Failure to create a true viable 'nazriat-e-Pakistan' based on a federation of muslim majority multi ethnic /multi cultural states as opposed to a monolithic Islamic state
Failure to create a state constitution reflecting that multi ethnic/ multi linguistic / multi religious population which creates a true federation of the various ethno-lingual constituents that fall within our national borders.
Failure to revamp the civil and criminal code to reflect our modern day society. i.e. not a rehash of an outdated colonial and foreign legal code.
Failure to create a uniform and socially binding educational system at the primary and secondary level.
Failure to create a viable, balanced and accountable governance system which is suitable to our socio-economic-political reality as opposed to an imported system specific to a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe.
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RE: Let Us Try To Find Reasons of Democracy Failures In Pakistan
RE: Advice for Mian Sahib
Not really.. first of all the advice is directed to diffuse the current tension. If the PML N govt says that in the national interest we will ensure free and fair elections within a 9 month period but take a commitment of zero agitation until then. This will allow them to focus on good governance policy and preparing a cohesive election campaign for next year.
Secondly you could announce a public ban on electioneering until say 60 days before election day
finally a successful modern democracy is essentially a fixed period of campaigning for a successive term... so whats strange about that..
Also I think if they do that it will take away whatever little support PTI has today in the general public as they will come across as the mature wiser statesmen confident of their public 'mandate'
Incidentally ZAB's second campaign in '77 after his first arrest was by all accounts a slam dunk which is why gen zia arrested him for the second time...
unfortunately pml is too immature to actually do something like this.
Advice for Mian Sahib
What Mian sahib should do to deflate PTI/PTA strong arming tactics:
Announce mid-term elections for May 2015
Appoint a multi-party Electoral Reform committee to institute real electoral reform over a 3 month period
Focus on improving the power shortage situation and gathering support from the friendly opposition by proposing a more inclusive national policy making strategy moving forward
Take 15 largest cities across the nation and initiate infrastructure investment and elected municipal governments at city level – slowly branch out to include all social conglomerates (Urban and Rural) . Focus on Public Transport, Zonal planning, sustainable power supply, municipal waste management, public schools, tertiary education. Impacts circa 30% of total population
Structure a coherent campaign focused on the following platform points:
a. Political Overhauling (long term management)
i. Revamp Civil/Penal code to suit local cultures, norms, traditions within reason
ii. Greater Devolution – more provinces along ethno-lingual as well as administrative lines eg, Seraiki,
iii. Revamp institutional infrastructure (no more diarchy) - Single chief executive at federal and provincial level
iv. Indirectly elected federal Executive - Directly elected CM’s of each provincial (Vazir e Ala)
v. Ability to appoint non parliamentarians as cabinet ministers
vi. Supreme Ct judges, Army Chiefs, Police Chiefs, Ambassadors, Chief Secretaries, state bank governors to be selected by panel of peers who submit short list to Executive. Executive makes final decision without deviation from the short list
vii. Curtailing of Army’s economic activities – limit to sustainable businesses to fund veterans welfare
viii. 3 levels of security agencies, International, federal, provincial all under civilian control
ix. Establish SWF’s at federal and provincial level
x. Make inter-party elections compulsory for all registered political parties
xi. Standardised secondary education at provincial level
xii. Truly independent State Bank
i. allocate serious sustainable funding at both the secondary and tertiary level
ii. Secondary level schooling to be in both provincial and national languages
iii. Fund a large scale translation project of major scientific, literary works to Urdu and provincial languages
iv. Uniform education syllabus
v. Refocus Islamiyat to history only at the secondary school levl
vi. Pakistan Studies to be revamped to a more accurate and holistic historical study
c. Real Devolution
i. More provinces – greater autonomy – true federation on ethno linguistic lines
ii. Sindh – short term focus – clean up Karachi and provide viable urban alternatives in Hyderabad, Sukkur etc
iii. Replicate in other regions vis a vis viable urban alternatives
iv. Baluchistan: increase funding, increase share in royalty revenues, build afghan, iran land trade routes and invest in additional sea trade
v. KPK – incorporate FATA into national polity.
RE: Poitical future of IK???
As pathetic and cringeworthy as IK's performance has been during this latest dharna.. I have a feeling there is a method to his madness... he is forcing them to negotiate under the barrel of a gun.. which means he might be able to get what he wants.. or some of it in any case.
the thought of him running this country is now seeming more and more akin to handing a loaded gun to a tribe of drunken monkeys..
pity.. I had such high hopes last year..
Plastic Rubbish used to make new Roads
India's 'Plastic Man' Turns Litter Into Paved Roads
we should be focusing on technology like this instead of dharnas and rona dhonas....
Why do we use fake bomb detectors at our airports?
article in the guardian confirming what is public news in most of Pakistan - the bomb detectors in use at our airports are fake:
RE: 72 Virgins for Martyrs- How this myth was propogated.
sorry I misread your previous post.