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Saturday, April 13, 2024

The power game and the future of Pakistan

The stagnated economic growth of the country, high inflation with the bulk of youth being unemployed and gender disparity are those areas of concern that nobody is paying head to. The way democracy was supposed to flourish in the state, the current challenges have declined its real essence.

The past few months have been a roller coaster for Pakistan. The challenges of the dwindled economy, depreciation of the rupee along with political turmoil have paved the way for the system crash. The current political challenges have not only threatened the notion of democracy, but also the prescribed rules and procedures of the constitution. The misinterpretation of the constitution by the political parties for their own power games have to lead the country towards more chaos.

Does the question arise as to whom the people of Pakistan should blame for the state’s vulnerability? Through the means of voting, people elect their representatives with the vision of bringing peace and prosperity to society. They expect the respective MPA and MNA to work as a bridge between the masses and the Parliament.  However, the recent By-Election in Punjab highlighted the existing flaws in our system which demands structural changes and morality. The hike in horse trading and the fight for authority and power simply depict that nobody is thinking about the citizens of Pakistan.

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Pakistan in the midst of turmoil

The stagnated economic growth of the country, high inflation with the bulk of youth being unemployed and gender disparity are those areas of concern that nobody is paying head to it. The way democracy was supposed to flourish in the state, the current challenges have declined its real essence. Despite the fact that the governments are formed for the term of 5 years, still, the political blame game has never let this dream into reality. One of the main reasons behind the stagnated growth of Pakistan is the discontinuity of policies. As corrupt practices in all the departments, a lack of accountability mechanism alongside structural faults has brought the country to the point where it stands today.

It is hours need to think about the future of Pakistan. The political and economic challenges will ultimately pave the way for the system crash. Political affiliations aside, it is essential that our leaders should work for the betterment of the country along with its people, who are the real asset to the state.

The writer is a graduate of Political Science from Kinnaird College for Women University Lahore. The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.