle on the problem of financial reward for
his services. The growing share of individuals joining the rising bureaucracy are
former students of Islami Jamiat-i Tulabah (IJT), they are educated in modern
subjects and have known to each other since university days. This extra strengthens
the pose of the bureaucracy. The bureaucratic configuration of the Jamaat is
duplicated in the partys growing females section (halqah-i khawatin), established in
the 1950s. A number of 70 percent of them emerge from families where the men
belong to the party (JI). They have no amir of their own, but have a central shura, and
an office of secretary-general (qayyimah). Their head offices are placed in the central
compound, from where the working nazimahs (organizers) of lower-level units

The Jamaat-i- Islami women also have their own seminary, the Jami_atu_l-
Muhsinat (Society of the Virtuous), which trains women as preachers and religious
teachers. The women_s wing is primarily involved with propagating the Jama_at_s
literature and ideas among Pakistani women through its periodicals, the most
important of which is Batul, and to incorporate Jama_at families into the holy
community by recruiting from among the wives and daughters of the Jamaats
members and by encouraging women to bring up their children true to the teachings
of the Jamaat.

The party secretariat moreover vigilant over the operational particular

departments and according to the pre-requisites of the party their obligations can be
change. During the year of 1989 and 1990, the party has various sorts of departments
including finance, worker training, social services and welfare, theological
institutions, press relations, elections, public affairs, parliamentary affairs, and its
organizational dealings. Every units headed through nazim (chief or arranger), whose
chosen by the amir. They are accountable to the secretary-geneneral and deputy amir.
Bureaucratization growing role of the party categorically manifested in the central
role of the JIs secretariat and workers in its head office Mansurah, in Lahore.To
collect all members and votaries of the JI into a model community had a central aim
of the party since its creation. However, after its relatively short stay (1942-47), in

Pakistanits members had never again been able togrther in one location, through
establishing a community/headquartes remained a goal.18

Party unique organizational structure including amir, shura, secretary general,

administrative and authority control connections from top to bottom is a role model
for the others. The individual schalors and ulamas that differed and quited from JI
comprising Israr Ahmad (founder of tanzim-i-islami) and Tahirul Qadri (The founder
of Minhaj-ul-Quran) borrowed the internal structure from JI, with a little changes in
their activities and titles. Growing in volume of bureaucracy and increasing functions
of the partys activities are in-need of financial support at large level, to survive. The
total assets of the party, at the time of its birth was just Rs. 74. 19 In 1942, the main
sources of income for JI were, mainly from the sale of books and literature, of Rs.
17,005.20 In 1947 it further grown up to Rs. 78,700 and in 1951 up to the level of
Rs.198, 714 which is ten times greater increase in ten years. 21 The partys Karachi
wing budget in 1956 was Rs. 200,000.22

1.7.1 The Recent Development and Details of JI Pakistan

Siraj ul Huq became the Ameer-i-JI Pakistan on 30 March 2014. 23 He
resigned from his role as senior minister of the KPK. This happened together with a
drone attack on the Bajour Agencys Madrassa. More than thirty one thousand
members of the party were sent ballots, of which 25,533 members voted in secret
balloting, with the majority voting in favour of Sirajul Haq. JI leadership met at the
partys central office where the announcement was made. Haq formally took the oath
for his position as party chief on April 7, 2014. Siraj-ul-Haq is currently the Finance
Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Munawar Hassan and Liaquat Baloch were also
running for the position.

1.7.2 The Organizations of JI Pakistan

JI provides unions for doctors, teachers, lawyers, farmers, workers and
women, for example, IJT (Islami Jamiat-e-Talbaa) and Islami Jamaat-e-Talibaat (its
female branch) , the Students Union and the youth group i-e Shabab-i-Milli
Pakistan.The party has a number of publications from affiliated agencies such as Idara
Marif-e-Islami, Lahore, the Islamic Research Academy, Karachi, Idara Taleemi
Tehqeeq, Lahore, the Mehran Academy, and the Regional Studies Institute. The

educational body which led by Abdul Ghafoor Ahmad named as the "Islami Nizamat-
e-Taleem", that includes 63 Baithak schools. Rabita-ul-Madaris Al-Islamia supports
one hundred and sixty four Jumaaats Madrassas, in Pakistan. It also operates the
"Hira Pakistan Project" and "Al Ghazali Trust". The Al-Khidmat Foundation is JI's
humanitarian Non Governmntal Organisation. Its predecessor, organised in the mid
1990s was the Al-Khidmat Trust. The foundation administers schools, women's
vocational centres, adult literacy programs, hospitals and mobile chemists and other
welfare programs. In this respect, JI interacts with the general market.

Leaders of JI Pakistan and theie tenures

Abul A'la Maududi (1940 - 1972)

Mian Tufail Mohammad (1972 - 1987)

Qazi Hussain Ahmad (1987 - 2008)

Syed Munawar Hassan (2008 - 2014)

Siraj ul Haq (2014present), Khurrum Murad , Liaqat Baloch, Khurshed Ahmad

(Islamic schalor), Muhammad Kamal and Mian Aslam.24


The arrival of the society at the participant stage doesnt guarantee that the
new citizens will find ready-to-made the psychological and social equipment which
they must have in order to deal adequately with the concequences of choice and
volunteer forms of associational behavior. 25 The emotional and collective tools
which they ought to have in arrange to contract effectively by the consequence of
selection and deliberate forms of organizational performances.The movement from a
society based on kinship to one based on cosensus is far more complex than asimple
transition in time. It involves decisive alteration in cognitive and value system as well
as in the form of organised social behaviour.In the plitical sphere this difficult, often
mutational, process is perhaps nowhere clearer in the matter of party organization, for
it is here that the degree of the development of mass public sectors determines the
extent to which parties are to be able to create modern organization. As it originally
developed in Punjab, party organization was based on parochial kinship, loyalties,

economic dependence or customary form of leadership (e.g Piri Muridi). This was
situation in which economic and other interests were openly persued, and distributed,
through partylineal networks. Pakistani thinkers have characterized it in various ways
as hand to mouth politics (J.A Rahim) or the politics of immediate gratification
(Professor Munir Ahmad), or the politics of it represent a stage in which struggle for
power is neither contained in consentual institution, nor clothed in debates over
ideology or policy.

So far as Punjab is concerned, still the rawest forms of social and political
control, some of which enlivened PPP factionalism. But, it should also be noted that
elite urban social groups have for decades operated more modern consensual interests
group organization. Nonthles, the internal dynamics of some of these volunteery
organizations, with their interest-oriented rather then ascreptive membership, were
still governed by partylineal cum-patronage politics. This was much truer of voluntery
organization with multiple intersts and large membership (political parties and trade
unions then of elites single interst groups). Even in distinctively ideological
environment (the JI Pakistan), where policy and group discipline were taken seriously,
the structure of leadership was essentially partilineal. Giving this wider background, it
is important, it is important, when looking at the organization of the PPP, to remember
that few of those who became officeholder in the party were equipped with the kind of
organizational results. Many of them, themselves from newly politicized social groups
were having with the PPP, their first experience of political organization and

The results of Ayyubs modernization (financial growth and idealised good

reason), had guided on the way to a peak of deliberate wellbeing links in the resulting
Ayyubs period, as well as the era of November movement 1969. Though, the
domestic self-motivations of several of the intentional organizations, by the
concentration oriented rather than quality membership, were, still run by patrilineal
cum-patronage politics. It was to a large extent truer of intended organization with
manifold benefits and better membership (political parties and trade unions) than of
elite. Single-interest groups (the CSP association, Engineers Action committee, or
Central medical Body). Yet, in typically ideological environment (the Jama at-i-

Islami), where policy and group regulations were in use sincerely, the composition of
leadership (PPP) was fundamentally partilineal.

On behalf of the NAP-B inside Punjab, it was evidently established

subsequent to the 1970 election while its combined leadership broke into patron-
client groups with the aim of separately or in amalgamation shaped the new political
parties; the kisan Mazur party (Maj., Ishaq), the Pakistan Socialist party (C.R Aslam),
and Pakistan Workers party (Srdar Shaukat and Mirza Ibrahih), given the wider
background. It is significant, when glancing by the side of the organization of the PPP,
on the way to remember so as to a small amount of of those who turn into office-
holders in the party were prepared by the variety of organizational skills, one contacts
with a current political party.Alot of of them, as of the recently political societal
groups, were having, the PPP, their first experienced of political organization and
responsibility. This was a problem that obviously affected more than just the PPP.

As A.J Rahim observed insightfully of the anti-Ayub Movement:

As that time there was so much emphasis on Democracy and so many people
thought that democracy meant voting, constitutions, parliaments and parties. But
the real concept of democracy the people didnt have, this was the type of civic
behavior that, without which, we could not have democracy. 26

Z.A Bhutto was also aware of the fact when he observed that the organization
of the PPP had been much influenced by the social conditions in Asian countries like
India and Pakistan, that is the tendency for groups and factions to occure 27. But,
having social all this and keeping in mind the mitigating circumstances of such
conditions, can it shall be said that the PPP leadership pursued the policies that were
best calculated to take advantage of organizational possibilities that exists in Punjab?
This is an important question, for in many respects the ultimate failure of the PPP was
a failure of organization.


In one of his few public utterances on the subject of political parties in the pre-
1967 period, Z.A Bhutto noted that the aim of all political parties is to capture power,
and it took all measures [necessary] to become the government of the country. 28As a

minister in the early Ayub Cabinet, he had witnessed the impossibility of avoiding the
emergence of party groupings in the National Assembly, even though the 1962
constitution had been designed to function without them. In the debate of 10 July
1962 on the Political Parties Act, which he supported on behalf of the government,
Z.A Bhutto agreed that the role of political parties is essential to every state whether
it is democratic or dictatorial.29 He was an early member of Conventional Muslim
Leagues Working Committee and later served for a short period as its Secretary-
General. In the working committee he favored a policy of inducing members of the
administrative services to join the CVML ( Coventional Muslim League) and to
function thereafter under party discipline.30This would be a means of exerting party
control over the bureaucracy and evidently originated in Bhuttos frustration, as a
politician in technocratic regime, at the grip of the bureaucracy on all aspects of
political life.His tenure as Secretary General of the CVML doesnt seem to have been
distinguished, largely because by then, foreign affairs had come to pre-occupy his
efforts. However, he is reported to have helped to conceive a new party constitution
that was extremely centralized with as few elections as possible. 31 Thus in his early
contact with party matters, we finds in Bhutto a tendency towards centralization, but
no strong view of the role of parties in a political system, or the manner of the

Certainly Z.A Bhutto expansive grasp of history and politics made his
knowledge about the functions of political parties in various systems, both historic
and contemporary. Yet, for the most part Z.A Bhutto has been curiously silent on the
question of party orgranisation. He did a glimpse of his view of parties in Pakistani
politics in an interviewe with Hanif Ramay on 10 November 1968, just three days
before his incarceration .32 Z.A Bhutto suggested that the weaknesses of political
parties and the episodic nature of popular protest had basic historical causes. The first
of these was the character of the Pakistan Movement. The war which the Quaid-i-
Azams Muslim League had waged for the achievement of Pakistan was a legal and
constitutional struggle,not an armed struggle.33 Jinnah had succeeded because he
won the confidence of the Muslim of India, a confidence which he has demonstrated
in their support of the Direct Action Day. Bhuto suggests that there was a casual
relationship between the degree of psychological and organizational solidarity of the

people with the League on the one hand, and the extent to which Jinnah had to
prepare both for situation that could become war like. Direct Action Day was a first
step towards arm struggle, but it was also the last, because it alone was sufficient to
prove Muslim solidarity and demonstrate the fact that Britain could deny Pakistan
only at the cost of civil war in India. Thus Jinnah prepared the League physically and
mentally for the highest sacrifice, the sacrifice itself was unnecessary.

Further, suggested the Bhutto very rapidity with which Pakistan emerged after
Direct Action Day focused the gratitude and loyalties of the Pakistanis more on Jinnah
than on the League. It also meant that the League had not been forced by
circumstances to build up its organization. Hence, after Quaid-i-Azams departure, the
league rapidly lost its spirit, cohesion and popularity. But, the league been forced to
wage an armed revolutionary struggle for Pakistan, than the thread of trust between
the people and the party would have emerged unbreakable, much as has happened in
Russia, China, Algeria, Cuba and Vietnam. 34 A second limiting factor was that none
of our political parties have had to pass through a hot period of total war against
external aggression. The nation has tasted Indian aggression in 1965, and our people
stood firm and united, but, all the popular awakening that the challenge of war
afforded us was to be wasted because of the cease-fire. We did not have the
opportunity, as Yugoslavia in World War two, to wage a long struggle through which
we could form experienced and responsible institution. Finally, none of our political
parties had to pass through the miseries of civil war. According to Bhutto, civil wars
have a way of strengthening popular political organization, as happened in the United
States and Ireland.35

Though Bhutto did not press his explanation beyond these historical
generalities, his perception that strong political parties really emerged from prolonged
historical crises may will have influenced his views of the potential organizational
capacities of a party in a nation that had experienced no much crises. Bhuttoo was not
an ideologue determined to create Pakistan version of the Chinese Communist party;
he was at heart a pragmatic politician, interested in power and moving according to
his own conception of what was most advantageous in the gaining of it. It is too much
to say that his socialism was simply a front wall, since there are many signs that he
genuinely believed some form of socialism were the answer for Pakistan.

To a very large degree, his apparent attitude to party organization, ideology
and factionalism, were a reflection of a larger strategic view of the Peoples party as
an instrument with which to win the 1970 election. This was the reason for his
insistence that the PPP be an open-ended multi class, and broadly polarizing agency,
not restricted, class-based ideological party. Here, of course he disagreed with
Maulana Bhashani, but, with asignaficant section of his own party, who wanted party
organization to be adopted for revolutionary struggle.

Bhutto mastermind lay first in perceiving that the people aspirations were
nationalist, participatary, and economic, not revolutionary, and secondly in
understanding the implication of their massive voting power. He realized that new
techniques (mass meetings) and new economic slogans would be needed to garner
public support, but, his broader approach would always be to knit to gather within the
party, a broad coalition of nationalist and radical forces. Hanif Ramay put his finger
on his notion when, during period of internal struggle in the PPP, he observed that the
party itself was a united front.36 The PPP Chairmans insistence on an inclusions
rather than an exclusionist membership policyanyone who agreed with us could
come in, 37 meant that neither the organization nor the ideology of the party could be
rigid. One result of this election approach to party organization was a questioning
among party leaders, journalists, and scholars in Pakistan as to whether the PPP ever
really became a political party. One of these was Hussain Naqi, a columnist for
Nusrat who often toured with Bhtto during the pre-election period, who observed;

The PPP is not a political party. It is a loose sort of mass organization, a mass
movement, a lashkar, that is a mass of people coming together for a specific purpose,
led by a man who holds his leadership by right of superior vision.38

This does not mean Bhutto did not see the Peoples Party as a new and bold
departure from the pattern of established parties in Pakistan. The later he described to
Ramay as rootless coalition of personalities who were living in the past and using the
techniques of the past, being led by events rather than leading, incapable of scientific
analysis given to flights of imagination and bravado, completely opportunist, willing
to switch policies and allies at a moments notice, and often the creature of foreign or
domestic interests. The PPP Chairman observed that none of these attributes was
applicable to the peoples Party. He observed that in the twentieth century, a political

party needed more than simply a good leadership, it needed an ideology and
organization, and it needed to be dedicated to the service of the common man.
Otherwise, it becomes prey to confusion, where Bhutto saw the PPP most
significantly as a departure from the past was its willingness to act to arouse mass
support for its economic program. The PPP would not simply pass a few resolutions,
hand out press release, or celebrate this or that holiday with procession or meetings. It
continually go down to activate the people, spread its program and organization to
every urban muhallah, town and village and drive its force and legitimacy from mass
support. It would come to power, not because its leaders had made the right
connections in the elite establishment, but because the people demanded it.39

Bhutto pronounced himself to Ramay highly pleased with the first year of the
PPPs existence. Granted, the soil was well prepared, but, even so perhaps never
before in history has a political party made so much progress in on year. It is a new
party with a new style (naya uslub), that is both sincere and spirited, the partys
clear and scientific programe has appealed to the people. In less than a year, to a
great extent, readied its organization, prepared its workers for coming election and
consequent events, and begun a compaign of political education through its party
literature. With its revolutionary character and its experienced leadership, the party
was fully prepared for the crucible of people struggle.Bhutto even permitted himself
to look into the future, where he saw the Peoples Party leading a cultural revolution
(sqafati inqilab) in Pakistan. This he would call The Movement to purify the land of
Pakistan (Tehrik-i-Pak surzamin ki Pakizgi). It would end the social problems of the
present system corruption, male-practicing, scapegoating, predatory, and joblessness,
and place people on a modern and progressive footing.40 It was Bhutto earliest
indication to the Peoples party the same as a upcoming driving force of behavioural
change inside the country.


The official organization of the Party was consent by its interim
constitution, which was ratified as a result by a vote of the founding
convention. Its rationale, as described in the preamble, was:

To govern the working of the Party during the organizational period, it is designed
to organize the party throughout the country, promote its growth in the masses and
foster collective leadership within its ranks. It provides for adjustments that may be
found necessary by experience through participation of the people in the party. This
interim constitution shall remain enforce until another constitution is adopted by the
National council to be constituted after the party has been built up on the widest base
and election held democratically upwards from below.41

The provisional charter was a straightforward text and a number of twenty-

three articles, without the highly structured mix up of details and various subsections
uniqueness of publicly permitted identification in the Sub-continent. It visualized two
steps: the primary organizational period, for it granted an adjustable format for
managing the party; and a afterward period at some point in which more permanent
structures would function under a new constitution. The founding convention passed
executive authority in the party on to the Chairman it would elect, who then act to
constitute three post-convention committees. The first two of these, the organizing
and principal committee, were to be constituted by the Chairman In constitution
with the steering committee of the founding convention. There functions were,
respectively, to undertake the organization of the Party. The interim constitution also
provided that the Chairman of the party shall be ex-officio Chairman of these two
committees and shall be capable to co-opt [new] member later in consultation with
these committees.42 The third committee, the central committee, would, be the
highest authority of the party for interim period. It would be constituted by the
Chairman, in consultation with the organizers and leader of the party, in the

It was acknowledged so as to the central committee would be constituted after

the founding convention, at the discretion of the Chairman, who would be highest
authority in the party until then. The central Committee would elect the other national
officers of the party: Vice-Chairman, Secretary-General, Treasurer, etc. It was also
competent to effect amendments in the interim constitution subject to later
ratification by the National Conference."44 National Conference could be held by the
Chairman at any time after Consultation with the central Committee. These would
have the authority to re-constitute both the Central and Organizing Committees and

re-elect the national party office-holders, with the exception of the Chairman. Such
matters as the accreditation of representatives to a National Conference and its agenda
would be determined by the Chairman in Consultation with the Organizing
Committee and the provincial Chairmen.45

The Interim Constitution provided for a process of downward vertical staffing

as its original style of party organization. In the supervision of Chairman, the
organizing Committee would set up Organizing Committees by the side of Provincial
(for two wings of the country), Zonal, District and City Levels. Further, The
Chairman of the Party shall in meeting with the Organizing Committee of the party,
authorize Chairman of the Organizing Committees in the Provinces, Zones , Districts
and Cities.46 These Chairmen would, in meeting with the then higher chairman, make
up their own organizing committees, which they in turn would discuss with prior to
certifying the chairmen of organizing committee by the side of the after that lower
level, a practice which would carry on, in the course of the sub-divisional (tehsil) and
ward level units to primary units. Once party divisions had been formed next to every
point, the Party Chairman, in discussion by the Organizing Committee and the
Provincial Chairmen, could allow the holding of party conference at the provincial,
zonal, district and city levels. The meetings would be part on the way to replace (or
maintain) the unusual chairman and party organizing committee in support of the
ranks in the way of elections. Once this practice had been accomplished, the
organizing committee would at this instant be called party committee or party

The interim constitution recognized that the primary units would be the basic
building blocks of the party. They would be delimited by their respective districts and
city organization and would elect their own office-holders and a primary committee to
be composed of one committee-man for every twenty party members. In a system
somewhat reminiscent of the Basic Democracies, the primary level committeemen
and party office-holders would be ex-officio members of the district or city council.
Though the language of the interim constitution is somewhat un-clear, it is apparent
that only at primary unit level would the party membership vote for office-holders and
committeemen. The district and city councils would elect their own office-holders and
committees, as well councilors to the Zonal Council, all on the basis of fixed elector-

electee ratios. The process will be repeated for the Provincial Council. Finally, the two
Provincial Councils would elect from among themselves 110 National Councilors,
who would form a National Council of 220 members. The National Council, which
would be convened by the Chairman in consultation with the central committee,
would then elect a chairman for the party, determine the constitution of the central
committee, and adopt a permanent constitution.47

An attractive quality of the interim Constitution was the capability of the party
committees lying on all levels on the way to co-opt members by fixed ratios. It
curtails as of Article 14. It grants with the purpose of representation shall be
guaranteed into the organizing committees and later in party committees, at all levels,
for active party members from amongst the workers, peasants, the youth, the women
and the intellectuals. Two committees would be able to vote as a group for
representation in the zonl councils. Representatives of these groups in the two
Provincial Councils would be able to vote for a total of 20 of the 220 elected members
of the National Council. Clearly, the Party Chairman was the pivotal figure in all the
crucial formal functions and organization of the PPP. In essence he controlled the
expansion of Organizing and principles Committees, the constitution of the central
Committee, the selection of the unit chairmen down to the district and city levels, the
timing, agenda and representation of the National Conferences and the calling of the
National Council. He also had a major part in maintaining party discipline. According
to the Article 10 of the Interim Constitution:

(1) During the initial Organizational period the Chairman of the Party may in
consultation with the Organizing Committee of the party and the Chairman of
concerned levels, withdraw the accredition [sic/selection of a laboratory inspection
choice/certificate body is an informed choice] of the Chairman of any Organizing
Committee and accredit another Chairman who shall reconstitute his Organizing

(2)---During the Organizational Period of the Chairman of the Party shall be

competent, after Consultation with the Chairman of the Provincial and lower levels, to
expel any members from the party who is found to deviate from the partys principles
or acts contrary to the principles and constitution of the Party.48

In addition, the party Chairman was the final court of appeal for internal
dispute of the party, settling those that Chairmen at successively higher levels were
unable or unwilling to solve.49 A number of other aspects of the Interim Constitution
are important and worth of note. It is interesting, for example, the PPP the Principle of
parity between East and West Pakistan for the purposes of its own organization.
Another feature was open membership, without restriction for any class or
occupational group. Article 6 ensured that membership was open to every adult
Pakistani who endorsed the principles of the party and who pays the membership fee
of 25 paisas (about $.06 US in 1967). A further feature was the requirement that
Urban areas having Corporations, Munciplal Committees and Town Area
Committees shall have city Organizations independent of the District Organizations.50
According to one informant (Philip E Jones), this was done at the behest of strong
contingent of urban lawyers and professionals at the convention.

They did not want city organizations to be made subservient to district

organizations because they believed the later very likely would be dominated by rural
interest. Finally, we should note that the Interim Constitution provided for both
Planning Committees and Special Organs. The former were to be constituted by the
Chairmen of party committees down to and including, the zonal units. These would
investigate, analyze and prepare on scientific lines recommendations on important
problems of an economic social and political nature. 51 The Special Organs were
special functions and were to be constituted by the Party Chairman in consultation
with the Central Committee.52 It was under this article that the Central and Provincial
Parliamentary Boards for the 1970 elections were appointed. The separation of district
and city organizations is one indication that the Interim Constitution reflected
compromises between various groups that originally made up the Peoples Party.
Some of these compromises would soon become focal points of factional tensions
within the party.

The leftists at the convention were reportedly not happy with the centralization
of the party hierarchy and were especially upset at the process of vertical recruitment
downward as the original mode of party organization. This they saw to be essentially
feudal and would have preferred to see the higher party levels but, upward from
previously established primary units. The provision of party conferences and elected

officers and committees was a partial recognition of their demands. The left group
combined with the parliamentary democracy group to ensure that the principles of
elections and collective leadership were recognized in the preamble. Further fearing
that class enemies would infiltrate the party, the leftists were not happy with the
open membership clause, though they were somewhat placated by Article 14, which
guaranteed the representation of workers and other groups, albeit at ratios that would
give them a little influence if applied restrictively. The provision for Planning
Committee represented the continuation of old liberal leftist demand in Pakistan
politics that parties in power, not the bureaucracy, must have the dominant role in the
policy-making. Finally the, the liberal-leftist groups argued for a provision (Article
15) that committed the party to completing its organization as soon as possible.
These groups believed that the sooner the party moved into its permanent stage, there
would be a greater scope for the party committees and councils to exert influence over
policy and patronage.


The serving or acting in sub-ordinating capacity of the party organizational
affairs, in the direction of the wider planned purpose of winning elections was
obvious as of the initial existence of Peoples Party. Here, the distinct dissimilarity on
the way to its enormous attractiveness, the expected increase of local party in many
parts of Punjab and Sindh, and the necessities of the Interim Constitution, the worker
of organizing the official structures downstairs as of the Chairman was amazingly not
rapid, predominantly in Punjab. During the first press Conference, following the
founding of the party, Bhutto proclaimed:

We are not in any hurry and the appointment of mere office-bearers is not the
main point. We dont want to make our organization a party of patronage. We will do
our organizational work slowly, gradually and with the consensus and approval of

According to PPP high ranking nobles, close to the centre of actions into the
Peoples Party, party organization was not a main concern of the Chairman and party
organization was set aside basic in support of a number of time, following the
founding convention.54 The Central Organizing Committee and the Principles

Committee were chosen soon later than the convention, however neither functioned
not including the definite guidelines as of the Chairman. Both Committees were
reserved small, drawing on the most influential leaders at original convention. The
Central Committee was not selected in anticipation of 10 and 24 January 1971, which
is, until and after the election. A dusk Central Committee does appear to have
survived in advance, prepared fundamentally of the organizing and principle
Committee members, jointly with those invited as a result of the Chairman. Its most
significant and merely recorded gathering captured position on 23rd March 1969 at
Karachi, where it committed the PPP to a policy of dismantling the one unit Scheme.55

Therefore the Principle Committee made up of Bhutto, J.A Rahim, Dr.

Mubashar Hasan, Hanif Ramay (appointed in1968) and Abdul hafiz Pirzada
(appointed in1969), acted off and on as an ad hoc Central Committee in matters of
party discipline and policy enunciation.56 J.A Rahim was made Secretary General of
the party in early 1970.57 This had the effect of removing Bhutto at least one step
away from some (but not all) of the divisive internal disputes. It was Rahim for
example, who investigated the situation that lead to the expulsions of Major Aslam
Jan of Rawalpindi and Maulana Nuruzzaman of East Pakistan. None of the other
national party officers appointed later in 1970 were founder members of the party, but
were figures of note and influence that joined the party during the election compaign.
They were: Makhdum Talib ul-Maula (Pir Jhandewaro of Hala Sharif), named a Vice-
Chairman, mian Muhammad Ali Kausuri, also made a vice Chairman, and Maulana
Kausar Niazi, appointed propaganda Secretary. Organizing Committee for the
provinces was problematic. The PPP made some efforts to organize in East Pakistan
between 1968 and 1970 and, at one point in 1968, claimed organization in all of East
Pakistans districts. However, it was unable to penetrate the Bengali mainstream and
rested on somewhat unstable minority groups (Biharis and West Pakistani residents)
and their student organizations.

