Political Instability in Pakistan

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Social injustice does not only effect the life of a common man but also jeopardize national machinery.

Unfortunately, Islamic Republic of Pakistan stands on the top of those countries where social injustice prevails at every level of the society. Citizens of Pakistan are unaware of social justice concept and its effects on society. Pakistan’s civil and military rulers and elite class have been plundering this country since independence. They have always been claiming that they are pious and others are corrupt. Military ruler assertion is completely wrong. The fact is that country’s condition has been deteriorating under all regimes.

Instead of providing justice, improving economic conditions of the masses and decreasing the class difference in society, they are busy in finding legs to stand upon their lies as truth.

The ruling and elite class of Pakistan never promoted concept of Social Democracy that includes a society where all get opportunity to rise, a society without strong class system, policies and programs to reduce unemployment, welfare society, respect of labor irrespective of their level of education, respect of people irrespective of their family background, culture of honesty, a strongly progressive tax system, generous government provision of non-cash benefits such as education, health and housing, honest and independent Judiciary, patriotic society where interests of collectivity are supreme, rule orientation, constitution is considered a sacred document, religious tolerance, honest civil and military bureaucracy which act within their domains, military finds no room in politics, high standard Public sector education, Provincial integration, acceptance of Pushto, Baluchi, Panjabi and Sindhi as official languages along with Urdu, independent foreign policy.

The trends toward inequality in society are not inevitable and can be modified by sound public policy based on a robust version of the concept of “equal worth”. Measures which improve the economic status of the least well off, increase employment, reduce inequality and “civilize” the workplace are likely to produce significant improvements for all of us. Conversely, passivity, selfishness and indifference to the fate of our fellow citizens are certain to lead to unnecessary and significant social dislocation. It’s all a question of what we are prepared to do.

• Political Instability. No stable political system has prevailed in Pakistan. Politics have remained the domain of few selected families of feudal elite. Incompetent and self-centred political leaders politicised the language, ethnic and sectarian issues for their own interests. * Weak Economy. A strong economy enhances the power potentials of a nation to face external threat and creates an internal cohesion. The weak and deteriorating economy has following effects:- o Increased frustration and discontentment has increased the law and order problems. o Unemployed youth is involved in crime and anti state activities. o The available resources do not match the population growth; therefore, the resentment is increasing. * Sectarian Alienation. The sectarian issues have pervaded a nation body with the virus of discord. This leads to serious security implications for Pakistan’s territorial integrity, internal harmony and social polarisation. * Lack of Foreign Investment. Economy of a country, besides other factors is also dependent upon peace and serenity. Ethnic violence in Sindh and Punjab had badly affected the economy of the country as foreign investors are reluctant to invest in Pakistan due to law and order situation. * Exploitation by Foreign Hand. A sect, which is oppressed or feels being oppressed can easily fall prey to the enemies of Pakistan. Sabotage activities, selling of state secrets and spying against the state could be a probable outcome. * Worsening Law and Order Situation. Social injustice, unemployment and...
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