Chitral: The quality of governance has been falling ever since parliamentary democracy was introduced in Pakistan in the 1970s. A country erstwhile known for stable and progressive institutions has been subject to vandalism without any mercy in the name of democracy, ever since. There are numerous examples that can be quoted to prove what has been said above, but the recent one is worth mentioning:
The PIA recently terminated services of several personnel on the grounds of possessing fake educational certificates. The Senate Standing Committee on Aviation promptly opposed this step and the committee Chairperson Senator Mushahid Hussain said that?the issue of fake degrees though being? serious, but instead of depriving such fake degree holders of their jobs, their salaries should be reduced.
Such is the moral standing of our senior politicians and policy makers. This is all because in a parliamentary democracy such people are thrown up by compulsion and assigned the reigns of our destiny.
It is imperative that we change the system if we want to get out of this gutter. The least we can do is to adopt a presidential system of government where the president can appoint people on merit instead of succumbing to electoral compulsions. .. CN report, 04 Jan 2019