On 4 March 1969, The East Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP/EP) suspended 58 the
happening was linked in the direction of the quittingof Malik Hamid Sarfaraz as of the
party in late February 1969. To a large extent of the original PPP/EP was controlled
by associates of Malik Hamid Sarfaraz, himself a former colleague of H.S.
Suharwardy. A new effort to organize the East Pakistan branch was begun under

Maulana Nur-uz-Zaman, Acting Chairman of thr Provincial Organizin Committee.
But, this effort met with disaster on 30 January 1970, when acting on the
recommendation of J.A Rahim, the Principle Committee suspended Maulana
Nuruzzaman from his party office.59

There were a number of issues involved in this breakdown, though perhaps the
two most important were PPP/EP autonomy and organizational matters. Rahim who
had a little love for Maulana (he called them priest), maintained that Nuruzzamans
negotiations with other parties and leaders in East Pakistan had done without the
concurrence of Bhutto. Nuruzzaman responded by calling Bhuttos leadership of the
party dictatorial and reported that the PPP/EP Working Committee had asked the
Party Chairman on 28 December 1969, for the last-time to form a Central Working
Committee and Central Council (i.e., Central Committee and National Council),
which he did not even after two years of party life. 60 Clearly PPP/EP leaders felt
they could function better in East Pakistan, where Bhutto was not especially popular,
with more articulated party organizations.

In classical fashion for Pakistani politics Maulana Nuruzzaman formed a

splinter group, which claimed to be the legitimate PPP/EP, and which called itself the
PPP (pro-eleven points). It was able to claim the support of few of the Maulanas
appointees, but rapidly faded from view. The pro Bhutto elements A.Kassim
Choudhury and others attempted to reorganize a fragmented PPP/EP but, the party in
the Eastern wing never recovered from the Nuruzzaman debacle. So weak was it that,
unlike other major parties with their main bases of support in West Pakistan, the PPP
failed to run a single candidate in East Pakistan for the National Assembly in 1970

A provincial Organizing Committee for West Pakistan does seem to have been
appointed, but it was never active as a body. It was redundant to the Central
Organizing Committee in membership and function. From the beginning, Bhutto
chooses to concentrate on Zonal Organizing Committees in West Pakistan, the Zones
corresponding to the pro-one Unit provinces of the West Wing. With the end of One
Unit, announced on 28 November 1969, these Zonal Committees would become
Provincial Committees.

By concentrating on this level, Bhutto was able to compartmentalize and
separate leaders and issues, ideological and provincial that might have Torne the party
apart if handled at West Pakistan level. The Chairman of the Organizing Committees
for Sindh and KPK were chosen immediately after the founding convention: Mir
Rasul Bakhsh Talpur for the former and Hayat Khan Sherpao for the latter. Both
choices were good one: Talpur because of his social connections with the old landed
elites and his known sympathiser for social politics. He would be a valuable link to
rising forces of Sindh regionalism and would help to soften Bhuttos original
unyielding stand on Sindh Desh issues. 61 Sherpao was chosen over Sardar Inayat
Ullah Khan Gandapur for the KPK because his tribal and political connections were
in the heart land of Pakhtuns politics, though Gandapur was given a free hand to
organize the southern districts. An Organizing Committee for Punjab-Bahawalpur was
not appointed until 4 September 1968 that for Azad Kashmir appeared on 26 February
1969, while the Balochistan Committee was delayed until 30 December 1969, only
two days before the start of the 1970 election campaign.

The delay in the appointment of Punjab-Bahawalpur Organizing Committee

stemmed from the fact that none of those who attended the founding convention from
Punjab stood out as a leader who could straddle the ideological, political and inter-
personal rivalries apparent in the Punjab delegation. Bhutto who always regarded
Punjab as the bastion of power in Pakistan moved consciously on this matter,
perhaps hoping for a consensus candidate to emerge---a most unlikely event in
Punjab. In the end , after considerable pressure from students, new left professional s
and emergent labor leaders , Sheikh Muhammad Rashid, the leader with the most
organizational experience, was made Chairman of the Punjab-Bahawalpur Organizing
Committee. However, in a move that clearly demonstrated his concern over the PPP
Chairman and the sixteen members Committee as well. 62 The committee attempted to
balance the early groups in the Punjab party and included several individuals who
Bhutto felt were personally loyal to him. Ghulam Mustafa Khar, Sahibzada Farooq
Ali , Sheikh Safdar Ali and Ahmad Raza Khan Qasuri, who had little organizing
experience and who was barely known in his home district out-side of Kot Addu
tehsil, would soon be made Scretary-General of the Punjab-Bahawalpur PPP.

Students radicals were represented on the original committee by Amanullah
Khan, students liberals by Aftab Rabbani, 63 young layers by Mian Muhammad Aslam,
Islamic Socialists by Hanif Ramay and already emergent sub-provincial unit by
leaders by Sheikh Usman Fateh (Gujrat) and Rao Abdus Sattar (Sahiwal). Seven of
the original seventeen (including Sheikh Rashid) were lawyers two were substantial
landholders, two were student leaders, two were women, one was journalist, another a
middling businessman, and finally one was aspiring trade unionist. Seven would win
election to the National Assembly on the PPP ticket; three would likewise win
election to the Punjab Provincial Assembly. This committee would expand fairly
rapidly under Sheikh Rashid and ideologically, would move significantly to the
political left.

The 23 March 1969 edition of Nusrat announced that the first National
Conference of Pakistan Peoples Party would be held from 4-6 April 1969 at Lahore .
This was clearly an attempt to consolidate the gains made by the PPP during the
November Movement. Delegations were invited from among students, women,
lawyers, intellectuals, journalists, peasants and workers, as well as from established
PPP committees. Although, it did not included the expected banning of political
parties, the imposition of Martial Law on 25 March 1969 include a prohibition on
political activities and the PPP conference at Lahore had to be called off. The first
National Conference would be held from 1-3 July 1970 at Hala Sharif at Sindh, the
second, and perhaps the last, at Rawalpindi on 30 November and 1 December 1972.
The PPP in Punjab expanded more rapidly at the bottom than at the top. The first
occurred immediately after the founding convention, when delegates returning home
organized the first primary units and set off a wave of spontaneous party
organization. These units were organized by local groups on their own volition,
without reference to higher units, which in most cases, did not yet exist. Most of these
original units would later seek accreditation or be discovered by district organizations,
though a few of them would fall afoul of local rivalries. Approximately eight to ten
percent of all primary units organized between December 1967 and December 1970
were set up in the first three months after the founding convention. 65 Interestingly, a
large proportion of these units emerged in the towns and in district and tehsil capitals
like Gujrat, Jehlum, Kasur, and Khanewal. Major urban units were generally the next

category to be organized, followed by district organizations, which help to absorb new
entrants and professional politicians as the party expanded.66

Though the major urban units were founded before November 1969, the anti
Ayub Movement greatly strengthened them and also led to the formation of the bulk
of district level committees. The second surge of primary unit organization came in
the urban areas in late 1969 and early 1970 and was related of both to the approach of
the elections campaign and to urban unrest among workers, students and journalists.
During this period many of the local units based on special interests were formed,
including womens units. It also brought the high tide of leftist influence in the Punjab
PPP. The third period of rapid expansion was less visible, but it began after the
conference of students, workers, and peasants at Toba Tek Singh on 23 March 1970.
This conference had a major impact on the countryside and lead to the spread of PPP
units in villages and Mandi Towns in the heartland and canal colony tracts. According
to informants in Cambellpur, Sheikhupura, and Rahim Yar Khan District, not a few of
these village units (PPP panchayats) stayed underground until after the election. The
final burst of party organization at the primary unit level occurred between July and
mid-December 1970. It was occasioned by the proximity of the elections, the efforts
of the PPP candidates, and the bandwagon effect of the PPP campaign that brought a
wave of the old type of political figure into party. As fifty percent of all primary units
in Punjab were recognized during this last period, in some cities e.g., Lahore the
percentage ran much higher.


Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is currently the ruling party of Pakistan and is
one of the two leading mainstream political parties, the other being PML (N)67.

It has its basis detained well-built with being the leading power runner in the
country and with one of the strongest voters bank. Founded in 1967 by Zulfiqar Ali
Bhutto the party has for long been the family of the Bhuttos and it gives the feeling to
continue the case for an extended time. Party Chairman is Zulfiqar Bhuttos grandson,
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Co-Chairman is of course his father, the President of
Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.

Right from its inception till to date, PPP has remained the preserve of Bhutto
family where fathers death made the daughter, Benazir Bhutto incharge of the party
and subsequent to her heartbreaking and brutal killing her son succeeded the throne
without any party elections. After the death of Benazir, her will was enough to put
Zardari in charge of PPP to overlook the party affairs as Co-Chairperson since
Bilawal was by all accounts also immature to come out in the open and guide the
party. Hence it was strong-willed that Zardari would maintain the control of the party
in check for as long as it would take his sonto complete his studies (abroad) and to be
ready to take over his realm. And now as five years rule of PPPin government reaches
to an end and Pakistan moves towards another election bilawal came back to the scene
as the rightful heir of the party. Some call it the nice play of cards at say perfectly
right time so as when ppp reaches out to the voters they could once again call for the
slogans of sacrifices of Bhutto and to claim power in order to run the country from
front step, in style of bhutto.

However, no matter how strong a contender PPP has remained over the
decades it has ironically always bypassed the tradition of intra-party elections for one
reason or the other. When asked by a member and provincial leader of PPP that why
has this been the case for like always, he swiftly remarked that in a multi-class
society (like of Pakistan) intra party elections would benefit only the well-off people
of the party. We fear that if elections were to be held in the party, money would play a
major role and it will be difficult for sincere and loyal members of ppp to get party
offices. Well yes, money could play a pivotal role in determining the power structure
within a party but then isnt the essence of democracy demands the right of vote to be
put on test no matter what may come? And the whole ideology behind this vote and
test rule is to let the voters decide and meanwhile let the system of elections develop
itself for sincere and loyal members to have a go for the power when time comes.
But like most of the other political parties in Pakistan, PPP also like to maintain a
status quo for the elitist power holders to keep a powerful political party completely
under their control to manipulate it the way they want.

So while power comes with great responsibility the power holders of PPP cares
more for power and less for responsibility and likes to keep the way things are going
so that they could run PPP as a Bhutto dynasty and not as a truly democratic party.

1. Constitution of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Part 1, available at <
accessed on 25 May, 2014, at 11.00 AM

2. Rudad-i Jama_at-i Islami Pakistan, 1972 (Proceedings of the Jama_at-i Islami

of Pakistan, 1972). Lahore:Jama_at-i Islami Pakistan, n.d., vol. 1, p.p. 35-37
and 40.

3. Maryam Jameelah, Islam in Theory and Practice, Lahore, 1973. p. 336.

4. Quoted in Mumtaz Ahmad, Islamic Fundamentalism in South Asia,The

Jamaat-i- Islami and the Tablighi Jamaat, in Martin E. Marty and R. Scott
Appleby, eds., Fundamentalisms Observed ,Chicago, Chicago Press, 1991, p.

5. Rudad-i Jama_at-i Islami Pakistan, opcit, vol. 1, pp. 45_56, vol. 2, pp. 16_28;
vol. 3, pp. 53_96; and vol. 4, pp. 37_40.

6. Maryam Jameelah, Islam in Theory and Practice, Mohammad Yusuf Khan,

Lahore, 1973, p. 337.

7. Ibid., pp. 338-40.

8. During Mawdudis tenure of office, on a number of occasions, other Jamaats

leaders served as provisional amirs. While Mawdudi was in prison in
1948_1950, _Abdu_l- Jabbar Ghazi and _Abdu_l-Ghaffar Hasan were jointly
provisional amirs. According to one account, Mas_ud _Alam Nadwi also
served briefly as amir during this period, between 1949 and 1950; see RJI, vol.
6, 144_45. In 1953_1955, when Mawdudi was again imprisoned, first Sultan
Ahmad and, later, Amin Ahsan Islahi served as provisional amirs. In 1956,
when Mawdudi was away on a tour of the Arab world, _Abdu_l-Ghaffar
Hasan served as the overseer of the party. Finally, in 1969, when Mawdudi
underwent medical treatment in England, Mian Tufayl Muhammad served as
the acting amir.

9. The date of this meeting is cited in A_in, April 25, 1985, p. 6.

10. Tarjuman-ul-Quran (June-August), Lahore, 1971.

11. Mian Tufayl joined the Jama_at in 1941; he served as the secretary-general of
the Party from 1942 to 1972 and for a period was deputy amir and vice-amir.

12. Mawlana Muhammad Manzur Nu_mani, Mawlana Mawdudi Miri Sath

Rifaqat ki Sarguzasht Awr Ab Mira Mauqaf, Lahore, 1980, p. 38.

13. Rudad-i- Jamaat-i Islami Pakistan, opcit, vol. 6, p. 154.

14. Sayyid Abu-l-Ala Mawdudi, Jamaat-i- Islami ki Untis Sal, Lahore, 1970, p.

15. Rudad-i- Jamaat-i Islami Pakistan, op. cit., vol. 6, pp.131-32.

16. Ibid., vol. 7, p. 60.

17. RJI (Ijtima Se Ijtima Tak), op. cit. vol.2, p. 44.

18. Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, the Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The
Jama'at-i-Islami of Pakistan, Pakistan. Berkeley: University of California
Press, 1994.p.53

19. Rudad-i- Jamaat-i Islami Pakistan, op. cit, vol. 1, p. 84.

20. Ibid., p. 77.

21. Ibid., vol. 5, p. 92; and vol. 6, p. 168.

22. Quoted in Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr opcit, p.53.

23. available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaat-e-

Islami_Pakistan#Organizations> accessed on 25 April 2014

24. Available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaat-e-

Islami_Pakistan#Organizations> accessed on 25 April 2014

25. Quoted in Philip E.Jones, The Pakistan Peoples Party Rise to power, Karachi,
Oxford University Press, , 2003. p.201

26. Ibid. 202.

27. Ibid

28. Ibid. 204.

29. Ibid.

30. S.M Zafar, Through the Crices, Book Centre, Lahore, 1970. P.364.

31. Ibid, p.55.

32. Quoted in, Nusrat, No.16, 12 January 1969, pp. 8-14.

33. Ibid., p. 9.

34. Ibid., p.10

35. Ibid., p, 10.

36. Editorial in Nusrat, No 56, Peoples Party ka Qom par Asatanah Kardar aur Is
ki Ahmiyat, 19 October 1969. p. 3.

37. Quoted in Philip E.Jones, opcit, p.205

38. Ibid, p.206

39. Ibid

40. Ibid. p.207

41. PPP Interim Constitution, preamble, sec iii.

42. Ibid., art. 5.

43. Ibid, art. 7

44. Ibid, art. 12 sec. IV.

45. Ibid, art. 12 sec. ii

46. Ibid., art. 9 secs. I and IV.

47. Ibid., arts. 16 and 17.

48. Ibid., art. 10.

49. Ibid, art. 2.

50. Ibid., art. 9 sec. iii.

51. Ibid, art. 21.

52. Ibid, art. 22.

53. The Pakistan Times, 3 December 1967.

54. Quoted in Philip E.Jones, opcit, p.212

55. Nusrat, No. 27, 30 March 1969, pp.7-8.

56. For example the, the Principle Committee was given the task of maintaining
party Discipline in Punjab on the one Unit policy, letter to Ahmad Raza
Qasuri, from Dr. Mubashar Hassan, member, Principles Committee, 9 July

57. The first report of J. A Rahim acting as PPP Secretary-General appeared in

Morning News, 17 January 1970. Dates and aspects of early party organization
are hard to pin down. Apart from Nawae Waqt, newspapers did not report PPP
internal affairs until 1970, and then only partially. Nawae Waqts earlier
reporting was haphazard. Party Offices were run by inexperienced individuals
who used rudimentary filing systems and who did not immediately see the
value of saving documents. The PPP did not set up a central archive until
1972, when the PPP Central Office was moved to Rawalpindi from Karachi.
By then important records were scattered or lost. This included those of the
Punjab-Bahawalpur PPP Office at 4-A Mozang Road, Lahore, the heart of the
Punjab-Bahalpur PPP until 1971. The best future source on the early PPP will
be private papers of Z.A Bhutto. The Bhutto family has long maintained an
excellent library and we can confidently assume that efforts were made to save
party correspondence and other documents.

58. Dawn, 5 March 1969.

59. The Pakistan Times, 31 January 1970.

60. Ibid., 2 February 1970.

61. See Bhuttos Comments in Dawn, 16 February 1969.

62. Nawae Waqt, 5 September 1968.

63. Soon to be expelled from the PPP on grounds of being an informant for the
62- Nusrat, No. 26 (23 March 1969), p.4.

64. Quoted in Philip E. Jones, op.cit. p.216.

65. Ibid

66. Something of the magnitude of the party development can be seen in news-
papers reports. On 15 July 1970, the Gujraat District PPP was sufficiently
organized to hold a District conference of more than three hundred councilors
from local units. Masawat (Lahore), 16 July 1970. In Sialkot District, during
one Two week period in late August, forty-four new units were recognized,
bringing to 144 the number of units in the District. Musawat , 25 August 1970.

67. Available at http://ppppunjab.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/an-insight-into-the-

power-structure-of-pakistan-peoples-party-ppp/ accessed on 5th July 2014 at
8.02 pm.



As Ayub Khan departed, he conveyed to Yahya Khan, for his legal duties, in
March 1969. He then took the charge and declared himself as Commander-in-Chief,
the Chief Martial Law Administrator, the Supreme Commander and the President of
Pakistan. The Supreme Court of Pakistan later on declared him unlawful. However, it
was excessively not on time.

His era was a black chapter in the history of the country. The country divided
due to him, in that period into two wings. Consequently, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto came in
and his speeches awakened the dormant people, for democracy in the country,
especially in the West Wing. He expressed the electoral politics and created a hope for
the depressed people with respect to bread, cloth and house slogans. He linked his
manifesto to the living standard of the people of Pakistan. He added the Islamic
Socialism, for the first time in the countrys politics for their welfare. By this, he
enclosed himself through the so called programs the guardian of the country and

So, here I am going just to share the views of Pakistan Peoples Party founder
(Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto), mostly he delivered in various speeches for the Marching
Towards Democracy in Pakistan. During his era he visited the people throughout the
country and met them face to face, for the purpose. He persuaded them for the right
cause of democracy, educated them, and prior to all these, convinced them that they
were sovereign. He also pointed out that not to vote for their traditional bosses, rather
than to serve a lay man.1 He always favored the poors of the country and gave a clear
cut manifesto for their future concerned of bread, cloth,and house. To him, his party
workers were everything. He therefore justified them even they were in jail or in the
parliament. He stressed and sided with the majority of the masses in one of his
election campaign on January 4, 1970 as! The Pakistan Peoples Party will always
side with the people, and with the poor workers and the peasants and the students. By

people of Pakistan I mean the majority of this country, not a few families, and neither
a small minority.2

He further added that Ayub Khan had created a class life in the country. In this
regard, he argued that the people of the country were his team, not the upper class, as
Ayub Khan favored them. He also added that his politics was for the lay man in
collective spheres. He also condemned the Ayubs regime with respect to the
suppression of the masses struggle in his era. 3 Democracy, in his point of view is not
contradictory to the Islam. He categorically given the stance about religion and
democracy as! In democracy the people are represented and their opinion carries
weight. That is why the people of Pakistan want democracy and we have struggled for
it. This struggle was not against our religion. There is no conflict between our religion
and the principles of democracy4.

He gave clear direction to the democracy and mentioned the real components of
democracy for the peoples welfare in the following parameters as! In democracy
there is freedom of expression, the courts of justice are independent, and there is
government by the people. But they feel offended when we speak of the poor, the
peasants and the laborers. The fact of the matter is that in Islam, socio-economic
equality or Musawat has been given the highest priority. The Prophet (peace be upon
him) emphasized the importance of Musawat. We shall, therefore, bring about
Musawat. No power on earth can stop us5. He struggled for the peoples government
and stressed through one of his speech as!

The objective in defeating Ayubs dictatorship was that we wanted

democracy.All the parties want democracy because that means the rule of the
common man.People dont have any voice in a dictatorship. 6 Bhutto was a
democratic personality therefore, he wanted nations consensus on a legal document
to run the government through democratic ways (constitution), in all walks.

A constitution is badly needed. We want to frame a practical constitution. If

other countries can formulate their constitutions, why can we not do the same? The
Pakistan Peoples Party will make every effort and will offer full cooperation in this
regard7. He had experienced in Ayub era at various ministries and came to know the
nations feelings and conditions, in real sense. By this, he envisaged, categorically

stood and gird up for the change in the country. For the purpose he mentioned the
poverty causes and drew a line between the upper and lower class. He also pointed out
the destination for the nation in the following manner as!

Our foremost principle is that unless capitalism and exploitation are ended
the problems of the people cannot be solved with the help of the constitution and a
parliamentary system alone. We want a change in the economic system. Our
opponents are those who have sucked the blood of the common man. Our objective is
to bring their hegemony to an end.8

Bhutto viewed that for the social justice, the ideology, democracy and the
economy our stance denoted and cleared the main manifesto of the PPP in the
following manner. Dear friends and brothers, our party has three guiding principles.
Islam is our religion, democracy is our polity and socialism is our economy. These
principles are in no way against Islam and the ideology of Pakistan. We are all
Muslims. That is why I say, Islam is our religion. Islam has taught us democratic
principles. Hence democracy is our polity. Islam envisages Musawat and teaches
equality among human beings. Therefore, Islamic Musawat or Islamic Socialism is
our economic program.9

With respect o Pakistan ideology, he educated the masses that if, you people
considered the ideology just a paper work then it is nothing for the welfare of the state
to run accordingly. To him, ideology in a real dynamic mean eradication of
corruption and in-justices in the society, to make sure the rule of law and to establish
the peoples authority rather than to maintain the monopoly of the upper the class.
Pakistans ideology means that Muslims should govern Pakistan to make it a
prosperous country. There should be no corruption and injustice. It is not Pakistans
ideology that a few people should have a monopoly over government and wealth at
the expense of the people at large who are left to suffer the worst economic
difficulties and denied any say in the running of the State.10

Bhutto declared the PPP as the peoples party and reckoned the fact that
everyone has the right to speak and demand according to the democratic spirits.
Therefore, he stated! The Peoples Party is important not because I founded it, but

because it is your party and always reflects your opinion and demands. It will never
betray the people.11

He favored and educated the betterment of the majority rather than to award
the upper classes. He further blamed the class who exploited the masses in the name
of ideology and religion. He categorically explained his party stance in the following
manner! The progress of a nation means the betterment of the lot of the common
man. In Pakistan, the majority of the people, the workers and the farmers are
becoming poorer every day. Our opponents who are responsible for this state of
affairs and have exploited the common man will never accept the responsibility for
their misdeeds. They can only try to cover their exploitation behind the slogan of
Islam in danger. They never can explain how Islam is in danger.12

Bhutto expressed full support to the majority of the people of Pakistan and
favored them. He blamed those who just governed them and had not given them the
democratic stance and rights. As they introduced the family politics and formally used
the democracy for the sack of their government prolonging, and to him, the party
would not use the mentioned tactics and the key of our success. We had full faith in
the people and we were with them. We called upon them to co-operate with us in the
movement against the dictatorship. The other politicians did not believe in this
method. They used to come and make speeches occasionally, but they would not have
been able to remove him. He had been in power for a decade and was thinking of
nominating his son as his successor. He did not feel any danger from these politicians.
They used to come sometimes and hold small meetings and make speeches but in the
evening they used to go to the district officials and apologize for what they had said.
That was not the way to fight against a dictatorship. Because we were with the people
and we believed in the politics of the masses, the people co-operated with us. We burnt
our boats and came into the open. That is why we were successful.13

In democratic structure, the party is in need of various offices at everywhere in

the country. So, as such he stimulated the partys workforces to organize themselves
and familiar themselves with the party discipline. He inspired the partys workers for
the fight of their rights. He persuaded them and stated as!

You have to set up offices. You have to pay attention to organizational matters
because no party can be run without organization. In fact there is need for organizing
the party. You have to acquaint yourself with the party principles. You have to think
them over. Do not think you will get your rights so easily. You will have to fight for
them. The people should not think they will get their rights while sitting idle at home.
You will have to undertake a long struggle. You cannot do all this with one stroke.
You should be ready to work. We are with you, if you are vigilant no anti people
conspiracy can ever succeed14.

The two times Pakistans ex- Prime Minister and Chairperson of the PPP
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (shheed) had also stressed for the restoration of
parliamentary democracy. As she viewed about democracy not only in the country
(Pakistan) but also in the whole Islamic World is the remedy to eradicate the
sectarianism at large scale. Once, as she addressed the John Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies in the US on February 7, 2007. She
embarked on Pakistan: Politically at the Cross roads as!

That democracy in Pakistan and the Muslim world at large was crucial at this point
of time to avert the dangers posed to its future by terrorism and sectarianism.15

She further added in this regard that in democracy we can expect that
everyone would be satisfied through social justices and every one would tolerate each
other and the sectarianism would be abolished. Her stance was! The democratization
of Pakistan is important to the war against terror, to the interpretation of Islam as a
message of freedom and enlightenment as well as to the empowerment of the people
of Pakistan.16 One of the pre-requisite of democracy is the free and fair election and
she demanded the same from the Musharaf government to hold free and fair election
for the purpose. She said there was an opportunity this year for the restoration of
democracy because of the general elections. Free and fair elections were critical for
the restoration of democracy and that is why the PPP had prepared a paper which she
said must be adopted by the rulers if they were really committed to holding free and
fair polls as claimed by it. She said that the Party was still waiting to hear from the
Chief Election Commission to whom a copy of the paper had already been sent...17

She greatly emphasized that the government is in need to abide itself to the
ARD (Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy) because the alliance has the
accumulation of all the political parties of Pakistan and the majority decision has to be
obeyed. The government is in need to implement these for the betterment of the
country. As she stressed for the imposition the ARDs demands side by side she
suggested for the then government to hold free and fair election in the country. It was
not merely her individual stance but, was the bold, legal and right decision of the
collective and mutual consensus, for the restoration of democracy.

