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Problems of Pakistan and Their Solution

25 May, 2010

By Mubashir Rehman


Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country of 170 million people, full of natural resources and more than 60 years of independence but still not respected in the world community. In less than 30 years of independence, it’s one wing gets separated (Bangladesh). Remaining part till today is living on IMF, World Bank and foreign donations. Majority of the population is living in rural areas without basic necessities of life. It is a country where financial gap between rich and poor is widening day by day. From the last 10 years, extremism is increasing. What ever happens in the world it is almost understood even before investigations that it will have a link with Pakistan. Almost every kind of problem exists in Pakistan, including electricity load-shedding, bad economy, less educational facilities, less hospitals, inflation and no pure water in many parts. These problems exist in Pakistan right from its independence which as mentioned above was more than sixty years ago. Thus in these 60 years, why our beloved country is not among developed nations even with so many natural resources? Like China, it got independence after us and is now a super power in the world. Like Japan whose major cities were bombed to ashes and has no natural resources but still today they are world economic power.

 

If one would think about the reasons for the problems which Pakistan is facing today, there are numerous. But above all is one. i.e., politicians. “Do our politicians represent our people”? In a democratic system, the elected people should represent the nation so that nation should have faith on their decision. They should think for the betterment of their people and country. In case of Pakistan, look at our politicians. Majority of them are only interested in securing their seat in national assembly through any means. Many of them have criminal cases on them. And above all, there are people who cheated constitution of Pakistan but still are part of parliament. It looks like the more corrupt you are, the more you will have chances of being a parliamentarian.

After looking at these personalities, can one say that Pakistani politicians represents majority of Pakistani nation? Answer is NO. These elected people are from elite class. None of them is from a mediocre or poor family. None of them knows that what the feelings of a father or mother are when their children gets kicked out of the school because of not paying fees. None of them knows that how it feels when you are hungry and do not have money to feed you children. No one of them knows how it feels when parents bring their children on road for SALE because of poverty. None of them knows when a son, daughter, father or mother is dying and family members have no money to bring them to hospital.

On the other hand, each and every one of the above mentioned people in the politician list and including many other parliamentarians have millions of rupees. There are many who are in the top 10 list of richest people of Pakistan. So how could they know the problems of a common person? All of them are busy in increasing their own assets.

Pakistan can never make progress unless these people OR their family members are ruling. Leaders should represent the people. Look at the example of Hazrat Umar RA. Is our PM or president more capable or honorable than him? Are they ruling like him by providing justice to each and every one? He ruled the whole Muslim ummah but traveled on foot with his servant. Can we expect from the today’s politicians of Pakistan that they will not rest until every child in Pakistan will get education, every common person will get health facilities and every person will have a job? Answer is simple. NO we can not trust them for this.

Now question is how we can solve problems of Pakistan. Answer is EDUCATION and JUSTICE. We need to change our educational system. A system which is based on MEMORISING can never give us desired outcomes. We need a system which will give education with understanding, wisdom and ability to think. When we will be able to think beyond our emotional attachments based on our education, only then we can chose good leaders. Education will give us opportunity to think about the betterment of our country by thinking beyond emotional attachment to our politicians, political parties, provinces and personal benefits.

Justice is another key thing for any society. A society where leaders know that they can manipulate system according to their own benefits can not survive. That is evident from our own country. Look at the condition, only common people are accountable to law, not our politicians. A parliamentarian resigned because of a fake degree and now he is laughing at our nation and judiciary because no one punished him and he is again in parliament. Similarly, look at our government, Supreme Court asked government to write to Swiss government to open cases against Mr. Zardari and how bluntly government is saying we will not do so. Now suppose that these two charges (corruption cases and fake degree) were being faced by a common person. Don’t you think that person would have been behind the bars? YES. So, we have to make every one accountable to LAW and for that judiciary have to play a vital role.

 

Reader Comments:

We need a revolution

Excellent article! We need a revolution in every field. The present leadership is not capable of removing poverty and other problems. People running this system don't have vision.

Zafar Habib, Pakistan - 25 May, 2010

Good Introspection

Im glad you have started introspecting. This is a good start, our people will live in harmony in the future. There is a long hard road ahead of us.

