It seems as if democratic norms are taking root and becoming meaningful for the future of politics in Pakistan. The current ongoing joint session of the parliament, with daily attendance by the Prime Minister, along with Ministers and media coverage is proof of the general public’s interest in the proceedings. Though the initial proceedings focused on political complexity in the country, now the flood situation has also been touched upon. No matter either weak or strong, perfect or imperfect, promising or average the representative democracy is, the real developed political future lies in this form of government. Its performance will get better as it gets mature with time, as the history of all other democratic countries shows. So it is hoped that with such a small, yet symbolic gesture, at this important point of time in political history of the country, Pakistan has started its journey towards developed, productive and public oriented democracy.

FARVAT MALIK,

Lahore, September 9.