By: Ishraq Ahmed Hashmi
عشق کو نغمۂ امید سنا دے آ کر
دل کی سوئی ہوئی قسمت کو جگا دے آ کر
Born in Jaffarabad Baluchistan Mr. Arif Rind has been active in social work from early life. He is a young political figure of PTI who started his political career from student life in 2009 embracing the stance of Imran Khan for bringing real Change in Pakistan.
He became PTI press secretary of his native district Jaffarabad. Where he has been in connect with all Baluchistan youth leaders. He was elected as District President during intra party election of PTI.
Then he became member of Central National Council. Then became member of central executive committee (CEC) of PTI. He was also chosen as member of Advisory Council of Imran Khan from Baluchistan. He has been the Additional Secretary General of PTI Baluchistan. He has been a good speaker and was noted at national level.
His practical work was started when the devastating flood hitted Jaffarabad during 2010-2012 He provided shelter to different needy and suffered communities. Despite he has been running Baluchistan Youth Activism Organization as President. He involved different NGOs for relief and rehabilitation operation. He mobilized his fellows, students and PTI youth to participate in the relief and rebuilding operations.
Leaders always inspire the people like such verses and before PTI government in Pakistan, Mr. Rind has been quoting Faiz Ahmed Faiz among friends of PTI Youth…
دل ناامید تو نہیں ناکام ہی تو ہے
لمبی ہے غم کی شام مگر شام ہی تو ہے
Because Arif Rind was a common young person starting his career from grossroots level. He was impressed with the 23 years struggle for change by Imran Kahn. So, following the vision of his Leader Mr. Arif Rind was in try to bring a common person to the politics.
He placed Azadi Camps in Baluchistan for creating nationalism/ Pakistanism in the youth of Baluchistan. During the Zarb-e-Azb operation Mr. Arif Rind played a vital role in organizing Azadi Medical Camps in Waziristan also. He has been actively involved with Imran Khans campaign against US Drone Attacks in Baluchistan and other areas.
As he has been thinking of changing youth of Pakistan so he established close links with other provinces besides Baluchistan. Keeping in view his activities and craze, many political leaders named him as “Son of Baluchistan.”
Because of his such a national services and standing with Imran Khans stance he was elected as Distt.
President of PTI Youth wing District Jaffarabad. Then he was elected as Secretary General PTI Youth Baluchistan. His performance and interests were at central level and the same he proved during the Long March of Imran Khan and he stayed with his fellows at Islamabad Dharna for about 129 days as per the policy of the Chairman PTI for creating awareness on corruption as root cause of Pakistans failure.
It was really a test case for all youth leaders and Mr. Rind has been standing with his leader regardless of living, eating drinking or whatsoever facilities he was deserving while coming from Baluchistan.
Because of his performance, inclination and motivating the youth on national level while travelling across Pakistan he was elected as General Secretary PTI Youth Wing Pakistan. From this stage he became the hope for the youth of not only the Baluchistan but also he became hope for youth of Pakistan.
During this it came the December 2019, when Covid 19 starting from China became worlds biggest issue and Prime Minister Imran Khan directed PTI Youth to create awareness among the youth and children of Pakistan at party platform.
شاخیں رہیں تو پھول بھی پتے بھی آئیں گے
یہ دن اگر برے ہیں تو اچھے بھی آئیں گے
Prime Minister also emphasized to create awareness on provincial level and Mr. Rind has been in touch with whole the youth of PTI Pakistan to impose smart lock downs. PMs smart lockdown was appreciated across the world. Similarly, Mr. Rind played vital role in Billion Trees Project and directed the PTI youth to participate with Prime Ministers cause during plantation.
He visited almost all 18 regions of Pakistan including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. Particularly during GB election he organized the party with Chief Organizers Task force in 9 constituencies of GB. He also organized constituency wise commanders for contesting election on Poling station level.
This committee also worked on village level and did door to door campaign for PTI voting. He also guided the commanders to teach voters about Ballet papers stamping and voting etc. This work was widely approximately 18 Region. And by the grace of Allah PTI won the election and made its government and the youth played a vital role in winning the election. Mr. Arif Rind always empowers his PTI youth fellows with this strong verse of Fani Badayuni.
ناامیدی موت سے کہتی ہے اپنا کام کر
آس کہتی ہے ٹھہر خط کا جواب آنے کو ہے
During the same year AJK election campaign was a challenge like GB and Mr. Rind visited AJK for PTI election with Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan and mobilized the youth in entire 3 divisions of Azad Kashmir on polling station level working to combat PMLN present as ruling party. During this Mr. Rind not only stayed at Muzaffarabad division but also at Poonch division for the challenging election campaign of Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan.
After the election PTI won the election and the result of constituency of LA 15 Bagh was delayed because of rigging allegations on PPP. Mr. Tanveer Ilwas was challenged to enter Bagh without the winning of PPP and Mr. Rind accepted this challenge with Sardar Tanveer Ilyas and stayed at Bagh. Because of his presence the PTI Youth was very much empowered and Sardar Mir Akbar Khan won the challenging election.
PTI Chairman and PM Pakistan Imran Khan again named the victory with PTI youth of Pakistan.
موجوں کی سیاست سے مایوس نہ ہو فانیؔ
گرداب کی ہر تہہ میں ساحل نظر آتا ہے
After this victory Mr. Arif Rind was very popular among the Central and Provincial Leadership alike and he decided to organize Youth Conventions across Pakistan starting from Punjab and spread it to Baluchistan, Karachi and KP and finally AJK.
He also emphasized the Kamyab Naujawan Project of PM while quoting the success story of a Young blood of Baluchistan. Mr. Rind always remain positive for change in Pakistan and states his leader Imran Khan has given political rhythm and awareness to combat the corrupt elements of Pakistan.
انقلاب صبح کی کچھ کم نہیں یہ بھی دلیل
پتھروں کو دے رہے ہیں آئنے کھل کر جواب
Because of his learning and delivering attitude he was also nominated for participating National Security Workshop of National Defense Institute where he addressed different national issues Pakistan is facing with. He proved to be motivational speaker during the same time as per Khan’s Vision of National Development and corruption eradication in Pakistan. Arif Rind was expected to come to different talk shows and to represent his party for his positive behavior towards the opponents and the rivals express the need of such a moral and brave political workers to come front and to defend the party at national media.
رکھ نہ آنسو سے وصل کی امید
کھارے پانی سے دال گلتی نہیں
Its for the first time that a party has empowered youngsters from grassroots level to national level that a youth wing was given designations or merits. We can quote the example of Captain Safar the President of Youth Wing PMLN after 50 + years of age. Imran Khan as PM of Pakistan and the Chief Organizer of PTI Saifullah Niazi has noted the services of Arif Rind and gave them the designations of President Youth Wing from small units of Pakistan eg.
From Sindh Mr. Maula Bukhsh Soomro and Senior Vice President of Youth Wing from Baluchistan respectively.
But one thing we note here is very important that during the present government of PTI the top leadership should request Imran Khan as PM of Pakistan to appoint Mr. Arif Rind as Advisor to Prime Minister for Youth Wing as it’s the proper time to prove the best organizational structure of PTI that can empower its workers also alongwith the general youth of Pakistan. We seek hopes from Imran Khan that he will take the services of this youth of PTI for setting examples in political parties so that the youth remain attach with the party at large.
So in my opinion if the advisors from Foreign Countries are appointed to serve the country why these youngsters cannot be given chances to serve the youth and national at large during the government of PTI???