Dinesh Srinivasan, Hungary - 26 May, 2010

Where , the nation is illiterate and Jaahil to an extent that it can't even decide its own leader, there , democracy never works!
If you ask this question "do our politicians represent people" from the whole nation of Pakistan, i bet, the majority of them will negate it but at the same time, vote for the same politicians.

There is no solution, until you first correct yourself!

Aishah, Pakistan - 26 May, 2010

Same is case with India

In the above article, we can safely change the country name from Pakistan to India and it will still hold good. India is also in the same sad state of affairs. Both the countries needs shake up in Judiciary system and people needs to understand whom and what to vote for.

Guna, Hungary - 27 May, 2010

Solution is implementing merit to end corruption and better quality training to police with high sal

Mubashir sahab the solution is to work for ending corruption by implementing merit and ending crimes by giving high quality training to police with incentive and transparency towards hiring,maintenance and promotion.But the money that goes to the cancer called military is preventing any good thing to happen and this cancer for past 62 years is filling its pockets and filling the pockets of US and enslaving and pooring the nation.So first step is liberation from this cancer.

Abdus Samad, Pakistan - 27 May, 2010

The whole mankind must thank the peace loving Paks

Either through divine help, miracle, effort or whatever, Paks have successfully warded off the wolves in the backyard and the drag into WW3, WHICH TOO HAS BEEN KNOCKING ON THE DOORSTEPS.

Paks must be admired for creating a sufficient nuclear deterrance to keep the most voracous wolf India at bay even with only one seventh size of economy and population.

Very rapid rise of China and the possibility of the world's economic and power base shifting to China dominated Asia from the 300 years dominence of the west,has brought geo=political and WW3 dangers on Pak backyards and even door step.

I have nothing but praise and admiration for Paks who are doing the pivotal roll of peace buffer between the mightiest involved in shaping the biggest change in history.

All mankind must love Paks and be thankful to the great Pak nation that is keeping the dangers of WW3 mitigated very effectively.

LOVE YOU PAKS AND WE ALL HUMANITY LOVE YOU MORE AS EACH DAY GOES BY.

STAY AS GRAND AS YOU ARE
AND AS YOU ARE

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 28 May, 2010

asalam o alaikum.bai..i red your article.it is absolutely right according to the situation of pakistan. very nice keep it up...

riaz khan, Pakistan - 25 May, 2011

An execlent article
but
no one is their to ask this all to our rulers

M.saad ahsan, - 20 October, 2011

excellent article

An excellent Article!!!!!!your article is totally based on true!!!!!

khawaja afzaal, Pakistan - 22 January, 2012

Like many other overseas Pakistanis I am very hopeful that younger generation of India and Pakistan will want their leaders to be less corrupt and more understanding of poor public. If average person on the street and middle class does not feel that they are treated equal the country will never realize her full potential. Pakistan was created to give the people freedom from cast system, raj- shahi of small rajas, and corruption, and relief from British Military's degrading treatment of combined India, which had plagued combined India for Centuries. What Pakistani public got was same cast system, British trained corrupt military generals, raj- shahi of feudal landlords. India's poor population has the same problem. World's corporations have started bribing Indian political leaders, generals will start getting rich by getting kickbacks, when they start military-Industrial complex in India. New generation of both countries should demand for justice, basic rights, human dignity, less exploitation of women, and equal treatment of minorities.

Agha Pervaiz Afgan, United States - 25 October, 2012

coorruption

Go on, keep on making the best article or suggestion, people in power will never in thousand years want to solve them, because nearly all of them except few minority,
will be stuffing their pocket, rulers do not even know how read and write, but they masters of corruptions in every field

Anon, - 15 May, 2013

the big role is of our society

culture and society plays big role.why we memorize because people which are passers by of a student dont give him the same respect as the people in london give to cambridge students or oxford students.common people dont give importance to science in daily lives.Common people dont think about them critically and say to themselves whether we are reasponsible for something or not.people in pakistan and also in india belive in fundamentalisim.only little belive in science.to solve probs.
if india and pakistan did not develop in the first 25 years of its independence like japan and germany did in the firts 25 years of its destruction in 2nd world war.then it wont in 60 years and maybe in 200 years.we need revolution to make modern dress our common dress.we have to impose on beard for 25 years.if it ban should be lifted.

gokerp, - 19 September, 2013

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