To her, the democratic government is in need of an independent Election

Commission, to hold free and fair elections. All these are the very need to strengthen
the federation, not the kin party. Further she added, that dictator cannot hold free and
free election in the country. She argued the PPP government achievements in all walks
and added it with the democratic set up, as we cannot move forward further without

Benazir Bhutto talked and stressed about the human rights and blamed that the
elected Prime Minister was in exile and NAB always targeted the opposition. The
NAB always favored the ruling party which was totally against the human rights and
totally injustices. "We cannot claim to believe in moderate enlightenment if we do not
fight for it in our own homelands. We cannot say Islamabad respects human rights.
While elected Prime Ministers are forced into exile, we cannot say Pakistan has
human rights. While NAB finds corruption only in the opposition and not in the ruling
party, we cannot say Pakistan has Justice."18

She totally rejected the military rules in Pakistan and stated that dictatorship
support was for the time being. She added that the International community also not
supporting the dictators. To her, the dictator support in Afghanistan was the root
causes for the military support in Pakistan which also caused the alarming results in
the country. According to her speech, she expressed that the global response is to
promote democratic stance and value in the world. She added that due to dictatorship,
our country badly suffered politically, financially, and socially. The prolong period of
dictatorship from 1977 to the Musharraf era contains more or less than twenty five
years of dictatorship dominancy led to the uprising of armed struggle, poverty,
hunger, unemployment, conflicts and communal riots. The extremism is also due to

the military rules in the country. She pointed out the very remedy for the eradication
of such an alarming situation as! "Only by the restoration of civilian control and
supremacy the tide could be reversed".19

She stated that without democracy we cannot move forward socially,

economically, culturally, which is appropriate to the democratic structure of the
country. We are lacking in the democratic structure and set up in the country because
we were expelled from the scene and eliminated from politics by various means. The
regional peace and international peace are inter-related with democracy. She
elaborated that in democracy, the Muslim and non Muslims co-operate each other
irrespective of religion. Tolerance and mutual respect always in democracy which
causes and promote religious tolerance. "We can do this only if we adhere to the
values of democracy, equality and development on a non discriminatory and non-
selective basis.20

According to her, the Charter of Democracy document is the only solution to

save federation and ensures social and legal justice for the entire masses of the
country. The said document is also the peace development document for the people of
Pakistan. Again she categorically stressed that without democracy we cannot expect
prosperity and peace in the region. Democracy enhances the country prestige, dignity
and honor while dictatorship causes militancy, disputes of various type and over-rule
the masses rights and previledges. The very requisite for the democracy in the country
is rules of law, which led to the prosperity tranquility. Therefore, through democracy
we will achieve these and stated as! It is time to get our priorities right and putting
country's resources into education, health and providing the necessities of life to the
people.21 The most democratic quotation which is (available at
http://www.ppp.org.pk/new/) Bilawal (Zardaris Son), has used and categorically
expressed as! My mother (Benazir Bhutto) used to say: Democracy is the best
revenge, he said this in a firm tone when he was made the Chairperson of Pakistan
Peoples Party.

As a matter of fact, the JIs founder Maulana Sayyed Abul Aala Maududi in
his speeches, catagorically says that our struggle is for Islamic and Democratic
Pakistan. He not only stressed on Islamic System but, also greatly emphasized that
our struggle (Islami Nizaam ka Nifaaz) is in need of democratic atmosphere in
Pakistan. Therefore, he struggled for the restoration of democracy, in pre and post
Ayubs era and still their Islamic and Democratic Struggle for the noblest cause of
Islam and democratic set-up. In his speeches, he further strengthened the stance of
Jama at-i-Islami Pakistan and consequently stressed for constitutional and democratic
struggle, to re-store Democracy in Pakistan.22

His speeches are the precious and great assets for Jama ats struggle, for Islam
and democratic set up. According to his views, if, there we establishing Islam in our
country, it will be merely through democratic values at large. In the Movement of
Restoration of Democracy (Tehrik.e.Jamhuriat.e.Pakistan), all the Political Parties
stressed to abolish the Ayubs dictatorship and restore the 1956 constitution. He
stressed that Jama at-e-Islami Pakistan will never launch a separate movement, and
will join hand with the Tehrik.e.Jamhuriat (Movement for the Restoration of
Democracy). In this regard, Madudi has contributed will through his speeches and
practical struggle for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan.

As a matter of fact, these are the significant history for the democratic
struggle, of the Islami Democratic Republic of Pakistan. Later on, we are still
suffering a lot generally of the dictators influential, un-democratic, un-constitutional
and secular (pro-western) steps. They are the alarming pictures of the suppressions of
Fundamental Human Rights and exploitation of the masses, at a large scale. In the
Ayube Regime, there was a law, to isolate the political parties and their leaders from
the state affairs and politics. It is known as EBDO (Elective Bodies Disqualification
Order). Through EBDO, the JI top leaders were imprisoned, and banned Juma at-i-
Islami. All its officials and offices were sealed. In September 1964, the court declared
the Jamaats ban un-constitutional, Maududi and 43 workers of JI released. The
country as a whole and political parties and Institutions, has suffered a lot due to
Ayubs un-constitutional tactics. Very few politicians were there to oppose the un-

democratic regime. In the circumstances like these, very few were there to tolerate
and display against for the purpose, the Ayube cruelties. Some were waiting for the
right time to come and observing the situation.

In such conditions, Jama at-i-Islami Pakistan, in the continuation of its

democratic struggle steps forwarded and fought at that time for the right cause with
great religious and political consciousness. Maulanana Maududi by self created
awareness among the masses and pointed out their political and fundamental rights to
fight against the dictatorships cruelties and un-constitutional constraints and hurdles.
Maulana Maududi issued a charge sheet against the dictator at that time, for the
purpose. The Maududis factual speeches and campaign attracted the masses, at large
extent. To him!

We know that there is no need of secret movement, for the Islamic State or
government because its results are not good for our democratic and Islamic
movement. We dont like to conspire for military or radical revolution, and we want
to establish an Islamic and democratic government in this regard. If, we dimiss one
government through undemocratic tactics, and the next one is the copy of the previous
one than the result will be the same, as the former government was. To eradicate the
bad and undemocratic practices, we believe that to create openness and common
touch with the masses, to preach and disseminate our views and preach them our
ideology, rights, religious, political, electoral and democratic spirits, for the

Maulana Maududi believed, that without electoral politics you can address
your creeds, moral values, and day to day affairs but, you cant bring a pious and
honest leadership. Voters can train themselves through active participation in the
election, either direct or in-direct. If, we (pious leadership) dont participate in
national election, as a result, materialistic, wrong doers, illegal representatives will
dominate and the government will be in the hands of such scrupulous and
irresponsible representatives. Further he says that in absence of honest leadership how
can voters discriminate between the two?

He says, that it is obligatory for us now to avoid un-fair means, fraud, rigging,
biasness, religious or group favoritism, immoral and un-constitutional, black-mailing,

horse trading, fraud voting and through fraud tactics to change the election results.
Free and fair election is the cry of the time. The people have to give a freedom of
chance of their own, to elect their representatives of their own well-wishing. He
further greatly emphasized that the candidates or the stake holders are in-need to show
their respective programme and agendas before the people of the Republic of
Pakistan, clearly.24 He took part in the campaign of Restoration of Democracy,
during Ayubs period. This was precious and un-prcedented struggle of the founder of
the party against the dictator. JI still works for the right cause of democracy and
Islam. The following are the combination of the speeches that Maududi has delivered
during mass contact, at that time, in various cities of Pakistan.


Maulana Maududi mentioned the very purpose of the partys struggle and the
ongoing process of the time in his speech. Through his speeches he argued the
creation of Pakistan as for the real practices of Islam, and not the way to serve in the
various field as a servant, to render jobs in materialistic sense. The mission slogan of
Pakistan was religious (Pakistan ka matlab Kia? LaIlaha Illalah). In his
persuasions he evaluated the situation and appealed the masses to joined hands with
the JI, for the purpose and for the democratic future of the country (Pakistan).


First of all, he elaborated that aim, for which the masses were gathered. He
stated that our aim is the same, as it was for the acquisition of Pakistan. JI wants to
fulfill that mission and ideology of Pakistan. Most of the people perceive that in
combined India, the Muslim were jobless due to the dominancy of Hindus. Trade and
Commerce was in their control and by all means the Muslims were inferior to Hindus.
A group of people demanded for the partition with respect to job and other
materialistic approaches. They boosted for their sweet desires and wish to controle the
monopoly over trade and commerce and the government. This was a class who were
few rather than majority but, organized and influencial one. They dissiminated their
plans and literature through their links to gain the sympathy and empathy of the
nation. Acoording to him, the case was not like this. The Muslim community was not
the trader and employers. Its a serious joke to perceive that Pakistans creation as a

result of economic and materialistic issues. As a matter of fact, Pakistans creation
was on the base of ideology and he categorically declared it as: We were in-need of
such a homeland where we establish an Islamic government, where the Quranic laws
will impose and where we practice our social lives in the prescribed limits of Quran
and Sunnah.25

This aim was not the prolong study of Muslims books reading. Millions of
Muslims were low literate, at that time. But they have a sense as a Nation that if, they
dont acquired the pre- requisite of the separate Homeland and where there they
havent established an Islamic government, as a Muslims they cant exist anymore.
Therefore they perceived that their slavery was due the un-islamic system.
Individually the British government not banned them to perform their belief and
rituals according to Islamic customs, like like Prayers, Fasts, Zakat, Al- Quraan
recitation and something else. The first thing they had done the exclusion of Islam as
a State Religion and established a secular state and imposed their education system.
Later on, imposed such a system, due to which they deprived them from their due
rights of appetite (Rizq). The learned and qualified Muslims were considered as
illiterate, who denied western type of education. The Muslim got the education that
was not Gods conscious and they were taught materialistic type of education rather
then spiritual. Due to this reason, their concepts were not Islamic in collective spheres
and almost contradictory to over civilization. They (Britishers) succeeded in their
mission that they got it without firing a single bullet, very easily. The Muslims had
forgotten the real spirits of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). They became
doubtful about religion and Allah, all these were due to the Western Type Education.

He reminded that, there is big difference between Muslims government and

Islamic Government. Islamic government is not confined to just oral display and
business. It is in need to go ahead and practically implementation at any cost. Further
Maulana Maududi has extemporaneously and briefly described all these concerned
one by one at large scale, in his speech to a large gathering of Jam at-i-Islamis
workers and masses, at Jehlum. He further elaborated the British implemented laws,
the ups and downs of the Muslims believes, piousness, their honesty, the de-gradation
of all the Muslims including men and women. He also pointed out that all these were
due to the back-up of the British government. He also stressed that we have been

deceived by the name of our Ideology. It was not the business and concerns of the few
people of employees, business-men and the upper (Haves) Class. He categorically
emphasized that there are big differences between the Western type of democracy and
Islamic Democracy. He also condemned the quantitative strength of the opportunist
and corrupt masses over the less learned knowledgeable community. He greatly
stressed for Islamic Democracy rather than Western style. He says, that there is not
allowed a single person to rule as a Dictator, in Islam. Islam doesnt allow a person to
hostage the masses by sword. It is not the spirit of Islam to impose Martial law
according to his own wishes. Islam greatly emphasized, that consult every matter
amongst each other (Shuraa).


Maulana Maududi stressed that Islam will implement in this country through
democratic culture. After partition, we came under the Mind set of British legacy.
They are totally in favor of the western interests. Physically they departed, but
mentally the rule us because of their trained mentality, which exists here in all
respects. The existing bosses are enjoying their tenure on behalf of the western
interests. The person who not liked by the west, cannt rule the country, until not show
their ultimate obedience to them, in all affairs. They were not shy to give freedom to
the Sub-Continents people, this was not the issue, and the real issue was that to run
the divided India as a British Legacy in all respect.

By and large, the mentioned legacy well aware of the fact that that here the
majority are the Muslim Nation and they like the religion by heart. If, here the free
and faire election will hold, after the departure of their Bosses, the majority will vote
in favor of Islam. As a result, the Islamic Government will emerge and the legacy will
be excluded, or they will be in the position to take shelter in a country. Therefore, they
are creating hurdles in the way of such well known fact of the democratic process. I
am going just to tell you about that her e the Legislative Assembly has dis-missed
through un-democratic tactics because, the said Assembly was trying to practice and
to make laws according to the Islam and Sunnah. The people were stressing to
implement Islamic Laws.

In 1956, a Democratic Constitution has made through mutual consensus. Juma
at-i-Islami was also satisfied with that. All the Ulemaas also declared that the basic
thing regarding Islam has fulfilled. Now the General Election is must to move further,
for a Representative Government. When it was decided that the General Election
would be in February 1959, than conspiracy theory has got its momentum, and
hurdles were created for the purpose. So, in 1958 the Martial Law has been declared
through a Coup-Deta. Again, the Islam will be implementing just through
Democratic ways. I strong believe that Muslim has strong faith in Islam. The majority
will favor Islam. Consequently, the Democracy will restore after transition period, and
the next government will be Islamic through the majority of the Muslim decision

Maulana Maududi has sketched a brief and clearer mape on circumstances and
worse situation of that time in his speech. He also condemned the BDs and
categorically pointed out that the said system is merely for the protection and the
tactics to prolong the Dictators Regime. He stated that in the dictatorial constitution
of 1962, there were no Fundamental Rights. Finally, he claimed that the said speech in
not the safeguard of my own secret agenda. These are the remedies for the betterment
of the people of my beloved country. So, you (people) has to come forward, restore
democracy and change the scenario for the sake of the nations interests.26


Maulana Maududi claimed in his speech that the people has made their
perception and cleared their minds that here the last destination for nation is Islamic
System (Islamic Government). In the 1956 Constitution is reflection of that and
explained the Islamic basics in it. He also claimed that the six points of Bengalis were
fatal for the Islamic state and also endangered the solidarity of the nation at large
scale. He further elaborates that their demands will be recovered in such a way that
the solidarity of our nation will be restored. He further claimed that they were agreed
upon, the eight points of the Movement of Restoration of Democracy.

He said that our movement is the first historical movement which will try to
overthrow a dictator through peaceful means. He said that it is un-precedented in the
history that dictator has been over throw through peaceful means. We have started just
in the name of Allah. If, we succeed, it will be a best example to the world.
Unfortunately, such environment has been created that led to the unfair means. In
these tactics, they made their minds that they will prevent the peaceful revolution and
change. But, change or revolution is a natural process. No one can change its way by
all means. The big different is that if, we changed a scenario through unfair means, it
will bring drastic and fatal results for the entire nation. Its also not useful to the
nations of the world, universally. The consequences of unfair means are too bad and
the nation will suffer a lot for a long period by these. We are trying to avoid such bad
practices which cause the nations humiliation and destruction forever. He further
added that the result and destination is in the Hand of Allah.

The rulers has to vigilant now that the persons, Institutions or group involved
in such bad practices, which can endanger the entire nation, will face the
consequences later on. We are trying to take away the frustration of the people.
Because, if there is frustration, the perception of the masses will be on the same
manner and the nation will collectively act and react in the same fashion. As a result,
the government will be in the hands of un-constitutional and un-democratic persons.
We hope that if, all the masses conceive and well aware of their rights, not to become
enslaves by their own brothers and self made ruler/ dictator/ not by an elected
persons. They will have to perceive that in post independent period, will become
slaves if, and not took measures for the eradication of the dictatorship spirits. We are
expecting that the people will support us in the Restoration of Democracy Movement.
If, the whole nation united, they can change the dictatorship into democratic set up.
He said that we will trust in Allah for the better results. We have to avoid selfishness,
self interests and think for the betterment of the nation.

Finally, he prayed for the solidarity of the nation, country and unity amongst
the political parties, to restore democracy and to take the country on the real track of

APRIL, 1968.
In this address to the nation, Maulana Maududi has enlighten the situation
prevailed that time, throughout the country and presented the remedy that how to
over-ride the situation collectively. Maulana has added that we have lost the very aim
of our countrys ideology. Now here such a system has been imposed which is totally
wrong. The pre and post generation of independence knows very well that how and
for what the Pakistan emerged? This country is not the product of a Military or
Government Servant. Its emergence is the result of combined peoples democratic
struggle. Its basic aim was to establish such a laboratory where the Muslims will
practice according to their great Civilization and Religion. They were in-need of such
a homeland. The spirit of freedom was eternal and universal, to survive as a Muslim
nation, in the world.

If, there are millions of share holders invest their investment, in an institution
for a purpose, mutually. Then, they nominate and authorize a staff for supervision and
to look-after it. But, the said staff irrespective of the millions share-holders consents
took the control of the Institution and declare themselves the real master rather than
employees or sub-ordinate. The same case is in our country. As a dictator the ruling
class now fully controlled everything of the country. They deprived the public from
their due rights in all walks. It is totally wrong and the consequences will be fatal and
alarming for the nation.

The dismissal of the government was due to the corruption, instability and
inconsistency. The new setup failure causes are thr same as the previous one. There
were the charge sheets for their dismissal. The question is that if, there was anarchy,
than the real stake holders (people of Pakistan) are having the responsibility to
address the worse situation and think for that reason. Except, the people of Pakistan
there is no right of other to do so that without the people of Pakistan they do the pre-
requisites for the State. Other serious allegation has been put up in this regard that
there were internal and external threats, therefore the military solution was right and
democracy has failed in this country. He added that the self-made and false allegations

are not right because in real sense democracy has never here given a chance in
Pakistan, then why a person claiming in such a way and blaming the People of
Pakistan and democracy. If, we give a chance to the masses to run their social and
administrative affairs, than they can do the said things.

If, we havent given the required chance to the public, then why we blamed
the entire nation. If, the nation once doing so there are chances of committing
blunders but they will learn from their mistakes and faults its their privilege also.
Democracy is the name of gaining something from your experiences and mistakes.
Free of choice, if you do good or bad is up to the people, seek a way which is pre-
requisite for their betterment, at their own choices. Just a person/dictator has no right
to interfere in the public selection and choices, and to influence their freedom of
thoughts and fundamental rights. As a nation, we have the right to of maintaining and
sustaining, forever and as an individual/dictator we cannt maintain and sustain
democratic norms and values in the country. We cannt afford dictatorship for better
success. One person cannt claims that he is the symbolic ruler and the representative
of the nation, in his own capacity.

The well-wisher of the country provides an alternative leadership, instead of

dictating the people. In dictatorship, in absence of the Central Command the western
legacy are not feelingwill, in democratic set up it provides the alternative solution or
leadership. In democratic set up if, president taking rest the alternative will available
to fill-up the gap and the state machinery never fail, and it is the beauty of democracy
and the peoples government. In the government of people there is satisfaction, while
dis-satisfaction in the dictatorship. The very principle of democracy is that there will
be a balance between the three state pillars (Executive, Judiciary and Legislation). Its
very purpose is that they will work in due shares independently and to provide the
speedy justice to the people. Unfortunately, in the country, the executive is all in all in
all walks of life, legislation is too paralyzed to work freely without the consent of
president or they are enjoying their roles according to the pleasure of their boss
(dictator). Side by side the Judiciary has also made paralyze to provide speedy Justice
to the people. Therefore, in the non co-coordinating, among these significant pillars of
the state the system became dis-order.

He stressed that through the Basic Democracies dictator will become a
president according to his sweet wills, irrespective of turn and tenure. The dictatorship
will prolong through these tactics and the masses will become passive. He equally
made the electronic media to keep aware the public all the time contiously.

Finally, he stressed that we now in a cyclone, which has badly affected the
nation and we still suffering a lot in this case. The real emancipation from all these
and the onlysolution to over-ride this worse situation is the just cause of the absence
of democracy in Pakistan.

Democracy happens to be the basic liberty of the creation of human objectives.27

Almighty Allah has stated the aim of creation of human life in the following
words: He who has brought to existence the system of life and death so that you are
subjected to test in the goodness of your action (Al-Mulk). It seems if life is a testing
phenomena and a continuous trial of virtuous action. So the first and foremost demand
of this principle is to testify human intentions, level of choicing and freedom of
action. Any testing process is deficient in the concept of justice requirements if and
when the person concerned doesnt enjoy the liberty of his actions and selections.
This is something as a matter of basic freedom of man granted to him by the divine

This liberty is the actual crux of the democracy and the final end of human
struggle has been to achieve such freedom for huminity. When it was questioned by
the Persian commander Rustamabout the prime ambition of fighting a holy war,
Hazrat Rabi bi Aamir (RA) and his companions clarified their objectives in the
following words: Allah has ardanined us to take-out the common people from the
slavish grips of others like them, towards the true obedience of a single creator,29

A major and considerable part of the theoretical and practical struggle of

Sayyed Abul Aala Mawdudi has been devoted to the same purpose. He has proved
with the help of arguments that the establishment of Islamic democratic system is
infact the only solution for human imbroglios. As such the aim of our struggle must be
an establishment of such a system in our society. He thus continiuous write the first
question is as to weather and how human affairs be addressed but under which
fessible style- as if such affairs belonging to the prople, demand to appoint a leader of

their own choice who as supposed to go forward with their collective consent and
consultation, thus such leader will play their role till the axcellent level of confidence
of the people entrusted in them. Or otherwise, an individual or group become the
leader all by themselves just to implement their own sweet will to run the common
affairs in such away to exclude the willingness and intervention from their selection
and other related matter being run by them- will just be futile.In the first modality
(democracy), it appears to be the right path of justice dictated for us will be absolutely
justified and there is no need diverting over attention and where else even a single
step. Hence the whole premises of our discussion should be focused upon the first
modality for its real implementation to the maximum level of its practical method.30

For the same reason, the major part of his life remained devoted to establish a
democratic society by fighting against the dictatorship. In the very early days of
Pakistan struggle he clarified in a meeting with the press representatives on 17 August
1950: The sole remedy is the ideal Islamic democracy for countless social evils, in
the modern times.Hence, I shall be fighting against dictatorship in all its
manifistations, till the last touch of my life. 31

Sayyad Mawdudi also managed while dressing up himself with the democratic
determination that his established movement must take up a democratic style. At the
same time, it must be persuing all the democratic doctrine. For the same reason JI
happens to be the sole democratic faction out of the entire bulk of political parties in
Pakistan.It has been observing democratic norms and fashion in the selection of its
leadership at every possible level.The charter of JI vividly includes the following

The party will be functioning democratically for bringing a revolution and

keeping in view the public reformation.32

Sayyad Mawdudi has illustrated his methodology in the following fashion-

We have undertaken it quite deliberately that a true system is the one that is being
formulated under democratic spirits and style. Hence, it excludes the revolutionary
means where by I mean secret conspiracies, un-lawful gestures and corrupt
approaches. To change or replace a system, these are extremely improper methods. It
is imperative to inculcate the principle, its mood and objective of a particular system

into the minds of the common people. In this way, the common choice of the masses
will approve quite self operatively and the resultant change would be correct and valid
for lasting values.33

So, it is the demand of such firm attachment with democracy that it must
clarify the essential features of a real Islamic democracy. As such it was an obligation
done by him nicely and with a sense of prideful beauty. He defines democracy in the
following words: Democracy happens to be the prime intentions of Quraan and
Sunnah as well as the dominating ambition of the countrymen. It clearly implies that
the country does not belong to a particular group or persons/ individuals but, it is
infact sharable to all of them, who are living in it, or atleast it should be processed
ahead under the consent of majority. They should enjoye this right and practical
oppurtunity as a matter of principle to choose their leaders independently according to
their will and similarly to remove them in the same measure.34

Sayyad Mawdudi has illustrated the democratic system from the holly verse of
the Holy Quraan- Whosever, amongst you becomes and up-holder of faith and
virtuous actions, then almighty Allah has given them a covenant to authorize them as
a caliph on this earth. (Al-Noor-55)

He therefore, used to derive the two basic principles of Islamic democracy

from the holy verse:

1)- The word Caliph has been used to signify the appointment of a leader of Islamic
state, will be a representative of the sovereign authority, thus using the delegated
powers entrusted in him by following all His sweet will and prescribed

2) - The holy verse promises with all the true believers to be made Caliphs and is not
specified for a particular person, family or otherwise group of different individuals.

Hence, in Islamic democratic society the following orders will be exist:

1)-All the inividuals will enjoye an equal status of oppertunities.

2)-They will also enjoy an equal level of evolution of their persnality, growth of
personal abilities of each and every person and party.

3) - Such a society has no room for ditatorship, simply because each believer happens
to be a caliph. The actual status of aleader is that all the Muslims or in literal meaning,
all the caliphs will have to repose and cocenterate their willingness and authority of
administrative objectives in him. On the one hand, he is answerable to almighty Allah
on the other, before all those caliphs who have entrusted this caliphate in him. Now
incase he becomes an irresposible dictator, so he will earn the position of a traitor,
instead of being a caliph be dictatorship is infact the negation of caliphate under
common term. 35

4) - Such a society must be providing the right of self-determination to every male

and female muslim havng a level of reasoning and rationality for the entitlement a

Sayyed Mawdudi had a clear mind that a democratic system has the following
five liabilities:

1) - Ditribution of Powers: Executive, Judiciary, and Legislative must have a crystal

clear sphere of working. 2)- Civil liberties and fundamental rights must be guaranted
upon which the supervison of judiciary must be empowerd. 3) - The promulgation of
administrative and legal steps to preserve the freedom of elections by ensuring the
real viladity of the results in the eyes of common people to be given a touch of
satisfaction. 4)- The Rule of Law: The leader of the subject must be handeled under
one and similar law to observe that the courts njoy the right to apply the same on
every citizen. 5)- The government employees wether belong to civil or military
services must not intervene and accept the ruling model for obedience, which enjoyes
the constitutional majority of the people to handover such authority to the ruler. 37

At another place, while describing some charicteristics of the Islamic

democratic system, he wrotes: 1)-The head of the state and his government shall not
be dictatorial but, consultative in nature means that he will progress perform hid
dties after consulting his elected members for the obligation of the government. 2)-He
shall not be authorized to hold in abeyance the elected government, partially or
otherwise in full. 3) - The head of the state shall enjoy just the equal rights of the
common public and he will not be above of law. 4) - the faction authorized for the

election of head of the state, shall exercise powers for his legal removal under the
image of majority 38

He regards freedom of expression and genuine criticism to be the basic

features of a democratic set up. 39

But, at the same time he has distinguish between islamic and western
democracy, thus he wrote: The democdracy of the westren style claims the common
people to be the sovereign authirity, while the muslim consider that the common and
qualified people entitled to become the caliphs. Th affairs that state demand a high
regard to the public opinion which can form or modify the style of any gonernment,
and likewise our drmocracy also asks for the same pattern. But, the main distingtion is
that western democracy consider the state to be fully authorised by the people while,
according to Islamic concept, democratic caliphate is bound to observe the will of the
Devine. 40

The sincere efforts rendered by Sayyed Abul Aala Mawdudi in favor of

democratic obligations, were not cofined to his thoughts boudaries..rather he
wanted that the country should be handeled under the charge of islamic princiles and
democratic norms. So, he was one of those prominent political elders, without giving
a reference to him, the democratic and hitorical struggle of Pakistan would not be
accomplished. Different statements of the political leaders and books on political
history in Pakistan testify the fact in the same measure as a writer the eldest political
leader of Pakistan; Nawabzada Nasrullah khan states:

Since 1947 till 1958, the party has sided with democratic elements for vivil
liberties under the leadership of Sayyed Mawdudi. A number of political alliances
were set up in 1962 like National Democratic Front (NDF) or United Opposition etc,
Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), or United Democratic Majlis-e-Amal .. JI
Pakitan has been shoulder to shoulder in all such political movements. Atlast, we
succeeded in our demand for direct elections on the basis of parliamentary system by
casting votes from president Ayub Khan. Afterward, during Bhutto regime, United
Democratic front (UDF) and than pakistan Natinal Alliance were established
successfully for democratic freedom and values, so the party also was in the front
line. 41

The most prominent stage of the democratic struggle of Sayyed Mawdudi was
in times of Ayub Khans dictatorship period in which he criticised quite openly by
voicing loudly to establish democracy in the country. The famous political historian-
Khalid bin Saeed writes in his book The Political System of Pakistan. It may be
noted that Mawdudi and the Juamaat have expressed themselves in favor of a
democratic regime in their opposition to Ayubs system of government. 42

During 1958, the following passage under his leadership.expressing his

association with real democracy:

The party has the ambition for a real and most healthy democracy to be
established in which all the citizens must be upholders of rationality inorder to
exercise there free opinion in the formation and demolishing of the government. 43

In this way, most of the political alliances were characterised prominently in

advancing a political proceeding for establishing a democratic system in Ayub Khan
Tenure, the following were most remarkable, Democratic Action Committee, Pakistan
Democratic Movement, and Combined Opposition Parties (COP). 44

The democratic and views and efforts of Sayyad Maududi cannot be covered
in these few pages, its just a collective analysis of his struggle and democratic
thoughts. It was his mission of life to demonstrate the Islamic democratic system and
domination of the will of God. He was really convinced that Islamic system is the
name of a real democratic set up and as result all the efforts of his life can be regarded
as truthful democratic adventures. Nowadays, Pakistan undergoes democratic
democratic phenomena once again and JI of Sayyad Mawdudi has become a torch
bearer in the front line.

