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Change can happen any time in Pakistan in given conditions

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We are now in 2020 with Pakistan looking to be in turmoil. Due to worst economic scenario government does not want to continue neither opposition is ready to take over the platform. No interim government or new elections can bring any change in the given conditions. So what happens in the situation as such? Anarchy enters in such a situation with everyone on the roads with no fear of any outcome that can be negative or positive.
Hence Pakistan is standing at the verge of happening of such an event with any incident.
Here for example we may remember the person whose body was lying on a wooden plank with open eyes 50 years back. An old cloth was there to shield his naked body. His naked chest had many holes of bullets with frozen blood around them. He had died two days back far away from his motherland Argentina and later Cuba, where Federal Castro and his brother Rahul were not aware that their comrade Che Guerra who was the major rival of the US Super power had gone in to the sea of death for ever. He was the person along with whom Castro had overthrown the government of Batista in Cuba in 1958. Now in 1967 his body was laying far way from Cuba, Angola, Congo and other African countries where he had gone to fight with their oppressed people with a vision to have revolution in these countries.
He was a medical Doctor by Profession but a revolutionary from his deeds. He strongly viewed that the third world countries underdevelopment and dependence was an intrinsic result of imperialism, neocolonialism and monopolistic capitalism with the only remedy to have proletarian internationalism and world revolution. Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first unsuccessfully in Congo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia, where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and summarily executed on 9th Oct 1967
He was put on display, as hundreds of local residents filed past the body, Guevara’s corpse was considered by many to represent a “Christ-like” visage, with some even surreptitiously clipping locks of his hair as divine relics. While he was being buried at an unknown place in Bolivia a women wearing black clothes from the nearby village saw in to his open eyes, bowed in respect before him and then made the Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus. Tears were in her eyes and she was thanking God that she has been given the opportunity to see the Jesus in person.
Another example we get in 17th Dec 2010 in Tunisia where Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, in response to the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides which became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring against autocratic regimes.
The Arab Spring caused the “biggest transformation of the Middle East since decolonization. By the end of February 2012, rulers had been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, and Sudan; and minor protests had occurred in Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Western Sahara, and Palestine. Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on 14 January 2011 following the Tunisian Revolution protests. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned on 11 February 2011 after 18 days of massive protests, ending his 30-year presidency. The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown on 23 August 2011, after the National Transitional Council (NTC) took control of Bab al-Azizia. He was killed on 20 October 2011 in his hometown of Sirte after the NTC took control of the city. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed the GCC power-transfer deal in which a presidential election was held, resulting in his successor Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi formally replacing him as president on 27 February 2012 in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Weapons and Tuareg fighters returning from the Libyan Civil War stoked a simmering conflict in Mali that has been described as ‘fallout’ from the Arab Spring in North Africa.
During this period, several leaders announced their intentions to step down at the end of their current terms. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announced that he would not seek reelection in 2015 (he ultimately retracted his announcement and ran anyway), as did Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose term was to end in 2014, although there were violent demonstrations demanding his immediate resignation in 2011. Protests in Jordan also caused the sacking of four successive governments by King Abdullah. The popular unrest in Kuwait also resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Nasser Al-Sabah’s cabinet. This wave has still not ended.
Now in case of Pakistan, given the military dictators and civilian rulers who have betrayed the people of Pakistan time and again, it is surprising that there is not much talk of a mass uprising to destroy the prevalent power structure and replacing it with a system that is responsive to the needs of the populace. Why because compared to the other movements of national liberation the independence struggle in India and Pakistan remained predominantly legal and constitutional with non-violent means used to put pressure on the colonizer. Also, there was little participation of the working class in the struggle.
Thus, when Pakistan was created it did not have any historical experience in revolutionary struggles. In Pakistan the only time there was a serious attempt at mobilizing the working class to bring about a radical change was between 1968 and 1972 during the anti Ayub Khan movement led by the ZA Bhutto of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
However apart from this we get a unique example in form of Hassan Nasir who was a grandson of Nawab Mohisunul Malik and who endeavored to bring proletariat revolution in Pakistan. In 1960, he was arrested in Karachi and was put in a cell in the Lahore Fort and brutally tortured till he passed away.
Hence in given situation of Pakistan where people are dying of hunger and poverty, at any moment, figures like Che Guerra or Mohamed Bouazizi or Hassan Nasir can appear forcing all kinds of elites to leave and give ways to the people of Pakistan to rule their own country.
Beware! with bad governance of current government this can happen at any moment.