Wajiha Arshad Noam Chomsky in one of his writing Media Control touches on how the modern public relations industry has been influenced by Walter Lippmanns theory of "spectator democracy, in which the public is seen as a bewildered herd that needs to be directed, not empowered; and how the public relations industry focuses on controlling the public mind, and not on informing it. This is exactly what the Pakistani nation is going through. The masses seem to be living in a confused condition of an ill informed mind without any clear direction on the working of government and the pillars of the state. A State in a literal meaning is a sovereign politically organised body of people occupying a definite territory having supreme civil authority and political power. While a government is meant to be a particular group of people, the administrative bureaucracy, which controls the state apparatus at a given time. There are three pillars of a government - Executive Authority, Elected Legislatures and Independent Judiciary. The executive authority in modern democracies is generally organised in one of two ways: Parliamentary or presidential system. The elected legislatures are the principal forum for deliberating, debating, and passing laws in a representative democracy. And Independent judiciary is the foundation of a fair, impartial and constitutionally guaranteed system of courts of law. The judicial power is the power to interpret and apply the law to disputes and conflicts that arise between the state and the individual; and disputes and conflicts that arise between individuals. These three pillars serve as the three strongest institutions of any government and play a vital role in its running. Every institution has its own realm of working and when one institute overlaps the other, it obstructs the overall system and paralyses all the state institutions. One of the social science methods, Historical institutionalism (HI), uses institutions in order to find sequences of social, political, and economic behaviour and change across time. This shows how important their position is in the development of the country. In the worlds current political scenario, another very important development has taken place: The media has emerged in the form of an institution and is trying to become another pillar of the governments. It can act in two ways; either it toes the official line or could highlight its flaws. Now applying this emerging situation of State pillars on Pakistan, the picture gets more blurred and foggy. In liberal democracies, opinions on vital issues are the same. Unlike totalitarian states, the conformity of information and opinion is insidious. What brings that uniformity is that the institutions in these states perform their respective duties and keep their circle of concern bound to their circle of influence. However, the situation is entirely different in Pakistan. The lack of uniformity within the government, and the mistrust of nation about being poorly informed, is on the rise. The courts influence on controversial issues is amplified by an adversarial media that uses legal proceedings and statements by members of the court. Pakistans judiciary deserves no less respect than its Parliament and Executive. In order for a democratic government to function, all branches need to operate with the full faith and respect of the others. Perceptibly, there can be disagreements between individuals and institutions; but the guiding operational principle must be cooperation, not confrontation if the peoples interests are to be represented. And all of this comes with the worst humiliation being faced by our armed forces because of the mismanagement and the wrong policies of a few. It is also totally unfounded and undesirable that a few elements inside and outside Pakistan are exploiting this situation to demonise the military and hamper national morale. And this is being allowed to happen without any countermoves to stop this slide in publics confidence in our national institutions. The time is to have some countermoves against those outside elements that are seeing Pakistans nuclear programme with suspicious eyes. Instead of following the route to international liberal economy, the energies are being wasted on building pseudo relationships to counter the armed forces of the country. Peace at home is the key to victory at the world stage, which could only be achieved if all the pillars of the state are on the same page. If one forgets about the external threat and becomes preoccupied with the internal volatility, it would become difficult to fight in this contemporary technologically developed world. Pakistans vibrant media should be strengthened to take its voice and a positive image to the world. The future lies in creating and grooming the ruling political elite, alongside the judiciary that is strongly committed to the idea of Pakistan and the prosperity and wellbeing of its citizens. At this critical stage, recognition as a politically stable dynamic nation with a firm grip on its domestic politics and international relations is the prime requirement. The resolution is to move such empowering nexus in the country in the direction to counter and fight the foreign elements, instead of wasting them on internal affairs. The writer is an independent columnist.