Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain held a conference titled ‘Building an Independent Pakistan’ in Birmingham on 24th March 2018 attended by more than 200 people from the Muslim community.
The conference aimed to show that, despite celebrating Yaum-e-Pakistan on 23rd March (per the 1940 Lahore resolution outlining a separate homeland for Muslims), Pakistan continues to be dependent and enslaved to Western colonialists through a multitude of colonial instruments like the constitution itself, the IMF, the World Bank, and a political and economic class who are loyal to colonialist interests.
The conference speakers highlighted how both democracy and dictatorship have brought nothing but destruction and misery to Pakistan and that the urgent need now is to change the system from the root, not merely change politicians’ faces. The economic problems of Pakistan were examined with emphasis on their causes being systemic in nature, and contrasting these to the Islamic solutions to these problems which require implementation by the Khilafah state. Finally, the speakers showed how Pakistan, along with the surrounding Muslim lands, is in reality a super-power in waiting, only requiring the Khilafah system with a sincere Islamic leadership to realise its true potential, to lead the Islamic and non-Islamic world.
The talks were appreciated by those who attended and there was agreement on the need for the Khilafah on the way of Prophethood for Pakistan as the only solution to the current stagnation and the sole means to break away from the shackles of colonialism.