ATP Poll: Winds of Political Change in Pakistan

Posted on September 23, 2010
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Adil Najam

Once again it is the season of silly-talk in Pakistan. There are rumors. There is chatter. There are theories. And there is endless discussion. Supposedly ‘change’ is in the offing. But, then, change is always in the offing in Pakistan. If, indeed, change is coming, what would you prefer? What would you like to see happening?

Everyone seems convinced that some political change is coming. Politicians seem to be taking the talk seriously. And the media is having a field day concocting conspiracies spun around so-called ‘andar ki baat‘. Everyone seems to have a theory. If you have one, please let us know. But, before that, please vote in our poll and tell us what you would LIKE TO SEE happening (not, what you think will happen; but what you would like to happen)!

26 responses to “ATP Poll: Winds of Political Change in Pakistan”

  1. Ulfat Ikram says:

    There is no evidence that the forces that are calling for a change in
    the political set-up have a better alternative to the current
    government. Neither an in-house change nor midterm elections are
    feasible options, because more or less the same forces are expected to
    return to office. If someone is considering a non-democratic
    intervention, he/she should learn from the past. Pakistan has already
    paid a heavy price for such interventions. In the current
    circumstances, it would be an unforgivable adventure. Criticising the
    government is part of democracy, but throwing the baby out with the
    bathwater will be utterly foolish and arguably disastrous.

  2. Zia says:

    Why not have a government first? You can not change what you don’t have. Pakistan only has some incompetent , dishonest employed people taking their salaries and this group calls itself ‘ government’.

  3. Sadia Hussain says:

    It is ironic on democracy is being assaulted while we watch as silent spectators. The essence of democratic governance is that it empowers the institutions if democracy fails then it will pave way for extremism.

  4. readinglord says:

    I would like the 1973 Constitution restored in its original form, especially, minus the Second Amendment, which tends to replace the constitution with ‘Fatwa’ (religious edict).

  5. engr says:

    Renaissance is needed but there is no leadership.

    This makes me laugh every time I comment
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