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> Democracy Can Only Thrive When the Middle Class in Actively Involved in Politics: Senator Jehangir Bader, PPP-P

January 10, 2014


Lahore, January 10; While addressing a large group of young individuals from a multitude of academic institutions, Senator Dr. Jehangir Bader said the struggle for and sustenance of democracy is contingent upon active and passionate involvement of the middle class in the realms of politics.


Despite having been offered noteworthy administrative positions in civil services and dictatorial regimes, the motivation he received from his middle-class parents to continue with the pursuit of his education, coupled with his unfaltering interest in actively engaging in politics, Senator Jehangir Bader proclaimed he never wavered. It was only under the tutelage of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto that he found his ethos to graduate from engaging in varsity politics to becoming a youth leader.


Senator Bader further reiterated his desire to active foster the development of a youth movement for the strengthening of the democratic institutions of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. This was complemented by the remarks made by former Senator S. M. Zafar, who declared persistence and perseverance as the two key ingredients for success in any field and for Senator Baderís rise to political prominence in the country. This was further supplemented by the comments of Dr. Mujahid Kamran, the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Punjab. Dr. Kamran asserted the importance of education in determining of degree of success of any individual, and attributed the successes experienced by Senator Bader to his undying passion for education.


The event, which was concluded after an intense and interactive discussion between the panelists and the attendees, had commenced with an introduction of the speakers and the agenda of the event by Mr. Ahmed Bilal Mehmood, President PILDAT.