Will we have change of system or mere change of faces?
31 Oct, 2016
Chitral — Political turmoil in Pakistan is reaching a culminating point. Happenings hour to hour indicate a change. Now the million dollar question is “what will this change be like”?. Will it result in abdication/removal of the Prime minister who is the prime target of this protest and replacement by another figure from his party or elsewhere, or will it lead to a complete change of the system.
If the first case turns up to be, then it would be a misfortune for Pakistan yet again, as it will further cement the existing system. A change of face within the same sick system only acts as aÂ dose of Asprin, but in the long run it nourishes the germs that areÂ causing the disease, as we have experiencedÂ again and again in Pakistan.
Even if someoneÂ who is widely considered the better one in honesty index amongstÂ politicians is put up as a replacement, he will not be able to do anything with this system and after a couple ofÂ years will put his hands up or be pushed out by the system itself and thus the rut will continue.
The fault lies with the system, which produces leaders whom we scorn the day they take over power and continue to do so till the day we oust them ignominiously.
If the supreme court is really worried about instability in the country, it should make it’s move for establishment of a stable system in the country.Â Through a referendum a presidential form of government can be inducted in Pakistan and 60 percent of our instability problems will be solved automatically. How it is done can be worked out, and everything can be managed and worked out if the intentions are sincere, of course the change should not be expected through the existing parliament as it will never endorse a system which ends it’sÂ ‘thanedari’ and people’s miseries, as politicians virtually thrive on peoples miseries, by default.
This is a defining moment for Pakistan andÂ history has given us another chance to mend our ways. the first step here would be to switch over to a Presidential form of governmentÂ which is being practiced by 90 percent of democratic countries in the world. — CN report, 31 Oct 2016.