Qazi Hussain Ahmads Views:

Qazi Hussain Ahmad added, on the question of What type of Islamic system
of government we desire for? 45. So then, with respect to this question he said that
this question was styled out for the demand for the demand of Islamic system soon
after the creation of Pakistan. It was there and then the liberal minded elements
questionedwhich type of Islam and of which Islamic school of thought?

While answering this question he pointed out that thirty one Islamic scholars
from different schools of thoughts organised almost twenty two major and aggriable
outlines. In which the basic characteristics of Islamic system were enutiated. Prior to
this, as a result of the demand for the Islamic constitution, the Objective Resolution
was aggreed upon on March 1949, by the first constituent assembly, under the
leadership of Liaqat Ali Khan, he added. He declared that the Objective Resolution
happens to be the actual bases of constitution. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has
recognised it as a foudation for the state in its various verdicts, where in it has been
decided that even the elected parliament does not enjoy the the authority to bring
about changes in this resolution or shuffle the state from this basis.

The sole sovereignity of almighty Allah has been recognised upon the entire
universe in the Objective Resolution and the people of Pakistan have been entrusted
the right to utilised its custody within the prescribed boundaries of the Divine
Authority. The common people will use this delegated status for theier chosen
representatives. Democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice shall be
the actual guiding principles for Islamic interpretation and action carried out there
upon. It will be a stae obligation to enable the Muslims that they should managed and
led their lives according to the liabilities of Quraan and Sunnah, in theirindividual and
collective fashion.

Further he stated, the Objective Resolution also ensures the religious rights
of the minorities along with a gaurantee for their fundamental rights. These
fundamental rights includes an equal rule of law for all, social and political justice,
freedom of expression, belief, religious worshiping and congrigational liberty. The
full and complete freedom and suirty for judiciary is also embodied in the Objective
Resolution. It was given an empathetic endursement by the JI and its founder
Mawdudi had also recognised Pakistan as an Islamic state. There was also a great
influence by Maulana Shabir Ahmad Usmani in the approvsl of Objective
Resolution. He further elaboratd that the Objective Resolution itself admits the fact
on priority bases that the state is responsible of educating and training the prople
that----all of them should be able to understand islamic liabilities to be observed in the
shaping out of their individual and collective life. According to him, in the wording of

Objective Resolution It is the basic obligation of the government to shape out society
by observing the Islamic requirements.

He catagorically said in the Musharafs era, that Islam and democracy are the
undisputed pillar of the state, have been made contravercial. He further added that the
common people stand deprived of their fundamental rights. The Judiciary has been
restrained and there is personal ruling of a single person, who enjoys to the full black
and white of this country. What is the actual expediency and interests...its fate will not
decided by the court or an institution but, just by a single man who himself has
declared to be the chief executive and president, simultaneously. It has been regarded
as a rebellion even to talk against him. He has been given the right for bringing
necessary amendments whatever he likes, or otherwise to do lrgislation by suspending
other parts of the constitution. He has practically proved that he can sign any
international treaty/package because there is no one stopping him in the path.

He (Musharaf) remarked while speaking in France I command and they

fallow. Qazi added, that the charter of an Islamic system has reflected in the
Objective Resolution, in which the constitution of Pakistan explains the matter too
much. It demands such a government in the country which should be under the full
trust of the common people, in the shape of genuinely elected representatives and not
to be imposed forcefully. He also stressed that an absolute freedom of judiciary
happens to be another feature of the Islamic system of governmnt.

He pointed out that an indiscriminate justice is the quality of this Islamicism.

He stronly emphasised that real freedom does not seem to be possible without
individual and collective liberty and expression of opinion. To establish a real and
justifiable society is the main objective of Islamic system, each member of which
enjoyes the conviction of being independent and honourable citizen of his nation. He
further elaborated that each individual of the state should be fearless of everything
except almighty Allah and simultaneously he must not be obliged to and dependant to
any one. According to Qazi the stae and society are purpose to be the custodian and
defender for his honour and property. The individual is not to be a slave to anyone or
vice versa.

To him, each individual should embellish with the basic education, wether
male/female. The basic aminitiesmust also be equally available to everyone alongwith
basic education and other necessities of life. He elevated that in this way a nation
comes into existance, from the combination of different individuals-- such a nation
will becomes self reliant as well as self respected. He added that destitution and
begging happens to be counter running to self reliance. Depending upon own
resources, standindng on sound putting, gaining self sufficiency in basic aminities and
food etc, negotiating with other nations or equal terms, avoiding begging and taking
loans, defending ones own freedom and egoism becomes the obligation of an
independent and honourable country, he added.

He also distinguished that the Islamic leadership and its workers will not
accept any distingtion after joining the government. They would rather present
themselves equally before the law, like all other citizens. If, the country enjoys a
government of such poitical party, inorder to become the practical model before the
consttutional codification, then the rule of law shall be realized gradually al by itself.
Each department and institution will be restored under the rule of law, every invidual
wil enjoyhis full rights, all the department will be rectified, bribery and nepotism shall
be pressdown, everyone will do and perform his duties lovingly, peace will be
restored and the courts shall also performing excellently.

Ameer-e-Jumaat-i-Islami Pakistan Sirajul Huq Views:

JI means no harm to democracy: Sirajul Haq 46

Provincial assembly represents trust of the people and they have not taken the reports
of assemblys dissolution positively, he observed. Sirajul Haq dubbed as wrong the
Federal governments decision to hand over Islamabad under armys control.He said
the nations boat was stuck in a whirlpool and it had to be pulled out to safety through
mutual consultation. On another occasion he categorically expressed as:

Wont allow derailment of democracy: Sirajul Haq47

Sirajul Haq and Khursheed Shah were speaking to media persons after holding a
meeting here in the backdrop of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insafs Azadi March and Pakistan
Awami Tehreeks Revolution March.Sirajul Haq said the entire nation is apprehensive
on whatever is happening in Islamabad but added that derailment of democracy and

constitution will not be allowed in any circumstances. Martial law had never proved
appropriate for Pakistan, the JI Ameer observed. Opposition leader in National
Assembly, Khursheed Shah said one should not lose hope. We should put our heads
together to come up with a solution of the issue at hand, he added.

Siraj ul Haq, Abdul Malik agree to resolve crisis through dialogue: 48

Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq and Chief Minister of Balochistan Dr

Abdul Malik Baloch had a telephone conversation to talk over the current political
scenario. Both leaders agreed to resolve the political crisis through dialogue. In a
conversation between Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul haq and Dr Abdul Mallick the
current political situation was analyzed. Sirajul Haq said that his part is fully striving
for the safeguard of democracy and to protect the integrity of constitution. In order to
save the democratic process and maintain political stability in the country, Jamaat-e-
Islami is in touch with all the political parties, said Sirajul Haq.

He stressed the importance of resolving the political differences in a

democratic way. On the other hand, Chief Minister of Balochistan was of the view
that the current political crisis can be resolved through negotiations and dialogue.In
order to normalize the current political turmoil caused by Imran Khan and Tahirul
Qadris rallies and the latest sit-in protests outside the parliament, Sirajul Haq
is holding meetings with other political party leaders. Earlier, in a meeting between
Jamat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq and Opposition leader in National Assembly and of
Pakistan Peoples Party Syed Khursheed Shah at his residence in Karachi and both
leaders discussed the current political crisis.Sirajul Haq said that the political
leadership should resolve the crisis politically, the democracy should not be derailed
at any cost, and stressed that martial law is not an answer to the current political
scenario. According to opposition leader Khursheed Shah all the parties should sit
down and resolve the political differences.Speaking with media after the meeting,
Sirajul Haq said that the protest rallies in Islamabad are causing problems throughout
the country.

He is of the view that democracy should not be derailed at any cost.

Khursheed Shah, on the other hand, said that we must not lose hope and there would be
no compromise on the supremacy of the Constitution, rule of law and continuation of

democracy. Earlier, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar contacted
Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq and discussed prevailing political crisis.The
leaders contacted each other after anti-government protestors led by Pakistan Tehreek-
e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chairman Dr. Tahirul Qadri
arrived in the federal capital to hold sit-in till Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs
resignation. Later, a meeting was scheduled between Ch Sarwar and Sirajul Haq in
Mansoora area.

Politicians should learn from past mistakes, resolve

issues amicably: 49 Siraj-ul-Haq

Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq said politicians should learn from past
mistakes and resolve their issues amicably for strengthening democracy. Talking to
news channel, he said unity among political parties was imperative for existence and
promotion of democracy in the country. He hoped that the current political issue
would be resolved through dialogue between Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the
government as there was already agreement between them on majority of points.

To a question, the JI chief said state institutions were in favour of resolving the
issue through political means and negotiations. Commenting on Pakistan Awami
Tehreek (PAT) decision to end the sit-in, Siraj-ul-Haq said PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri
should have decided this earlier especially after the police registered a First
Information Report (FIR) of the Model Town incident. However, he said it was a good
decision of PAT to end the sit- in and prayed for good health of Tahirul Qadri
suffering from heart ailment. Replying to a question, the JI chief said his party was
working on the manifesto to ensure provision of all basic facilities like home,
education, health and edible food items at controlled rates to the common man across
the country.

About recent decrease in prices of petroleum products, Siraj- ul-Haq

welcomed it and appreciated the government for giving relief to the public. It would
help bring down the inflation rate, he added. To another question, he said bilateral
relations between Pakistan and India could not improve without resolving the long-
standing issue of Kashmir in accordance with the wishes of its people. He said

Kashmiris must be given their legitimate right of self-determination according to the
resolutions passed by the UN Security Council.

1- Quoted in Marching towards democracy A collection of articles, statements
and speeches,1970-71 By Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto reproduced in pdf form, by Sani
Pansar available at <http://panhwar.com/Books_By_Sani/Marching-Towards
Democracy.pdf > accessed on 2 june, 2014, at 2.00 AM.

2- Public Speech, Launching the Election Campaign, Nishtar Park, Karachi,

January 4, 1970

3- Ibid

4- Ibid

5- Public Speech, The Change in Foreign Policy, Liaquat Gardens, Rawalpindi,

January 17, 1970

6- Public Speech at Mardan, Basic Issues are Economic, February 25, 1970

7- Speech at a Public Meeting, Socialism is Islamic Equality, Gujrat, March 1,


8- Ibid

9- Speech at a Public Meeting, Indias Attack on Pakistan, Lahore, March 8,


10- Ibid

11- Speech at a Public Meeting, A Long March for Peoples Rights, Abbottabad,
April19, 1970

12- Public Speech, Equality without Justice, Mansehra, April 20, 1970

13- Public Speech, Their Watches Stopped In 1950, Dera Ismail Khan, April 23,

14- Speech at the Opening of the P.P.P. Office, Orangi Karachi, July 7, 1970

15- Benazir Bhuttos Speech, Democracy in Muslim World and Pakistan essential
to avert Dangers, John Hopkins University School of Advanced International
Studies February 6, 2007, available at

http://www.ppp.org.pk/mbb/speeches/speeche80.html accessed on 28
April,2014, at 10.Am.

16- Ibid

17- Ibid

18- Ibid

19- Ibid

20- Ibid

21- Ibid

22- Quoted in Akhtar Hijazi, Guftar-e-Maududi, Idara Ma arif-e-Islami Mansoora,

Lahore, June 2008. p.4.

23- Ibid, p.5

24- Ibid, p.7

25- Quoted in Akhtar Hijazi, op.cit.

26- Ibid

27- Qazi Sultan Mahmood, Sayyed Mawdudi Key Jamhuri Afkaar, unpublished

28- Khurram Murad, Hikmat-e-adeen Mafhoom Taqazey aur Buniadi Osool,

Monthly Tajuman-ul-Quraan, 1999. P.41

29- Sayyed Qutb Shaheed Translated by Khalil Ahmad, Jada-o-Manzil

Islamic Publicationns Lahore, 1991. p.207

30- Sayyed Abul Aala Mawdudi, Islami Riyasat Islamic Publications,

Lahore,1988. P. 541)

31- Sarwat Solat, Mawlana Mawdudi Ki Taqareer (part- 2), Islamic Publications
Lahore, 1980. P. 140

32- Dastoor-e-Jumaat-i-Uslami Pakistan, 1997. p. 15. Art-3

33- Mawlana Mawdudi ki Taqareer, opcit. P.96

34- Sayyad Abul Aala Mawdudi, Tafheemaat (Part- 5), Idara Tarjuman-ul-Quraan
Lahore, 1990. P. 174

35- Islami Riasat Opcit. P.143

36- Ibid., p.143

37- Sayyed Abul Aala Maududi, op.cit., P.178

38- Solat Sarwat, op.cit., p.216

39- Mawlana Mawdudi, op.cit., p.433

40- Ibid., p.320

41- Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, Jumaat-i-Islami ne hamesha Jamhoori Anasir

ka saath diya Roznama Jasarat, November 9, 1989

42- Saeed Khalid bin, The Political System of Pakistan Civil and Military Press,
Karachi, 1987. p.169

43- Sayyad Ahmad Gilani, Jumaat-i-Islami Jamhoori aor Shuraai Nizaam

Roznama Jasarat Karachi, November 1989

44- Hassan Askari Rizwi Military and Politics in Pakistan n.d, pp.119-120 (see
also Sayad Wali Raza Nasr, Vangaurd of Islamic Revolution, The Jama'at-i-
Islami of Pakistan, Pakistan. Berkeley: University of California Press,
1994. Pp.159-161

45- Asia, 27 February 2002., p.11

46- The News, August 02, 2014

47- Available at http://pakistan.worldnewsviews.com/2014/08/17/ppp-ji-wont-

allow-democracy-to-be-derailed/ accesed on August 17, 2014

48- ISLAMABAD, Dunya News, AUGUST 21, 2014 also available at


49- Buisiness Recorder, Pakistans Financial Daily, and Premier Thursday, 04

December 2014



Foundation and Social Origins of the PPP

The Pakistan peoples party is Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 1 This statement is often
used in the PPP. Definitely, it is complicated to visualize the ppp, not including its
founder/ the first Chairman. Irrespective of excessively overstatement, it can be said
that the supremacy of the one entity is the vital factor shaping the organization and
political guidelines in use by the party. May it would be meaningful to differentiate
here among an organization bases or Bolshevik type of party that emphasized the
discipline, ideology, objectives of the party and a single leader. The other party model
was Fuhreristic in which objective of the organization and ideology are subordinated
to the particular tendencies and revelation of the utmost boss.

In spite of the fact, that equally they are gathering movement phenomena. The
Bolshevik party copy is the extra systematically radical in them its aims to confine the
pre accessible state institutions and to furnish them to its personal ideological, as well
as political goals. Fuhrerist parties hence are likely to reduce their individual
organization becoming part of the state appratus. Evidently, away as of party state
dealings, these two models have very significant outcomes in conditions of control
styles, organizational strategies recruitment political and ideological emphases.

In its early years, when it was not in government, the party was not completely
a Fuhrerist party though the tendency toward single leader dominance was visible to
anyone who looked strictly as much as necessary. Those were the days of the
dominancy of the ideological building of the social gathering. It styled the outer sign
of the Bolshevik copy in its prerequisite for a Chairman and a central committee and
its grass roots organizations plan. However, in the cultural and political
circumstances established in Pakistan, it was possibly merely a subject of time prior to
the PPP would change itself evidently interested in a fuhrerist party through this
practice was sound and was in progress prior to the 1970 election , it became further

clear in the days of its authority. The prolonged inner great effort between the
ideological and the political stances, made the Party like a midway composition era of
mass polities. What held the party together in these circumstances was the remarkable
ability of Z.A Bhutto to stand above this interior rift in the party and to function in the
previous privileged order which at the same time as arousing gathering sectors with
the forces of his image and his demand for foremost societal alteration.


The period, between his (Z.A Bhutto) departure from the cabinet and founding
of PPP was for ZA Bhutto one of the calculated manoeuvre to keep his political
prospects afloat to gauge the intentions of an increasingly hostile government, to
understand the directions of public opinion, and to test the strengths and weaknesss of
the varios opposition parties and their leaders. In this period, he experienced various
optional strategies in his exploration for a reliable essential function in national
political affairs, the very of them we may name in-house strategy/internal strategy as
it was estimated on expending a pre existing political stand within the system. The
rest of alternatives were all forms of an external strategy. It refers, Tashkent regularity
and employing it either (1) to generate an alliance of opponent/ opposition parties led
by the pre Ayub khan elites.(2) to deal of access into the leadership rank of an
established opposition party, or (3) to put in order his personal political party and to
seek power through socialist policies.

However, political condition would slowly shift Z.ABhutto far from the
internal strategy in the direction of establishing his personal party, its part of the
measure of the men, and a mark of his outstanding political quickness, that he did not
practice all those changes in sequences, however at the same time as it is. This
practice of dealings along with manifold arenas certainly effect a mass miscoceptions,
loose ends and beaten egos, however it was, and would continue, feature of Bhuttos
political fashion. Like Piloo Mody has printed Zulfi has always been fond of saying
that consistency is the hallmark of mediocrity and has thenset out to prove his own
greatness.2 A Punjabi elected official, who had been left hanging by one of Bhuttos
unkept assurances during this period , described this technique as the calculated use
of unpredictability3. Someone has conceived it as a Machiavellian cunning. An

analysis which set up a soon after come back in Khan Abdul Wali khans frustrated
declaration to the Guardian (London) that Bhutto is not the sort of person you can do
business with.4

Evidently, that was a time of complicated talks used for the ex- Foreign
minister. Not including dully tracing all of his visions, political and geographical,
around Pakistan, allows me to feel briefly on Bhuttos quest of all dynamics and


The internal strategy, was a potetial alternative for this reason. First, Bhutto
already had pockets of support in the army, among younger and lower grade civil
servants, and in the Convention Muslim League and its affiliated student
organization, the Muslim Student Federation (MSF). Secondly, the regime was
apparantly not happy at the prospect of Bhuto moving decisively into the opposition.
According to Bhutto, for more then a year, after his break with Ayub he was contacted
at various times and places by the emissaries of the president- ambassadors, police
and intelligence officers, a central cabinet ministers, Governor Musa, and members of
Ayub family- unofficial advisor on foreign affairs. The driving force of those efforts
was in Bhuttos words, to allow him to, remain in active political provided I avoided
one or two sensitive subjects and gave a categorical undertaking that I would not
personally contest the president election of 1970.5

However, he would not be prepared to accept Ayub khan on those conditions,

Bhutto was not more than trying to observe if rather might be completed every part of
this. Happening, his earliest trip to Lahore next to the coming back as of Europe in
October 1966, he had stationed himself at Falettish Hotel and met a chain of
delegations collected of lawyers, students and a variety of political bodies.
Surrounded by the student wings, was that of the MSF (Muslim Students Federation).
It had adopted Bhutto as its national patron in 1965 and it now declared that it woud
follow him whenever he decided o go politically, thus becomong the first organization
to back the future Prime Minister6. More significantly he also met with, what we may
call it the Islamic socialism group of writers, professors, and journalists who had
gathered around the magazine Nusrat a monthly of highly literacy quality. .

It had became the medium in favor of a group of thinkers, in them, Hanif
Ramay, Safdar mir (zeno), Professor Muhammad Usman and Maulana Ghulam Rasul
mehr, who required to build up Islamic socialism as a scholarly association that would
facilitate the country, completely with rtespect to its religious fundamentals, to get a
way to innovation between the materialistic stances on the left and frequent
westernization and religious on the right. Consectively, the September and October,
1966 Nusrats editions had strongly preached and boosted the Islamic Socialism. It
was the mainly far-reaching dealing the matter had time-honored in Pakistani text and
it would ultimately turn into as Hanif Ramay laid down it, the Bible of the peoples
movement. His group had cordial relations with the Conventional Muslim leagues
and a most dynamic person. He was the founder of yhe Nusrat on one side and the
propaganda secretary of the west wing CVML (Convential Muslim League). He was
also the supporter of MSF (Muslim Students Federation ), at the thirty five of his age.
He was disappointed by the Tashkant accord of Ayub Khan with India. In this
connection now it was great opportunity for him to start team work with his group of
intellectuals and supporters, especially the Z.A Bhutto for the Islamic Socialism to
revive the countrys political fortune.7

A document to set the result was arranged and offered to Bhutto at the
meeting. It is worth mentioning that Bhutto initially in public utilizd the idea on 23
November, 1966, when he observed that Pakistans problem could not be solved until
it become a true Islamic socialist state.8 This observation was made at the famous
meeting at Lahore YMCA Hall, organized by the MSF, at which Bhutto spoke on
Afro-Asian issues to an overflow crowd. It was his first public appearance in West
Pakistan after leaving the government.

Later on October, debate in Lahore, Bhutto had gird up to sustain the program
of a forward Bloc of moderate forces within the CVML. The countrywide journalists
had reported two days earlier than Bhuttos speech by the side of YMCA. This idea
was vigorously resisted by the CVML high command, who recommended Daultanas
classic use of the old leagus organization to gain Punjab Chief Ministership from
Mamdot in 1951, and by the presidential circle, which rightly saw it as an attack on
Ayubs policies. Indeed after his October discussion, Bhutto found himself excluded
from the inner councils of the CVML. He received no credentials for the meeting of

either its Working Committee or the Council held at Dhaka in November 1966,
though he was the member of both the bodies. On 10 December 1966, the president of
the West Pakistan CVML, Malik Khuda Bukhs Bucha , a bureaucrat turned politician,
ruled out the possibility of any forward or backward block in the Muslim League, and
suggested that Bhutto either accept the view that the government party was to
function an aid to economic and social development, not as an instrument for
discontented to gain power or quit the party altogather. Though Buchas statement
seems to shut off the forward block alternative. 9 Bhutto neither executed a hasty
departure from League, nor discontinue his contacts with sympathatic elements in the
regime. At late as 8 February 1967, he was honoured at Lahore by a group of civil
officers. Bhutto did not resign from the Convention League until April 1967.


Along with these negotiations, the ex- foreign minister was searching the
potential of an outdoor approach. Bhutto had warmly held up along with metropolitan
groups, in them included lawyers, the bookish/writers and educational intellectuals.
However, predominantly among the wider student wings in the West Pakistan was
very active iin this regard. No other group had been more deeply affected by the war,
Tashkent and the pro-China eupharia that followed. Apart from the well organized
groups associated with the conservative Jumaat-i-Islami, Bhutto had captured this
constituency long before he had been removed from the government.

.Ample evidence of this support was demonstrated in the huge crowd that
assembled to greet Bhutto in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi after the
announcement of this leave of absence from the cabinet.10

The decision to travel by train from Rawalpindi to Karachi before proceeding

abroad was a calculated one, and the receptions at numerous stations along the way
were organized by the students group, but the response nevertheless was massive and
enthusiastic. The reality, that Bhutto remained quiet and apparently motivated
throughout this passage, stimulating the dealings by further importance and
attractions. The conclusion at the back of the pro China and opposed to US stance of
the students, plus they demanding to him not to go out of the country, was a claim so
as to the foreign minister to move forward and direct an opposed to Ayub lobby

group. Yet, by the side of that moment, and really all over his political line of
business, Bhutto was doubtful of the strength and durability of student hold up. He
was conscious of the speedy return of student wings and understood that student shore
up could be seriously unsound and interrupted. Bhutto has organized to make use of
their qualities when the time was mature. However, he was not ready to rely on them
merely in support of his political prospects.

Bhutto would have felt more comportable with a decision for early open
opposition had the established opposition parties, closed ranks with him in a united
front strategy reminiscent ( recalling the past experiences ) of that which produced the
Combined Opposition Parties ( COP ) of the 1964-65 elections, that he sought and
failed to secure such an option was clear. Even before leaving Rawalpindi, ha had a
long meeting with Nurul Amin, leader of the opposition in the National Assambly, and
reportedly discussed just such a possibility.

In the 1966s discussion, at Lahore, Bhutto had met with various political
workers whose prior loyalties were with COP (Combined Opposition Parties), while
an ex-COP group, unclearly led by Mian Faqir Muhammad, Supreme Court Advocate
and President of the Pak-China Cultural Association, aliged with Bhutto at this time.
The United Front initiative had failed to draw the required support of the key entities
like Mohtarmah Fatima Jinnah, COP Presidential candidate in 1964-1965, and Main
Mumtaz Khan Daultana, the central body in the post-EBDO Council Muslim League

Its option was not the merely deviation of the outside approach initiated via
Bhutto during this period. By all means, he was furthermore dynamic here, linked
with the political parties in individual sphere. Regarding these, there was some
controversy, Bhutto revealed as quoted in Philip E. Jhoness Book:

Yes, there were general discussions with other parties, but there were no
tergiversations on my part. This was done to see how the land lay and how the other
parties and their leaders were thinking. These parties tried to get me into their ranks
and made great efforts. Daultana, Nawabzada Nasrullah and the ANP tried. I had long
discussions with these people and when they asked me to join them I couldnt refuse

absolutly. Instead I gave polite and vague answers. But I never promised and I never
planned to join another party.12

This contradicts what others perceived about Bhutts efforts during this period.
Malik Ghulam Jillani: He wanted the president ship of the council Muslim league
and asked me to talk to Daultana about it.13 Mairaj Muhammad khan: At one
pointBhutto was considering joining the NAP, if the Bhashani and Wali Khan groups
could rejoin, or Awami League, if they would change their programme. 14 Mian
Muhammad Ali kasuri: After he left the Ayub cabinet, Bhutto asked me on several
occasions if he could join NAP15

Bhutto was mainly concerned in each the Council Muslin League (CVML) or
the National Awmi Party (NAP), although he hadnt joined them. His debates went
utmost in the company of the leftist, liberal and moderate NAP. Here, in a number of
ways it was cleared Maulana Abdul Humid khan Bhashani, the leading NAPs head,
had enthusiatically favored the pro-China policy of the Bhutto in Ayubs era.
Moreover, the meeting with Mao Tse-ting and Chou en lai in October 1963, during
that the Mao had asked Bhashani to give us an option to get deeper our closeness with
our government.16 The Bengali peasant leader had motivated to the reasonable
perception in the company of the Ayub establishment. Moreover, in a deal with a trick
exploited by Bhutto and Bhashani, had stirred and sat out the 1965 elections, an
aspect which several believed that to enabled Ayub Khan to win in East Pakistan. 17
Both had met at Dhaka, in November 1966 and later on during the year and in early
on 1967, met in the company of the west Pakistan NAPs leaders, at the Lahore
residence of M.A Kasuri who was the enthusiastic support on the NAP part of a
proposal for Bhutto membership actually at least, the talks broke down above Bhutto
insist for an assured position in the NAP and the second requirement that he came in
like the ordinary member and prove himself before rising to a position of leadership.

The Punjab NAP leadership, C.R Aslim, A.H .Manto, Major Ishaq, Shaukat
Ali, Main Arif iftikhar and Mirza Ibrahim were not convinced that Bhuttos
ideological stances were valid and assumed that his disagreement to Ayub errupted
basically of his removal from office of the cabinet. They were not insignificant
concerns on behalf of an idividuals who loved their ideological firmness and who had
great effort and tolerated for them in the labor and peasant movement. Another

important concern must have been the attractiveness of Bhuttos personality in an
organization that, for all its Marxist pretensions, was still essentially a collection of
parrellel leader followers groups held together at the top by a collective leadership
committee. As one old communist leader noted, the pirs of the left were afraid that
Bhutto would steal their followers. This is, infact what happened, but it happened
from the outside when the new Pakistan Peopls Party later co-opted most of the
leader echelon NAP-Bhashani group workers.

