There no way that you have not seen the Tahir-Ul-Qadri media blitz in action in the last 1 month. Honestly, there is no way that you have missed out on the insane amounts of advertising and media buying Tahir-ul-Qadri has done. For those of you who do not know Tahir-Ul-Qadri, he calls himself Shaikh-ul-Islam and is the owner of Minhaj ul Quran as well as the Minhaj University. He ran for elections 15 years ago on a platform of social justice and what not, got thrashed in the elections. Then he ran for elections again in 2002, barely won against Abdul Aleem Khan from the Township Constituency in Lahore. You can always Wikipedia the guy and see what else he has done and if you have access to Youtube you can see multiple clips of his, in short he is a show man who has minted money and has lived a comfy life in Canada for the last many many years.
But now for some reason, he has decided to come back to Pakistan, the same country he left many years ago. But now he does not want to contest elections or even attempt at fielding now he magically wants to ‘Change the System’ under his banner of ‘Siyasat Nai Riyasat’. Now I could go on and bash the guy left and right but instead of that I am going to ask 5 questions that everyone should be asking of Mr. Qadri.
- You contested elections twice and you do claim to be a fairly smart guy who has apparently millions of followers. So if the election system was so bad and evil, why did a smart man like you ever contest elections in the first place? I mean come on someone as smart as you, must have seen the evil that you now magically see after living a democracy like Canada while minting money visiting other democracies.
- How are you funding all of this? Like seriously, most of your ventures are non profits and that is what you collect donations on. So how are you able to spend close to 7 million Rupees a night for Advertising during prime time TV? Even MQM cannot throw around that sort of money. So who is financing all of this and where do you pay your taxes btw?
- You say you have a message for us. Now given that you are a ‘Scholar’, you know that showing off and putting up a whole façade is not really liked in Islam. So if you have a message, why are you putting up a whole show and throwing insane amounts of money around apart from yourself praise and ego boosting purposes? Why can’t you simply give us your message while sitting in Canada? Logically, if it’s all about the message, then just give it to us, why create a fuss over it.
- Do you honestly think that most of us would not figure out that you are playing in the hands of the same people who about a year ago adopted a Cricketer and boosted his fan club? I mean seriously, you actually think that the people of Pakistan are that stupid that they will not realize that a person like you who chose to live in Canada over Pakistan and who now suddenly wants to come back after the Kaptaan’s Ship has practically sunk to ‘Save the State’ as it were. How dumb to you think we are?
- Can you please put forward the record of your taxes from the last 10 years and your parliamentary record for all the time you spent in Parliament as an MNA? Also please put forward the record of all the standing committees that you were a part of so the people of Pakistan may know exactly what you did when you were given a chance by a constituency to represent them. What did you do that now you suddenly want to get rid of democracy, please provide these records so we the people might also understand your BS Logic?
I really hope that Mr. Qadri can provide any answers to such questions. These are the 5 I had in my mind and I am certain all of you have a lot more too. We should all be asking them because we cannot keep letting geniuses like the Kaptaan and Tahir-ul-Qadri simply bash everything without actually ever putting forward their own performance charts.