Where Is Democracy?

Revival of Genuine democracy is the only way to betterment. Those fake people who are trying to snub the overwhelming majority of the voters are trying to slap on their own faces. They must not forget that we have a constitution that provides us with democracy and snubs all efforts against the majority will. This will is not told to anyone in dreams it is the open manifestation of people's demonstrations and voting

The victory of PTI in the latest by-elections has once again proved that majority of the Pakistani people stand by Imran Khan. For saving our country from any disaster we need to accept realities. Personal interests and personal likings and disliking don’t work in strengthening the nations. Minority interests and minority narratives must go down to their place. Unrealistic hypes created by purchased media are abhorred by the patriots. The coalition’s Prime Minister’s stress is that the general elections will be on due dates. But the question is what due dates fixed that time for a manoeuvred government? The time PM has in his mind was for real PM and his government elected for that period. The current government is neither an emergency nor a tenure government. Purchasing and pressurizing parliament members for changing the minority into a majority for regime change is absolutely not acceptable in any democracy. Now it is time to correct the behaviours and accept the reasonable demand for early elections. Failing it can show quite a different scenario not suitable for any faction of the nation.

Democracy is not hypocrisy wrapped in different garbs. It is the open will of the people and no one can call it mobocracy or crowd politics. Its manifestation in the biggest and most disciplined crowds becomes quite fascinating and impressive. People expressing their feelings in such a majestic way is the greatest power and capital of any country. Ignoring them can be dangerous for everyone in the country. Everyone here has faith in the bright future of the country and the nation is determined to move ahead to crop its hidden resources i.e. petroleum and gas reserves, mines of gold and copper, uranium, gemstones, and agriculture potential. We know that with the help of a strong Mafia our enemy is successful to abstract all of this wealth to take most of it out of the country by paying not a single penny to the national exchequer. We know the huge volume of smuggling,

corruption, and the plundering of national resources are known to everyone. The nation is facing price hikes, shortages, injustices, and insecurity, and still looking to the so-called rulers to correct themselves. If there is a” battle” between the reformers and usurpers our armed forces will certainly remain impartial, but such type situation will not be to anyone’s benefit. Revival of Genuine democracy is the only way to betterment. Those fake people who are trying to snub the overwhelming majority of the voters are trying to slap on their own faces. They must not forget that we have a constitution that provides us with democracy and snubs all efforts against the majority will. This will is not told to anyone in dreams it is the open manifestation of people’s demonstrations and voting. Now, it is proven by all means that where the majority of our country stands and who is the most popular leader, whose narrative is the reality of the time, from whom people expect something better for the nation. The will of the people is the most respectable phenomenon in a democracy. The voter is always right. Those who don’t believe in democracy must stay outside of the country whether they are convicted by the courts or by the courts of people’s verdict. After people’s clear verdict in favour of Imran Khan opening big mouths against him from any side is not insulting democracy but also denying the security needs of this nation.

Immediate announcement of the dates of the general election is the solution of all problems. For this, first thing is to recognize the blatant verdict of the overwhelming majority. In this position, any other thinking and decision will not be expectable from the nation. A person who is presenting to the nation genuinely his thoughts and his genuine demands must not be ridiculed. It is no less than ridiculing the nation. No one should postulate himself as more important than the majority decision. If they believe in democracy they should behave respectfully while dealing with the majority. They must recognize that with a zone of seats they have to sit in opposition now after the fresh elections. This has been decided by the nation and this decision is written on the wall that will not be changed by any excuses. People’s hatred against the present bogus government is raising every day. The more delay will end in more national damage.  If someone cannot understand this simple fact then he might be blind, dumb, deaf, and goof.

With 50 years of teaching experience, Professor Dr. Shafiq Jullandhry, a noted writer and author of award-winning books, is former chairman of Punjab University's Mass Communication Department (now School of Communication Studies); also heads Elaaf Club and Pakistan Media Guild as president. He can be reached at drjullandhry@yahoo.com.

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