Despite repeated elections in both Pakistan & India, corruption increased & governance became poorer over the years.
We need a people-centric coalition of civil society movements which mobilises masses & boycotts corrupt politicians.
Information & knowledge are power. Information tools are participation, access to media. Our womenfolk lack both.
It’s extremely sad that our lawmakers appear to be lawbreakers and may be disqualified in bulk under corrupt practices
Reducing women quota in local government from 33% to 10% would impact women rights, health, education in K-P.
I have no reason to be optimistic till workers are made stakeholders in industry, labour policies, factory affairs.
Having observed elections in Pakistan, abroad, I can confidently say the by-election was worst since 2008 elections.
Elitist representative democracy failed to give electricity, social services; deepened inequality, humiliated public.
Current local government bill negates spirit of Article 10 of Charter of Democracy & Article 140-A of Constitution.
All nations celebrate their national days, but how far does this reach out across our country?