Sunday, February 25, 2024

Gradual Fall of Nations

Two consecutive Sundays (Daily Dawn, April 29, 2012 and May 06, 2012) have brought forth two articles one after the other, discussing deterioration and ultimate downfall of nations / states. First one of these deals with inclusive and extractive institutions causing the rise and fall of nations. As for the subject matter the writer has been successful in expression and clarity of mind. In the second and last, the second writer had not been able to clarify his point of view. He is lost in an ambiguous maze of media, government, curriculum, progress, etc. i.e. guidance through confused terminologies. Both of these articles close with prophecy of dire catastrophe for Pakistan and its people.

When discussing nations’ problems, immediate present must remain in focus. Even young students can count on the errors of the past, but that is not going to provide solutions for present state of affairs, faced by a nations. Dynamic suggestions and practical steps to be taken for containing ongoing drawbacks, will do more good, and digging the past mistake and blunders is not going to yield needed results. In all fairness the immediate present condition of a patient requires concentrated attention than undertaking study of history of health precautions violated in the past. Is it not mere filling in the space of newspaper’s columns? Is it not recreating over a nation’s calamity? Why not discuss the hour to hour blunders continuing in nations’ life?

Nobody, national or foreigner, will find any justification in discussions that do not afford due respect for reference to the context. Pakistan is not Turkey, Iran, Syria or Egypt, it is a piece of territory and section of people detached from Indian Sub-continent. There are firm roots for this cessation. There are unforgettable sacrifices of honor, life and property for procuring this country. Sacrifices continue in Kashmir and Indian Gujarat. When we are demonstrating our writing powers and English vocabulary, flow of blood and unforeseen miseries are being faced by Kashmiri people, who continue to fight for joining Pakistan only and only for Muslims’ way of life. These sacrifices will continue to be ever fresh for every conscientious living or future Pakistani.

Posing to be wiser than Barrister Muhammad Ali Jinnah, his companions and all Muslims of India is certainly crossing limits of sanity. Doubting the limitless scopes of Sharia is like doubting Islam. Scopes of Ijtehad in Islam are limitless to deal with all constitutional, political, economical and social problems for all times to come.

Habituating women to be sex figures and pieces of entertainment is not at all progress. It is declared injustice to a part of human beings. Such an idea can only unveil the extreme sense of inferiority of a section of people, who most probably suffer from slaves’ mentality which has blocked their vision. Uniform of women football ream of Iran, approved for entry by the world body, has perfectly falsified the wrong idea in practice.

The very creation of Pakistan is Islamic. Name ‘Pakistan’ is absolutely not needy of prefixing Islamic with it exactly as there is no need of prefixing ‘human being’ with the name of a new born. Its very creation is for Muslim way of life adorned by Islamic values. No “ism”, imported ideology or progressive formula is conducive to its existence. “Isms” and the western styles to be adopted for running Pakistan is funny and derogatory for decades long struggles on full justifications of Islamic values at exceptionally high cost. Anybody who thinks that liberalism is necessary for progress shows insane mind. Process of progress in various fields is connected with honest and sincere leadership. Progress of a nation is not obstructed by an ideology of a nation. Progress is certainly obstructive and stopped by corrupt and dishonest leadership with extra national aims and motives. Induce corruption and dishonesty into any advanced nation and see it falling down by the count of months. According to yearly report of Transparency International, Pakistan, in a few years time, has drastically deteriorated form serial 47 of corrupt states. We see for example that with honest and sincere leadership, Iran has shown progress during the last 30 years period which Pakistan can not even dream of during the future 70 years period. This is present of Iran, not the past.

Sick minds in all sections of the society keep twisting the facts and keep blaming religion for the state of deterioration and downfall. Pakistan’s present needs honest and sincere leadership for the nation to rise. What was Malaysia during years 1960s? It suffered from horrible poverty and corruption. Honest and sincere leadership of Mahateer Muhammad raised its status above most of the European countries, only in 20 years period.

