Revolution is diverse but highly clear and marketable commodity in Pakistan’s political fishy business, which today means snatching power by either luring garrison city of ‘Rawan-Pindi’ (Ooops! Rawalpindi) or by winning electoral constituencies by any means.
Its meaning vary from leader to leader, party to party and institution to institution. The contemporary word construction is re+valuation = revolution. Today, it is used not only by the politicians but also by the military and its leading ducks and goons.
The ‘revolution’ is a noun in Pakistan. It has never become a verb since the militarization of Pakistan has established one full and final principle – power lies with the Pindi (military headquarters). There are many meanings and uses of Revolution in Pakistan, out of which major are:
Left: Revolution is used for undermining national question in Pakistan by giving verbal therapy of high focus on the class question.
Right: The word here is used for Salafization of majority Hanfiya Muslims, both Sunni and Shiite, which is meant to further control of religious extremists of the state and society of Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan so that Saudian Patro-Riyals, Chinese Yuans, US Dollars, UK Pound Sterling and German Marks could be earned by the right-wing Mullahs and their Punjabi masters in the military.
Centre: The centralist parties like Pakistan People’s Party - PPP (centre left) and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz - PMLN (centre left) traditionally have been using word revolution either for coming into power or for earlier general elections. These days, they have also started using this word for side lining military from some of the political affairs.
Political Pop-ups: (a) Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf - PTI has been using this word for military supported right-wing government change in Islamabad. (b) Pakistan Awami Tahreek - PAT is using this word as a dominance of Musharaf’s lobby on the state-power in Pakistan. (c) Mutahida Qomi Movement - MQM use this word for usurping unjustly the political and economic benefits of ethnic Sindhis from Sindh, albeit they are flexible enough that they can use this word in symphony with almost all political and establishment groups to further their dominance over one and half districts of Karachi city. They generally are allies of Musharaf’s promoted military cadre in the army.
Ethnic Nationalists: There are two sets of ethnic nationalists in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhyunkhuwa and Siraiki Southern South Punjab - (i) believers of provincial autonomy and (ii) aspirants of territorial freedom. The earlier use it for maximum benefits of their provinces and ethnic groups and usually do not feel shy of getting engaged with the civil and military establishment for that matter. The later, is abhorrent of everything named Pakistan; however does not know appropriately when and how the revolution will come.
Establishment: Almost all components of Pakistani establishment use the word revolution for same meaning; however they keep on changing the suffix and prefix of the word according to allies. Their commonly agreed meaning for the word is ‘Sustenance of Punjabi hegemony on everything in Pakistan’ with the necessary support of the military and by keeping an open option for the junior partnership to the minority ethnic groups in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa and Punjab.
This is a precise a-political dictionary for the use of word 'Revolution' in Pakistan, therefore does not contain the explanations, phrases and idioms associated with the word Revolution.