Pakistan is the only country where Governments are accountable to the people i.e. a democratic set up exists. It may be flawed - so what?
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, etc. etc. are dictatorships and/or controlled by a family, tribe, etc. Iran and some other Muslim countries are exceptions.
At the moment, a liberation struggle is going on the country targetting and killing American agents.
The main agents are Pakistan Army which receives money from USA and kills its own people.
Pakistanis have woken up.
They are now looking to Imran Khan and others to bring about a peaceful change. This can only happen if the Pakistan Army's economic empire is dismantled. Pakistan Army own banks and factories.
People are now realising who their enemies and are fighting on every front.
----- Original Message -----
From: Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad
Sent: 07/26/13 09:19 AM
Subject: [WorldMedia2000] A New Social Contract - Need of the Hour for Pakistan
Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan is a more fragmented society than our forefathers could have ever imagined. The schism is so intense that if immediate corrective steps are not taken, God forbid, this country may see even more turbulent times.
The writing on the wall is clear for all to read. The decadence of Pakistani society in every sphere of life, be it political, economic, educational, industrial, agricultural, religious, law and order or any other segment worth naming, is abysmal, to say the least. Hardly any day passes without reports of suicides committed by the poor due to economic hardships. Children are not dying in dozens but in scores due to the measles outbreak and, strangely enough, no soul has moved and not even a single person has been held accountable.
Maybe we have one last chance to stem the rot, to unite the people and to give them a prescription to rise again and build the nation from the ashes because, for the overwhelming majority, a time is coming that they will be forced to think: no life no nation.
The current frame work under which the country is being run will not take Pakistan any forward, even if it is allowed to continue, for another 100 years. All small and big nations in our region and the world have overtaken us, in the basic fields of health, education, justice, law and order and food security.
All stakeholders must wake up, as the nation is moving towards destruction and business as usual can do no good for Pakistan; our survival is directly linked with the existence of our nationhood. Nationhood means, "the state or quality of having a status as a separate and independent nation".
Pakistan needs a turnaround for which the basic need is our adaptation and readiness for the change, not in cosmetic but real sense. We need a complete change from one era to another like one witnessed by China under Mao Zedong.
Hence, for all Pakistanis, failure is not an option but success is also not automatically guaranteed. In this regard, I would like to suggest that we formulate a new social contract for the common people of Pakistan, who always pay 100 percent bills and taxes and never defaults on their bank loans. Let us make a new Pakistan, which is redesigned to practically cater to the needs of the exploited masses.
Changes must be made in the constitution to block corrupt landowners and power hungry charlatans from contesting the elections. The election system should also be changed so that the whole country directly votes for a president or a prime minister. However, before voting, the candidates of all political parties for this post, must notify a list of their MPAs, MNAs and Senators, who will be automatically considered elected, according to the percentage of votes cast, in favour of the main candidate for the top post of the country.
The decision for Pakistan's charter of development for building dams and mega projects for the next 50 years should also be finalised, on which later on, no politics should be allowed. In other words, the representatives of the nation should decide now where they would like to see Pakistan in each and every field of life after 50 years. This plan should be further divided into ten five years plans.
In order to decentralise and empower the maximum number of people, to enjoy the fruits of self-rule, we should convert every division of Pakistan into a province. This will also work as a panacea for the eradication of linguistic and any other type of frictions and doubts about the hegemony of the people. from certain large areas over the people of other smaller areas. In fact, it will work wonders in the speedy development and unity of Pakistan and kill instantly, any secessionist or separatist activities, currently prevailing in some parts of the country.
Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad
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