66 years ago Pakistan’s founding forefathers had a dream for all of us – a dream of an equal and just society where every man, woman and child has the right and privilege to lead a fulfilling and nurturing life, free from all kinds of oppression. This was a dream and a hope over 66years ago. The Constitution of Pakistan and specifically the Preamble to the Constitution of Pakistan, defines a clear road-map for the future of our country wherein the common man and woman hold the power to decide their destiny.
Today nobody can say that Pakistan has achieved this dream. Before independence the common man was a slave to foreign powers; today he has become a slave of the political system of our country. There is a new master in our country today – the political Leadership. This Leader, who asks for our votes during elections, and then forgets us after he wins, this political entity decides the common man’s destiny.
But every civilization reaches a plimsoll line of tolerance. This is our line. Pakistan’s common man has had enough of oppression, inequality, injustice and unkempt promises. This national demand for a change in the way our political system works has forced our anti corruption drive to enter the political arena to clean it from the inside. Politics itself is not a dirty word – it is our current breed of politicians who have made it dirty. Aam Aadmi Party wants to make politics a noble calling once again.
We want to create a system where the political leaders we elect and place in the Parliament are directly responsible to the voters who elected them. Our party’s vision is to realize e dream of Common Mans had envisaged for a free Pakistan– where the power of governance and rights of democracy will be in the hands of the people of Pakistan.
We are not saying that every single politician is corrupt and greedy. There are many good intentioned people in politics today who want to work honestly for the people of Pakistan. But the current system of polity does not allow honest politicians to function. We are also not claiming that every single person who joins our party will be hundred percent honest. We are saying that it is the system that has become very corrupt and needs to be changed immediately. Our aim in entering politics is not to come to power; we have entered politics to change the current corrupt and self-serving system of politics forever. So that no matter who comes to power in the future, the system is strong enough to withstand corruption at any level of governance.