By Laila Shah
The melodious poem of democracy echoes in the ears of every person living in Pakistan day and night. The citizens of this land of pure are enjoying it to the fullest. Human rights, equality, honesty, fair politics and freedom are the main elements of true democracy. The respect of rule of law is always assured and nobody is allowed to break the laws in democracy. In fact, it is said that the honour of law depicts the real meaning of democracy.
In every democratic state, the ruling party keeps itself away from the law matters and courts are given the full responsibilities to implement the law in its factual sense. Moreover, the exercise of the political power is bound to oblige the law with the assurance of judicial independence.
Let’s talk about the democracy through another perspective where everyone knows the fact that in true democracies, the leaders are chosen by the public in free and fair elections. Most of all above the electoral process is carried out under the supremacy of the institution, the civil and political rights, rule of laws and freedom of people.
I have just portrayed a tiny picture of true democracy. The democracy in Pakistan……….Oh my God.
I really cannot help laughing when I just have a glance on the condition of Pakistani democracy and its downfall.
Unluckily, the land of pure is not fortunate enough to true democracy.
Undoubtedly, so many factors are involved in the contribution to the collapse of democracy in Pakistan
I must say that no state can be truly democratic without sincerity.
We are the so-called liberal and modern people who have copied the western principles but now there seems confusion and frustration due to our basic mind-sets that how to go with the flow?
How funny it is to say that we are listening to the music of democracy but not understanding the lyrics.
Yes, because we do not need to understand as it is enough for us that we live in the democratic state.
Who cares, Pakistan is our homeland, our identity and a beautiful gift, we are quiet and happy with it.
Oh I see…………who cares?
Let it make clearer and talk about the ongoing political circumstances in which our leaders are teaching us the lesson of democracy through media speeches because according to them, we are the illiterates who have no concept of democracy.
My question is to everyone living under the shadow of democracy that why are we not giving them a shut-up call? How can we that easily listen to their non-sense and bullshits even knowing the harsh fact about their corruption.
Oh! Can a corrupt leader teach the lesson of democracy to the nation?
Well I think, yes, in Pakistan……………Alas.
There are the leaders who want to save their lust, lust for power and position in the name of democracy.
The fake promises of accountability and independence of law is such a beautiful drama going on in Pakistan and the characters in that play are well trained of corruption.
I would suggest them to get out of Pakistan and observe the system of democracy in the states where public never ever allows such political representatives to govern and the best thing is that the leaders there have the democratic sense to protect its legitimacy.
Yes, I am talking about those corrupt leaders who are declared corrupt in Panama leaks but still keeping in mind the honour of democracy, the will of their people, they very respectfully left their reign.
On the other hand, we are also blessed with such corrupt leaders that even when they feel a little pain, they run away to Europe for treatment. This is our democracy.
But who bothers for that poor who does not even get a single tablet of panadol in the severe ailment?
Nobody thinks about it………….Alas.
Here I ask the question, a neutral question that is there any moral authority left for such leaders to rule Pakistan?
Obviously No, A big big No, at least not in the pure democratic states.
But who says?
Let’s come to the main point, the brutal statement in which the peaceful protestors are said to be the terrorists by ruling party.
Oh poor democracy………….you should die…………..
How sad, in fact shameful that the protests are the right of public in democratic states. So are they the terrorist? In every democratic state, the citizens are allowed to assemble and to protest against the government’s unlawful actions to protect their fundamental rights but as far as Pakistan is concerned……….whatever.
I do not know whether to cry or laugh, think or leave? Such statements by the representatives of democracy leave the worst image of Pakistan to the cross border states.
The democratic sloganeers who use the slogans of progress and development in the shape of big roads and bridges just to secure their personal benefits must be accountable and answerable to the nation.
I ask the question here to those sloganeers that do we really deserve such a pathetic democracy.
No, we do not need such a lame democracy in which there is no difference between the protestors and terrorists. Moreover, have those bridges and roads halted the ratio of corruption, inflation, hunger, carnage and terrorism?
My question to the claimants of democracy and progress is that, do we really have a true democracy?
Of course not, because in democracy freedom of expression is guaranteed and protected. In democracy the leader is answerable to the public. In democracy, the parliament has its respect and honour but we live in such democracy where if international media questions about corruption, it is called Jew’s conspiracy, if Imran Khan speaks, Shaukat Khanum Hospital faces the blitz from the government, if Aitzaz Ahsan speaks, government starts throwing mud on Asif Ali Zardari and if media speaks, the government desires PEMRA to come in action and lastly when we, the public raise questions on social media, government wants a cyber crime bill to be passed.
Clap on such democracy in which people have no right of freedom of expression.
I pity for you my poor dying democracy.
May Allah bless us.