Make or break phase

The contemporary scenario of Pakistan is worth alarming. After the former Prime Minister was ousted from the country, legions of people were concerned about their forthcoming situation. Masses have been divided into factions to support different political parties for handing over their beloved state for its betterment. Whereas, all the key leaders of these parties have been fighting against themselves for the rule; power politics has been played for so long in Pakistan. No doubt, everyone gives their words to make our dear resilient state to be prosperous yet the horrific circumstances in the whole country keep on amplifying owing to different social evils- poverty, inflation, unemployment, illiteracy and so forth. And amongst all, poverty is the biggest matter of concern since it is the root cause of many horrendous outcomes such as terrorism, malnutrition, crimes, child labour, and illiteracy, to name a few.

After the downfall of Mr Khan, the real question emerges whether the regime of contemporary Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ameliorates the misery of the society or it will further deteriorate it. Pakistan has fallen badly under the debt of external actors which is indeed a massive stumbling block in the country’s progress. Only time will tell that where the rule of PML-N in the country proves to be fruitful or not.

However, the key issue, which has been rooted in Pakistan must be addressed with appropriate time and measures, is the sovereignty of the country. Sovereignty is one of the key factors in the state constitution. Living independent is not only the basic right of every sovereign state but it is imperative for the state’s well-being too as it can take its internal and external decisions independently. That means only the state leaders and civil society determines their destiny, not the external powers.

So, keeping in view all these situations, Pakistan must acknowledge the fact that it should maintain its relations with those which could fulfil its national interests in the international community. Pakistan must learn from its mistakes in history and try to take its decisions independently as it used to take in the era of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto when the whole country witnessed incredible progress in almost all sectors. Apart from sovereignty, Pakistan should also put its genuine efforts into improving its economic conditions by reducing unemployment by giving incentives and jobs to youth. More importantly, civil society must make itself to be able to judge and choose its political leaders rationally rather than emotionally.

NEHA ALI DHAREJO,

Sindh.

 

 

 

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