PTI leader for meritocracy as an alternative to electoral democracy

He told a news conference here that the failure of democracy to deliver had caused the country’s breakup and that politicians were to blame for the people’s misery and rampant corruption. “The slogan of democracy in the country has proved a total farce. This sham system as it exists today has paved the way for the degeneration of institutions, rampancy of corruption, exploitation of the poor people, invitation to the unholy military interventions, and promotion of disillusionment and despondency,” he said. Elaborating on ‘meritocracy’, Mr Shah said under the proposed system of governance, no elections would be held, while public representatives from the president down to the councillors would be selected through the competitive examinations especially designed for each position. “In this way, equal opportunity is provided to everyone regardless of his or her financial position or association with a political party,” he said. The PTI leader said in the proposed system, all requirements for job to the extent of including personality tests, psychological tests, scrutinising the traits of loyalty and honesty were also put to scrutiny. “The new system will revolutionise the way we view things in the present corrupt system as the rule of merit will trickle down to the lowest level and bring about revolutionary development in all institutions,” he said. Mr Shah said as education and capability would be the sole criteria to clinch the highest office in the country, all including the poorest would pay full attention to the education and grooming of their children. Published in Dawn, August 25th, 2017]]>

5 Replies to “PTI leader for meritocracy as an alternative to electoral democracy”

  1. Democracy is the best form of government at present. However we should have to adjust it according to our needs, as it was adjusted with the prevailing conditions in Britain. The idea of Writer is good but it is a difficult to implement. How can we grantee that a right person will be elected by the authority. Currently we all see the capacity and capability of the recruiting organizations in form of Public Services Commissions. The selecting organization of public leaders will not be different from the PSCs. It will be better for us to focus on education. Not just education but quality education, so that every individual should be able to evaluate the party or candidate rationally and cast his or her vote, as education is prerequisite for democracy.

  2. If a new experiment had not been done 2500 years ago we would not have had democracy and would be continuing with the primitive system of despotism.
    Einstein once said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”.

  3. We can’t afford more experiences, wing commander sab. Let the democratic government to complete its term. And let the people to elect the next government.

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