Who should I vote for?

I have not voted in the past two elections, because I know that nothing will change in Pakistan as long as the candidates are crooks. This time too the candidates in my locality are not the kind who can be called honest. I will not name them, but the reason I don’t want to vote for them is because they belong to parties which have a very poor record. One is the party which has reformed itself a bit by changing the face of Karachi, but the members of this party are unfortunately well-known for their unnatural subservience to its chief. Both the other parties are well-known for being corrupt. The founder of one of the parties played a leading role in the break-up of Pakistan in 1971. This party had three stints in power, but unfortunately its leaders chose to enrich themselves rather than serve the country. The remaining party is also known to have very corrupt leaders who chose to spend eight years in the comfort of a palace in Saudi Arabia rather than face the rigors of jail in Pakistan. If they had chosen to remain in the country, international pressure would have forced the government to release them and they would have turned into heroes. But then, the leader of this party wanted to impose sharia in the country, not because he loves Islam, but to make fools of the people. (In fact, sometimes I think having sharia would be a good idea, if it leads to punishing these corrupt leaders who have ruined Pakistan).

So I think it would be better to stay at home rather than cast my vote for people who will only loot the country and make it much poorer than it already is.

1 thought on “Who should I vote for?”

  1. Sir/Madam,
    Dare to raise your voice for the inevitable socio-political change in Pakistan, to empower the Pakistani , the country belongs too.

    Since the creation of Pakistan the Pakistani people are left at distant from the corridor of power so that the ruling elite can do what they wanted to do in favour of their interest, leaving the Pakistani people at the mercy of circumstances. As this policy is denial of right of Pakistani people to rule their country according to their aspiration and desire to built this country, which can provide equal opportunity to all without any discrimination for the establishment of welfare society. Only the society base on tolerance, equality and justice can be the real guarantee for the prosperous and strong Pakistan there for your intention is invited to the crucial movement which could be the point of distraction or disaster.

    We have already lost the major part of Pakistan in 1971 simply to save the centralised sole power to exploit this country by the ruling elite they let the country break in part then allowing the masses to rule this country democratically. In the present circumstances we are again dragging our sovereignty at stack for the external interest in the name of national interest, instead of our interest i.e. the interest of Pakistani people at large.

    The only way out of these crucial circumstances is the only way to empower the common Pakistani at grass route level i.e. the change of system. This change is inevitable for the prosperous Pakistan .As a citizen of this country I have try to provide an alternate socio-political system to empower the masses at grass route level for rapid industrial and agriculture development with transparency and accountability in the system. Along with basic guarantees for the creation of welfare state, where in public representative and institution shall be answerable and accountable to the masses.

    Kindly see web site….www.idp.org.pk

    Kindly acknowledge with your comments.

    Ilyas khan Baloch
    Organizer Islamic Democratic Party


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