“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.”

–Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin D Roosevelt’s second inaugural address and second term as President of 1937was an opportunity in which he out lined a continuation of his reforms for progress and prosperity for the sustenance of the world’s democratic institutions. It was due to the diligence and efforts of this liberal-democratic President that social reforms and welfare oriented policies could gradually enmesh themselves within a capitalist economic order.

Within the framework of Pakistan’s economic order, one fails to see any implementation towards policies even mildly associated to social welfare or reform where the disenfranchised can be given the opportunity for a potentially prosperous future or the fighting chance to be able to earn one. Enabling the government to do just enough for the sustenance of civil liberties remains an elusive undertaking. With the lack of enforcement concerning minority rights, family laws and any agenda to ensure free education and healthcare for its civilians, there fails to be a good enough reason to these snail-paced reforms or the lack thereof.