Forty-eight years ago Pakistan parted into two which occurred due to Indian interference and conspiracy but the main reason was their depravity to which India took advantage and by anti state actors who exploited the situation.
If people of East Pakistan were honoured, facilitated with equal opportunities given so Indian conspiracy could never have survived. We have another example of Indian interference in Balochistan and arrest of Kulbhoshan Jadhev is the proof who admitted that Indian spy agency RAW is supporting and funding to US designated banned organization BLA but, the question that arises is why armed movements arise? Why anti-state emotions exist? Why common people join such organizations?
Simply the answer could be grievances which are not addressed by authorities and resulting anti-state elements take advantage of this.
Question arises again why grievances exist & could not be resolved? Answer is that there is double standard, dual nature law, status quo, corruption and illicit use of power by bureaucracy and influential persons resultantly a sense of depravity increases which provides opportunity to anti-state elements within and outside of the state. However, it is the need of the hour to “repair the system” particularly need to fix democratic deficit and governance failure.
To meet systematic gap it must be Pakistan’s policy and elected government should do rapid work on reforms and their implementation aimed at repairing the system which is not only the vision of PM but also longstanding wish of the nation and key to nation’s prosperity. First of all, government must tackle lawlessness which is the mother of all crisis and restore the rule of law in true spirit instead rule of persons. For national integration and state sustainability reforms in public service is most important as we have learnt from 1971 when Bengali civil servants refused to unload a ship at Chittagong port due to their affiliation with Awami League.
Moreover, it is commonly noted that the person appointed political basis are loyal to their parties and not with their duties. Secondly our institutions and system derailed due to political appointments of incapable persons so government must reform civil service act and modernize police act to ensure neutrality and professionalism of bureaucracy and depoliticization should be functionalized. It must also ensure merit system in recruitment at federal and provincial level specially in Sindh.
Its certain need to end corruption and political influence in appointments and transfers to make the people service oriented. It is the prime responsibility of government to make sure stoppage ‘decrees of traitor’ to civil society and must provide space to enable effective functioning of civil society which acts as watchdog in democratic, constitutional values and rights of people. During Imran Khan’s whole campaign he emphasized decentralization and effective local government bodies for the betterment of system and now Imran Khan is in power so he must fulfill his promise but the 18th amendment would prove to be a big hurdle in this. Due to 18th amendment each province has its own law and obstruction in implementation of gov’t orders so this should be revisited because it is noticed that after passage of 18th amendment ethnicity rate increased massively.
Directly and indirectly, the 18th amendment has created states within the state so need of the hour is to revisit the 18th amendment. On the basis of ethnicity different regions are demanding provinces but it would further create new problems because there is need of rule of law first then any other thing. It is pertinent to mention here that it is Imran Khan who is the first among politicians to focus on environmental issues and struggling to get benefits of natural resource economics. In fact, climate change is a global issue and Pakistan is badly effected, no doubt Imran Khan’s program of Billion Tree Tsunami & Clean Green Pakistan would prove in best favor of state and nation besides it must be reassessed. Development projects should minimize risks as in past our bridges caused heavy land erosions by Indus, Chenab and Jehlum rivers resultantly thousands of families become unemployed due to loss of their land.
Pakistani leaders, who during five decades, ruled the state like monarchs had never put intentions on the problems of the poor people and remained busy in their business, increased the volume of both internal and external debt, majority of them are now in quandary and they don’t know what future they hold. Since Imran Khan appeared in Pakistani politics he made intentions on lingering problems of poor and after coming into power he has started to make ground work for reforms aimed to repair the system but bureaucracy and traditional politicians obstructing by delaying tactics.
Despite the fact that this ground work is going on and in some fields ground work has already been done and implementation process is on but there is still the need to ensure transparency. Youth loans, housing scheme, health card programs are beyond appreciation but it is time to make new social contract to ensure equal opportunities for poor and their due share in national resources, there should be subsidized loans for farmers and youth, crop insurance under gov’t authority, provision of quality education and merit base recruitment must be our top priority.
There is dual standard for the rich and the poor, it must be put an end to now, there should be rule of law which must be the same standard for all classes. Time to end the protection of violators of law, looters & plunderers.
Reforming judicial system is the need of the hour so that the nation may be rid off from “Peshi Pe Peshi” tradition.
Nepotism is basic part of our culture, it must be put an end to as well. Most importantly bring “say no to corruption” out of advertisements and books, instead ensure implementation of it on ground.
Ruling Party seems sincere in reforming financial sector but transparency and accountability is needed to reach designated position. As it is the longstanding vision of Imran Khan to ensure effective local bodies system, depoliticization, rule of law, free society from status quo and this is the need of hour to free from all crisis.
Hopefully Gov’t will engage in repairing system for the betterment of the nation.
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