Beyond these ideological and organizational issues were political concerns.

These had much to do with the fact that the NAP alongwith its allied students group,
the National Students Federation (NSF), was then in the process of breaking into two
groups, after years of internal strain, now exacerbated by the increasingly temptuous /
very stormy Sino Soviet rift. The follow-on of this was the coming out of two separate
groups in the NAP: the pro Moscow, provinialist NAP Abdul wali Khan (NAP-W)
group,with its bases of support in the minority provincees of West Pakistan, and the
pro-Peking, anty feudalist NAP Bhashani group (NAP-B), with its strength in Punjab,
East Pakistan and Karachi. The growing dis-organization of NAP was evident to
Bhutto in his contacts with the Punjab leaders. It was an aspect on which he attempted
to play in his negotiations, but it also added weight to the argument, increasingly
heared in leftist circles in Karachi and Punjab, that the NAP was on the decline and
the time was ripe for a new progressive party in the west.

Indeed, the NAP had been spoiled by its organization, though implied, in the
company of the Ayub Regime. It was the case during January 1967, when the NAP-B
identified itself with the governments position on the successful railway workers
strike. This strike was carried out to protest the rapid post war inflation, despite the
opposition to it of both the government sponsored official union and the more
popular unofficial union, headed by Mirza Ibrahim and associated with the NAP_B.
Evidently the regime was able to persuade Ibrahim that the CIA was behind the strike
and, in solidarity with the anti imperialist and pro-China Regime. The NAB
opposed the strike only to find its union leaders by passed by more militants gross
roots leader among the workers. 18 This strike which halted all mainline rail service in
West Pakistan, for two days and left at least three strikers dead, shook the established
left in West Pakistan, for it showed that the NAP-B had not only lost touch with its

most important constituency but, also with the powerful undercurrents of anti-
governmet opinion in the province.

It also suggested that that labor crisis could produce new leaders that might
not be constrained by prior political affiliations. It is certainly of note that most of
these new leaders, as well as NAP-B union organization who broke with the party line
on the strike, would be among the first trade unions to join the PPP. 19

Despite, their non success, Bhutto talks with the opposition parties were an
important indications of the direction in which he wanted to move. The fact that made
his most concerted efforts with the Convevtional Muslim League, and the National
Awami Party (NAP), is particularly significant. 20 For it suggests that Bhutto had come
to envision the recreation of Muhammad Ali Jinnahs broad nationalist coalition as the
most effective means of countering, even overthrowing, the gripe of the vice-regal
institutions on the state. Both parties were product of the Pakistan Movement, CML
having the most direct organizational connection, the Punjab NAP tracing its political
lineage through the Azad Pakistan Party to the progressive group in pre-1947 Punjab
Muslim League. Like mentioned facts, in the detailed as given, each group, as social
entities during the pre independence league were key to the accomplishment of the
Pakistan development in Punjab, the Daultana bond, as it had brought the leading
societal strength within the province. The various groups in rural as well as in urban
areas accumulated their strengths. In them, Zamindariat, Progrerssive Groups
(lawyers, students, artisans and the progressive ulemas) supported the Muslim
Leagues fundamental programs in 1946.

The CML had been deeply damaged by its political failings during the pre-
coup years. Moreover, the EBDO having expired on 31 December 1966, it was now
an elite deeply divided between those who wanted to concert with the Ayub regime, in
return for pre-requisites of power, and those who were admant in opposition. For
Bhutto, who was aware that a reconstruction of Quaid-e-Azams natinalist coalition-
albeit on an expanded social base, required the broad polarization of political forces
against bureaucratic forces, the vaccilation by the CML was unacceptable.

The NAP posed more serious troubles for Bhutto. He saw its internal alliance
of provincial autonomists and anti feudal revolution as a potential threat to the

survival of the Pakistani state. The racial linguistic autonomists were seen the same as
a danger to the dominance of Muslim nationalism. In similar to approach the opposing
feudal revolutionaries were a risk to the means of social structure block in the unique
state forming coalition, be supposed to nearby group come to power jointly within a
mass movement, or touch by the Bengali nationalists of the Awami league, the
consequence might sound be the break up of the state or the appearance of the yet the
sound shape of Bonapartism. It is not that Bhutto was disparate in the direction of the
anti feudal revolt. Its start was in one shape or another chronological need. Relatively,
it was a worry that the shape it would similar to would have foremost long term
outcomes in co-operation for the state.

For Bhutto, then Pakistan most basic interests would best be protected but the
anty feudal revolution could be submerged with in a strong recrudescence/ revival of
material of a broader Pakistan nationalism. However, Bhutto would later be pushed
farther than to be the left by a result of an urgent need or demand Peoples Movement
that he would otherwise have been inclined to go, he not at all lost sight of his
unique/original conception. It would afterward be observable in various ways- in his
attempts to convince Mian Manzar Bashir to put in order the PPP in West Pakistan, 21
in this quiet, but president courting/the body of directors of an organization, the old
League zamindariat during the 1970 electionsand in the reality that it was the Peoples
Party in 1972 that at last put the Punjab Muslim League menifesto of 1946 into law.


Although the reason of those stances ever more pushed him to reflect the idea
of a new political party, the unique movement. The original impetus for such a
strategy came less from Z.A Bhutto than from Jaludin Abdurahim (J.A Rahim). Once
again, in his political career, an old man stepped forward to give Bhutto a new
political direction

An ex-ICS official, a man of prominent scholar regulation and an affirmed

Marxist, Jalaluddin Abdur Rahim was the imminents in Pakistan. The son of a high
court judge, Rahim had his early education in Madars and Calcutta, took higher
degrees from Cambridge and Munich, and appointed as ICS (Indian Civil Servant)
during 1931. His services in the ICS is the most excellent memories on behalf of his

authorship of the Haj particulars , it led to better strength and flight services for Indian
Muslims who prepared the pilgrimage to Mecca. In 1946, J.A Rahim was seconded to
Egypt as a commissioner of Roads. While Pakistan comes into existance the next
years, Rahim held early Egyptian ambassadorial credit on behalf of the new state and
put up the first Pakistani charge in Cairo. He afterward assisted to organize the
Foreign Office and the Pakistan Foreign Services and considered to be the foreign
secretary. The maximum non political selection in the foreign ministry, afterward, in
anticipation of his departure in 1966, he rendered within a variety of capitals like the
countrys envoy.22

Retirement freed J.A Rahim to engage himself in progressive political circle

both at home and in Europe. Anywhere he visited during 1966 and 1967, in addition
to go after the plan of a legitimately socialist party intended for the country. He was a
socialist greatly in the British tradition. Rahims links during that era were in the
company of Lord Bertrand Russell, who had an immense respect and love in support
of Bhutto. The North Vietnamese within Paris, the left division of the British Labour
Party and leftist Pakistani immigrant circles in Britain the latter included Tariq Ali, an
essential body in the Cambridge student movement of 1968, and the Pakistan Socialist
Society (PSS), a London based group of students, young lawyers, and emigrant labour
leader with ties to British trade union circle.23

One of the founding members of the PSS was Taj Muhammad Khan Langha,
an adolescent advocate as of Lodhran Tehsil, awho was then a legal Advisor in the
Ministery of Housing in Richard Crossman. Access the world press had provided
those emigrant groups a serious assessment of the September War and opposite to
their countrymen at home only some assumed Pakistan was the understandable field
champion. Pakistans armed and ambassadorial shotcomings, they supposed, rooted
out as of the composition of Pakistani culture. The hold of the military-bureaucratic
elites, its intimate ties to feudal land lords and comprador capitalists (A section of
an indigenous middle class allied with foreign investors, multinational corporations,
bankers, and military interests) , and its servitude/ obedience to the neo-colonialist
powers, through the technique of unequal deal, armed and intelligence dealings. 24
Their prescription was for a massive, systematic restructuring of Pakistani society
along socialist lines. These were not new prescriptions, but the war had intensified

and given them focus. Our incapability to succeed in opposition to India was
degrading. One of the UK returned, PPPs lawyer afterward recalled, and we observed
what a well-built defense certainly existed on an economically and political tough

In the wide-ranging claim for systemic alteration, there were various specific
demands. One of the more common is the demand for the growth of heavy industry in
Pakistan foundation of armed self capability. However, the key requirements for
achieving the kind of basic changes farsighted and insighted by the left were the
gaining of political power. In the meticulous political and social conditions in
Pakistan, where the Nasserite element (Egyptian and pan Arab Movement) had been
defeated of the equipped forces In 1951, the merely genuine way to authority was
seen as that however a new political party which would demand to the peoples lying
on the basis of a collective agenda. At this juncture, surely their prescriptions
coincided in the company of individuals of J.A Rahim more as might be estimated in
social order that was still largely paternalistic, which a party could be structured .
Similar to Rahim, who had vigilantly observed him as of their existence in the foreign
ministry, they saw Z.A Bhutto as the mainly evident being to fill up this position. At
the same time as the just exceptional leader in the Ayubs cabinet, and the maker of a
moderate foreign policy. He had acquired huge plus point in the looks of the left
disposed emigrants.

He was responsible for the first trade agreement with Russia. He guided and
influenced the pro-China policy and made contact with such a progressive third
world leaders as Nasir, Sukarno and Bin Bella. He gave a welcome touch of
progressivism to Pakistani politics. His anty Indian stand was very influential.26

The proposal of an innovative political party was presented to Bhutto by

Rahim in Paris and with a number of emigrant groups, in London. Subsequent to his
31 October 1966 speech at Conway Hall, London to several thousand of Pakistani, he
met wih the PSS organizer of this meeting. Here he was pressed to form a new left
party, based on actual organization ather than personal cliques, with a socialist
programme taken down to the people rather than simply slogans, and with
professional cadre, who would hold national above personal interests, rather than the

Basic Democrat functionary, who was typically subservient to the bureaucracy and
very often also corrupt.27

In this regard, Bhuttos socialist persuits are the distinct feature of his
approaches/thinkings. He perceived that the partys pre-requisites are sufficient funds,
organizational skills, and the international links. Before November 1968 Movement, a
sizable fund collected from PPPs expariate/emigrants in Britain, and also from the
British Labour Party. The most prominrnt member ofBhuttos inner circle, Ghulam
Mustafa Khar said, that Bhutto had decided to form new political party 28, after a
successful meeting with Rahim in Paris. Although Rahim conceived that Bhutto was
not confident in this connection, until they (Bhutto and Rahim) met again in Genewa,
in 1967.29

From Bhuttos life records/memories/accounts we come to know that he was

commttitted to form a new party. He formed PPP after returned from Europe in 1967.
Bhutto talks failure with NAP and CML does not mean the abandntment of his
primary strategy. Only that he would have to pick up the loose end of the nationalist
movement outside the body of established parties and weaves them into coherent
organizational and programmatic whole. That was the genuine implication of Bhuttos
early on association in the company of Rahim, this affiliation was the crucial basics of
a Jinnahist alliance of nationalist and radical social fundamentals. Rahim relied on
these factors, and also on Z.A Bhuttos strong concerns of the protection of Pakistan
while he told this student.

Bhutto owns learning was always nationalistic. He always emphasized the the
nationalistic side, while I inclined the other way and emphasized the internal
social change, believing that we could take the nation, and its existence in the
frame-work of the state, for granted.30

Surely, as of the start of his previous cabinet era there were groups and
individuals in Punjab that persuaded Bhutto on the way to shape a fresh political
party.31 This was predominantly the reply of the new societal groups that were, not
including well-built earlier political firmness, approaching into the political ring. On
behalf of these groups, the well-known parties of in cooperation with the government
and opposition were fake coins which had deceived the national concern. In the post
Tashkent environment, of political upheaval in Punjab Bhutto as sought out through a

figure of moderate groups to identical thought the usual political growth of the nation
had turn into detracked subsequent to the coup of 1958. Those were official
organizations similar to the bar associations and student federations, the similar as
unofficial political chat groups. The second, which are usually identified as halqas
(circles) were wings of politically oriented general public who met frequently to
discuss and talk about the issues of the day.32

In February 1967, Bhutto had worked through different choices existing

toward him and partially in respond to the stresses of the unstructured electorate that
was starting to set about him, was ready to get a new open position in opposition to
the Ayub Regime. His previous speech at Conway Hall the YMCA and Islamia
College had lying on foreign Policy and were only obliquely critical of Ayubs
polices, although they pledged sure messages and informations for the future. In his
speeches and meeting with the Colligiate Students Body at Lahore, on 24 February
1967, Bhutto condemned Ayubs regimepublicly, 33 and demanded for the democratic
government after two days of the meeting.34

Here, a text dispersed, after that day not printed via the media, he demanded a
judgment of the people resting on all state hurdles, as well as posed a series of
metaphorical questions which come into view, planned to plea, toward a range of
revolt of the divers opposition: Is the future of the people of Pakistan to be based on
economic exploitation and inequality or is it to rest on socialist principles of equality
and egalitarianism? Is the ideological basis and state sovereignty to be strengthened or
is to become a victim of international power politics? Is the rule of law and the
freedom of the individual to be inherent composition? Is the future to be based on the
universal participation of the people or is the order of the day to. be governed by
then monopoly of power.35

On 27 February, Bhutto was programmed to attend the Lyallpur bar

association and drove down with Ghulam Mustafa Khar, who was hereafter to turn
into his regular accompanying person and generally a person of various jobs for him
and for the party as well as to a large extent to his revelation, Bhutto was hailed
through excited demonstrations of peasants and townsmen each and every one along
the fifty unusual miles connecting Sheikhupura and Lyallpur. Far, from the Lyalpur,
Bhuttos car welcomed by an immense crowd of the people and to noise their

slogans---- Ayub khan kutta hi hi and Bhutto zindabad. Bhutto made speech for them
from the bugalows with out loud speaker. In a country wherever it is doubtful of all
unstructured demonstrations, this occasion does give the impression to have been now
that intended unstructured demonstrations by and large encompass additional
substantive slogans. One Lyallpurs lawyer noticed so as to more than one hundred
buses a day run from Lahore to Lyallpur , recommended that Bhutto speeches of the
earlier day, in somebody's company with the news that he was approaching to
Lyallpur, had extend extremely quickly along the road and all the way through the city
. He compared this utterance of mouth, the message with the intention of of the
enormous revolt of 1857, when chapattis (indigenous bread) were distributed as a
sign of revolution. It should moreover noted that Lyallpur the Manchester of Pakistan
is a growing manufacturing city, which fourth-fold its residents between1957and 1972
and which is encircled through canal colony villages whose residents have generally
been extra politically alert than the peasantry of the old settled areas.

The Lahore and Lyallpur meetings showed that key suggestion of opposition
rested in Punjab by practically all societal point and that rather of a political
development was thrilling the lower social guidelines. His progress into open
opposition at the moment while supplementary opposition leaders were unvoiced,
served to set up Bhutto illustration as an opposition form and to allay the doubts of
some, but by no way all who counted his current closeness with Ayub Khan. He also
began to feel the hard pressures of being in the opposition. On the one hand there
were the demands of the constituency for greater militancy he was confronted at
Lyallpur regarding his constant membership in the CVML and grateful too early to
disconnect himself, openly at least, as of the government party.36

Lying on the other hand, the government started to intimidate and bother
Bhutto and his supporters to provide audience toward his previous political enemies in
Larkana District. It also started to impose section 144 CCP, lying on any city or town
where he went to speak, thereby in suspense to make certain that not anything
distantly similar to level of proceedings by the side of Lyallpur would reoccure. 37
During June 1967, in the sharp environment shaped by the Arab Israeli six mass rally
in Lahore Gol Bagh. The meeting was disobedience of section 144 CCP, pointed out
Bhutto readiness to step up his opposition as of oral disapproval to a conflict in the

road. The management responded by herding the grounds and introducing live wires
and by distributing in a company of wicked men to disturb the gathering and rough up
Bhutto, the entire of which succeeded in throwing to rally forever into chaos next to
the beginning of Bhuttos speech. It moreover places the responsibility lying on the
management for stand-in to split up a in favor of Arabs rally.


The government hadnt dispersed the Gol Bagh gathering, 38 Bhutto committed
with his political distination. His followers and supporters were shoulder to shoulder
to him. As he returned from Europe, he made his mind and all efforts to form new
political party. Bhutto and J.A Rahim from the Mir Rasul Bukhsh Talpur, at
Hyderabad took an initiative for the new political party (PPP). By the side of Rahim
he declared the choice in favor of a new party as of the Hyderabad seat of national
progressive organization comprising its family tree deep in the masses parity in East
as well as West Pakistan.39 The then, ten week was a time of concentrated action in
support of Bhutto here for each wings of Pakistan. In the October 1967, he was
satisfactorily convinced to plan the founding convention of the new party, and on 30
November, December 1967 to sign up Malik Asla Hayat, the valued of the Lahore
District Bar Association to be its convener.40

The choice of Lahore to be the convention site was to br expected, if only

because it contained the largest grouping of pro-Bhutto elements. However, Lahore
was also right as its intense chronological and symbolic importance. For Pakistan, its
Mughal monoments linked the present back to the golden age of Indo Muslim
civilization and imperial rulership, which with its more recent past as host to the
Pakistan Resolution, AIML (All India Muslim League) Convention of 1940, gave
Lahore the historic distingtion of being the city from which the Pakistan Movement
began, more while the new nations foremost educational and civilizing origions, as
well as the provincial wealth of One Unit West Pakistan. Lahore was regarded by
conservative insights, like the measurement of public outlooks in the west division
and the floor of upcoming political stances. Indeed, cities similar to Karachi,
Hyderabad, Quetta, Bahawalpur and Peshawar nurtured their personal next polictal
tendencies into their individual localities, on the other hand, set the overriding control

of Punjab in the armed, management, financial and cultural life of West Pakistan, and
its population majority of 57.6 per cent (1972), Lahore was vital ring, equally,
politically and symbolically.

A degree of urgency was imparted to Bhuttos party building effort by the

earlier formation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on 1 May 1967. The
PDM comprised most of the pollitical parties in the old COP, with the important
exception of the NAP. 41 Now, as the hot season gave way to a new political season. At
the moment, while the warm period gave way in the direction of a novel political
period. It was necessary in support of Bhutto not to let the pre existing season. It was
essential for Bhutto not to let the pre on hand parties to gain solitary control of the
anti Ayub opposition. He was not crying to assist by the PDM lying on the
fundamental matters the same as the restoration of complete democracy, the
contribution of basic constitutional rights, as well as adults suffrage. 42, except he was
moreover worried about the rising requisites to contain his personal organizational

For a moment, Bhutto ideas in his era, the same as his birth of a new party, is
clear in the organizations get-together documents which had dispersed at the evident
in the foundation meeting, and written before in the autumn via Bhutto and J.A Rahim
at Larkana.43 The documents, which immediately concers us, entitled Why aNew
Party? Characterised the PDM the same as the partial formations of thoughts,
Pakistani traditional parties, and hailed that like a constructive growth. 44 The then
obvious step in the March events would for the progressive parties, to form a
combination among themselves similar to that of the PDM Once this had been
accomplished. It would be easier to reach the destination and accord linking all
opposition parties by the side of crest, in connection, to establish a legitimate struggle
in favor of the restoration of democracy. However, why a new political party,
according to the Bhutto and Rahim perceptins, merely an exclusive new party would
be capable to unite all progressive forces and next left on to strengthen the unity of all
the opposition parties. Two causes were known for the latter statement first the
chronological division defined biasness dispute of the PDMs parties and the internal
clashes within the progressive parties, made it impracticable moreover for the latter to

polarize the progressive forces several of the former to provide a gathering point
about which a large anti Ayub alliance could meet.45

The second reason postulated that:

A growing and powerful body of the people, spear headed, by the younger
generation, firmly believed that the old ways and the traditional methods are not
sufficient to surmount the colossal problems of Pakistan. Each epoch has its own
political significance, its own seismic pattern. This epoch which is both so exciting
and full of challenges, requires a new party with a new face and vitality to build a new
societyThe people are not prepared to return to the past They want a new system
based on justice and attached to the essential interests of the toiling millions. Only a
new party can discharge this responsibility.46

That was the most obvious declaration of Bhuttos idea of the new party, as he
was in relation to establish. It would be fundamentally pro-autonomy, the crucial point
to each and every one troubles, being the philosophy of the Quaid-e-Azam. 47 It would
plea openly to the masses. It would represent a latest creation, a new era and a bright
and scientific move toward the nations financial and societal troubles. It would
supply first as a polarizing centre for the progressive forces, and then as a means
around manifold wellbeings, and various sects could unite to re-establish democracy.
Once this was accomplished, both the progressive and the coservative forces could go
on to present their programmes to the people on the basis of principles, in refreshing
contrast to the negative and whimical (thrill/fancy) affiliation to persnalities. 48. Here,
then is Bhutto larger scenairo, clearly designed to apeal to the widest possible section
of opposition groups. While the actual course of events would only fleeting resemble
this scenairio , it does reveal Bhutto attachment to a revival of Jinnahs coalition of
national and radical social forces. Though he attempted to play down his own
prospective role, commenting in apparent reference to Ayub Khan: It is not for
individuaql to arbitrarily determine the life of the nation.49, we could be convinced
that he would not be pleased to be left outside the centre of proceedings.

Not amazingly, the government acted to confine Bhutto collision and his
organizational belongings. The National Press Trust newspapers almost immediately
started on to put forward Bhutto was an rebel who could only harm the Islamic basics

of the nation . In answer to these charges, the ex foreign minister endeavored to make
clear the type of Socialism,proposing for Pakistan. This would be a republican
egalitarian socialism. The new party would serve and protect the ideology of Islam
and the country50. There was no idea at risk of getting the communist type of
socialism in the direction of a Muslim people, by means of an antique way of life.
However, in particular as there was no probable danger toward religious conviction or
civilization, economic policies could be followed without complexing them in
spiritual debate.51 The NPT papers also raised the question of one Unit 52, thre by
hoping to divide Bhuttos supporters between those from the former Punjab, where
One Unit was particular, and the progressive groups in the old minority provinces.
But, Bhutto would not concern on this issue and remained evasive, saying it was an
issue for the people to decide.

The beginning convention of the Pakistan People, s Party was not as Bhutto
acknowledged a brilliant achievement. 53 According to PPP sources the Ayub
government had moved out to substantial extents to make certain so as to this would
be thus. It had endangered prospective delegate as of the district towns.54, it had
prohibited the convention organizers as of hiring an appropriate hall in Lahore, and it
had purchased all the seats on PIA flight as of Dhaka on the way to Lahore, on the day
before the convention.55 At the end, the beginning convention was detained at the
home of Dr. Mubashar elsewhere in the elite community of Gulberg, a few miles
away as of the volatile inner city and the complex of educational launching in the
region of Gol Bagh. According to Dawn56, a number of 300 delegates participated the
convention, though the most hopeful PPPs entities placed the digit by 500, or
regarding half the quantity anticipated57, there were no delegates as of East Pakistan, a
reality which allowed the NPT papers to dismiss Bhutto as a national leader, but
which also ominously presaged/signified future events, since it was an original deficit
from the PPP would never recover. Apart from the news repoters, the NPT papers
printed commentaries that were sarcastic/ironic of the convention. The Pakistan
Times called it a faceless gathering of political parties romantics, runway students,
and ideological odd balls, not to mention the briefless lawyers and cry to
communists, who were also presnt.58 The Dawn thought the gathering looked like a
teenagers jamboori than a solemn political conclave,and pointed that, with the

country already plagued by innemurable political parties, the addition of still another
could hardly br rxpected to kindle popular enthusiasm. 59 The district management
was worried but not excessively troubled and went consequently extreme as to
enforce section 144 CCP lying on the city and to turn down the new party consent, to
grasp its initial public meeting, which was planned in support of 3 December by the
side of Mochi Darwaza.60

Inspite of the smaller than expected turn out , the mode at the covention was
positive. Z.A Bhutto, who was elected Chairman of the covention on the first day,
noted that the beginnings of great movement were often modest and small. 61 In fact,
there were individuals who set up their shocking , set the enmity of the government,
with the purpose of the convention was yet detained . Anyhow, meeting in that
opinion site provided the contributors a common sense of society and duty. We should
not overstress the routine facts of the gathering. In abstract we may note down so as to
it approved all the way through four sittings within two days. The initial was specified
in the direction of a lengthy speech through Bhutto and the next to presentations by
self chosen representatives of the peasantry, lawyers, businessman, engineers and
youth leaders which confirmed what a far-reaching the plea of the party was in
the direction of political aware masses.62 In the third one, the delegates discussed the
organization meeting papers and the decree drawn up immediately through the
conventions Resolutions Committee. In the fourth session, the fresh party was
established. The organization determined to name itself the Pakistan Peoples Party
(PPP) and they selected a combination of three colors partys flag, the final point
originated most of the debates.63 It also approved the short-term constitution and as
soon as asked to elect a party Chairman in harmony with article 4, the delegates one
voiced the name of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.64

The practical proceedings of the gathering are less important than the
substantive ideological organization features so as to produce it up.


Jamaat started activities in Pakistan by voluntarily services in relief camps of
migrators. They were considered as honest and responsible group. Jamaat increased
their social work, started gathering skins of sacrificial animals on Eid-ul-Azha and

opened many hospitals and clinics. Jamaat helped needy and poor people and opened
philanthropic/humanitaran institutes. Small cities are witness of their dispensaries and
mobile clinics and a clear proof of their human welfare and social work. Suriya
Azeem Hospital in Choburje Chowk, Lahore is another example of their social works.

Quranic lectures, religious trainings and missionary colleges under the

supervision of Jamaat are big sources of spreading the basic message of Islam in
people. By this Jamaat prepared a group of political workers with proven loyalty
because of which political pressure of Jamaat is always felt. In Pakistan Jamaat is
struggling for implementation of system of Islam. Soon after separation Jamaat raised
the demand of Islamic way of government and with the support of common
Pakistanis, the JI organized a movement in 1948 to convince government to initiate
Islamic Constitution. As a result, The Constitution Preamble, commonly known as
"Objective Resolution" was approved by the national assembly which in principle
accepts that all laws and amendments will be Islamic or made Islamic.

In 1953 JI led a campaign against the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan

resulting in the Lahore riots of 1953 and selective declaration of martial law. Maulana
Mududi was arrested by the military deployment headed by Lieutenant General Azam
Khan, which also included Rahimuddin Khan, and sentenced to death on the charge of
writing a seditious pamphlet about the Ahmadiyya issue. He turned down the
opportunity to file a petition for mercy, expressing a preference for death rather than
seeking clemency/mercy. Strong public pressure ultimately convinced the government
to commute his death sentence to life imprisonment. Eventually, his sentence was

As a result of the demand of Islamic state many activists of Jamaat were sent
to prison. Despite all this Jamaat continued its struggle up till Chaudhry Muhammad
Ali, who was himself a fan of Maulana Maududi, made a constitution (1956) near to
the ideology of Jamaat. Jamaat ran a strong movement in favor of Separate Voting
System in the days of Suhrawardys government but Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
arranged a session of National Assembly at Dhaka and by making an alliance with
Republicans passed the bill for Mixed Voting System.

Jamaat formed an alliance with Muslim League, headed by Abdul Qayyum
Khan, and Nizam-e-Islami party, led by Chudhary Muhammad Ali in 1958. They
criticized activities of Iskander Mirza. Due to the activities of this alliance reputation
of Iskander Mirza was strongly damaged and seeing no future he decided to enforce
Martial law in the Country.

