pakistan lost in translation

Written by Dr Sadiq Ali 5:15 pm Articles, Current Affairs, Pakistan, Published Content

Yearning for Prosperity: The Only Constitutional Bloodless Solution to a Prosperous Pakistan

The recent political events in the country have made at least one thing clear—a parliamentary form of government is certainly undesirable. Pakistanis must know that even Quaid-e-Azam warned against the dangers of the parliamentary system. Recognising the judiciary’s position as the protector and interpreter of the Constitution, Dr Sadiq Ali lodged his case in the hopes that the Supreme Court would set things straight. Like with any other lawsuit, it is an arduously slow process. However, with the country barely holding on, the justices must call for a hearing immediately.
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Dr Sadiq Ali has more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering and infrastructure projects. He was the site engineer on his first project for constructing a 30 KM patch of National Highway in 1982. He's also taught mechanical technology at various universities.

Lost in Translation

Prosperity is an outcome of justice, and prosperity is only possible when justice is dispensed with in all its forms. Surprisingly, the Institutions that were responsible for delivering justice in Pakistan are lost in translation. We need to take a fresh look into the historic events when Pakistan was in the making and plans were being made to destroy Pakistan before its independence. I will highlight a few main issues below.

Lost in Translation because the father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) spent most of his life in the United Kingdom. He arrived in London in 1892 at a tender age of 15 years. He was so clear about Islam and Prophet Muhammad SAWW’s teachings that he selected Lincoln’s Inn to learn and study law.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah later mentioned that he selected Lincoln’s Inn to study law because the Institution had listed the name of Prophet Muhammad SAWW as the greatest lawgiver. This clearly explains why Mr. Jinnah wrote the future constitution of Pakistan and directly and indirectly mentioned numerous times that the Quran is our guide and that we have a constitution in the shape of the Quran.

The problem with the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan is that it has been written in the English language and at the time of partition, only the children of the “Friends of English” knew the language. In 1948, after the shahadat of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the judiciary had very few to understand the English language, and even today, they find it difficult to translate the spirit of the articles in the Constitution.

Another aspect is that the Quran is in Arabic language; both religion and the law have been misinterpreted over the years to bring Pakistan to present-day disaster. Henceforth, the Nation is Lost in Translation. When any academic like me tries to explain the rights of the citizens according to the Quran or the Constitution, neither the mullah nor the judiciary is ready to listen to any logical or scientific argument in support of the citizens of Pakistan.

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Lost Tribe

Pakistan is also a classic case of a “Lost Tribe” and “Betrayal” and very often it seems that the nation is suffering from “Stockholm Syndrome”. A lost tribe because the independence of Pakistan brought the nation together with a grand migration associated with problems of resettlement and recognition as Pakistanis.

Until the father of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was alive, most of the direction was based on Islamic ideology, with the highest sense of humanity and associated rights.

It was such a strong bond that despite the distance of more than a thousand miles, East Pakistan and West Pakistan were ONE PROVINCE. That was a true Islamic state as everyone was a Pakistani with absolute equal rights as citizens. The Islamic State was so classic that on the inaugural ceremony of the State Bank of Pakistan on 1st July 1948, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah urged the government to introduce usury-free Islamic banking practices. Below is an extract from his speech:  

In order that the wheels of commerce and industry should run smoothly, it is imperative that the vacuum caused by the exodus of non-Muslims should be filled without delay. I am glad to note that schemes for training Pakistan nationals in banking are in hand. I will watch their progress with interest and I am confident that the State Bank will receive the co-operation of all concerned including the banks and Universities in pushing them forward. Banking will provide a new and wide field in which the genius of our young men can find full play.

I am sure that they will come forward in large numbers to take advantage of the training facilities which are proposed to be provided. While doing so, they will not only be benefiting themselves but also contributing to the well-being of our State. I need hardly dilate on the important role that the State Bank will have to play in regulating the economic life of our country. The monetary policy of the bank will have a direct bearing on our trade and commerce, both inside Pakistan as well as with the outside world and it is only to be desired that your policy should encourage maximum production and a free flow of trade.

