Muhammad Nadeem Bhatti
A political system defines the method of creating official government selections. It is usually compared to legal, economic, cultural and other social systems.
However, this may be a simplified view of a much more complicated system of categories involving WHO queries who should have power and what the government does.
the influence on its individuals and the economy should be.
Some have democracy, some have dictatorships.
In countries with command economies, the government has a wide range of responsibilities for many types of economic behavior.
In countries favoring social democracy, the government owns or regulates businesses and industry and obliges everyone involved to pay all taxes, which helps to improve the economic system compared to developed countries.
With regard to the question of Pakistan, it is an Islamic and federal parliamentary republic. It is a multi-party democracy where several political parties compete for seats in the national and provincial assemblies.
Politics in Pakistan takes place within the framework in which the country is established by the constitution.
It has been 13 years since the dictatorship of Pervez Musharraf ended. Since then, 2 major political parties of Pakistan have come to power namely; the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Muslim League Noon (PMLN). Unfortunately, none of them were able to deliver as expected.
Leaders of both parties have been caught up in major monetary dealings and declared unfit to fight in the last election and all credit goes to ex-Finance Minister (Ishaq Daar) who stood fled.
The people of the country constantly see their leaders yelling at each other for corruption, debt and inflation, but none of them are ready to pull Pakistan out of these hurdles.
Politics has become a mouse and a cat in the country and everyone can blame anyone for wrongdoing.
Can it be; politicians, public, judges, media and bureaucracy, everyone is an angel to him and sees others as the most corrupt.
If we look at the most effective political systems in the world, one name instantly comes to mind and that is China’s political system.
To understand why we mention it, we must first understand what is needed to run the state. Two conditions are required for a system to operate continuously and efficiently.
The first is; it must come from the specific environment in which it operates rather than being a mere replica from elsewhere.
Second, it must be able to react quickly to changes in the external environment and carry out necessary and sensible reforms.
This requires a government to have sufficient self-awareness to be able to identify where the effectiveness of its system comes from, and then indicate what can be changed and what cannot be. reforming the system.
The political system of China has proven feasible and effective because it was developed on the social soil of the country, and not copied from any other state like ours is the replica of the United Kingdom.
Every elected government has failed badly to deliver in our country. Every time politicians demand votes during their election campaigns in the name of the promises they make to the public that they will reduce inflation, corruption will intensify and the way of life will improve.
But as soon as they have won the election and been given the power to do something useful for the public, they forget their promises. Moreover, it is believed that corruption is more in democratic countries.
Like in our neighboring country India, where 75% of people believe that corruption has increased since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister.
Moreover, the basis of politics in our country is money. Even someone cannot become a counselor without using money.
The current PTI government recently formed a high-level commission, headed by Hussain Asghar (current NAB Vice-Chairman), to investigate the soaring loans piled up over the past 10 years.
The commission will uncover corruption over the past 10 years with the help of national and international experts to conduct a forensic audit of the investments and expenditures of former PPP and PMLN governments.
After the end of the term of the current government, it is very likely that the next elected government will create a commission to investigate the corruption of the government in place.
Will it be possible for the commission to open an investigation into his government in power? The answer is simply no.
Politics will remain the mouse and the cat in our country and our people will have to bear all the suffering because now they get 1 kg of sugar for Rs.120 instead of Rs.60.
Another form of government can be applied in Pakistan named; Presidential form of government.
In 1947, the founder of Pakistan (respected Quaid-e-Azam) said; “The parliamentary form of government has worked satisfactorily only in England and nowhere else.
Pakistan should adopt the presidential form of government for its better consistency and reliability. Perhaps the problems we are facing are due to the advice we did not follow from Mr. Ali Jinnah.
Even the superpower (United States) which has more than 14 hundred thousand army men has the presidential form of government to run its smooth system where voters can directly elect their president rather than voting in parliament after winning the elections.
The legislature and the presidency are separate powers and they do not interfere in each other’s affairs, and changes can be made easily.
On the other hand, in the parliamentary system, one must take advice and a green signal from each member.
This is one of the reasons why the political system in Britain is struggling so much to survive.
Therefore, we believe there is a desperate need to change the political system of Pakistan and consider that the Chinese or American political system should be adopted for the good of our country. We should not be afraid of a small change that can bring prosperity to our country.
For more than half a century we have seen our political system constantly collapsing. Now it’s time for us to adopt a new system to rise and shine again.
—The writer is a senior political analyst and chairman of the Pakistan Columnist Council Can be found at [email protected]