From the first day Jamaat did not accept the Martial Law by General
Muhammad Ayub Khan. General met with Maulana Maududi and advised him not to
take part in politics but when President Ayun Khan left a ban over political parties,
Jamaat was first to be active. Then Jamaat launched campaign for the restoration of
Islamic articles in the constitution of 1962 and submitted 9 miles long signatory paper
for basic rights. Government planned to treat Jamaat harsh and punished by forcing to
arrange annual party meeting 1963 in a garden with tight space at Berun Bhatti Gate
and didnt allow for loud speakers. After all that when Jamaat refuse to cancel it then
rascals were sent who started firing at the gathering. People asked Maulana to sit
down but maulan replied Who will stand if I sit. Maulana was saved by the firing
but a worker was martyred. Dictator regime not able to control the activities of Jamaat
banned her in 1964 and all known activist and leaders were send to prison. Later High
court freed all and Supreme Court ruled in favor of the JI as a "legitimate political
group" and announced the ban unconstitutional.

In the elections of 1964-65 Jamaat joined the alliance of COP and fully
supported Madar-e-Millat Miss Fatima Jinnah. Religious scholars raise the
propaganda against the leadership of woman but Maulan philosophy was that in one
side is a man who has no quality other than that and on the other side is a women who
has no fault except she is a female so we should support her.

In 1965 during Indo-Pak war Jamaat helped government in appealing people

for Jihad, helping war victims and getting financial and moral support from Arab
countries. Leadership of Jamaat present patriot speeches from Radio Pakistan and
representatives of Jamaat headed to central Asia for their back up.

Jamaat was the main spirit in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)
against Ayub Khan and in ground, workers of Jamaat was organizing it. When
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Maulana Bhashani rose the slogan of Socialism Jamaat

strongly resisted it. In the manifesto for 1970 elections Jamaat supported Provincial
feedom (not up to six points) and declared Quran and Sunnah as source of law.
Separating judiciary from administration and grantee of basic rights of minorities are
also included in it. A strong relation with Muslim world was purposed in foreign
policy. Jamaat was against the nationalization but in favor of seizing the illegal
property. Maximum ownership of land was set to be 100 Acres and 200 Acres for
rainy and canal areas respectively so that the uneven economic condition can be
controlled. The program of economic justice is given instead of economic equality
and promised equal employment opportunities for jobless people. Bonus Share
Scheme was announced so that factory worker can own shares of the company. But
just before the elections Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan broke the alliance which cost to
Jamaat-e-Islami who was competing Pakistan Peoples Party and Awami League
having socialism and provincial slogans and announcing drastic changes. Jamaat only
won 4 seats of National and 4 of Provincial Assembly.

Jamaa-e-Islami struggled till last moment against the separation movement of

East Pakistan by Awami League. Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba organized Al-Badar and
fought against the separatist army Bangladesh Liberation Army. In Bangladesh
Jamaat is still facing vengeance. It is also mentioned that for the unity of Pakistan
Jamaat also worked with the dictator General Yahya Khan. On health grounds,
Maulana Maududi excused to lead the movement in 1972 and requested the Top
Elected Body of the movement Majlis-e-Shoura to select someone else to perform the
duties of "Ameer". In October 1972 Mian Tufail Mohammad was elected as Ameer.
Mian Tufail is one of the 75 founding member of Jamaat and worked as Secretary
General of the Jamaat till 1965. From January 1966 to 1972 he was Ameer of Jamaat-
e-Islami in West Pakistan. In between, he also assumed the position of Ameer-e-
Jama'at of Pakistan when the occasion so demanded, particularly when Sayed
Maududi was ill and on leave.

During ZA Bhutto government Jamaat constantly act as opposition. Adding

Islamic Articles in 1973 Constitution is due to the efforts of religious parties including
Jamaat. Jamaat ideology is Islamism rather than socialism so criticized the policies of
ZA Bhutto and sacrifices much for the ideology. Vice Ameer of Jamaat Dr. Nazir
Ahmed MNA was assassinated and many activist including members of Islami

Jamiat-e-Tulba was sent to prison. Many members were politically victimized. Even
after that Peoples party failed to get power in universities and colleges and youth start
becoming critics of Bhutto. That struggle gave birth to, many leaders who are now in
the frontline of both parties.

Maulana Maududi was given the title of Imam-ul-Muslimeen in the annual

meeting of Raabta-e-Aalam-e-Islami, Saudi Arabia held in January 1974. Jamaat also
play a vital role in a struggle against Bhutto government and is a largest party in terms
of workers in Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) who take part in the movement with
heart and soul.

By 1976 Jamaat's street power multiplied by 2,000,000 new entrants when it

swore to organize marches to Islamabad for implementing Sharia. In 1977, Maududi
cobbled together a grand alliance of rightist parties and launched a "civil disobedience
campaign", leading to his arrest. So powerful had Jamaat become in Islamist ranks by
then that the Sunni government of Saudi Arabia personally intervened to secure
Maududi's release by dangling the specter/vision of "revolution" in Pakistan.

Jamaat initially supported General Zia-ul-Haq as other parties of PNA but

when General postponed elections several times Ameer-e-Jamaat Mian Tufail
Mohammad pressured him for elections. Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed kept on criticizing
General Zia for his dictating policies. After a long struggle for real democracy no one
was in favor of Martial Law and dictatorship. Islami Jamiat-e-Tulba starts movement
against the government for banning student unions. Pro Jamaat labor unions also
raised against the government but Jamaat did not participated in Movement for the
Restoration of Democracy (MRD) because actual leadership was in the hands of
Bhutto family and Jamaat was against the reselection of Peoples Party.

Jamaat-e-Islami offered important services in Soviet War in Afghanistan

whose echoes can still listened. One of the strongest reasons for working with General
Zia was Jamaats evolvement with war of Afghanistan. Jamaat is also very active in
separate movement in Indian Jammu and Kashmir. Members of Jamaat not only
financially help them but also take part in it. Jamaat also support government for back
up of Kashmiris. In their support for Islamization of Pakistan, they piloted the Sharia
bill through the Pakistani Senate in 1986. In 1987 Mian Tufail declined further service

in the post because of a long ailment, and Qazi Hussain Ahmad was elected to the top
position. Qazi Hussain Ahmad became member of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1970 and was
elected to the office of President of its Peshawar branch. He served Jamaat-e-Islami as
Secretary and then Ameer of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. He was raised to the
office of Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1978 till he was elected as
Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.

After General Zia death Jamaat was entered in an alliance Islami Jamhoori
Ittehad (IJI) with Muslim League. During Nawaz Sharif government Jamaat neither
took any ministry nor plots or any kind of loans as others did. Jamaat announces
Peoples Party and Muslim League as equal evil and in elections of 1993 tried to rise
as a third power but loses own voter bank captured only 3 seats in the national
assembly. Jamaat continued to act as an "eternal opponent" of non-Islamic rulers,
while grabbing power-sharing chances, especially under Nawaz Sharif. Jamaat
boycott elections of 1997 and cleared a way of success for Nawaz Sharif. Due to this
Jamaat lost representation in Assemblies but their importance remained as a pressure
group. During Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrival at Lahore Jamaat
protest and thousands of workers was arrested by the police.

Jamaat welcomed General Pervez Musharraf at first but turn against him once
Musharraf started reforms. Many differences arises because of Musharrafs policies.
Generals decision of becoming the part of war against terrorism also increases
differences. In 2002, Jamaat formed an alliance with other religious parties naming
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and got 53 seats out of 272 elected members seats.
This alliance took majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Jamaat constantly
criticized war on terror and arranged public protest against the decision and
denounced President Musharraf for "betraying" the Taliban and siding with the U.S.
against them. Jamaat also denounces the presence of American troops and agencies in
Pakistan. Jamaat give though time to President Pervez Musharraf and oppose him in
many issues. Jamaat opposed the Women's Protection Bill in 2006. Samia Raheel
Qazi, MP and daughter of Qazi Hussain Ahmed stated, "We have been against the bill
from the start. The Hudood Ordinance was devised by a highly qualified group of
ulema (Islamic scholars), and is beyond question".

Jamaat-e-Islami believes that the bill did not need scrapping, but needed to be
applied in a fairer way, and undestood properly by judges. Jamaat-e-Islami's senior
Minister of Pakhtonkhave Province Mr. Siraj ul Haq resigned from his ministry
against the drone attack on madrassa in Bajour Agency. Jamaat was also against the
operation of Lal Masjid and Ameer-e-Jamat Qazi Hussain Ahmed gave his resignation
from the National Assembly when visiting the camp of victims of the Operation.
Jamaat participated actively in the struggle of restoration of Judges. Jamaat-e-Islami
and affiliated groups have been involved in providing relief efforts in the Pakistani
city of Balakot for the earthquake victims. And an intensive relief effort is made in
flood of 2008 in Pakistan by its public welfare wing Al khidmat foundation.

In General Elections 2008 Jamaat-e-Islami announced to boycott the elections

held under President General Musharraf with almost all other political parties of
opposition. Only Jamaat, Lawyers, Imran Khan and Mahmood Khan Achakzai stand
with the decision. Getting re-elected for four times (1992, 1994, 1999, 2003), in 2008,
Qazi Hussain Ahmad excused to be elected once more and Arkaans of Jamaat elected
Syed Munawar Hassan as the new Ameer. Syed Munawar Hasan became a member of
Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan in 1967. He served the Karachi unit as Assistant Secretary,
Secretary, Deputy Ameer and Ameer of the city. He was also elected to the Central
Shura and the Executive Council of the Jamaat. He represented Jamaat at several
platforms, including United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Pakistan National
Alliance (PNA). Contesting National Assembly election in 1977, he secured the
highest votes in Pakistan. He was Assistant Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami
Pakistan in 1992-93, and became Secretary General in 1993 until selected as an
Ameer in 2008.

Maulana Maududi and Jumaat-i-Islami is known to the historians as the

renewal dynamic action/movement which faced so many ups and down in this
connection.65 Being history old of more than fifty years political, ideological and
constitutional struggle, still it on its way to achieve its democratic and peaceful
struggle for the restoration of democracy and Islam. Combined real facts reveales us
that in its history old struggle it has tolerated the military tyranny and took some
crucial political decisions for the purpose but, not publicly gained majority in the
parliament for the Islamization of Pakistan. Jumaat-i-islami is the creation of

Maulana Mawdudi which has massive capacities of societal association to great extent
but, unfortunately it not been able to achieve its destination as the pre-requisite of
Jumaat Islami and also tried differently as the founder started its goal from the real

Maududi wrote one hundered and twenty books and pamphlets, delivered one
thousand speeches, he also wrote, the Tahfim-ul-Quran, the interpretation of sensible,
dynamic and political Quranic concepts. In connection of practical and political Islam,
some international leaders had impressed by the Maududis thoughts with respect to
political Islam in the recent world including Sayyad al Qutb, Hasan al-Banna
followed the same in Egypt as Maududi philosophies and thoughts, mentioned by the
well known historian Philip Jenkins. Among them the Ayatullah Khomeini had made
strong ties with him and translated his work into Farsi from Urdu language. Abdullah
Azam in Arab World the Palestinian Jurist and the Usama bin Ladins teacher much
impressed by him.


The JI Pakistan main conception and perception is the sole Islamic values and
revival of its complete charter. Accordin to Maududi; Islam is the entire and
complete system of existence, it is a well organized organism, an unfailing and the
solution of all the existing and eternal troubles. Its fundamental postulate is (tawhid),
the unity and sovereignty of Allah is the very base of Islam. Islamic shariah is the
complete and comprehensive code of life; it is also the foundation of our faith. Due to
this, our ethical, societal, political and financial structure is based. The ultimate
Islamic state is that where not any law will be against the Quran and Sunnah.
Mawdudi saw history as a constant struggle between Islam and the Jahilliyah, which
he defined as all world views and systems of thought, belief and action which deny
Gods sovereignty and the authority for Divine guidance. 66 It refers by him that all
the world sages of the ages and system of thoughts trust in God But, as a system
they dont accept and obey the full sertitude to Gods orders.

He vigilantly observed the worsening condition of Islam in Sub-continent and

all over the world. He meticulously judged that after the Fall of Ottomans Caliphate

the Muslims are suffering a lot in connection of leadership and dominated by
ignorance. He pointed out the struggles that earlier Muslims faced against tyrannical
Hence it is in need of revival of Islamic movement to strengthen the real Islamic
spirits for their societal calibration in accordance with the Islamic eternal principles.
An effort to re-establsih Islam in its pristine purity and to reconstruct the fabric of
life and society in given space-time context in accordance with Islamic values and
principles 67. For Maududi the partys very purpose is to establish such a movement
which revives (tajdid), the Islamic values and to play a leading role of the renaissance
and reformes of Islam. For this purpose, he argued his mission in his book The
Process of Islamic Revolution very clearly. For the purpose he in-sighted and
farsighted the Prophets revolutionary three phases. Among these the very first was
the strong believes to construct enough strong and firm bases. The second, he united,
trained and organized the followers. He also put them into practiced the Islamic life
styles and ways of life to originate the public opinion for good deeds and abstained
them from evils and wrong doings.

In Madina, it took its last stage where just four hundred trained and well
equipped workers, in all spheres of Islam who were capable to operate as the real and
loyal followers were given the responsibility of organizational Islamic and political
set up for social life and Islamic principles. They showed their girds and devotion in
this regard and the whole of Arabia came under the umbrella of Islam, just in eighty
years of devoted struggle. So, the JI has followed the real prophetic paradigm of
identifying, selecting and organizing for their workers and followers. The party had
called on them on a single platform and planned intellectual, moral and social
programs for them. The partys workers had become familiar by these programs with
real spirits of Islam. To him, first of all he greatly emphasized on the establishing of
such a unique knowledgeable, committed and restricted group who can provide the
leadership to the society by preaching and role model to get the very objectives of the
Islamic revolution. Therefore, JI launched a campaign for the whole community
rebuilding with Islamic concepts of life.

The rebuilding plan of converting the individuals faiths would be quite

comprehensive. Because of its revolutionary party plan and mission, created virtuous
personalities in each area to oppose the wrong doers in the society and to make their

respective areas people God conscious and truthful. So, the mass opinion would
emerge to over rule the rest of secular and evil nature elements, to build a fair sort of
society for the Islamic and democratic set up in the country. Consequently, the party
would start to confine the state and reform the government. The JI was not merely a
movement for the Sub-Continent but also for rest of the world and mankind. The
Muslims can adapt the Islamic imaginary state or reform their state structure through
it by all means to create an Islamic environment. Therefore, the revival (tajdeed) has
started in the Sub-Continent and prevailed to the rest of the world at large.

Mawlana Maududi has been blamed through the contemporary scholars that he
had established a new group of people and followers.68 The cotemporary religious
sects to that time were Deobandi, Barelvies and Ahl-e-Hadith. Even, the mentioned
sects young scholars had joined hand with Maududi from the start just as Manazir
Ahsan Gilani, Abdul Majid Daryabadi, Husain Ahmad Madani and Shabbir Uthmani
never endorsed his message.69 Their difference in opinion was that the Maududi has
over stressed the idea of tajdid, to turn into revivalist himself and not for the
common betterment of Isalam. According to them it was not an important concept of
Islam. So, due to those reasons that time honored religious scholars had not allowed
the Maududis ideology on a large scale in the mosques. With respect to social
movement, the JI struggle can be defined as the Brannan described!

deliberate patterns of contentious actions committed by groups whose members are

working toward the same broadly defined goal70.


According to French scholar Fredrec Gare, from the beginning, the JI
launched a social movement, later on became a pressure group and at last emerged
into a political party. All these phases show that from the start, during 1941and 1947
the party had shy to reckon the governmental set up. The party had become just an
exemplary social movement while it step forwarded and took a decision to work with
the then government for the acquisition of their demands. In 1957, it decided electoral
politics and emerged as a political party. All these show that JI keenly observe the
situation and act as their internal party structures rigorous/strict discipline, and
organization decides, in every movement and issues or matters.

The early years of its existence would be considered as a social movement.
For example, although the Hezbollah has taken part in elections as a party, it is still
regarded as a social movement by Ziad Munson (2009), Kepel (1993) and other
scholars in the field. Similarly, the Muslim Brotherhood, though banned in Egypt, has
taken part in electoral politics by having part members run as independent candidates
in the elections. The JI wants to be part of the democratic set up and wants to ensure
to alignate with the ideas of an Islamic government. 71 The founder of JI in the
beginning categorically had stressed that we accepted Pakistan in such a way that it
should be an Islamic role model for the other nations of the world. In 1957, as he
decided to take part in the electoral party politics its main cause was not to became a
president of Pakistan but, to create an Islamic state, based on the Islamic shariah and
became mujadid. In his six hours pro-longed speech to the JI members, at the time
to joine the party politics, in that speech he started that when JI would be in power, it
would establish iqamat-i-Din or Islamic ways of life and hukumat-e-Ilahiyah or
government based on Divine pattern.72

As mentioned earlier, that the JI sustained as a social movement because it

never compromised to acknowledge and absorb itself into the existing set up. It from
the real start has broadened its movement, in unbroken style, because of the
oppressive nature of the native ruling class. In Pakistan, the major continuous struggle
(from 1941 to 1988), of the party as!

This was true with the Common Opposition Party Alliance vs. Ayub Khan

The Nizam-e-Mustafa movement vs. Z.A Bhutto

The Movement of Restoration of Democracy vs. Zia.

JI Pakistan long struggle reveale us that it had played its role, by playing and
displaying of democratic tactics from 1941 to 1988. It maintained its struggle by
involving publics through processions, giving fatwas, against the rulers and the
democratic means. During those eras the Jamaats capacity to operate as political
party, was weak. As a matter of facts, in pre-independent historic era there were
Britishers, after that the country has run by the interim government more than a
decade until 1958. Consequently, General Ayub Khan run the government as a dictator
to thirteen years and forbidden all the political parties. In connection of these hurdles

next there was Bhutto who emulated/strive to initiate the role of a communist dictator
for his years in power using secret police to suppress all opposition and lastly, there
was another military ruler, the master tactician Zia-ul-Haq, who initially gave the
feeling to the Jamaat that they were in power but quickly stripped all authority from
them. Thus, it could also be concluded that the Jamaat was nothing but a social
movement because it was never allowed to be part of the system in Pakistan.

So, by all these mentioned facts we can justify the movement is a social one.
JI long struggle can be seen in the light of social movement theory as! social
resources available to unorganized but aggrieved groups to launch an organized
demand for change.73

According to McAdam, the Political Process model claims that social

movements are dependent on three factors: the level of organization within the
aggrieved population, the collective assessment of the prospective of successful
insurgency within the same population and most importantly, the political alignment
of groups within the larger political environment.74

An additional significant theory, while analyzing an ideological movement

like the Jamaat-e-Islami, is that of master frames and their effects on social
movement. A master frame helps punctuate or single out some existing social
condition or aspect of life and define it as unjust, intolerable, and deserving of
corrective action and hence is essential to the ideological basis of the movement75

In this connection, if one party got their means and pre-requisites then utilized
them in a constructive style, they will achieve easily. Adding classical model which
relies on inequality between the haves and haves not, resources mobilization model
relies on the assets accessible for the group, in which way they capitalize the available
means, these matter the group success. In this view, social movements have no
distinct inner logic and are not fundamentally different from institutionalized
behavior. Organizations, institutions, pre-existing communication networks, and
rational actors are all seen as important resources playing crucial roles in the
emergence and outcome of collective action . . . organizational and institutional
structures are argued to be central throughout the entire process of collective

According to the process model, accomplishment of the party relies on internal
real strength of the organization, their talent to gain benefit from the available and
prevailed opportunities to enhance their communication links which caused by the
movement and also the common touch between the leaders and public. In this regard,
McAdam says! cognitive liberation of the movement is that the members of the
movement identify with its goals and message, and really think that the movement
will turn out to be successful; it is only then that a large enough group of people
would exist to facilitate collective protest.77 He further added So, for a frequent,
constant, effective and organized campaign of mass political action a network
should exist that can carry the movement through.78

Prominent ulema or scholars joined the Jamaat including six from Madrasat-
ul-Islah, four from Deoband, four Nadwis and two from the Ahl-i-Hadith. By
1945, the Jamaat boasted a membership of some two hundred and twenty four
ulema, sixty of whom continued to teach at various dar- ul-ulooms (religious
seminaries) 79


From the very beginning (1941), its movement and struggle was social. The
Muslims, compared to the Hindus were less in number and were not enough strong in
any fields. The main reason was that the Muslim had not compromised on British
styled education and control. Therefore, the independence war fought against the
Britishers, in 1857. Due to that reason, they suffered a lot in the field of education and
in all spheres of life. The real objective of Maududi was to emancipate the Muslims
from the subjugation of Hindus and Western culture and to led them towards the real
spirit of Islam politically and morally.

To join his movement Prominent ulema or scholars joined the Jamaat

including six from Madrasat-ul-Islah, four from Deoband, four Nadwis and twofrom
the Ahl-i-Hadith. By 1945, the Jamaat boasted a membershipof some two hundred
and twenty four ulema, sixty of whom continued to teach at various dar- ul-ulooms
(religious seminaries). This is the reckoned fact that JI consists of well learned
individuals and ulemas.

TO 1947
According to Khurshed Ahmad, reconstructing the religious thought of
Islam, Maulana Maududi had from the outset opposed the movement for
Pakistan by the Muslim League.81 The Pakistan creation was opposed by the
founder of JI, because he perceived and conceived that state constitution of the new
state would be on secular based. JI stressed on its opposing master frame of Muslim
Nationalism. During the independence campaign, the Muslim League had presented
that the idea of new state religion would be Islam, side by side they adapted the
western sort of democracy, for the state running and their laws. By and large the
Muslim League had hailed the western thoughts, knowledge, way of life and
viewpoints. Maududi had pointed out that the restoration of colonial type government
or secular types are the same in nature. The concept of nationalism was identical to
the British concepts and caused dis-harmony among the Muslim World. He further
stressed that the imperialists had dominated the muslims ways of life and mentalities
through materialistic approaches. He totally denied and declared the Muslim
nationalism spirits at large scale and advocated for the Islamic socio-political set up.
The Quaid-e-Azams using Islamic card in politics was due to the Maududi and
Allama Iqbal perceptions and thoughts. As a result of the Muslim League big
achievement in the election of 1945-46, Maududi firm belief was!

That Islam constituted the ultimate source of power and legitimacy among the
Muslim community.82

At the time of independence, ha was quite optimistic about the Islamic state.
He perceived that the newly emerged state would be the leading example and model,
in case of Islamic revolution not only for the Sub-Continent but also for the rest of the
world. The mentioned fact was the only reason for the acceptance of Pakistan, to him.


In the post early period of independence of Pakistan, Liaqat Ali Khan and
Quaid-e-Azam had sured of Islamic character of the newly emerged state. Quaid-e-

Azam had said in this connection as where principles of Islamic social justice could
find free play.83 He further added with the intention of We must work our destiny in
our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic
concept of equality of manhood and social justice. 84 Quaid-e-Azam further clarified
that renaissance of Islamic culture, to secure liberty, fraternity and equality as
enjoined upon us by Islam, to take our inspirations and guidance from the Holy
Quran and to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic
democracy and Islamic social justice . About the Constitution of Pakistan, he
overwhelmingly stated that of democratic type embodying the essential principles of
Islam86 (Moten 2002, 24) His presidential address to the constituent assembly on 11
th August, 1947, illustrated that his speech had much similarity with the Islamic
principles. He stressed on equal opportunity, ethics, faithfulness plus individual
patience irrespective of color, class or faith. Up till now, it must be pointed out that
Jinnah firmly asserted that Pakistan is not going to be a theocratic state to be ruled by
priests with a divine mission.87

Liaqat Ali Khan continuously stressed on the Islamic foundation of Pakistan

and successfully passed the Objective Resolution in the Constituent assembly on 7th
March 1947. On that historical movement, he acknowledged and related the countrys
Islamic philosophy that Demonstrates to the world that Islam provides a panacea to
the many diseases which have crept into the life of humanity today. 88 In the same
manner he declared the state will take part constructively in creating such conditions
as are conducive to the building up of a truly Islamic society....89

A leading and prominent entity of Mulum League had also acknowledged that
they were trying to put forward an alternative social system based on Islam as
opposed to capitalism as represented by certain countries of the West and
communism as represented by Russia.90 As a matter of fact, the Muslim Leagues
leaders reckoned the fact that to pertain the Islamic main beliefs however they denied
the theo- demoracy as Maududi presented. The Muslim League and JI ideological
point of view contradicted each other at large. Major controversies between the two
were Kasmir issue and oath of allegiance. Maududi stressed on armerd struggle
through Jihad. The masses dis-liked that stance and he changed his stance for the
purpose and supported the peaceful solution of Kashmir issue. In connection with the

oath of allegiance to the state he stated that it was just for the Allah Almighty,
alone. Second, on the question of the oath of allegiance to the state, Mawdudi held
that it was to God alone that a Muslim owed allegiance till Pakistan became an
Islamic state, governed solely by the rules of the Sharia. He therefore refrained from
taking an oath of allegiance, and even more from serving in a non-Islamic entity.

Therefore, the government of Pakistan had taken the quick measures against
the JI banning the publications of the Jamaat, particularly the Tarjuman ul-Koran,
while twenty-five members or sympathizers of the party were dismissed from the
administration. Mawdudi was arrested and imprisoned in October 194891

The JI had not launched the movement of opposing Ahmadi community nor
participated in the agitation until the JI representatives called on to the Muslim Parties
Convention on 16th January, 1953. But since the Jamaat also did not recognize the
Ahmadis to be Muslims and it was present in the Muslim Parties Convention. The
government bureaucrats at that time alleged the JI for that and inquired in this
connection through The Court of Inquiry. The cause of that inquiry was to know the
real factors of the then agitation and they finally come to the point that the agitation
was a natural one. They have reported in this regard that it was a corollary from the
Objectives Resolution passed by the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on March 12,
1949, from the religio-political system, which they call Islam.92

As a consequences, of the mentioned facts, Khawja Nizamuddin had been

dismissed by the then Governor General Ghulam Muhammad, the former was a
compassionate to the ulema. The next Prime Minister was Muhammad Ali Bogra.
Both of them had favored the dismissal of the ulemas board. Chaudhari
Khaliquzzaman the then East Pakistan governor had also considered the ulema a great
menace to the country. Therefore, they presented the secondary status to the religion.
The then Chief Minister of Punjab and others had differed with the ulemas. The
creation of Ahmadi movement at that time was aimed to tackl down the JIs
democratic Islamic state movement and all those were under the shadow of
establishment, to declare the country as a secular state. At that times government
according to Maududi unable to

Generate an interpretation of Islam that could serve as an effective, realistic,
meaningful ideology that could fit a valid substance to the Islamic form of socio-
political aspiration.93

As a matter of fact, the upper class and the establishment in Pakistan opposed
the Islam as a system because their materialistic and centralization of wealth in few
hands were contrast to each others. The upper class has strong hold on the politics of
Pakistan including administrations key posts, establishment, commerce and the
whole economy of the land, strongly opposed Islam and its political role. Although
they continued to pay lip service to the ideal of an Islamic society, given the fervent
zeal for Islam expressed by the population.94

Maududi had alleged the upper classes for keeping uneducated and un-islamic
the masses at maximum ratio, to obey them in all walks of life. He further argued that
the real Islamic society will bring equality to all sects of life and the haves could not
afford such equality. The un-Islamic forces and the government influential class were
greatly frightened, vigilantly observed and reckoned the fact of ulemas and Islamic
forces display of anty Ahmadis. Therefore, they added the role of Islam to some
extent. Later on, in the constitution of 1956 the Islamic provisions were less and the
secular laws were prevailed modern, even broadly secular.95

3.13 BHUTTOS ERA (1971 TO 1977) AND JI

In that period PPP and JI both were fruitless in the East Pakistan election in
1971 and the country faced an alarming crisis of identity and brought the ideological
problem, traced to the central political discussion. As an isolated country Bangladesh,
main reason was not implementing the Islamic doctrine in government running. The
JI had supported Yahya Khan (the then deposed dictator), from the beginning and was
strongly condemned for his non-Islamic behavior. It was its huge fault to support
Yahya Khan initially and weakened its position because of it. In September 1972,
Mawdudi met Bhutto in Lahore. He convinced the Prime Minister of the need to evict
leftist elements from the PPP and promised; as a result JI would support the
constitutional draft.

