TurncoatBy Dawar Naqvi • Jul 25th, 2012 • Category: Politics • One Response
A turncoat is a person who shifts allegiance from one loyalty or ideal to another, betraying or deserting an original cause by switching to the opposing side or party. In political and social history, this is distinct from being a traitor, as the switch mostly takes place under the following circumstances:
In groups, often driven by one or more leaders.
Desire of Power (Wadera, Choudary, Sardar, Religious Shah etc they like to keep their Family kingdom alive)
Desire of Money (Mostly corrupt businessman fits in this, they entered in the politics to make money, so they want in ruling government)
Changing loyalty is never considered good anywhere in the world. Loyalty is the quality of being faithful.
When people change their political party or their ideology; what is that process like? Is there a sudden event that triggers it or is there a long process of gradual realization that previous conceptions are wrong and a new direction is needed?
If it is essential to change the Loyalty for any good reason it should be done far before the election or in other words far before taking full joys of being in the power. Last minute changes definitely shows unfaithfulness with the people of Pakistan.
This is a first time in Pakistan history any democratic government is completing 5 years tenure. Many individuals who became MNA, Minister, MPA on the behalf of PPP, PML (N), and ANP, they are switching their parties at this stage. They had enjoyed full joys of government in last 4 or three years, now they are switching their loyalties. They realized due to their corruptions their party will not win again. People of Pakistan are extremely disappointed with the current ruling parties. So far PTI is not the part of any political government. So it’s considered clean so far. People started supporting PTI.
This week PPP MNA Afzal Sindhu joins PTI.
Prior to him there is a list of political leaders who joined PTI, and these are some big names, such as Shah Mahoomd Qureshi Ex Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gialni government, PML (N) MNA Javed Hashmi, ANP Hashim Babar Khan. For long term this is not good for even PTI. I humbly request Chief justice of Pakistan and Law makers to introduce law which prevents politicians to change their party during their terms.