Reluctant to change?

It has passed seven months after general elections. The complaints and petitions regarding the riggings in the elections are still hanging in front of the courts and elections tribunals. Now we are going luckily or unluckily towards local body elections in three provinces. No doubt, elections are the basis of democracy but what the good hopes about the elections if they are not free and fair. It is just like wasting our great amount of exchequer for null. After the 11th May elections all the political parties questioned the credibility of the election. Public came out to streets. Petitions were filed. There was an uproar and chaos. Finally the political parties accepted the elections without accepting the rigging in the best interest of the country. The sufferers continue their fight peacefully in election tribunals and courts. Unfortunately, the cases are all still pending. Okay,11th may just became part of the history and we should not mourn over it again and again. As a progressive nation we should move forward. The most distressing, hopeless situation we face here when our politicians do not learn any lesson from the past. They are reluctant to fix the demerits in the system. They are afraid of legislations which is their foremost duty and responsibility. Here we assume that they are part of the rotten system and they will defend it just for the sack of their own mean interests. The local body elections are around the corner in three provinces. The government and election commission are silent spectators. No visible steps are taken to ensure the transparency and credibility of local body elections which are the roots of democracy. The ray of hope comes only from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government that has announced to hold the elections through the biometric system. There is no doubt KPK government has been fighting against corruption since its inception and it even didn’t spare its allies. If the KPK government introduces the biometric System, it will be a big service for the country. This will change the rotten system and changing the system is the real change. Let’s see,” CHANGE IS THERE” or we will continue on the same path. May elections all the political parties questioned the credibility of the election. Public may just become part of the history and we should not mourn over it again and again.–Asif Anjum]]>

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