Does Pakistan need a written constitution?
23 January, 2013
According to a recent news item, a written constitution is not vital for the development of a country. It gave the examples of Canada, the UK, Israel and New Zealand, where there is no written constitution but, even then, those countries are far ahead in development.
In these countries, the fundamental rules of governance are drawn from customs, traditions and precedents. Does Pakistan need a written constitution, one that has been repeatedly violated in the last six decades by its three pillars — the judiciary, executive and legislature? Such violations have left the public in spiralling poverty, which has led to explosive hatred, frustration, despondency, religious fundamentalism, state terrorism and accelerating anarchy.
DR GHAYUR AYUB