I’m of the view that in spite of the corruption allegations, instability and current controversial Momo scandal, the elected government must complete its legitimate tenure according to the democratic norms and regulations. Our country is not in a position to afford any conflict between its own institutions. If this time a military coup usurps power then the democracy will die for ages in Pakistan. People will completely lose their confidence in the parliamentarian system of Pakistan. It is a matter of great sorrow and deep regret that throughout the political history of our country, the elected governments had a fear of military coup and at times their fear turned into reality. And it is evident that those military coups resulted in severe discontent and unhealthy political environment in the country. The role of military is never to usurp power and capture the government but rather to provide a strong defence system for the country and to protect its sovereignty from every kind of external elements. If we do desire for and demand a “strong” Pakistan we have to struggle for the establishment of democracy and must block the ways for a dictator. Till today we are suffering from and paying the costs for the policies and actions of military dictatorship and emergency rule of the past decade. And I guess the present government and the role of opposition has been more or less contributing towards establishing a fair example of democracy. Keeping in view the current political situation and the consequences of the past military coups on the stability of our country, it can be inferred that military rule can never be fruitful for us and so democracy in the form of pure parliamentarian system is the best form of government for Pakistan.
MUHAMMAD AZHAR KHAN,
Lahore, December 19.