“A lot of people say if you want to go abroad and get a visa for Canada or citizenship and be a millionaire.”

–Pervaiz Musharraf

Even though Pervaiz Musharraf publicised this statement in a heated moment, his words ring true for the state of affairs regarding the civilians who are considered to be eligible enough to relocate abroad on a relatively permanent basis, where people who seek better economic opportunities and apply legally may fall short of completing the process. Money is possibly the most effective incentive for getting any task completed. Musharraf himself was able to seek asylum abroad during his legal proceedings. It was not only his contacts but his indispensability of cash that allowed him such privileges. In comparison to the common man’s ability to seek any allowances or help in moving out of Pakistan one wonders why people still even bother to make an attempt? It is the lack of reformation within the political institutions of this country that will surely be one of the central reasons for its downfall. Their inability to aid the common man in their aforementioned tasks will lead to their denouement.