Barabri Party Pakistan

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Barabri Party Pakistan
برابری پارٹی پاکستان
Urdu nameبرابری پارٹی پاکستان
AbbreviationBPP
ChairmanJawad Ahmad
Vice ChairmanDr. Shahnaz Khan
FounderJawad Ahmad
Founded2018
HeadquartersJohar Town Lahore, Pakistan
IdeologyEgalitarianism
Political positionLeft-wing
Colors    Green, Yellow, Red
SloganKhana, Kapra, Ghar, Tahafuz, Taleem, Sehat or Rozgaar, Bijli, Pani, Transport, Insaaf, RAYASAAT IN KI ZIMMEDAAR.
Election symbol
Pen (Qalam)[1]
Fountain pen.SVG
Website
Barabri Party Pakistan

The Barabri Party Pakistan[2][3] (Urdu: برابری پارٹی پاکستان abbr. BPP), a political party founded in 2017 by musician/singer, political activist, social worker and intellectual Jawad Ahmad.[4] The party's name, Barabri, is an Urdu word meaning 'equality' because the fundamental underlying philosophy of the party is equitable distribution of resources and equality of access to opportunities for all citizens of Pakistan regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality or gender.

BPP fielded 12 candidates for 5 Provincial and 7 National Assembly, including one woman, in 2018 General Elections, all of them belonging to the middle class, working class and youth, against the political stalwarts in the country. Jawad Ahmad[5][6][7][8] himself challenged Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif and Bilawal Zardari Bhutto[9][10] representing the three major political parties in Pakistan, in 2018 elections. He believes that these parties represent the elites in the country and election is a form of business for these parties. Jawad Ahmad further elaborates that ninety-nine percent of Pakistan population belongs to the middle and working class and unless candidates representing this ninety-nine percent of the population enter the parliament to work on people-centric legislation, nothing will change and status quo will keep on existing.

Ideology[edit]

The fundamental underlying ideology of the party is leftist. Equality of access over opportunities and resources for all citizens of Pakistan regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality or gender.

General elections 2018[edit]

In the 2018 Pakistani general election the party won zero seats and their deposits in all contested constituencies were forfeited.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "116 Election Symbols Alloted [sic] to political parties" (PDF). ecp.gov.pk. Election Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  2. ^ "'Doctors should be concerned about patient rights'". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  3. ^ "Jawad Ahmed decides to participate in general elections 2018 - Entertainment". Dunya News. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  4. ^ "Jawad Ahmed enters politics with his own political party 'Barabari'". Pakistan Today. May 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jawad Ahmad explains 'anti-PM' remarks which led to him being barred from speaking in Faisalabad". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  6. ^ Hussainy, Faizanullah (2018-07-03). "Pakistan Election 2018: Jawad Ahmad is challenging PML-N, PTI, PPP". Hamariweb.com News. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  7. ^ "I will contest election against status quo: Jawad". The Nation. 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  8. ^ Gabol, Imran (2018-02-19). "Politics, activism, human rights highlights of Faiz Aman Mela". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  9. ^ Wasim, Amir (July 3, 2018). "Candidate Profile: Challenging political biggies on behalf of 'middle class'". Dawn.
  10. ^ "Jawad Ahmad to contest election against Imran, Shehbaz and Bilawal with a focus on middle class". Samaa TV. June 1, 2018. Retrieved 2019-09-28.

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