CHITRAL: Pakistan’s politics has shown it’s colour once again. Elections have been held and clear and visible mandate is handed out by the people but ‘the power that be’ is not allowing that to materialise. This is the saga of Pakistan. It happened in 1970 and it has been happening in different forms and with different intensity all through. The injustice has not been against any one party but pendulated between opposite ones, depending on whom the establishment wanted to get into power at that time.
The problem with Pakistani politics is that it is not designed to deliver. Political party heads are more at logger head with each other than with the problems of Pakistan. Even voters vote against some one out of hatred for a person/party than a love for his opponent, and the opponent benefits by default in the process.
As long as political parties of Pakistan and their leaders do not set aside their personal repugnance for each other, gather on one single agenda of relocating the armed forces to their primary constitutional duty of defending the frontiers and not interfering in any way with the political process in the country, the situation in Pakistan will not improve. This is not an easy task and with passage of time rather becoming impossible- so the future of politics in Pakistan seems bleak, to say softly.
If Imran Khan thinks he can take on Nawaz Sharif, Zardari, FazluRahman and the establishment at the same time, he is badly mistaken. He would be wise to mend ways with his political adversaries even if he has to bite the humble pie and together fight against the elephant in the room. As this is not going to happen, so matters will continue as they have been and as they are and we will have the proverbial ‘more of the same’ going on in Pakistan.
Having highlighted the problem, the ultimate and viable cure to the cancer in Pakistan vis a vis political imbroglio engineered by the establishment, is to jump over to the out of the box system of ‘Meritocracy‘. If so done it will take care of all the problems/issues mentioned above and even more .. CN report, 12 Feb 2024