This is indeed revolution. Call it a celebration of national unity, a show of defiance in the face of unbridled corruption by traditional parties, a rock concert, a glorification of the most famous Pakistani on the planet, a drive for progress and to unshackle the manacles put on the nation by the businessmen masquerading as politicians – call it whatever it seems to you. But the writing for the Status Quo is on the wall – Pakistanis crave change and won’t be cowed down now.
Passion and genuine zeal for the party – something which sets apart the average PTI supporter from the run-of-the-mill traditional Status Quo morass – is a trump card in the hands of the Chairman Imran Khan and his revolutionaries. This aspect alone will leverage tremendous power for the tsunami on May 11, as the amount of activism and work a passionate and selfless supporter can do far outweighs anything money can buy on the day. May 11 already is on the horizon as a day of liberation – of crystallizing your faith in the ideology of Jinnah, of fulfilling your duty to the starry-eyed kids of the battered nation.
Another feature which validates this standpoint manifests in the contrast observed in the rallies of the political parties. Where the crowds appear dead-beat and lifeless, disinterested largely in the PMLN affairs, giving the impression of “rent-a-crowd” phenomenon, they seem fully charged and exuberant in the PTI rallies.
May 11 promises to be a landmark day in the history of Pakistan – a day which will underline the change that has swept through the country, powered by a trillion prayers of its well-wishers.