By: Ahtsham Ijaz Bhalli
As some of you may know that Pakistan held its General elections this past month and elected Imran Khan to be their Prime Minister. Many Pakistanis including many overseas Pakistani were estactic for Imran Khan’s victory since we are in favor for his slogan “Naya Pakistan” meaning a new Pakistan. Shortly after the elections I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Tofeeq Butt as he was visiting some family near the area I lived in. Mr. Tofeeq Butt who is not only a teacher in government college Lahore(one of Pakistan most famous institutions) but also a renowned journalist and columnist as well. We both had a great discussion about Pakistan and shared our enthusiasm about Imran Khan’s victory and the change that he will bring to Pakistan in the upcoming years.
We both dream about a Pakistan that is not infested by corrupt leaders and instead has leaders that want the best for their country and its citizen.We both dream about a Pakistan where the justice system is fair for all, no matter what one’s race, religious affiliation, financial status or gender is. We want to see a Pakistan where every institution can play its role independently without any interference. We want to see a Pakistan where police can work freely without any political interference and pressure. We want to see that Pakistan where there is no VIP culture for anyone and all people are treated equally.This is the ‘Naya Pakistan’ of Imran Khan.This is the new Pakistan that many Pakistanis including myself and Mr. Butt are excited about. We are both are eagerly praying for all of Imran Khan’s promises to be fulfilled.
But we all know that this can not happen over night. Imran Khan faces many challenges not only outside of his party but even within. Khan has to overcome challanges from inside party as well. Mr. Tofeeq Butt has extensive knowledge about Imran Khan political party PTI ( Pakistan Tereek-e-Insaaf) and we dicussed about it. We want to see a positive change in country which will lead to prosperous Pakistan.