London, UK, June 7th 2007 – As Pakistan continues to descend into
deeper political chaos, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, the Islamic political
party, is widely distributing a political leaflet explaining the
origins of the crisis and how the Caliphate would allow the people of
Pakistan to liberate themselves from colonialist hegemony and establish
the rule of law.
The leaflet examines the expected deal between Benazir Bhutto and General Musharraf, explaining that the politics of Pakistan have been repeatedly usurped by secular aristocratic elites, feudal or military, supported to the hilt by their foreign backers. Such an alliance is intended to roll back the process of Islamisation that has accelerated in recent years, and the leaflet warns that, "The corruption of the 1990s combined with the betrayal of the first decade of the 21st century provides a perfect storm in terms of bringing about an extremely worrying and dangerous immediate future for Pakistan."
In addressing the origins of the crisis, the leaflet explains that, "The current administration remains in office but not in power. Yet the root cause of Pakistan’s sad predicament is not confined to this, the worst regime in its history. The causes are systemic. What is clear is instead of following its own independent path, consecutive Pakistani administrations have outsourced their governing responsibilities to the United States and its foreign policy goals."
The leaflet cites the recent opinion poll carried out by the University of Maryland, in which 74 per cent of Pakistanis said that they supported the establishment of a unified Caliphate in the Muslim world, and concludes, "It is only the Khilafah (Caliphate) that can take power away from the feudal landowners and the rich industrialists, implement a real rule of law, produce economic prosperity for the many and not the few and ensure political decisions on the future of Pakistan are made in Islamabad not London or Washington."
Notes to Editors:
The full text of the leaflet can be viewed at www.hizb.org.uk
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain