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    Is dictatorship better than democracy?

    Hello friends,
    I know this is a sensitive topic; but this is a million dollar question now-a-days.
    In history, no military rule has been successful on a long term basis. This is true with Pakistan also.
    Running the nation is quite a different job than protecting one from outside threats.
    I honestly think it's not going to be easy at all; even for the very well disciplined Pak armed forces.
    The intensions of the respectable army & their leader Gen Musharraf are very noble; but still, it'll be better if the civil government is restored in Pakistan.
    Your opinions?

    #2
    Please respond in Politics....this thread has been moved

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      #3
      It depends on the intentions of the ruler whether dictator or democrate. If he can provide the basic facility to the lowest layer of the society, no one is going to bother about the type or rule.

      Just have a closer look, there are still in lot many countries, dictators are ruling their people with almost no protest or desire for a democracy. Why?

      And if a dictator is only busy filling his own pockets and the less blessed are doomed to commit suicides. I think there is a grave problem in that form of dictatorship.

      By the way, a democracy does not automatically guarantee prosparity to a nation.

      Fata Morgana

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        #4
        I agree with Morgana, democracy in itself does not guarantee prosperity. I was in Iran at the time of Shah's overthrow. The people of Iran were not particularly anti monarchy but the corruption and cronisim which was rampant in Iran led to the revolution. On the other hand people in Saudi Arabia are not particularly against their government, even though it is a monarchy. The reason being that the government there has provided for the basic needs of its people and a Saudi once remarked to me "Democracy in Saudi Arabia might not have produced as much prosperity as the monarchy has because the Royal family pays more attention to the needs of the people as they are afraid of being overthrown if they did not work for the betterment of their own people". Did Nawaz or Benazir ever think in these terms. In general terms at the end of the day the military has to return to the barracks and a civilian government has to takeover. Our hope is that htis military government cleans the system up before handing power back to the civilians.

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          #5
          Democracy is another word for falsh...even in the countries such as USA democracy is NOT completly practiced. One the name of freedom people do some unhumane things....as far as pakistan is concerned it was made on ISLAMic name its people are/were islamic followers, it should be governed as islamic state and not as so called democratic nation. THERE IS NOT DEMOCRACY IN ISLAM. and yet we call pakistan islami repulic(Jamuri) pakistan!!! People in pakistan are happier then they were before in sharifs government so it must be better then "democracy" that sharif was opposing on pakistan...


          Jaawan

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          Till next time***K_I_S_S***

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            #6
            I agree with you, friends.
            But, aren't we exerting too much of pressure on the army? & they are not even in touch with the administrative matters for a long time. If a soldier can do a job, an administrator can certainly do it better. Isn't it better if we leave the two different jobs of defence & government to the two specialists rather than mixing them up?
            And for the matter of fact, Pakistan can still have an Islamic rule alongwith democracy.

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              #7
              Okay, how many people in Pakistan know about the islamic rule and how many people in Pakistan know the rules of democracy? Not to mention to exercize them or not!

              My observation is that you don't know islam(reading Al-Quran in arabic and understanding what?)and you don't even know any rules about democracy.

              I have to realize it that our armed forces know a little both of the above and I feel pity for the armed forces to clean the mess every time created by our brilliant democratic politicians and the practitioners of islam.

              Fata Morgana

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