DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM RUNNING UNDEMOCRATICALLY
The term ‘democracy’ is universally defined as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Abraham Lincoln once summarized this statement into a shorter but even more elaborate statement. He said; ‘the government of the people, by the people for the people’. Democracy solely refers to a state where the aristocracy
the landlords and the politicians have to work according to the wishes of the common man in order to achieve the basic democratic goal of public welfare.
Since the death of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto; leaders with undemocratic ideology began to emerge. Zulfiqar’s daughter once again proved these leaders wrong, by being democratically elected as prime ministers. She continued the fight but was killed by these leaders who only made false commitments to provide true democracy. Zulfiqar’s party however did manage to win the elections after her daughter’s sudden death, and was transferred to the more than capable hands of Asif Ali Zardari who played his part to the maximum extent possible. In 2012, Bilawal decided to take the role of Chairman and bring forth his grandfather’s urge for Pakistan to prosper with the help of true democracy.
Since the last elections when Benazir won for PPP and became the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan; the term democracy has become a mere understatement. The majority of Pakistan is ruling by the minority through a fake democratic process. What happens in Pakistan is that one landlord rules a village of 500 people and is selected by rigging or forceful voting systems. Pakistan cannot be free from fake democracy until feudalism is eradicated.
PPP efforts are made to eliminate these leaders make their rules which they refer to as a ‘Constitution’. These feudal leaders have brought Pakistan to the point where they operate private jails in their rural areas; schools have turned into Jirga places or farms for their animals. Women are being raped and killed in the name of ‘honour’.
In order for Pakistan to win this battle against undemocratic ideology; the roots of this political constraint must be killed, which is the problem of feudalism.