Pakistan Needs a Paradigm Shift, Visualizing New Constitution under Resistive Economic Mechanism(s): Dr. Asim

Dr. Asim should be recognized as “an academic equivalent to Ibrahim Raisi” for Pakistan, being the first to pioneer work on the concept of a resistive economy within the country. In his previous book “Romanticizing Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan: A Region Through the Lens of Resistive Economy”, he not only presented a detailed feasibility report for establishing a joint administrative market at the tri-borderland between Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan but also meticulously assessed how such an initiative could challenge the dominance of US unipolarity and West-inclined international financial institutions, ultimately undermining Western socio-cultural and economic hegemony. Additionally, Dr. Asim astutely highlights Afghanistan’s rational approach to seeking sustainable development since August 15, 2021, and Iran’s similar path since 1979, attributing this progress to the implementation of resistive economic mechanisms. He draws attention to the pivotal role of current Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, who designed such mechanisms during the Iranian cultural revolution, leading Iran to its current sustainable stage.

Conversely, Dr. Asim underscores the detrimental impact of irrationality within Pakistan’s power nexus, particularly within the military and bureaucratic spheres, which poses a significant hurdle to the country’s socio-political and economic development. By adhering to colonial legacies and prioritizing personal interests over national and regional concerns, these sectors have perpetuated policies that align with US or Western interests, neglecting the broader welfare of Pakistan. Despite the exposure of these flawed policies, particularly evident after the ousting of Imran Khan from the government, Dr. Asim asserts that entrenched practices persist. Drawing on the insights of Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Asim illustrates how the CIA launched a regime change operation in Pakistan with the assistance of COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa. This operation was prompted by Pakistan’s refusal to provide stations or bases to US troops post-Afghanistan withdrawal, adoption of de-dollarized barter trade through cabinet ratification on February 24, 2022, neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, adherence to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s policy on Palestine, and rejection of COAS-backed US-sponsored initiatives regarding Israel and Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr. Asim’s book precisely examines how Pakistan’s current administrative, constitutional and political system acts as a significant impediment to its political development. He highlights that while the Objectives Resolution of 1949 remains a preamble to the Constitution, its principles are often disregarded in the drafting process. Through a detailed analysis of this resolution, Dr. Asim reveals its alignment with the themes of the Charter of Madina and the prerequisites for the implication of resistive economic mechanism(s) in any third-world country like Pakistan. He advocates for the adoption of a new social contract or constitution based on these principles, presenting 12 articles derived from the 12 clauses of the Objectives Resolution. These articles, further elaborated through specific clauses, are founded on the Charter of Madina, resistive economic mechanisms and 20 essential points essential for national building and socio-economic growth.

In my personal judgement, Dr. Asim’s proposed constitutional draft extends beyond Pakistan’s borders, offering a transformative framework applicable to other third-world countries grappling with corruption and authoritarianism.

Reviewer: Dr. Ali Naqi (Founder & Director, Ain-ul-Yaqeen Research Center Qom, Iran)

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