Democracy is the most popular form of government in the modern times. It is based on the fundamental belief that people are capable of governing themselves. Democracy is not a child’s play. To achieve it, a lot of struggle and hard work is required. In 1947 when Pakistan emerged, it was intended to be a democratic state. However, it became one only in name, not spirit. Due to this, the population does not possess basic human rights. Because of a failure to address this problem, corruption appears. Pakistan, like other developmental states, should try to achieve real democracy through its actions, not merely words and statements.
Gul Sameen Rahmat