The monetary policy pursued during the war years contributed, in no small measure, to our present-day economic problems. The abnormal rise in the cost of living has hit the poorer sections of society, including those with fixed incomes very hard indeed and is responsible to a great extent for the prevailing unrest in the country. The policy of the Pakistan Government is to stabilise prices at a level that would be fair to the producer, as well as the consumer. I hope your efforts will be directed in the same direction in order to tackle this crucial problem with success.

I shall watch with keenness the work of your Research Organization in evolving banking practices compatible with Islamic ideas of social and economic life. The economic system of the West has created almost insoluble problems for humanity and to many of us it appears that only a miracle can save it from disaster that is not facing the world. It has failed to do justice between man and man and to eradicate friction from the international field. On the contrary, it was largely responsible for the two world wars in the last half century.

The Western world, in spite of its advantages, of mechanization and industrial efficiency is today in a worse mess than ever before in history. The adoption of Western economic theory and practice will not help us in achieving our goal of creating a happy and contended people.  We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind.”

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a true visionary leader who could see into the future, and he was so clear about everything that he even wrote the future Constitution of Pakistan that supported the PRESIDENTIAL form of government and rejected the PARLIAMENTARY form of government. That is why there was only ONE Governor General—that is a PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM. The other governor was the governor of the State Bank.

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After his demise (that is still a mystery), everything was turned around by the POLITICIANS for an engineered disaster. The constitution that Muhammad Ali Jinnah wrote on 10th July 1947 was hidden until I discovered and retrieved it from the Archives Department and filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (CM Appeal 149/2022).

The engineered disaster and the betrayal were so evident that less than a year after the demise of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the counterfeit coins {Mr. Jinnah used this term for politicians of Pakistan who were actually the enemies (POLITICIANS) and the members of FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY} worked enough in following the engineered disaster that was feared, envisioned, and referred by Mr. Jinnah in the first three points written before he penned down the future Constitution of Pakistan (handwritten letter of Mr. Jinnah is attached with the letter to the present Justices the Supreme Court of Pakistan).

Muhammad Ali Jinnah's letter
Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s original letter
copy of Mr Jinnah's letter
Certified copy of the letter by the Archives Department of Pakistan

Professor D. Schuemann in his address in Brooklyn, New York on June 3, 1949, observed (Bangladesh became a reality in December 1971 just 21 years after Pakistan’s creation):

“The state of Pakistan, (which) recently came into being in South East Asia, is a state manifest with enormous pitfalls unique to itself. Its existence is vulnerable, as time will show…In less than half a century, the state will collapse because of its people—who are born with chains of slavery, whose thoughts cannot see love of a free country and whose minds cannot function beyond the scope of personal selfish ends….”

Stockholm Syndrome is defined as a psychological response wherein a captive begins to identify closely with his or her captors, as well as with their agenda and demands.

Pakistan is an agricultural country and most of its population is illiterate because the politicians by design did not spare any budget allocations for education. Therefore, while Articles 1 to 48 speak of the rights of the citizens to receive every essential service free of cost, the budget is only available for the perks and privileges of the politicians. Now, most of the illiterate Pakistanis and few beneficiaries consider these politicians as their saviors despite the fact that the politicians are making laws that are legalizing crimes.

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Since the legislation supports the crimes of the politicians, the judiciary finds them “not guilty” for most crimes and the people still vote for them as they find the same corrupt politicians as their saviors.

Letter to the Justices of Pakistan

Following is the letter I wrote to the honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan and the honorable justices of Pakistan on 11th September 2023. Until today, when this article is being published, none of the judicial public servants have replied to me.

letter page 1 (lost in translation)
letter page number 2 (lost in translation)
letter page number 3 (lost in translation)

It must be known to all readers that replying to a letter to any public servant in the interest of the nation is the responsibility of every public servant. Somehow, with the values deteriorating in Pakistan, professionalism is also on the decline. It is quite possible that the lower staff of the Supreme Court of Pakistan are not confident to present this letter to the justices resulting in no response.


As a Pakistani citizen, I urge the judiciary and especially the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Qazi Faez Isa to list these cases for an early hearing as these are the most important cases in the history of Pakistan. I pray that these cases be live telecasted for every citizen to know what damage has been done by the legislators of Pakistan, remove the conflict of interests from the Constitution of Pakistan 1973, and ‘uphold the truth that can set us free’ as has been very rightly pointed out by you.

Pakistan Zinda-o-Paindabad

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