As general analysis regarding the declared corrupt states of the world community, here is a list of some of the causes that do not let nations to recover:

Election Campaign

1- Thousands of yards cloth and tons of paper is destroyed in banners, posters and photographs of politicians. These materials are wasted mercilessly. In one single roads crossing of a town or city, four to eight banners and posters are hanged at different angles imploring the same request that only this leader or this party deserves the vote and all the rest asking for vote are simply deceiving the people. So deep rooted is the greed for power-chair that inspite of appearing almost daily on TV screen, the political figures are fond of hanging their photographs everywhere. Main roads and highways are treacherously covered for almost every kilometer on the average. Corrupt politicians will not hesitate to lie by swearing on holy books that these banner / posters are public managed. For people of judgment such wastage of natural resources indicates that the politicians are incapable of doing anything material for the state and the people. Display of their photographs and slogans is the apex of their active service to the nation. After coming into power by hook or crook, they manage to grab country’s moveable and immoveable property and transfer country’s wealth over to foreign banks. In some cases they themselves elope with country’s wealth and do not return until the atmosphere is perfectly harmless.

Jalsa MQM 2- They address big public gatherings and speak about failures of previous Governments, criticism about other politicians, very colorful promises of turning the country into paradise, respect for merit, jobs for everybody, bread clothing and housing for everybody, rule of law etc. They know that they are simply deceiving the people for getting votes. They teach the people to sell their votes for money through gangs specially employed for this purpose. Elected independent MNA’s / MPA’s are purchased at sizably high cost. All this results in formation of a corrupt government that paves way for incapable greedy dictators.

3- Corrupt politicians manage to turn the state into their family property. So father / mother to son / daughter rule over the country continues. Every family member will say that he / she has been ‘fairly’ elected by the people. This is a ridiculous shape of western democracy forced upon the corrupt states.

4- They believe in nothing about nationality, religion or even God except for the power-chair, still you can see them absorbed in deep meditation in some temple or mosque or shrine. With raised hands and extremely humble appearance, they only deceive the masses for votes, because they are well aware that these masses are decisive vote for the power-chair.

5- Through a history of decades they have not done an iota for the citizens or the state, still they will produce a long list of deftly engineered excuses for their failures.

6- They patronize and use groups of mafia and criminals for access to power-chair. As a result of that they surrender citizens’ rights of security, peace and law & order. Such situation results in eruption of individual and collective extremism and terrorisms, adversely affecting the peace and tranquility of the whole world.

7- Through use of all vicious tactics, when they come into power, they play havoc with the public funds, property and legal constitutional rights of citizens including business communities, creating an atmosphere of unseen corruption and crimes in the society as whole, leading the state to the very starting serials of declared Corrupt States.

Some of the remedies or recoveries are listed below:

  1. All banners posters and photographs of all political parties and leaders must be banned for ever. These have nothing to do with electing competent leaders. Participants of corrupt states’ general elections must be University Graduates. Unpredictable social, political and economical complexities develop in countries having less educated leaders. Uneducated politicians feel insecure in the power-chair without assistance of various extra ordinary groups. They suffer from intricate drawbacks in abiding by the educated lot of the country’s secretariat. They rely more on the slogan-providing party workers who are mostly illiterate and with whose help they have won elections. If university graduation is considered irrelevant for leading a whole nation, then the nations of the world in UNO will have to openly declare that education has nothing to do with the functioning of the President, the Prime Minister and the Ministers of the country’s ruling party.
  1. All pre-election addresses to the public gatherings and door to door chase of voters must be banned for at least 20 years period. Every political party’s president be given a chance on television to introduce his party’s manifesto, only twice before every general election. Election candidate without a recognized political party must be rejected.
  1. Faults finding with previous governments must be banned in TV addresses, forever. This specific job should be left to especially constituted bodies and the courts of justice. Every political party should give its own programs for the developments in the country.
  1. All routine reception formalities should be banned for ever except for foreign leaders. All movements of the executive head of state must be results oriented. All tours, meetings, prize distributions etc aimed at specific party’s advertisements must be banned forever. Good works of a political party’s government in itself will stand to be the best advertisement.
  1. Foreign tours by heads of corrupt states must be allowed or disallowed by a Supreme National Council especially constituted by even number of members from ruling party, the opposition and the defense forces. Heads of corrupt states sometimes go on foreign tours for recreation and Geneva visits. A head of a corrupt state proceeded on European tour amidst exceptional energy and gas crisis at home. Ironically he addressed a gathering of investors for inviting them to invest in his country. Quite expectedly he got gentlemen’s abuses and returned home insulted causing dishonor to the state.
  1. Elected members of national and provisional assemblies violating the code of conduct or ignoring responsibilities of their constituency should be substituted by the runner-up instead of wasting resources on intermediate elections.
  1. Executive head failing in commitments of pre-election TV addresses should be disqualified for all political activities, for life.
  1. Politicians with double nationality and politicians owning properties abroad must be disqualified for all government participations.


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