Problems demand action... By Hashim
31 December, 2013
The poverty-stricken people of this country, particularly those of my home province Sindh were hopeful that the change of hands in the federal government would bring improvement in some aspects of their lives. Hope was also high among the intellectuals and writers as Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) reputed technocrats with experience of leading effective reforms would bring a change in the ailing, bankrupt and collapsed organisations by infusing the spirit of reform within them.
It has been almost eight months now, since the ruling elite swore the oath, however, the government is yet to begin redressing the escalating problems throughout the country. Instead of solving the issues and hence easing the burden, the PML(N) government is spending its time brainstorming over the problems internally.
Undoubtedly, the operation for peace in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh, which is also the economic and political nerve centre of the nation, is in full swing, but the desired results are yet to be achieved. Since its population grows faster than any other city due to a massive influx of illegal residents from all over the world, therefore, it is necessary that along with the ongoing operation for peace, a crackdown against illegal residents throughout the country be done, especially in Karachi. Make this a terror- and trouble-free city. The swelling civic and socioeconomic problems must also be addressed at the earliest. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his provincial government is requested to move rhetoric to action and make every possible effort to address the chronic problems of the people in this province.