Comments on: Guest contribution-Pakistani democracy may be noisy but it delivers http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/17/guest-contribution-pakistani-democracy-may-be-noisy-but-it-delivers/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sumaira http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/17/guest-contribution-pakistani-democracy-may-be-noisy-but-it-delivers/comment-page-1/#comment-28406 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 16:41:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5106#comment-28406 Democracy in Pakistan is in its early stage of revival. If it is not nurtured properly, it can falter again. The political leaders and parties carry a primary responsibility to sustain democracy. They need to come forward to defuse both protests because if democracy fades away, they will be the main losers. The failure of democracy will substantiate the claim that the political leaders are unable to manage their affairs. The political parties should recognise that the future of democracy is threatened by an anarchy-like situation in different parts of the country.
Pakistan’s political leaders have a tendency to encourage the defiance of state authority and disruption of normal life for their immediate gains when they want to advance their agendas and put the government under pressure. For example, the PML-N leadership openly preached defiance after the imposition of governor’s rule in the last week of February 2009. Now, the PML-Q is actively supporting the violent Hazara agitation. Similarly Jammat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf are found indulged in such moves that led to agitation. Most political parties think that such protests and agitation will discredit the federal government and the ANP-led government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This is a dangerous political trend. The gains of the 18th Amendment will be jeopardised if political parties do not learn from history.

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By: SZaman88 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/17/guest-contribution-pakistani-democracy-may-be-noisy-but-it-delivers/comment-page-1/#comment-28402 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:52:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5106#comment-28402 All these achievements by the present government are appreciable and must be recognized by the international community as well. Of course Taliban are still present, but hopefully in a short span of time this problem would be over and Pakistan will be liberated.

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2010/04/17/guest-contribution-pakistani-democracy-may-be-noisy-but-it-delivers/comment-page-1/#comment-28400 Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:19:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=5106#comment-28400 It would be a great thing if the above mentioned changes push Pakistan in the right direction. Sincere efforts need to continue for at least five years and things will become much better. I am glad to see Pakistan consciously making the right moves. I sincerely hope that the radical elements still present in the system do not derail the efforts. Moderate Pakistanis have to win against the odds. Radicals have taken the country down the path of self destruction. Peace will return the region only if the radical elements are defeated and rehabilitated. It is a tall order to ask. But I am sure Pakistan will rise.

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