Yet at the same time, it vividly demonstrated that the people of Pakistan were aware of the importance of a system of governance based on adult franchise contested between the political parties. At the moment when the incumbent government is managing to hold on to power, the country has been turned into a war zone by latter day Islamic warriors.
The officialdom and the departmental network are corrupt, too ill equipped, too poorly financed and too outdated to take the bull of these stupendous problems by horns.
- The galloping growth of population should be
restrained both by persuasion and official caveats. Two children recipe is
certainly desirable and ought to be made binding.
- For devolution of powers, rapid and optimum
progress, Pakistan needs to have more provinces. The existing
administrative divisions should be changed into province. Besides creating
more provinces out of existing four provinces, the FATA, Kashmir and
Northern Regions should also be designated as provinces with maximum
autonomy, permissible under the constitution.
- The constitution should be re-written with
necessary additions and subtractions. All those caveats should be expunged
that bar Pakistan from being a true federation, a genuine democracy and
modern polity. The present government has introduced a few meaningful
amendments in the constitution but more are needed such as abolition of
feudalism and separating religion and state.
- While the Feudalism, Sardari and clannish
over-lordship in all shades must at once be abolished, the taken over
lands should be effectively and veritably distributed among landless
peasants. People should be freed and liberated from the centuries old
vestiges of land-based fiefdoms and indigenous colonialism by taking away
the privileged positions and royal status of super land lords against
their tillers and bonded labor. The
divisions and discriminations of being high and low between citizens
should be replaced with equality for all. This is what our religion
warrants and this is what a modern civil society demands.
- The pivotal role of judiciary must be ensured
and strengthened at all costs by creating an independent judicial system
consisting of intrepid, clean, conscientious and upright individuals who
cannot be influenced by any trickery of bribe, pressure, political
influence or similar other questionable and dirty means. All court fees
should be abolished. The Accountability courts should form part of the
judicial system. Pakistan can take a cue from other modern societies for
establishing a strong and transparent judiciary.
- The entire civic and municipal system should be
completely revamped .The civic problems are directly related to the
people’s lives and their mental and social awareness. People are desperate
to have their pressing and local irritants such as orderly traffic, trash
collection, encroachment and cattle free footpaths, streets and roads to
be addressed effectively and regularly. For these fundamental reforms the
“City and County” system of local governance should be adopted whose
blueprints can be borrowed from the United States or any western society.