Maududi had demanded for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the P.M and
the President would be Muslims and the state religion would be Islam. The then P.M

and government had built-in these in the 1973 constitution. Since, 1973, JI started
resisting the government continuously. In Punjab, at Rabwa railway station the
students wing of JI (Islami Jamiat-i-Talba) and the Ahmadis group of people had
made fight with each other. It took another national anti Ahmadi movement. The JI
had played a leading role in this regard by arranging rallies, and various sort of
displays against them. The then government at last declared them minority and non-
Muslims through constitutional amendment. In 1976, when the Jamaat began
forcefully to demand the implementation of the Sharia, it found its membership by
around 150,000 new entrants.96

The JI confronted with PPP government in the shape of Pakistan National

Alliance (PNA), in 1977 elections. It was a grand alliance of the right wing parties
and JI once again had played a leading role at that last spin of Bhutto regime. Its
demand was to implement Nizam-e-Mustafa (the system of the Prophet). The Islami
Jamiat-i-Talba already had got victory in the university students elections in 1976.
Therefore, they arranged a vital strength inside the university against the govt. The
IJT had played precious role for the PNA in the universities and colleges. It produced
a leading students political activity by means of strikes and demonstrations. In the
1977 tensions between the PNA and PPP led those towards disobedience and the
opposition leaders were arrested. The Islamist particularly JI had demanded for civil
and democratic rights including social justices and became a social Islamic

Bhutto and Maududi met once again on 16 April 1977 in Lahore and bared no
fruits. Bhutto as result had taken some measures to address the issue and tried to
Islamize to some extent (banning singing and dance clubs) but strongly criticized and
failed to over-ride the situation. Saudi Arabia mediated and turned down the tension.
Bhutto had launched anti imperialist and nationalistic programme and alleged the
PNA and especially JI as pro Americans. All this came to an end when on 5 July, 1977
Bhutto was overthrown in a military coup by General Zia-ul-Haq, on the alibi of
making Pakistan truly Islamic.

3.14 ZIAS ERA (1977-88) AND JI
The General Zia-ul-Huq era was much significant in the JI political and
ideological history. In its prolonged history it was the 1 st time to deliver as a part of
ruling military type of govt, for the party. General Zia-ul-Huq had declared himself
that he was the demand and much needed for PNA (as they struggled for Nizam-e-
Mustafa), during their electoral stance. Therefore, he joined hands with JI and other
Islamic parties to strengthen his Islamization process. During his first speech as he
delivered to nation he stated!

I must say that the spirit of Islam, demonstrated during the recent (PNA)
movement, was commendable. It proves that Pakistan, which was created in the
name of Islam, will continue to survive only if it sticks to Islam. That is why I
consider the introduction of an Islamic system as an essential prerequisite for the

For the Jamaat, the decision to support the military regime was not an easy
one. It disapproved of the coup and after having launched a campaign for Islam with
democracy. For the purpose, the JI had started up to implementI slamic rules in
Pakistan. They supported Zia as military ruler in this connection. As a coalition
partner, with Zia its strategy was to peruse the government, to manage the elections.
As a result of Islamization and the promise of election and democracy return on the
side of Zia JI gone into the lap of dictator. Mian Muhammad Tufail had become the
Amir-e-JI as Maududi had resigned in 1972. He had given the task to implement
Shariah in the country. Maududis perception was that the government would be in the
hands of fair people. During 1978, Zia and the PNA had agreed with each other on the
making of government on 21st August. JI had given various authorities and ministries.

Mawdudi died in April 1979, in the USA, after months of illness, and the party
could never enjoy the religious credibility of Mawdudis writings. On 21 June 1979, a
month after Bhutto's execution, Zia dissolved the government. Officially, members of
the Jamaat resigned because of the perpetual postponement of the general elections
scheduled initially for November 1979. From this date the Jamaat no longer refrained
from criticizing the government for its delay in the process of Islamization but
refused, to begin with, to rejoin the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy
(MRD). It criticized Zia govts Islamization delay tactics and also demanded for the

restoration of democracy in Pakistan. This change of attitude could be seen in various
measures the government took and which revealed the growing rivalry between the
regime and the Jamaat-e-Islami.

In this connection, he banned the students unions, in 1984. In pretext, to ban

all the students politics from the education sector he even crashed some IJTs
activities. Prior to this, the military regime had hailed IJTs acts, to resist the Bhutto
youth (Peoples Student Federation) during 1977 to 1982. Due to Afghan war, USA
and other International Forums had supported Zia. So, he was not in-need of JI at that
reason, as he perceived. In this connection, he united and created Muhajir Qaumi
Movement (MQM), at Karachi in 1984. The said, region was the JIs strong hold area.
He further dismissed the National Labor Federation controlled by the Jamaat. Except
from these, JI has banned in the three major services areas of PIA, Pakistan Railway
and Pakistan Steel Mill. These two decisions constituted a serious setback to the party
and had a permanent effect on its influence in the province of Sindh.

From 1947 to Ayubs era the country feudal lords tried to sustain the
democracy. As Ayub came in, he prohibited the entire political parties activities and
stopped the democratic growth in the country. The Liaqat Ali Khan and Jinnah
exploited the Islam as to legalize their authority. As a result, the former has passed the
Objective Resolution in the Constituent Assembly in 1949, which was incorporated
with minor modifications in the successive constitutions of 1956, 1962, and 1973. But
it was just paper work because the ruling and religious parties were not on one page
for the cause of Islam. Consequently, the democracy and Islam not nourish and
flourish in the country.

Our entire political and administrative machinery is the combination of

personalities and family back grounds because they enjoyed and still enjoying the
authoritative control over the country with deep routed structure. The main causes of
these were the weak political parties and institutions, political competitions,
restrictions on media and expression of opinions, and particularly the ruling class
(wrong person for the right job/ the legacy of west/feudal lords). As a matter of fact, JI
message has hostage by the mentioned political terrorism and caught up the partys
evolution of political, ideological and democratic stances. Another factor which
Maulana Maududi has mentioned as!

As Mawdudis personal calculate approximately, when in 1957, the Jamaat
tried to get a push in to electoral politics only five percent of the Muslim population
of Pakistan were enlightened about Islam, 90 percent of them were illiterate with
blind faith and the remaining 5 percent has been corrupted by Westernization. 98 Due
to these mentioned factors, the JIs mission has blocked by various hurdles, one way
or the others. Maududis early stance was for the political Islamic changes
(government), with the Islamic principles. The party joined the electoral politics and
sidetracked its early stance and has given the priority over social and intellectuals
reforms. According to Murad the most significant purpose of the party is the
leadership of the wayward with those of the men of sterling character and piety.99

The Tanzeem-e-Islami founder and the JI ex-member, Dr.Israr pointed out

two main reasons which caused let down of the JI as a parliamentary/electoral
politics. The very reason of the party failure as over whelming majority in the
general election is that it entirely gone into the lapse of politics and restricted itself to
it. Further the party gave up the universal faith of global Islamic revolution spirits.
The Jamaats membership was restricted to the literate or the ulema, which meant
that more than 80% of the population at the time which was illiterate was unable to be
part of the Jamaat-e-Islami workforce. Yet, while the Jamaat tried to go into affairs of
the state Mawdudi, though accorded dominance to politics, was not prepared to open
the Jamaats membership to the general public . 100
It was not until 1993 that the
Jamaat opened its membership to the bunch public.

According to Snow and Benford, the decline or withering of an extant cycle

of protest is due in part to changes in the prevailing cultural climate that render the
masterframe impotent. The masterframe can divert in connection of other
problems arising at the time. For example the consequences of 1970s elections
created bad luck for the party. The party had used the terms of piousness, truthfulness,
and honesty which were significant belongings but the support of the masses could
not be enlisted only by dint of these qualities 102. Khurram Murad mentioned that the
party has committed a number of mistakes in East and West wings of the country. In
West wing, the party boasted that Islam and Pakistan in danger and also the 1956
constitution as the solution to constitutional problems besetting the country.103 The
lay man has no interests in the above mentioned reasons by the JI. The party

experienced the spiritual side while the masses were interested in materialistic issues
and the party had not stressed out such a stance. In East wing, the Bangladeshians
were mourning on their deprivations and the JI taught them the religious lesson about
their social issues and their solution in the religion. On the other hand Sheikh Mujeeb
attracted them in connection of separation from the West wing as compared to the JI
and gained much popularity amongst the public of East Pakistan. Therefore, the East
Pakistans people rejected the Jumaat suggestions and caused Bangladesh as a
separate country.


According toOmar Farooq Zain, Pakistan has had following four spell of democratic

1. First in 1947-1958
2. Second in 1971-1977
3. Third in 1988-1999
4. Fourth in 2008- up to date

As a consequence, here in Pakistans more than 60 years of record; the

political parties were just in authority for 26 years. The rest of 36 years have also been
in military dictatorship, or a quasi-democratic contentment, allow very restricted well-
designed breathing space to them. Since 1951 to 1958, seven prime ministers were
removed, whereas in the similar period, the country had merely two Governor
Generals and one Commander-in-Chief. From 1985 to 1999, the entire five prime
ministerial tenures were terminated all the way through hasty removal from office of
their governments. Nine national legislatures were dismissed prematurely, out of the
twelve that had been established so far.104

However, only one elected government in Pakistans history could complete

its constitutional term, from 1971 to 1977.105 As a matter of fact, the successive
illegal command implemented a strategy of de-politicization of political parties. To
de-politicize the associational spheres and more made political parties irrelevant to the
state; the military regimes came out with non-party elections. Therefore, local body
elections held during the eras of General Ayub, General Zia and General Musharaf
they were non-party base. Two general elections in the country also held on a non-

party basis. Electoral systems in dadvanced countries are distinguished by political
parties that are highly well thought-out and be inclined towards joined action, block
voting and distinct party platforms. The party regulation is required in parliamentary
systems, primarily because variation from the party streak could effect in bringing
down the government. Parliamentary systems require that the executive and
legislative members agree upon issues, lest it forces the dissolution of the

In case of Pakistan, whereas military take overs and establishment of non-

representative and unconstitutional governments resulted in bans on political parties
and witch-hunt of politicians forcing political parties and their leadership to operate
under structural constraints in the face of executive decrees and Martial Law
regulations on one hand and on the other, political parties also failed to modernize and
professionalize their structures, which is a major pre-requisite for effective democratic
participation, promotion of capable leadership and good governance. Political parties
in Pakistan have seen deficient on these counts.107. Therefore, both military-
dominated establishments as well as political parties are responsible, for what we call
political decay in Pakistan politics.

1- Quoted in Philip E. Jones, The Pakistan Peioples Party Rise to Power,
Karachi, Oxford University Press, Plot No. 38, Sector 15, Korangi Industrial
Area, P.O Box 8214, -74900, 2003, p.98.

2- Piloo Mody, Zulfi my Friend , Hind Pocket Books, Delhi, 1973, p. 141.

3- Philip E. Jones, Op. cit. p.100

4- Dilip Mukrjee, Zulfiqar Ali BhuttoQuest for power, Dilhi, Vinkas Publishings
House, ,1972, P.33

5- Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Commitment to History, text of the Affidavit, Lahore,

Peoples Book Centre, 1969.

6- Philip E. Jones, Op. cit, p.101

7- Ibid.

8- Khalid Kashmiri, Awam ka Sadr, Munib Publications, Lahore, 1972, p.18

9- Dawn, 12 December 1966.

10- Evidence of this support was visible earlier when Bhutto hosted the President
and Foreign Minister of China around the country on their official visit in late
March 1966. Liu Shao-chI and Chin Ye were welcomed by unprecedentedly
large and enthusiastic crowds and it was noted that much adulation was also
directed at Bhutto.

11- Philip E. Jones, op. cit. p.103

12- Ibid., 104

13- Ibid.

14- Ibid.

15- Ibid.

16- Bhashani recounted this conversation to Tariq Ali in June 1969. See Tariq Ali,
Pakistan: Military Rule or Peoples Power, William Marrow and Company,
New York, 1970, pp. 140-141.

17- Herbert Feldman, From Crisis to Crisi, Pakistan 1962-1969, Karachi, Oxford
University Press, 1972, pp.71-72.

18- Tariq Ali, Pakistan Military Rule or peoples Power, William Morrow and
Company, 1970. pp.145-146.

19- Philip E. Jones, op. cit., p. 106

20- Ibid.

21- Manzar Bashirs father Mian Bashir Ahmad had recognized the MSF in 1943
into the vanguard of the Pakistan movement in Punjab and had been one of
jinahs closest advisers in the provinces. His son was regarded as something of
an expert on party organization.

22- Philip E. Jones, op. cit., p. 108.

23- Ibid

24- This view is best reflected in Tariq Ali, Military Rule. The preface of this book
begins: This book is unabashed and straightforward polemic against the
feudal and capitalist class of Pakistan which has ruled the country since1947
in varying guesses.

25- Philip E. Jones, op. cit., p.109

26- Ibid.

27- Ibid

28- Ibid., p.110

29- Ibid.

30- Ibid.

31- Ibid.

32- Halqas typically had a number of diverse origions. Without any systematic
approach to the subject, this student found halqas based on single families
which had expanded through martial alliances and buisiness or professional
acquaintances , on web of tribal and familial relationships that had in common
a pre-partitioned identity with a specific place in East Punjab, on past political
associations, and simply, on fortuitous connection of like minded people. The
most renowned halqa, of course, was that which met at the YMCA Hall on
Sundays. It was the general assembly of the tea house circles of the
intellectuals, writers and journalists that met on weekdays in various
establishments along the Mall around the old Campus of Punjab University.
This halqa had a venerable history, had long been associated with leftist
causes, and occasionally produced papers and discussions of high ideological
sophistication. The halqas, which are most common among the urban middle
classes--- there are also political conservative halqas---are a class of social
phenomenon that would bear further research.

33- Morning News (Dhakha), 25 February 1967.

34- These meetings were Hamid Nizami Day observances, the law College
Students Union and a general meeting of Lahore citizens. The Pakistan Times,
27 February 1967, mentioned the first of these meetings, but reported only the
part of Bhuttos speeches that urged de-EBDO and other opposition leader to

35- Khalid Kashmiri, op. cit, pp. 21-22.

36- Philip E. Jones, op. cit., p.113

37- Section 144, of theCode of Criminal procedure (CCP) enables a Magistrate to

direct any person to abstain from a certain act.ifsuch direction is likely
to preventa disturbance of public tranquility, or a riot or any affray. The
most frequently used weapon in the legal arsenal of Governments from British
Yimes to present, this section is commonly used to ban gatherings in public
places as a means of suppressing opposition demonstrations or for quelling
political disturbances.

38- Philip E. Jones, op. cit. p, 114

39- The Pakistan Times, 17 September 1967.

40- Nawae Waqt (Lahore), 28 October 1967.

41- The PDM comprised the National Democratic Front East Pakistan, the council
Muslim league, the Jamaat-i-Islami, a section of the Awami League and the
Nizam-i-Islami Party. In the CML elections of early 1967, the anti Ayub
faction had taken over the party offices.

42- The Pakistan Times, 6 November 1967.

43- Philip E. Jones, op. cit.

44- Dr. Mubashir Hassan Pakistan Peoples Party, Foundation and Policy,
Shahrah-i-Inqilaab, Classic Lahore, n.d, pp 23-28. (This is the second edition
of the pamphlet originally circulated at the founding convention. It expands
that pamphlet to include the proceeding and resolution of the convention and
the Interim Constitution of the PPP).

45- Ibid, p. 26.

46- Ibid, p. 27.

47- Ibid, p. 28.

48- Ibid, p. 26.

49- Ibid, p. 28

50- The Pakistan Times, 6 November 1967.

51- Younis Abid, Chairman Bhutto ke Siyasi Afkar, Aurnit Publications, Lahore,
1969, p.12

52- See; Abdul Majid, Test for Mr. Bhutto. The Pakistan Times, 23 November

53- Dawn, 1 December 1967.

54- Philip E. Jones, op. cit., p.116

55- Ibid.

56- Dawn, 1 December 1967.

57- Philip E. Jones, op. cit.

58- Political correspondent, Ideological Oddballs Get together, The Pakistan

Times, 2 December 1967.

59- A Damp Squib,Dawn, Edetorial, 4 December 1967.

60- Mochi Darwaza (Cobbler Gate) is to Lahore politically, what Lahore is to

Punjab. For decades politician have gone to Mochi Daewaza to prove their
popular appealMian Muhammad Shafi, Fazal Hussain, Maulana Zafar Ali
Khan, Maulana Ataullah Shah Bukhari, M.A Jinnah, Liaqat Ali Khan, the
Nawab of Mamdot, Mumtaz Daultana, even Ayub Khan,haveall their
movements at mochi Darwaza. The name of a long-vanished gateway into the
old city, Mochi Darwaza described an open space longe Circular Road which
is surrounded by the most densely populated wards of Lahore. To the North
and West is old city, with its veritable warren of alleys, narrow passages cul-
de-sacs, and to the east and south are the teeming wards of Gwalmandi,
Ramgali, and Qila Gujar Singh. Movements of even modest appeal have
always been able to get good crowds at Mochi Darwaza.

61- Dawn, 1 December 1967.

62- Dr. Mubashir Hassan, op. cit, p.11.

63- This was not as frivolous as it may seem, since the flag was an important
symbol of political affiliation for great numbers of people who had no other
way of publicly expressing their opinions.

64- Dr. Mubashir Hassan, op. cit, p.12

65- Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, Maududi and the making of Islamic Revivalism,
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. P.45

66- Abul Ala Maududi, First Principles of Islamic State, Lahore Islamic
Publications Limited, 1960. p.5

67- Ibid., p.12

68- Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr, op.cit., p.110

69- Ibid., p.115

70- Quoted in Mujtaba Isani , The Rise and fall of The Jumaat-e-Islami in the light
of Social Movement Theory, Marquette University n.d < available at
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71- Ibid

72- Ibid

73- Ibid

74- Dough Mc Adam,Political Process and the Development of Black

insurgency,1930-70,Chicago: University of Chicago Press,1982. p.40

75- David A Snow and Robert D. Bebford, Master Frames and Cycle of Protest,
Frontiers in Social Movement theory. Ed. Aldon Morris and Corol Mc Clurg
Mueller, New Heaven: Yale University Press, 1992.

76- Aldon D Morris, Black Southern Student Sit-In Movement: An Analysis of

Internal Organization. Social Movements: Readings on Their Emergence,
Mobilization and Dynamics. Ed. Doug McAdam and David A. Snow. Boston:
Roxbury Company, 1997.pp. 90- 109.

77- Quoted in Mujtaba Isani op. cit

78- Ibid.

79- Khurshid Ahmad, Islamic Law and Constitution, Islamic Publications Limited
Lahore, 1984. p.60

80- Ibid., p.112

81- Abu Ala Mawdudi, The Process of Islamic Revolution, Lahore: Islamic
Publications Limited, 1947. p.15

82- Abdul Rashid Moten, Jamaat-e-Islami in the Politics of Pakistan, Islamic

Book Trust, Selangor, 2002, p.24.

83- Ibid., p.26

84- Ibid., p.25

85- Ibid., p.24

86- Frederic Grare, Political Islam in the Indian Subcontinent: The Jamaat-e-
Islami. New Delhi: Manohar, 2001. P.4

87- Quoted in mujtaba Isani op.cit.

88- Ibid

89- Ibid

90- Asad Gilani, Thought and Movement. Lahore: Islamic Publications Limited,
1984. p. 273

91- Khurshid Ahmad, op. cit. p.284

92- Quoted in Mujtaba Isani op. cit

93- Ibid.

94- Ibid

95- Khurshid Ahmad, op. cit. p.276

96- Ibid., p.89

97- Quoted in Mujtaba Isani op. cit

98- Khurshid Ahmad, op. cit. p.356

99- Khurshid Ahmad, op. cit. p.267

100- Quoted in Mujtaba Isani op. cit

101- Ibid

102- Ibid

103- Ibid
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25, No. 1, January-June 2010, pp.89-97
105- K. K. Aziz, Party Politics in Pakistan, 1947-1958, Islamabad: National
Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, 1989. P. 56
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& Littlefield, 1998. pp. 121-123
107- Shahid Bokhari, , Constitutional History of Pakistan, Qureshi & Sons, Lahore,
1989. pp. 15-17

The existence of the political parties is essential within the direction of the
egalitarian practice. Political Parties guarantee efficiency of the democracy. On the
other hand, the simple existence is not the spirit of democracy; the feature of political
guidance and how political parties fulfill their responsibilities, set out a stretched
approach to form the character and track of the political organism.

By well known election process political parties form the government. They
connect and denote various state institutions. They are also accountable to bring on
high quality authority of the government. Elected governance relies on the nature,
association and organization of the political parties, that enjoys the political authority.
The actions and activities of political parties influenced the masses in all spheres and
by all means. Political parties also alter the society caliber, its social value and the
societal pre-requisites. Internal democracy in political parties and their
institutionalization play vital role in social, financial, economical and political growth.
They promote overall state objectives.

In Pakistan political parties, family units and societal culture usually matter in
their practices. Patron-client relation between the influential wealthy community and
the political parties is evident in the Pakistan political culture. During general
elections, the party centers forget and deny those grassroots leaders who are
politically renowned figures, and nominate those with money and power in exchange
of huge donations to the parties. While talking about their position for such practices
of the party centers, the grassroots leaders, even though they themselves are involved
in different intra-party lobbies or factions, express their dissatisfaction and concern
and sometimes grievances. The masses observe that egalitarian/democratic
considerations have been missing in the political parties. We have not enough
educational, sense and existence of high quality. The societal and civilizing
composition are not constructive for democratic sense and practices. Yet, the party is
voted on the way to form government and the management tasks, but democracy is
not exists in the party. A small number of fundamental creams of the crop/
the best of all/eminent/ high in station, rank, or repute;/ prominent;/ distinguished:
designed for their autocratic and morally corrupt sweet wills are responsible in for

humiliation of the party. Several key leaders are concerned here in fraud, as well as
intellectual wing on the way to large extent are also politically corrupt. The majority
of the inner most privileged comprise mal-practicing or being linked with the dealing
group of people encompassing corruption and offenses. As a result, the party leader is
not capable to deal with such unstable situation and approve the offender in the party.

Changes are further critical in the fundamental levels of the political parties.
Democratic mentality segments of the parties hesitating that the party leaders desire to
uphold democratic sort in the parties, the party leaders to apply democracy also. As
talking regarding the peoples perceptions of democracy, the party chiefs themselves
consider that the working division of people at a standstill cannot reveal other than
accessibility or way into belly. The masses think that they have privilege on the way
to choose and vote in support of a government, and the government in response will
guarantee the accessibility and inexpensive cost of food items/things. The masses
dont know big matters similar to the party democratic system, party association,
democratic changes in the party positions, or who is being voted or designated as

The majority of the political partys heads, in Pakistan has immense power in
all matters of domestic politics. The head of the party, most frequently by pass the
masses general wills, through autocratic sorts of decision making and taking. In this
regard, the rest of the party members are bound to accept their leaders opinion. This
value discourages the mutual consultation process and everything else. Our political
system divided into wealthy and deprived working class. An influential/ rich person is
given great weightage rather than an intellectual poor person. The feudalistic class
still grasped the political partys key posts in Pakistan. By and large, most of the
Pakistans political parties lack in quality institutionalization and organizational
strength. Therefore, they suffer a lot of financial constraints and a quality leadership
in the state. Their lower levels hierarchal structure of district, tehsil and union council
are not properly developed. Most often the leaders dont care about their public
interests, and not been able to align their national campaign with the desires and will
of the people at lower levels. Most of the political partys leaders are highly
centralized and typically structured around the personality of their own leaders.

The PPPs leaders call attention to the same as consider political parties and
people cannot or dont wish for, to feel extra than the party bosses. At the same time
as the people prefer for PPP, it indicates that the masses feel like Bhutto into
influence. In the extended sense, they do not go round missing the Z.A Bhutto. This is
the people approaches regarding Z.A Bhutto. Since people are connected in a number
of channels or others with the Union level through district level party divisions, they
acquaint with their needs to the party leaders. As regards peoples demands from
political parties, here democratic considerations like equal opportunity, justice and so
on, do not work, but funds are dispersed all the way through opinionated practice and
political personalities. Yet, the mases in the village follow political influentials/chiefs
or campaigners to get in touch with the workers for their demands.

At the lower level, in most of the political parties units have less get together
and political interactions. There is stipulation for gathering, but most the respondent
local chiefs cant yet consider it important as that they dont know what time they met
for the last time. A number of them attempted to relate their group existence in large
political get-together, attended by lower or upper rank leaders the same as their usual
group actions, but in fact these are not their legitimate group activities. At the masses
level, the political leaders frequently mark politicians themselves and the official
organism are weak and dishonest. Funds can purchase the popular of the politicians
and civil servants. Weak points and dishonesty in these segments of the people have
transmitted to each area of the the social order. The respondents mourn that these
mismanagement have dented the societal integrity organism, law breakers, and the
civil rights of the people, depressed the influence of the open-minded people,
constrained the door to choices, and above all blocked the track to democratic
improvement in the society.

Jumaat-i-Islami on the other hand, has improved its internal structure and
abides strictly their members by a rigid constitution of the party. As they engage in a
serious business of democratic survival, their entire structural organization,
collectively and individually manage and follow the party constitutional provisions.
Although, it hasnt come to power in the parliament, but still eradicate the concept of
poor and rich, family influence or back ground and above all the election of the leader
(Amir) is merely on merit. The glaring example of this is the recently elected Amir-e-

Jumaat-i-Islami Pakistan Siraj-ul-Huq. His appointment is purely on merit
irrespective of any family back-ground and cast.

Due to the reason, the party members have appointed and elected him as amir-
e-JI. In this connection, he is a pious person and still not involed himself in mal-
practicing and corruption, being twice practiced as a provincial Finace Minister, in
KPK. These entire things are due to the internal party democracy and religious
concerned. By and large, the JIs approaches and stances are spiritual and theo-
political. While, the PPPs very slogan (roti, kapra and makan) is still not achieved
yet, it had ruled the country, a number of times. Its main leader most often charged
with corruption and other mal-practices and the party also havnt any check and
balance on them.

