Pakistan was made in the name of democracy. After the sad demise of the first Prime Minister, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, the country fell into the hands of those who had not made any contribution to the struggle for freedom. There was no man of the people on the scene. India was fortunate. to have Jawahar Lal Nehru who consolidated the country and stabilized democracy.
The country has had sixteen Prime Ministers. None could steer the ship of the nation safely. The country has seen three army dictators and one in the guise of a civilian. The army has handled the affairs of the country for about twenty-four years. The western world has recognized the Army as a force in the country. Whatever the políticians may say against the forces, they gave disciplined and political strife free regimes to the country. The army has played its due role in preserving hard-won freedom.
The political rivalry among the political parties resulted in the dismemberment of Pakistan. They have made a mockery of democracy. Regionalism has taken the place of Nationalism. Patriotism has come to mean love for the land (soil) and the language. Quaid-e-Azam’s message: Faith, Unity and Discipline have been torn to pieces. The Quaid’s legacy Muslim League has become a divided house. ‘Collective thinking that is essential for national survival, is badly missing.
If I were the Prime Ministers, I would have tried to preserve the integrity of the country. I would have given practical shape to the Quaid-e-Azam’s policies and dreams. Without continuous political process, there can not be real democracy (Govt. of the people, by the people and for the people) in the country. The people are like dumb driven cattle. They are being exploited by the rich Banderas, Serdars, and Chaudhries. I would have tried to bring forward men of the people in the political spheres. Great and real leaders have always sprung from the ranks of poor people. Dishonest, selfish and narrow-minded politicians have plundered the country. The country: badly needs a Faroog, a Khalid-bin-Waleed.
I would have tried to strengthen the mother body the League, the creator of Pakistan, with honest, unselfish politicians and workers. The slogan of New Pakistan’ has further divided the public opinion at the cast of national unity. I would have forced the govt. officials to be the real servants of the people. I would have tried my best to weed out public corruption from the country. The empty pledges by the corrupt politicians to kill the hydra-headed monster-corruption, have added to the evil. I would have publicity tried the culprits: and given capital punishment. Iran has done it.
Democracy is a function of education. I would have reformed the out-moded system. It does not suit the genius of the people. It is un-Islamic. I would have introduced the much needed social, and economic and political reforms in the country. My cherished aim would have been to establish social justice and fair distribution of wealth among the people. Those who are rich and live in measured temperature (the rulers), can not realize the difficulties and sufferings of the poor, the masses. They deceive the people by calling themselves champions of the poor. Poverty, ignorance and diseases walk hand in hand with the people. The rulers spend billions of rupees on themselves and on unwanted foreign tours. I would have stopped this pomp and show.
I would have not succeeded without complete Islamization of the country. Pakistan has been achieved in the name of Islam. It can really progress and survive by practicing the Islamic way of life, by implementing Quranic and Shariat laws. This is what Qaid-e-Azam and Quaid-e-Millat wished. God helps those who help themselves.