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    The situation in Pakistan today is clearly not what should the Pakistani
    >society have looked like if it had followed the path set by our founding
    >fathrs. The economy is a rather global problem and a third world
    >country can't stay out of its mess, but still, a government can and
    >should do a little more than what Pakistani government is doing for its
    >citizens' prosperiety. Instead, the Pakistani governments have spent
    >their somewhat short terms in office either to secure some extra debts
    >from the IMF and WB or to escalate the military tensions with our
    >neighboring enemy, India. No one can avoid the increasing tension with
    >India, as it is a right of every country to defend it from aggression,
    >but the countries are formed for the basic purpose of prociding the
    >citizens with security and a place to live with out fear from
    >oppression, and economic troubles. A famous English Enlightenment
    >author John Locke believed that the governments and public were in a
    >social contact with each other. Both parties are required to fullfill
    >their duties in order for the other to act according to the contract.
    >Governments seem anxious enough to penalize any person who breaches the
    >contract, but the governments are not very open to criticism of their
    >own actions, them selves. Governments in many countries have broken the
    >trust its citizens put on it many times but they still manage to reign
    >over these countries. People in Yugoslavia revolted recently against a
    >regime that had reigned over them for 13 years, but had not provided all
    >of its governed people with the "unalienable" rights that many believe
    >the creator has endowed all mankind with. The peaceful coup as me may
    >call it, was the result of the continued oppression by the president
    >Milosevich for roughly thirteen years. Pakistani governments like many
    >other governments in the world have repeatedly failed to live up to its
    >true potential or dream for the past 50 or so years. People are now
    >starting to believe that it was not even trying to bring up the quality
    >of life in Pakistan, or to improve education or health issues, it was
    >mainly a play ride for the rich and elite of Pakistan. During and
    >before the American revolution, even way past that, the British
    >parliament consisted of two houses, one was the upper house, which was
    >composed of the nobles and elite, and the other was House of Commons, by
    >law, it could only have commoners as its members. That was not the case
    >however, brothers, sons, and friends of the elite were mostly "elected"
    >to these seats, thus technically obeying the law and also getting the
    >way the rich wanted. These houses consisted of almost only the large
    >landowners, most of them were favored by the king, thus shared his
    >feelings on many issues. This meant that the king would have no trouble
    >introducing laws he himself desired, and then the parliament would pass
    >it with a relative ease. That coordination between the legislative and
    >executive branch would prevent the true scrutinizing of each others'
    >acts, and thus disbalance the balance of power in the government. That
    >is almost the same case in Pakistan, but in case of a king, we have the
    >prime minister. The parliaments in Pakistan are composed entirely of
    >the elite, who understand none of the hardships a common Pakistani
    >person has to endure in streets. They have a world of their own, where
    >every thing is perfect, and from their heaven on earth, they try to
    >govern the real world. They are so far away from us mentally that it is
    >hard for them to even imagine that a person can worry about his/her next
    >meal and or where will he/she sleep that night. The money and power of
    >these elites necessarily does not come from public treasury, but most of
    >the rich in Pakistan have not obtained the money from legal means. The
    >money and power let them get away with any thing, and people treat them
    >like royalty. That treatment makes the rich feel superiority over the
    >middle and lower class of Pakistan, giving them a sense of pride. They
    >also start to think that it is their "divine right" to rule these
    >commoners, and they start to believe that the public's interests are not
    >important enough to be concerned when debating over laws or passing
    >amendments to the constitution.
    > If we go over the situation if Pakistan, we see unemployment,
    >illiteracy, lawlessness, extra legal police forces, high taxes, low
    >income, and lots of other problems. Some of them might not be caused by
    >the inability of the government to deal with public interests, but most
    >of the problems are the result of the elected representative of the
    >people not really representing the population of Pakistan. The
    >resulting chaos in Pakistani society is more or less the cause of the
    >mess made by both democratic and power hungry army generals, and people
    >now have the right to demand a new governmental setup. As our beloved
    >prophet and one of the greatest philosophers in all times once said, "if
    >you do not help against the oppressor and remain neutral, then you are
    >as guilty as the oppressor". This saying obligates all Muslims to take
    >up force against any oppressive regime in the world, but before we go
    >out side, may I suggest that we first look into our own backyards. We
    >are not some helpless sheeps who obey every command given to them by
    >their Shepards, but indeed we are a great people, who has managed to
    >keep the country it fought so relentlessly for, intact. We are capable
    >of achieving yet another task presented to us in a bowl full of blood
    >and fire, but I think that as nations rise and fall, it is the
    >determination of their people that keeps them in the books of history as
    >the winners, and not as losers. I think that in order to achieve the
    >great potential of our people, we need a government that is elected only
    >by the will of the people, and not by the blue and green bills that
    >reside so proudly in the pockets of the elite. This will come with a
    >big price tag, but the future it proposes can easily diminish the
    >memories of the old and ugly past.
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