By Marwa Mehboob.
When we see an American President speaking of democracy, we see him holding the dreams of 300 million people of his country and confirming them that their dreams will come true and no one who fights for this country ever has to fight for a job or a roof over their head when they come home. But on the contrary we, the nation of 200 million people are being made fool by the so called Democrats who exploit the dreams and desires of these millions of people without any exception.
Being a patriot, when I and so many other people of this country witness the dreams of their children getting shattered and watching the wave of hopelessness suffocating them to death, then they are left with the thoughts which are filled with hatred and revolt.
Question is who, when and how would someone take out our nation from this messy quagmire?
The state of despair is seeing it’s maximum. The foundations of democracy have been jolted to an extend that the country is exposed to both internal and external threats. Thus , further weakening it in the hands of terrorism, cities are under the black clouds of fear, territorial tensions have aggravated due to the internal weakness pertaining to jurisdiction, Law Enforcement Authorities and above all depleted democratic system of the country.
Taking in to view all the said fears, political temperature in the country is rising in the form of protests, rallies, and sit-ins. The opposition parties are building pressure on the government to create a system of accountability in which the PM and his family should held accountable following the cases in offshore companies revealed by PANAMA PAPERS.
PTI, the Political Party chaired by Imran Khan is at the forefront of starting a crucial and seemingly a decisive campaign to bring the ruling Party to the knees. PPP, lead by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is also accusing PML-N for mega corruption cases in Punjab. Although the Party chairman Mr. Bilawal Bhutto has tweeted time and again about the involvement of PM Nawaz Sharif and his family in holding illegal offshore companies but PPP has not been able to establish its position and stance against the government in order to be on the same page with PTI, PAT, PML-Q and AML who are showing their street power to challenge the looters and plunderers of this country. Their standpoint is very clear which demands the Prime Minister to resign and present himself and his family before the Court of Law.
It is assumed that the reason of PPP not showing their cards is also due to the mutual benefits which both the parties have shared in the past. But the Karachi operation has made a visible crack on the game of monopoly between the two major Parties of this country. Both the parties now seem to be in huge entanglement with each other especially after some surprising statements which came as a result of Dr. Asim’s episode. PPP, is now off a view that there should now be a massive crackdown in Punjab against the political wings which are behind the major scandals of corruption and other criminal charges, so as to level the equation in major constituencies of Punjab and Sindh. The prominent leadership of PPP has stated that the leaders, workers and supporters of their party have been encountering court notices and Suo Moto notices over every second right or wrong accusations, but it is now time to see how the judiciary moves against the Sharif family in the wake of Panama leaks. Where as Chairman PTI has already offered himself for the accountability and the party has demanded the federal agencies, especially Rangers and NAB to begin crackdowns against corruption in Punjab and even in KPK where his own party rules with majority, but with a stern stance that the accountability should start from a person who’s holding a PM office.
Addressing the recent rally in Lahore which is the show down of his anti corruption campaign against the ruling elites and unscrupulous leaders PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that his party will not rest till the looters and plunderers of the national wealth are brought to book.
With PTI leading the anti-corruption campaign throughout the country the time has come to see whether PAT and other opposition parties could also hold on to their stance and bring about the much awaited change that would usher in era of progress and prosperity.
Marwah Mehboob writes on social and political issues and is a media analyst. She can be reached at Twitter; @marwahmehboob