Hijacking Pakistani Politics: Who’s Responsible, Military, Leaders Or You?

BEWARE!

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Well, it was a caution, but you still you crossed the line, so here goes the whole thing I wanted to say!

Military has played a key role in Pakistani politics; regardless of the fact that it was positive or negative. Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, General Zia, and then G.P. Musharraf, all have something in common in the reasons for them to hijack the political arena of Pakistan. According to some experts, those common things were nothing else than their quest for power, but I disagree! And, since I’m not an expert, I don’t insist to take my word as final.

The actual reason for this hijacking of democracy, in my opinion was lack of good democrats. I’m sure; army won’t have intervened in the politics if we’d have some great politicians. Let me justify my say: if the selected or elected leaders were efficient enough they won’t have given the chance to army to peep inside even.

Yes the high command of army might have been corrupt, but tell me the non corrupt ones who had that seat! In fact, many times I’ve come up with the opinion that we’re the most corrupt individuals being the general public who elect those old hyenas again and again. So no one else but the general public is responsible for this hijacking, and the only way to compensate is to be in touch with the situation, ask your leaders for the justification and bring new political characters form round you. That may be you yourself!

3 Responses

  1. If you want to see if Allah is happy with a nation or not, you should see it’s leaders. So, yes, as a nation we are corrupt, selfish and deserve to be hated.

  2. They say education is the key to democracy and I do agree. Our politicians hail from the feudal class of our country and one might see that they stay against the education of the masses. I do have the insight of all, that use to happens around and have seen close enough to draw this inference. So again its sort of a cascade ignorant masses elect corrupt leaders and those leaders never try to improve this situation and resultantly we are left in the same dilemma. About military in politics….well they all are from the same lot. Again the lack of education is the cornerstone of our failure. My reasons might sound old but in my view its the truth….others might disagree.

  3. hmmm! interesting article. I have to slightly disagree Qurat! In 1947 we got independence and in less then a decade we got our first martial law. One decade is a very very small time for a democracy to prevail and to develop solid roots. I remember a person giving me a very nice example of our dilemma. It is like we planted a tree in the name of democracy and our army takes it out after every few years to see how much progress has the roots made and the replant it. Again after few years when the roots are about to get developed, it takes it out again to see what is the progress.
    No matter what happens, our military has no right or authority to impose martial law. It is not that India was ruled by angels from the very first day but they built the institutions and let the self sustaining process of democracy decide their fate and eventually it did decide their fate which is far better then ours. You can’t ask a hungry cat to take care of chicken and in the same way we shouldn’t expect army to take care of our democracy. Army is by default an aristocratic and dictatorial setup where the command of senior can’t be challenged. A person who spends all his life in such a setup is expected in Pakistan to implement democracy. What a shame on us and what a shame for those who still expect army to do justice to democracy.
    Lastly, yes we all are equally responsible for the problem but if we had powerful institutions in the form of judiciary, election commission and police, the majority of the populations which stays out of the elections process will come out and bring revolution.
    I still think this is an attitude of Pro-Pakistani 🙂

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