Future of Democracy in Pakistan
2045 WordsNov 13th, 20129 Pages
Future of democracy in Pakistan
1)What is democracy
2) Democracy and Pakistan – Present, Past and Future
3) Importance of democracy
4)Threats to democracy
1. Weak political institutions
2. Influence of Military
3. Economic difficulties
4. Social Norms
5. Illiteracy – lack of political of awareness
6. Unemployment and poverty
7. Image of political leadership
8. Power politics
9. Foreign interference
10. Unbridled media
11. Feudalism and racism
12. Grievances of small provinces
13. Relation with India
14. Terrorism and extremism
5) Suggestions to meet the challenges
1. Strengthing of political parties and political culture
2. Sovereignty of parliament and other statuary
3. Independence of judiciary
4. Eradication of…show more content…
Political parties could not be established on modern and democratic lines. Political parities are nursuries of democracy. In Pakistan these parties are plagued with outside influence, short term goals, one man show and family politics. Political culture cannot flourish until political parties start functioning in democratic manner.
FOR RULERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES LIKE PAKISTAN, DEMOCRACY IS A CHEWING GUM FOR THE PEOPLE, TO GO ON CHEWING……A SWEET YET USELESS TASTE
Economic difficulties are the barriers to Govt performance causing public discontent. Pakistan government is facing financial difficulties. Its economy is under developed characterized by huge trade deficit, heavy debt burden and deteriorating currency. Government lacks the requisite economic resources for public uplift. Consequently common men remain indifferent to national politics and democracy that induce undemocratic forces to intervene.
The democratic system derives its strength from people. Whereas half of the Pakistani population is illiterate and stands unaware to democratic concepts, even the major chunk of educated people remains also indifferent to political developments in the country. This allures undemocratic forces to assume the power and to their pleasure they are accorded warm welcome by the nation when they assumed the charge. Political unawareness amongst the masses poses serious threat to democracy. Democracy can flourish only if public
According to CIA World Fact Book “Pakistan remains stuck in a low-income, low-growth trap, with growth averaging about 3.5% per year from 2008 to 2013 which was Ex-President Asif Ali Zardari regime in Pakistan. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government inherited many challenges to must address long standing issues related to government revenues and energy production in order to spur the amount of economic growth that will be necessary to employ its growing and rapidly urbanizing population. Other long term challenges include expanding investment in education and healthcare, adapting to the effects of climate change and natural disasters, and reducing dependence on foreign donors.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz cabinet took the oath when Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was bombing in the war of terrorism which was imposed on our countrymen, after Pervez Musharf’s decision to bow down in the line of fire which shaken economic foundation of Pakistan and gave birth to many terrorists in reaction of counter terrorism attacks.
Baluchistan was igniting in insurgencies due to feelings of deprivation in the Baloch tribes and Baloch insurgents were raising their voice for their rights and for their beloved missing persons. Karachi the economic hub of Pakistan was weeping over the mutilated dead bodies of its citizens while lords of its soil were ruling all the provinces and Punjab was formulating merit policies and delivering laptop to his young students.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz achieved heavy mandate in general election 2013 but in spite of having the authority to formulate PMLN government in more than two provinces, party leadership preferred to split the power in all democratic parties according to their mandate. Baluchistan was handed over to Baloch nationalist Muhammad Malick where anti state sentiment was growing up due to deprivations.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was assigned to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’sPervez Khattak according to their mandate.Pakistan People Party and Muttahida Quami Movement were allowed to rule the Sindh and Pakistan Muslim League came in to chairs to govern the Punjab and Federal.
Since the begging of his rule Nawaz government with his expert team putting all his efforts day in and day out for social capital growth, economic development, institutional reforms, infrastructural expansion and rule of law implementation with a future vision to achieve global millennium development goals.
All the core team worked hard to design the objectives of Nawaz government entitled as vision 2025 which is going to be launched soon. Vision 2025 is framed around the seven main pillars like
- Putting People First : Developing Human and Social Capital: covers education, higher education, population, health, youth, genderequality and womendevelopment, inclusionofvulnerable segments, interfaithharmony andreligiousdiversity, art, culture& heritage, sports and ethical andvaluesdrivensociety.
- Achieving Sustained, Indigenous andInclusive Growth: includes macroeconomic framework, productivity growth, strategic initiatives, formalizing the parallel economy, resource mobilization, urban development and smart cities and social protection framework.
- Governance, Institutional Reform & Modernization of the Public Sector: encompasses the governance framework, enabling the private sector, high performance & fast governance for the future and civil service reforms.
- Energy, Water & Food Security: covers energy, integrated energy development model, energy efficiency, water, food security, nutrition and climate change.
- Private Sector & Entrepreneurship Led Growth: includes strengthening institutions, removing infrastructure bottlenecks, macro-economic stability, privatization, public private partnership (ppp), encouraging investment and small and medium enterprises.
- Developing a Competitive Knowledge Economy through Value Addition: includes firm commitment to enhancing competitiveness, fixing the basics for a healthy and educated workforce, laying the foundations of a knowledge economy, increasing goods market efficiency, increasing labor market efficiency, greater financial market sophistication, information and communication technology, tapping large domestic and regional market size, cluster based development, value chain improvements, driving innovation, technology parks and business incubation centers, applying knowledge for increased productivity in agriculture, increasing competitiveness of industry and manufacturing, tapping natural endowments in mining and minerals and increasing competitiveness in the services sector.
- Modernizing Transportation Infrastructure & Greater Regional Connectivity: includes roads, railways, aviation, ports, Pakistan’s regional connectivity potential, opportunities for realizing the vision and China-Pakistan economic corridor.
All the core team is striving to achieve the objectives of vision 2025 keeping in view the priority areas, to facilitate local and international investors to invest and plant alternative energy plants to gear up our sick industries, to create enabling atmosphere to sustainable growth rate all over the country without gender and geographic discrimination, to generate new business and job opportunities by modernization of existing infrastructure with the help of public private partnership, improving competitiveness in industry and trade sector, opening economic corridor for global business communities to invest in Pakistan to improve our falling economies.
It is an eye opener for all responsible citizens of this Pak Land that in two dictators regimes we are put in to game of bomb and blood, first time when we were used as to manufacture Mujahidins to fight with infidels all over the globe, especially to disintegrate power of Soviet Union and second time we were put into War of Terrorism to safeguard the heinous designs of war mongers for their corporate objectives and during ruling era of Pakistan People’s Party we lost East Pakistan to fulfill the dream of rule.
It is time to stand with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government because Pakistan cannot afford any more killings in the name of revolution, no more marches in the name of change and no more coup d’état on democracy in the name of national interest. We all should believe in the continuity of the democratic process for institutional maturity and organization growth and to put all our efforts for a better Pakistan in future.