Lahore: Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul (Retired) on Thursday said elections may bring some cosmetic changes but it will not bring any meaningful change to resolve issues confronted by masses and the country.
Masses will continue to reel under inflation, lawlessness, unemployment, and food insecurity while elite will flourish without discharging national obligations under the oppressive democratic system, he said.
Speaking at Firk-e-Farda Forum, the former chief of the Inter Service Intelligence Lt. Gen. (Retd) Hamid Gul said that democracy is a tool of western imperialism to dominate world which must be rejected by masses to get Islamic system imposed.
He said that communism is dead while shelf life of Christian democracy is over. It is dying at our doorstep while the humanity is in need of a new and just system for which Pakistan can become a model, he added.
He said that Anglo-Saxon law has failed to provide justice to masses; it has been supporting the rich that should be replaced through struggle by the Islamic system of justice.
Hamid Gul said that Quaid-e-Azam wanted Pakistan as an Islamic state and he preferred Presidential system to Parliamentary form of government which is full of disadvantages.
He said that India’s water terrorism could lead to a war and that Iran gas is imperative for our survival. Without elaborating, he said that Pakistan has assets that can be sold to avert a default, but many countries would not like it.
The former military strategist said that providing justice to former President Musharraf has nothing to do with the moral of defence forces.
Hamid Gul called upon the youth to reject the tyrannical system and rise for a change as Pakistan is facing an onslaught on economic, cultural, ideological and internal defence fronts.
However, he was optimistic that country would survive all the challenges as destiny of Pakistan is the fate of the humanity.
Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President Pakistan Economy Watch, Baig Raj, President Punjab Forum, Abdullah Gul, President Tehreek-e-Naujawanan-e-Pakistan and others also spoke on the occasion.
They said that politicians have bewildered masses who should realise that this country was not destined for failures. Masses should strive to save country and make it an Islamic welfare state.
Calling multi-party system mother of all ills, they lauded the single-party Chinese model of government and opined that prosperity is not possible in absence of peace.