Political immaturity, economic instability, bad governance, educational crisis and regressive policies are some of the major factors that have led to the overall deterioration of Pakistan. It took nine long years for our leaders to create a cohesive Constitution and since then our leaders have not thought of further developing our political ideology to compete with the modern world.
Sham elections, politicisation, corruption and nepotism started taking precedence and politicians started amending laws for their own personal interests. Soon the socio-economic condition of the country started to decline. Pakistan became a haven for all anti-social elements from around over the world who were further nurtured by lenient policies and corrupt practices. Unfortunately, we have always lacked a strong leadership that can enforce law and order and pave the path towards prosperity. Even today, politicians are seen resorting to political victimisation when all else has failed. The government and the opposition never have consensus on serious issues that plague the country. They must work together for the good of the nation and the common man.
The need of the hour is to understand the changing circumstances and to make policies and decisions accordingly. Pakistan can only progress when leaders make simple but progressive constitutional amendments, bring about sustainable institutional reforms and give priority to modern education.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 22nd, 2021.