The researcher argues that it is the responsibility of the political cream of the
crop/eminents to inform the masses about their privileges, preferences, compensation,
shortcoming and the traditions for fruitful developments/growth. They are made-up to
give the peoples an idea about future brightness and resolve our disaster in the society
that the political chiefs never hand on matters similar to aggression in the social order,
troublemaker, load shedding, and cost of commodities etc., which terrorize the daily
lives of the general masses. The political leaders do not have a discussion of or do not
give notice towards the basic and human rights of the people. The masses decisively
observed that their personal chosen chiefs and law creator are to a certain degree
engaged in breaching set of laws, intimidating fine people by their cruel cadre of

In Pakistan, maximum political parties as an institution are not properly

developed. There is no balance between enough powerful military establishment and
feeble civil society. As a result the power quest always in favor of military. The
military restricted and resisted the enhancement of democracy in Pakistan. The
political parties on a large scale have not promoted standard of institutionalization
which caused military interventions, a number of times, in the country. In Pakistan, its
first general election was held in 1970 on the basis of adult franchise. Its results were
not beare/brought fruitful consequences and caused the separation of East Pakistan in
the shape of Bangladesh. The second general election in 1977, once again it caused
the military rule in Pakistan. Consequently, democracy not flourished and nourished

in Pakistan due to the coup d'tat of General Zia-ul-Huq. In this connection, the
military influenced, controlled and even imposed their own style of democracy. In
post Zias period and in the Zia regime from 1985 to 1996, the country experienced
five general elections in a short space of just 12 years. Those elections were as in the
following manners and styles. In 1985 election was non party based; the 1988, 1990,
and 1996 elections were on party based. In 1997s general election PML (N) with a
huge mandate put on sweep majority through out the country, in the parliament. Even
though, Sharif's reputation in 1998 and popular peace initiatives in 1999, the coup
d'tat was emerged against him by Army General ( Pervez Musharraf), accusing
Sharif of hijacking the plane and pushed terrorism blame next to Sharif in the cout of
military; as a result finished his government. In the election of 2002, which was 8th in
number, Jumaat-i-Islami came to power in KPK and Baluchistan in shape of MMA
while PPP and PML (N), the mainstream Pakistani political partiess leaders were in

So far as the comparative study of Jumaat-i-Islami Pakistan and Pakistan

Peoples Party is concerned, the Jumaat-i- Islami Pakistan has a sound political,
religious and social party structure. Its Party Constitution is quite democratic in real
sense. Therefore the internal democracy is quite ensured through its internal
democratic structure. All its intellectual and organized political strength has come
from Sayyed Abul Aala Maudidis intellectual, political and religious thoughts. It has
sound organizational structure, unity and tight discipline at local and national levels.
Having a unique party structure of amir, deputy amir, shura and secretary general, at
national and local levels constitute its strong party position in the political and
religious practices of Pakistan. It shows its distinctive superiority over other political
partys intra party cohesion. Its intra party structure is in need of election to maintain
its tight democratic, political, religious, and social strength. Jumaat-i-Islami
Pakistans always discussed and votes through secret ballet in the Shura, at national
and local levels concerned issues. They elect their amir, deputy amir, secretary general
through intra party elections. There is no family back ground and nepotism involve in
the intra party election process. Their arkan (prominent members) decides the
respective position of organization and administrative posts in Shura. They always are
trying to choose right person for the right job in all spheres.

Pakistan Peoples Party, founded by Z.A Bhutto in 1967, the masses including
every sect were in fact variety of groups attachments in the history, in conditions of
their societal distinctiveness. Their ideological tendencies and generational
characteristics were emerged into new party. They held varying notions about the
ultimate aims of PPP and about the role of Z.A Bhutto in it. Some of them, friends
from better days and protective future opportunities, formed the beginnings of an
inner circle around Z.A Bhutto. People saw him as the popular to Ayub Khan and a
leader who could unify the political forces against the military-bureaucratic forces and
to bring parliamentary democracy back to Pakistan. Some others like students and
anty Feudalistic forces had also joined hand with Z.A Bhutto in addition of highly
organized political party, to introduce and seek socialistic reconstruction of the
Pakistans economy. From the start, Bhutto concept was not so much of a party as it
was of a political movement, where groups, leaders and fragment of groups were held
together segmentally, with vertical lines of authority leading to the Chairman. This is
quite clear that neither ideology nor organization could be too rigid or refined.

Now days, Pakistan People Partys Central Executive Committee is the

supreme, highest and powerful governing authority. Its jurisdiction is the final over all
decisions. In Z.A Bhutto era it had took various crucial and final decision concerned
with financial, commerce, scientific, public and social spheres. Its role was the highest
party authority. It also coordinates its federal, provincial presidents and secretary
generals at provincial levels. Its role in government policy making and imposing is
minor. The Central Executive Committee (CEC) elected and directed by elected and
designated Chairman who manages the party meetings at the top level. In practice the
Chairman decision is final.

As a matter of fact, both the parties have their significance and playing their
respective roles, irrespective either they win or not win. Both the parties had tasted the
dictatorship and military tyrannies by one way or the other way. Unfortunately, in
country like Pakistan the lay men and masses are not having the sense of democracy.
They just conceive that the democracy is the name of voting, constitution, parliament
and parties. The attitude and culture always creates hurdles in developing civic
behavior and manners, without which we cant develop real democracy in Pakistan.
They are in-need of proper political training and recruitment by the political parties.

Jumaat-i-Islami Pakistan is pre and post independence political, religious party while
PPP base is socialistic and materialistic in nature. The PPP always revolve around the
personality of Bhuttos family and uses the Z.A Bhutto card. Jumaat-i-Islami
Pakistan structure is quite different and not as such the PPP. The JIs leader (present
president) is not from its founder family. He will be electing through secret ballet by
the Shuras member. The election of amir is always Right man for the right job. In
PPP, some of its leaders alleged and even involve in corruption but the party internally
has not such a strong check and balance as JI has. In JI there is nothing for those who
involve in mal practices because of strong party internal check. Jumaat-i-Islamis
structure and strength is qualitative, spiritual and materialistic, while PPP stances
based on ground realities rather than spiritual and most of all quantitative in nature.

Where there is politics there will be political parties. They represent the states
caliber through the people. Each party has their own programme and agendas and the
people support them by their votes. Their diversities in thoughts are the beauty of
democracy. The Pakistans political parties denote their self as garden flowers each
party is the flower of this garden and without its existence it is incomplete. In this
regard the intra political party rigid discipline, structure and organization are the back
bone of political party to produce sound leadership in the country. So, contrary to
diversities they should be on one page to deliver the state obligations and duties

The following measures are in need to strengthen the institutionalization in the
political parties of Pakistan:

In support of the political parties they require to arrange party conferences, having
great weight, as well as successful, and avoiding the family or personality great
tributes of the top leaders of the party (ignoring the rest of the party workers and
members), past and present, laced with broadside of misuse for opponents, their
speeches should be to the point, precise and above all, they were on the burning issues
like education, the menace of terrorism, sectarianism, agriculture, commerce and
trade, foreign relations, health etc., and also not to use repetition and reappearance. In
party leader as well as considerable high authority positions, suitable election through

secret ballot should be in place, discontinuing the practice of keeping a panel of office
holder useful by earlier hidden blessing of the Chief/influential party bosses in
support of an immediate sanction, rather unanimous, and with doubtful personal
belongings left on behalf of the Chief's decision only.

Extreme reliance on the customers or investor has out of order the chain of
systematic management of the political parties as institutions, weakened the party
strength and motivated the breach of laws and rules, and use wrongly the state
properties. Until, the political parties have to maintain their survival under some rigid
structure, abide by electoral regulations and dealings, and bring together money as of
accepted and legal sources, they will not function as well-organized democratic
institutions in Pakistan. For bringing democracy within the parties, application of
electoral laws, determining code of conduct, and establishing transparency in raising
and spending of party funds are utmost important. Election expenses of the party
nominees can be borne/shared by the parties. Thus, the candidates being spared of
huge election expenses, and also other invisible expenses in the form of contributions
to party fund and party bosses' fund, they will not need to treat this expenditure as
investment. Thus a tendency of recovering invested amount and building reserves can
be discouraged.

A Long March for Peoples Rights

Speech at a Public Meeting,

Abbottabad, April 19, 1970

As you all know God Almighty sent 124,000 prophets to the people of the
world till such time that religion was completely revealed. During that period, there
could be a danger to religion. We believe that with the appearance of the Last of the
Prophets (peace be upon him) the revelation of religion was complete. Had there been
any danger to Islam, Mohammad (peace be upon him) would not have been the Last
of the Prophets. We can safely conclude that there is no danger to Islam at all. That is
the one reason why no more prophets will be sent to the world. This is an article of
faith with us because our religion is a complete code of life and God Himself is its

Leaving aside the religious aspect of this question, I wish to call upon you to
use your common sense. May I ask you a simple question? How many of you living
in this country feel any danger to their faith? If Islam had been in danger, you would
have palpably felt it. You are living in Pakistan. There is nobody in this Country to
preach anything against religion. Nobody comes to your homes to Prevent you from
offering your prayers. Nobody has ever asked you not to have faith in God Almighty
or not to recite the Holy Quraan. None has preached against performing Hajj. There is
no such party in Pakistan. When the fire is kindled, the sparks are visible. If there is
flood, the water can be seen all around. If a storm is blowing, it can be seen. Because
you do not feel any danger to Islam, it is proved that there is no danger to Islam. In
fact, there can be no danger to Islam in Pakistan because it is a Muslim country. There
are no enemies of Islam in Pakistan.

When the Quaid-i-Azam was struggling for Pakistan, when blood was being
spilled and when people were making sacrifices for the cause of Pakistan, these so-
called defenders of Islam were not in the ranks with Quaid-i-Azam. The nation was
passing through a critical phase and the Hindus and the British had joined hands in a
big conspiracy against the establishment of Pakistan. Our enemies were siding with

Nehru, Patel and Gandhi. When we took on our enemies, these people advised us
against the establishment of Pakistan. At that time, they dubbed the Quaid-i-Azam as
a great infidel. During our struggle against the enemies of Islam, these people were
against the Pakistan movement. What right do they have now to tell us that Islam is in
danger in Pakistan? No, none at all! Islam is not in danger in the present
circumstances. It is the capitalist system which is in danger.

We declare that democracy is our polity. There are two types of political
systems, the democratic and the dictatorial. You have struggled against a dictatorship
and defeated it. Dictatorship is one mans rule. It is not a peoples government. That is
why you were opposed to it. We were with you during this struggle. That is why our
second principle is that democracy is our polity. In so far as our third principle is
concerned, it relates to the economic problems of the people. This, in fact, is the basic
problem. This problem concerns you and in order to solve it, we demand Islamic
equality. Equality is one of the basic principles of our religion. The English term for
musawat is socialism We do not want to fight on the question of terminology.
However, I am not the first one to commit the crime of using this term. It was the
Quaid-i-Azam who first used it.

You can consult the relevant books. You will find that the Quaid-i-Azam
declared that Islamic Socialism would be established in Pakistan. Later this was
repeated by Quaid-i-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan as well. I want to make it clear to my
Pakistani brothers that so long as the solution to your poverty is not found, this
country can never progress. There has been no progress during the last 23 years. The
reason is that the capitalists ruled the country. Just as dictatorship is hateful in
politics, similarly capitalism is hateful in economics. If democracy is not opposed to
Islam, equality too is not against Islam. Everybody knows that there is no
parliamentary system in Islam. But Islam is based on equality. Why do cur opponents
ignore this? Whose cause do they serve?

The Peoples Party is your party. You have formed this party. We are with you.
We have never cheated you. When I first appeared on the scene I had promised you an
independent foreign policy. The previous policy, formulated by the imperialists and
followed for 12 years was detrimental to the national interest. This policy was against
the integrity and sovereignty of the country. Pakistan became the laughing stock of the

world. Even small countries of the world made fun of us. When I assumed office as
Foreign Minister, I said that the foreign policy of the imperialists was totally wrong
and I promised that we would formulate an independent foreign policy. We
established good relations with the countries we had ignored. Our relations with
Afghanistan were very strained.

We did not have good relations with Russia and not much contact with China.
When I went to Russia in the capacity of Minister for Natural Resources, I concluded
an agreement there which initiated a phase of good relations with that big power.
Later, we developed the best of relations with China. When we fought a war against
India, countries from Algeria to Jordan supported Pakistan. We did not have an
Islamic Secretariat at that time! Recently, when the question of establishing an Islamic
Secretariat was raised, many Arab countries refused to have anything to do with it.
During our war with India Shastri himself declared that India had been isolated. All
these changes took place when I was Foreign Minister. My foreign policy was the
peoples foreign policy. During the war with India, I spoke in the Security Council
and declared firmly that we shall fight India resolutely. It was at this meeting that
Swaran Singh left the Security Council.

I had said that we were notafraid of India because we were fighting for a just
cause. Ayub Khan was afraid of India. He used to take out a map and show to us the
size of India. He used to point out that India was a big country and had a large
population and immense resources. I used to tell him, Ayub Khan Sahib, please roll
up this map. We will fight India. During my short political life, this was my first
promise which was fulfilled. May I ask the Islam exploiters, whose careers range
from thirty to forty years, what have they done for this country? What services have
they rendered to Pakistan that they have the courage to offer themselves again for
public office? They should stay at home and take some rest now. There is a right time
for everything, for marriage, for life and death. Similarly, there is an age which is
right for politics. Their watches stopped in 1950. Ever since they have been taking
them to the watchmaker for repairs, but they have failed to make them tick. The
Peoples Party is important not because I founded it, but because it is your party and
always reflects your opinion and demands. It will never betray the people. I fulfilled

the first promise by giving the country a new foreign policy. The second promise
fulfilled was to confront India, and stop its aggression.

My third promise was to launch a campaign against dictatorship. We were

ready to make all sacrifices. We were prepared to go to jails and to do anything
needed for the overthrow of the dictator. We formed a revolutionary party and
launched a campaign against the dictator. Now, all other parties are claiming that they
started the campaign against Ayub Khan. They never launched any struggle against
Ayub Khan. How could they do it? They were all afraid of him and trembled at the
very mention of his name. They accuse me of siding with Ayub Khan. Of course, I
was with Ayub Khan when the people accepted him and when he had promised that be
would work for the progress and prosperity of the country. When he betrayed the
people, I left him.

These parties never struggled against Ayub Khan. My dear brothers and
sisters, you have to decide this. When Ayub Khan had been toppled, these people
came out and started claiming that they had done this and done that. I say that the last
blow to dictatorship was delivered by the people. Until the people rose against him,
workers left the mills, the peasants their fields and the students their studies, the
dictator could not be defeated. The surprising thing is that supporters of Six Points
also went to see him. I think that it was the first time in history that a people defeated
a dictatorship. It was possible because we sided with you during this struggle. We did
not ask you to go and fight and spill your blood while we watched the outcome of the
struggle. We were with you in all the phases of the struggle. I had to go to jail and to
suffer imprisonment in the Mianwali and the Sahiwal jails. You were my strength at
that time. Now our promise is that we shall uproot this corrupt system which has
promoted poverty and deprivation in the country. We shall bring this system to an end
and establish peoples rule.

I am very well aware of the fact that this is going to be an ardor, struggle. A lot
of sacrifices will be required to secure the peoples rights. We need a long march.
When I say that we would undertake a long march I am dubbed as a communist.

I say that the first long march in history was undertaken by Imam Hussain. My
dear brothers, please remember that it is going to be a hard struggle, but we are bound

to succeed. You have learnt a lot during 23 years of independence. You have never
enjoyed any benefit from this independence. Other countries have progressed and
prosperity prevails in them after independence. Why is the situation in Pakistan
different from that? In Pakistan, it is not animals but human beings who live here.
This is not a slave country. Why should poverty and hunger keep on spreading in this
country? This certainly is not Gods will. It is because of the wrong capitalist system.
A patient needs the right type of medicine for treatment. If the wrong medicine is
given the malady will not be cured. The stooges of the imperialists can clearly
visualise the danger ahead. This system increases the prosperity of the capitalists who
go on establishing one mill after another. Their mills are increasing in number every
day. We are not afraid of them. We have to establish only one mill and that is the mill
of Pakistan.

That mill will be established. It will be established in accordance with the

dream of the Quaid-i-Azam and all those who supported the Pakistan movement. The
people who tell us that the Pakistan ideology is in danger, are themselves in danger.
The problems of the people have to be given full attention. The common mans
miseries have to be ended. We are not afraid of sacrifices. I do not understand why
they are afraid of our speeches. We are not afraid of their speeches. They may deliver
speeches anywhere. We talk about the peoples problems and suggest measures for
their solution. It is because we belong to the people. If I had spoken at Sanghar, it
would not have resulted in a revolution. But they are afraid of my speeches because I
am your voice, the peoples voice. Our party stands for three principles. We shall
always side with you. We shall never betray you. We shall fight for the promises that
we have made. We have given you our programme. Our very first principle is that
Islam is our religion.

This is the most important principle. We are proud of the fact that we are

Muslims. We shall wage a jihad for the cause of Islam, not only in Pakistan but
anywhere in the world, if required. Our holy war will also be against poverty. We say
that if you want to serve the ideology of Pakistan, do not pay mere lipservice to it.
The ideology of Pakistan means that the Muslims of Pakistan should do their duty to
Muslims who are in trouble anywhere in the world. If Muslim blood is being
mercilessly shed in India, you cannot just wring your hands. If atrocities are being

committed on the Muslims in the Middle East, you will have to do something about it.
If the Peoples Party had been in power and if there had been a peoples government
in Pakistan, it would not have allowed India to get away with the killing of Muslims
in Ahmedabad.

I call upon the Governments stooges not to take undue advantage of the
situation and exploit the oppressed people of Pakistan. This Government is temporary.
I want to inform them that a strong peoples government will be established in
Pakistan and it will call them to account. The ideology of Pakistan is that the Muslims
of Pakistan should progress and the Muslims of the world should be helped whenever
they need help. It is ironic that the persons who had opposed Pakistan are trying to
teach us the ideology of Pakistan. The truth is that we are all imbued with the spirit of
Islam. If we did not have the prestige of Islam dear to our hearts, we would not have
declared that we would fight for a thousand years. How can a Muslim be against
Islam? This is a baseless accusation which does not make any sense. It Islam were in
danger, the people of Pakistan would have felt it. Gentlemen, do you feel that Islam is
in danger?

These people have some cheek telling us that Islam is in danger. When the
enemies of Islam were trying to weaken the Muslims, these persons were siding with
them. They were siding with the people who called the Quaid-i-Azam, Quaid-i-
Kufr. They are not only opposed to us; they were opposed to the Quaid-i-Azam too.
They also issued edicts against Allama Iqbal. They do not issue edicts against bribery
and exploitation. We respect the ulema who are true religious leaders, but when they
interfere in politics and sing their discordant tunes, we cannot accept them. They did
not spare the Quaid-i-Azam. Those who called the Quaid-i-Azam a kafir, are
themselves the greatest of infidels.

Our second principle is that democracy is our polity. As I have explained

politics is of two types, the politics of democracy and the politics of dictatorship.
Dictatorship means one mans rule against the people, while in a democracy the
people form the government through general elections. We believe in democracy.
Economic systems are also of two types: the capitalistic system and the system of
equality. We believe in equality. We are opposed to capitalism just as we are opposed
to dictatorship. Our religion stands for equality. Islam was the first religion to give a

message of equality for everyone. That is why we want that Islamic equality should be
established. Poverty and hunger cannot be stamped out without adopting the
principles of equality. I spoke about Tashkent in Lahore on 8 March. I quoted from
certain books.

During my recent tour, I had been told not to say anything more than what the
Government had already made public. It was with this in view that I read out from the
books but even this was criticized. I have nothing to add to what I have already said in
Lahore. Whatever I can add can come when a peoples government has been
established in Pakistan. Presently, you should ask Ayub Khan. This question can be
put to me when a government is established in Pakistan which openly discards and
tears up the Tashkent Declaration, but if messages continue to be exchanged on the
anniversary of the Tashkent Declaration, I cannot divulge anything. When the people
resolve to launch a campaign against the Tashkent Declaration, I shall lead this
campaign and point out the blunders committed in this Declaration. I have done my
duty in Lahore and it was not possible for me to say much and explain how hard I
tried to avert this Declaration. Even an Indian author has written that I tried to prevent
this Declaration while they were very happy about it. I can only say that this
declaration is against the interests of Pakistan.

Gentlemen, I have explained to you that Islamic equality is called socialism.

Our opponents say that it is against Islam. I say that equality is not against Islam.

Some of the ulema have declared that there is no equality in Islam, but there
is justice in Islam. Even if we accept their stand, may we ask what justice demands?
Justice demands equality. If the people are denied two square meals a day, if there is
poverty and hunger, if the children are deprived of education, then it is not justice. It
is equality which is in keeping with justice. Socialism is an English word and our
friends are allergic to this English word. This struggle is against exploitation and
capitalism. We do not want that the system of oppression should continue. This is the
message of socialism or equality. The Quaid-i-Azam himself used this word. If you do
not like the English word socialism, we can substitute it with Islami Musawat. When
Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan called for Islamic Socialism,
why did they not declare that Islam was a complete code of life and that socialism was
not needed? I accept that Islam is a complete code of life, but then why do they keep

on repeating the demand for the 1956 Constitution? The Quran is our constitution.
Why talk about any other constitution?

The parliamentary system is not mentioned in the Holy Quran. No verse of the
Holy Quran or a saying of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) mentions the
parliamentary system. Is it Islamic or not? This system was formulated by the British
who ruled this country and who were our enemies. When it comes to a question of
equal distribution of wealth and the eradication of poverty, our opponents declare it to
be against Islam. If there is no Islamic Socialism in Islam, then there is no Islamic
democracy either. If they want Islamic democracy, then Islamic Socialism is also
needed. If the politics is to be that of the people, the economic system should also be
of the people. The condition of the Muslims is deteriorating every day. If they want to
serve Islam, they should serve the Muslims. They should enable the Muslims to get
education. There should be hospitals for them. They should be provided with clothing
and shelter. The majority of the Muslims is becoming poorer every day while these
leaders keep on repeating that Islam is in danger. This is no service to Islam. Service
to Islam lies in service to the Muslims. That is Islamic Socialism. Our opponents
cannot accuse us of cheating the people or of committing excesses. We cannot be
charged with exploiting the people or for having misled them. That is the reason for
this propaganda that we are endangering Islam. Islam cannot be in danger because it
is an eternal religion. We may have to launch a long struggle and offer innumerable
sacrifices, but the peoples rule will be established and we are bound to triumph.

Sources: Ref 1. Marching towards democracy A collection of articles,

statements and 1970-71 By Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto reproduced in pdf form by Sani
Pansar available at http://panhwar.com/Books_By_Sani/Marching-Towards-

All the praises to Almighty Allah! My dear friends and colleagues, in the near
past we have a get to gether and I think that the Provincial Amir fore-told you the
about the next strategy of the JI, that how to move forward in this connection. Yet,
you will expect from my side that to explain you the JIs task and policy in the current
situation. Therefore I will try of my level best to elaborate you the essentials
condensely in this regard, for the purpose.

The Programm of JI

You know that the JIs program has four components. The foremost is to call
the peoples towards Allah. Its very aim is to call all the masses toward Allah and to
coceve them the real interpretation of Allahs obedience and sertitude, to fulfill all
athe pre-requisites for the links. The second part/component of our program is to
organize in well disciplined manner, in Islamic spirits. Third one is to reform the
human race. For the purpose we have to train and enhace the capabalities of those
who has gird up with us, in this mission. Trough them, we have to interlink with the
society. The said tight discipline will not for the strenghtning of our personal gains
but, for the accomplishment of the mission.

Ofcourse, the very purpose of our mission is to reform and guide the rest of
the society for better results. We are in need to avoid the wrong doers from the evils
and sins to lead their lives according to the Quranic teachings, in their individual and
collective spheres. The people, who are not on the right path and they are the
believers, it is our duty to keep them on the right path and strengthen their links to
Allah the almighty. It is also our duty to inpused them with the doga of Towheed
(Oneness of Allah), that Allah is the maintainer and sustainer of the entire universe.

Our last, not the least point is to guide the ruler/govt., to implement the
Islamic laws and we condemned the Western type of democracy in the country. As a
matter of fact, our mission is to establish the prophetic society, in the real sense.

The Stages of the pious mission, for thr Restoration of Deocracy

In the mentioned facts, the one and only component is tacceptable to the
contemporary Political Parties of Pakistan and hope that they will join hands with us
for the just and the righteous cause. The remaining three are our personal. We have
our own mechanism to adopt and will consistently carry on, at any cost. My dears, it
is great blessing of Allah that all the political parties are agreed upon the mentioned
agenda, to guide and keep the recent government on the right path. We will move
forward collectively through mutual consultation and concensus. It is the real Islamic
principle and spirit that to consult the issues and problem with each other, than in
individualistic approach.

There is a king party which is not the pulic opinionated or elected, it enjoyes
the role, according to the pleasure of their boss (dictator). The said party is not
agreeing to implement the Islamic laws. Now, its quite necessary for us to guide and
prevent it, to enhance your mission at any cost. It is also our goal and the Islamic
principle to keep them on the right path and also to guide them. Remember the
guidance of the human race is our real mission, to develop a pious and prophetic
society. If, we achieve our goal, as a result we will capable to produce such aperson
who can run the state affairs honestly, and our state running resource persons will be
serve better the nation, in all walks. The constitution of 1956 was concensessed by the
JI and the cotemporary Ulemas, for the implementation of Islamic set up in the

The next steo is to establish the Islamic democracy including awareness

among the general public, to choose the person and leadership who can deliver and
know the Islamic laws and its implementation, and to run the state affairs according to
the real spirits of Principles. The whole political parties are the stake holder to do this
and also agreed to support the Islamic polity in the country. By and large we are not in
the mode to take solo flight, in our individual capacity. In democratic sense, we have
to struggle for the right cause of democracy in collective spheres.

Rules of Mutual Co-operation

My dears, we have to follow the collective and mutual respect to move

forward in a democratic alliance, accordingly. For the mutual development it is

obligatory for us to show tolerance by every stake-holder in the democratic alliance.
We have to clear the ambiguities and develop the confidence building measures for
the better results of smooth democracy in the country. Strictlyn keep in your mind the
mutual respect, loyalties, devotion and sincerity for each other, to tie up your links.

Abuse or Reform

My dears, side by side we have to continue criticism on the government,

constructively, not destructively. The things will not be persnalise by any means it
means not ti be personal. Islam controles our emotions and like the middle way in any
matter, rather than to become an extremist. Being Muslims, we will have to grasp the
principle of justice and truth. We will adopt the civilized manners in any sort of
situation. Our aim will not to criticize personality but, to nip the evil in the buds.
These manners will be irrespective of any religious and political attachments. The
wrong doings would be eradicated and criticize for the development of constructive
criticism to run the state affairs smoothly, always do that and prevail these spirits.

The results of the Civilised Manners

If, we use the civilized and democratic manners, in any sorts of affairs, no one
can create hurdles in the way you moving forward. If, they doing so, the entire
community will be stood up against them and will blame them for their wrong doings
that they are against the right cause. If, you use the harsh words, naturally they will
tease you and the opposition will enjoye their tactics.

Our Mission is Universal and eternal

My dears, Our goal is create pious, honorable, and prophetic community and
side by side, to guide and make suggestions for the government, for the betterment of
the humanity. The said principle is the very principle of Islam that not to loose the
grip on the preaching and boosting of the Islamic values. The preaching and Islamic
values will be consistently utilize, even in the battle field. It is obligatory for us to
maintain and sustain the mission. It is big difference between the Muslim and
Christianity that the former has no specified place to preech and practice and the later
is specified to temples and Fathers.

While the Islamic preaching and teachings covers the entire activities of life,
in all walks. Just a constitution is not the solution of the current situation. It is in need
of the whole community consensus, and to practice them in their daily lives and

Source: Quoted in Akhter Hijazi, Guftar-e-Maududi, Idara Ma arif-e-Islami

Mansoora, Lahore, June 2008.


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