Pakistan wants strong democracy today
Pakistan is a Muslim democratic country.
It’s been 65 years since the British departed from the Subcontinent after dividing the subcontinent into two independent countries, India and Pakistan, on 14 August 1947.
This is the time to re-think about the democracy in Pakistan as the political situation here determines the stability and progress in the most important region of South Asia.
The politics of Pakistan has seen many ups and downs in the history. There is a need to reshape many government sectors in Pakistan.
In the current parliamentary system, the President of Pakistan is the largely official head of state, the Prime Minister is head of government and other ministries, and there is also a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government.
There are many political parties in Pakistan and the most famous parties are:
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Tehreek –e- Insaaf (PTI) which is known as the famous party in Pakistani youth according to many national and international poles.
To talk about PTI, it is important to discuss about this party here as it is rising as a new star and giving its light and promises to youth which is more than half of the population of Pakistan irrespective to the fact that this is the party which is not the part of government nor the official elected opposition.
According to many analysts in Pakistan and foreign experts, PTI could be sweeping other parties in the coming election early next year.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was founded by Imran Khan on 25 April, 1996 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Founded initially as a sociopolitical movement, PTI began to grow slowly but never achieved immediate popularity.
During the 1990s, PTI emerged as a robust counterweight to Pakistan’s two traditional political parties, the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (N).
Talking about PTI, we cannot ignore the chairman of the party Mr. Imran Khan. He is one of the most famous and well known person and sportsman in Pakistan.
The former Pakistan cricket legend is now trying to play cricket in political ground but with a stout and strong team.
Soon after the joining of the ex-Foreign Minister of the present government Mr. Shah Mahmood Qureshi from PPP, the joining of Javaid Hashmi (Former vice President of PML-N), PTI achieved a huge political breakthrough for the uprising of the party.
In today’s environment of gloom and doom, Internationally Pakistan may look like a hopeless case.
But a nation is what its people make it. It’s this never-say-die spirit of its people that will keep the idea of Pakistan alive forever.
Mr. Syed Rizwan, PhD, The 4th Media Asia Correspondent in Pakistan