Every vital department in Pakistan is controlled by the “establishment”. The establishment is a network of key positions in almost all the departments in the country. This network provides support and safe backing to their “touts” to ensure that they remain in control. 

It is interesting to note that due to the international interference and manipulation, the very same people that we label as corrupt just some time ago, come back to govern us after a couple of years again and people welcome them with open arms. A common English saying goes as “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”. 

This is probably also the main reason why the political process in Pakistan is not allowed to prosper. Soon after its inception the sincere and loyal politicians were removed from the main stream and only dummy agents and rubber stamps are put in place, while all the decisions are made outside the country. Necessary steps should be taken in this regard for a better Pakistan. 

SYED SUFYAN ALAM,  

Karachi, June 15.