Dirty Politics and “We The People”

I believe in the fact that politics done with the intention to serve the humanity and devotion for their welfare is mysticism itself, by losing self gains and working for societal interests, but it doesn’t fit out in the contemporary era, particularly in the case of Pakistan. The history of Pakistani politics is crammed with treacherous politicians, civil bureaucracy and the military officials who always worked on a sole mission “the gain of power and more power.” However whatever the upshot was, it has to be faced by those having no interest and access to politics, means the general public.

Following the independence, it was professed that period of slavery is repealed, but still after seven decades to sovereignty, every partisan intellect undergoes that it had not achieved liberty but just changed their masters. The dilemma is that there is no shift in governance, as system of state machinery is still old as it existed during the British raj. We are in the 21st century, the age of globalization, though the majority of the Pakistanis can be viewed as they are still living in Stone Age, where they are deprived of the political, religious, social and basic human rights to live their lives, which constitution of Pakistan had bestow them. All the tribulations that at the moment Pakistan is facing, the preliminary study will demonstrate that the root cause of these is the system of governance and politics of country.

The entire history of Pakistan is full with constant brawl for power gain among the corrupt and illiterate politicians, most of them were feudal landlords and business owners, religious scholars, the military rulers and the bureaucracy of Pakistan. Pakistan observed diverse forms of government but none has satisfied in meeting people’s expectations, as every new government performance became worse than the earlier one. Politics of Pakistan has became the art of taking votes from peasants and funds from industrialists and assuring both the factions that the politicians will guard their interests against each other. The democracy here is destined to reconcile the differences among politicians, making amendments to constitution whenever desired and the law and state machinery to be used according to the will of the political parties. Techniques such as violent demonstrations, rallies, marches, physical rewards, money, bribes, etc, all are used under the principal ship of “divide and rule”.

The basis of conception, the vital element of national identification and a cardinal issue in Pakistani politics is Islam. Since the Zia regime, religious differences among the political players have become progressively striking, as the religious group’s access to government resources grew and the groups competed for the political interests and tried to endorse their approach to Islam, thus leading to the sectarian violence, militancy and terrorism, that all contributed towards present political scenario.

In the present day state system it is sought that the finest system of governance is democracy which is government of people by the people and for the people, but it doesn’t got its lay in Pakistan. In this regard, Pakistani politicians must recall what the Quaid-e-Azam stated about political leadership and democracy that “Pakistan is created for the advancement of the people living in it. People will themselves choose their leader and it’s the responsibility of the leader to accomplish the needs of the people and work enthusiastically for this motherland.” Another component of democracy are citizens and Quaid advised his nation too that, “citizens are the most imperative component of democracy. They need to strengthen themselves up if they desire democracy to be strong. They should choose better people among themselves, who will then run the country for them.

According to the sayings of Quaid-e-Azam, the countrymen must had to empathize that representation is not a right, it is a privilege, and privileges are not granted, they are earned, by investing character, values, services and devotion to the nation. This doesn’t only necessitate money, but time and sometimes life too. Thus people must opt for, elect and support those statesmen who earn the right to rule the people, not those who came to loot the riches of the homeland and then flee abroad to live their lives gleefully and prosperously.

The politics of the country can be transformed into a new horizon if we are willing, since one core problem is that we are corrupt too and also advocate for accountability, all together. So we need our people particularly our youth to be politically aware and sensitize towards nation building. They are the future and future needs to be bright for Pakistan. For this reason, we must challenge and change the existing political and economic structure, where bad and good alike in honor share.

The “dirty politics” must have to overturn by the people themselves, because now no Moses would come to save them, so they had to do it for them. Remember, once Aristotle said that, “silence is a woman’s glory.”