21/10: Worth of a democracy...

Two suicide bomb blasts recently occurred at the International Islamic University campus in H-9, Islamabad. One of them was in the women campus cafeteria which resulted in loss of innocent lives and some damage to the university campus.

It is a sad incident and the reprehensible acts of the terrorists should be condemned. It was a time of mourning for the losses incurred. However, as is usual, the interior minister Rehman Malik paraded in with his entourage for his usual media whoring. The students protested against his very presence and showed deep anger over the failure of the democratically elected government. A video of this incident can be seen here (highly recommended!). As a common citizen of Pakistan, I fully agree with the sentiments expressed within the video by the students and Talat Hussain, as they relate to government officials.The widening disconnect between the rulers and the ruled reflects the ever widening difference in perceptions of the aforementioned parties.

I, for one, fail to see the benefit of democracy judging by the performance of the PPP led government since the elections. This government is the epitome of leadership failure, irresponsibility, lack of political savviness and utter disregard for public sentiments and aspirations.To put it forth plain and simple, former President Musharraf's quasi-democracy era was far better than this failed democracy because ultimately, the people and the country's progress matter far more than the imposition of a supposedly better political system just for the sake of the system itself. While the Pakistani media presents a differing point of view, the Pakistani public is becoming increasingly disenfranchised with democracy as a workable system.

The question which arises is this: How long will we keep dragging this democratic wreck with us?

Asad  Politics 
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Dear Asad first define the word democracy. I haven't seen democracy in this country ever. The current political leadership (all parties) lacks such character and a charisma due to which people could follow them. All these so called political leaders are hunters and they are behind the prey which is Pakistan. They don't take Pakistan as a country but a treasure for which this mafia struggles for making their own governments.

But the good thing is that now their time is getting over and they are doing suicidal as now ultimately the ordinary people on roads and streets will have to think about the crisis which they are facing for past 60 years.
As far as Army is concerned they should not be invited to govern as this affects the security of the country as all their prime attention diverts in running states day by day affairs. Moreover the culture in which they are trained doesn’t suit such personnel to run a successful government.
Summarizing: Until unless the ordinary people on street began to think for their country we cannot hope a prosperous Pakistan. You will have to find alternate leadership which exists but you people are not promoting them because they are just like you. Find alternates and reject those who are not fulfilling their promises. .Simple!!!
26/10 19:30:56
right now Pakistan is going through very tough time , at one end we are fighting war against terror in Waziristan and on another end we suffering global worst economic conditions , under these circumstances current Govt is proceeding very fairly , Pakistan is a frontline allay in War against terror and we have some huge responsibilities to crush out terrorism from our soil , i agree Musharraf's era was better but still consider Musharraf in shoe of Asif Ali Zardari at the moment , he would have done same which President Zardari is doing . Current Govt is under huge pressure but still some achievements are achieved like Gilgit baltistan elections , Balochistan package , Sucessfull swat operation ..etc in minimal resources current Govt is proceeding well .
02/12 05:40:52
@ Imran Matloob: Your "summary" certainly bears weight but it is prudent to judge if we we have the time to "experiment" with democracy and the corruption it inevitably brings in to governance?
04/12 22:34:28
@ Zain: The majority of Pakistan considers the current "democratic" government a failure due to its ineptitude and lack of will to make changes and reflect the opinion of the people of this nation. The Parliament which should be a sovereign body is merely a Presidential puppet. The government has utterly failed in fulfilling its role and duties.
04/12 22:36:40
@ Asad: For eliminating corruption people will have to support the top to bottom judiciary and pressurize their elected represntatives to remain impartial in all cases in courts. Independent and wise judicary will certainly play a hurdle to role in the way of corruption.
One more thing is that the people will have to come up with a theme that they will never support corruption atleast on their own end. e.g Don't give bribe to make your file processing fast in government offices. Its not a undoable. I can give you an example of a D of City Jhang who started its own system to check the corruption in Land and Revenue Department.The buyers and sellers ID cards photocopy and their telephone numbers were taken and the DC used to call the buyers and sellers of properties at random to inquire about his office personnel's behaviour, whether they demanded any bribe or not. And in days these land and revenue department princes became public servants. All you need is a system, a bit patience and a lot of courage to to make it IMPLEMENTED.
11/12 23:27:59
Democracy is an illusion... Khilafah is solution
05/05 09:15:09

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