And The Journey Goes On Pakistan

Pakistan continues its journey.

The enemies of Pakistan always played regional, ethnic, economic and religious card to weaken Pakistan. Presently Pakistan is under attack by India and other vested interests physically, economically, social media, psychologically, main stream media, electronically, cyber war, to undermine the will of people of Pakistan. Theme, Pakistan is on the verge to break up.

After the creation of Pakistan, Pakistanis found themselves divided in various ethnic divisions. Every community project its ethnic identity as a separate nation. The fundamentals of decline of Mughal Empire are valid even today in the modern state. In last 300 years nothing has changed. The Muslims in subcontinent still suffer from same malice and disease which contributed to their downfall. The safety endangered, anarchy prevail.

When law is different for rich and the poor the instability steps in. Sovereignty of state and stability are interlinked fundamentals for a successful state. Self-help is the route to gain stability and safety and it ensures the sovereignty of state. It also determines the environment. There is no shortcut.
Presently, in Pakistan prevail psychological environment and the other, Objective Environment.

The tribes and various ethnic groups are the chain links of a nation. Historically. Pakistan is lucky that the ethnicity has not been that menacing as our enemies tried to project. The people of Pakistan from various provinces are interlinked, inter wined as a rope. Remaining ethnically apart their values, habits and moors are similar. The people from all ethnic groups are found mingled in every corner of Pakistan. As per history of language, the reginal languages of Pakistan have same mother language. The diversity is the beauty in the land. It covers various colors meshed together projecting a beautiful picture, like bouquet of flowers.

Yet, economy plays vital part in the integration of the nation and the population’s reliance purely on the religious bonding is no assurance of a nationhood, though religion play a vital role. East Pakistan crisis is living example. India with thousands of different ethnic groups, economically at variance, culture, habits, and even religion Hinduism differ from place to place, problems apart, adherence to democracy bind them. United States of America, the population consist of immigrants from all corners of the world pride itself a strong nation.

A nefarious campaign goes on at the behest of India to malign and project Pakistan mired in ethnic and religious divisions. Pakistan suffered due to the political failures leading to Martial Laws. First, in drafting the constitution soon after partition in 1947, Quaid Azam’s death created a vacuum which could not be filled. However, 1956 constitution was a balanced document drafted on the lines of 1935 India Act.

The imposition of martial law by field Marshal Ayub Khan was a blow to infant democracy in Pakistan and created another political imbalance in Pakistan. 1962 constitution was based on election of the President of Pakistan through the representatives of local bodies. Such representatives are easily purchasable. 1962 constitution did not find acceptability amongst the people of Pakistan especially in East Pakistan. East Pakistan felt itself totally alienated.

East Pakistan politicians came to the conclusion that they will have no space in future governance of Pakistan. It created a wave of events ending in the tragic happening of 1971 civil war and later secession of East Pakistan as Bangladesh. In the aftermath of 1971 tragedy 1973 constitution was collectively approved by all parties in West Pakistan, the remaining Pakistan.

The 1973 constitution, in fact, was also hedged on the fundamentals in 1935 India Act. It was clobbered together hurriedly in the shadow of 1971 tragic events. Mr. Bhutto forced his way getting this constitution accepted in the parliament. This constitution also failed to address the aspirations of the people in the smaller provinces and remained subject of controversy thereafter.

Mr. Bhutto himself soon after the promulgation of 1973 constitution made number of amendments opening the door for future amendments, eventually, the total structure of 1973 constitution totally got mutilated.

Today, 1973 constitution is not the one which was promulgated at the time of Mr. Bhutto. Mr. Bhutto differed with Mujibur Rahman on the basis of six points and the country got into civil war as no political solution could be achieved. It was a tragic political error of judgement. The successors of Mr. Bhutto introduced 18th amendment which virtually weakened the federation.

Changing of the constitution to suit the rulers is an unfortunate history. On one side are politicians claim that constitution is sacrosanct yet they do not hesitate to alter the constitution or amend the laws to suit their own interests. 1985 martial law suspended the constitution and again when revived was with amendments to cover the martial law.

While ending the martial law the government of day asked for the suggestions for the future shape of governance after the martial law was lifted. Two important factors must be noted, first, when president Yahya abrogated the one unit, he did not observe the basic agreement, the basis of one unit.

Karachi and Gwadar were earlier federal areas, merged in Sindh and Baluchistan, creating social economic problems.

These are still creating unrest in these two areas. The later events in these two places and in some other areas indicate the haste with which these decisions were taken at the cost of national unity.

1985 on lifting the martial law , it was proposed to improve the administrative, social and economic well-being of the areas, due unbalanced political structure, Justice Ansari Commission proposed 12 provinces to be created in the present Pakistan with equal status and representation both in the Lower House , National Assembly, and in the Senate.

However, the politicians nearer to the president prevailed and status quo was maintained. The imbalance among various provinces also created ripples in India and they have been wise enough to create new provinces and are still open to do so. In Pakistan political elites yielding power through their hold do not agree to any change in the status quo.

Pakistan presently has large province of Punjab and Sindh which dominates other provinces. Karachi ever since remained troubled area and a battleground of various political and ethnic groups. It opens the door for the exterior forces to permeate and subverts the population in these areas. It is time to review all the administrative, constitutional imbalance between the provinces and the power there to be.

It is extremely important to create system of the government in which the legislators do not interfere in the affairs of local bodies. MNA’s be there to legislate.

The ministers in the government should be inducted from any specialized field. Any member of National Assembly, who want to be a minister, should resign. Pakistan needs a new dispensation in its political structure. President be elected on one man one vote basis formula and each province to have equal number of voting rights. The assemblies should only legislate and regulate the government.

THE PRACTICE OF ALLOCATING DEVELOPMENT FUNDS BE TOTTALYS DISCARDED. The Senate should be given more powers including the financial powers. The senators be also elected thorough popular vote to avoid horse trading. Constitution should guarantee the local body structures to ensure the power to look after their affairs down to grassroot level. Justice Ansari Commission can be the basis, and a Broad-Based Commission be constituted to recommend new political dispensation. Democracy a la West Minister has failed to deliver. There’s a need to change. slot slot pulsa slot online