Political instability is a mother of all crisis

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Ejaz Khan

Political instability leads to a major crisis in Pakistan. Pakistan came into existence on August 14, 1947, and faced crucial economic problems from its birth. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, said that he would address the grave issues in Pakistan related to migration and the unwill of the economy. He convinced his cabinet and masses to resolve issues with collective interests and efforts; otherwise, problems would not be eroded in Pakistan. Jinnah surged his cabinet expenditures, limited use of official work, and strict rule of law. When Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spoke to civil officers in Peshawar in April 1948, he argued, “The reason why I am meeting you is that I wanted to say a few words to you who are occupying very important positions in the administration of this province. The first thing that I want to tell you is that you should never be influenced by any political pressure from any political party or any individual politician. If you want to raise the prestige and greatness of Pakistan, you must not fall victim to any pressure but do your duty as servants of the people and the state, fearlessly and honestly.” The bureaucracy is the backbone of the country and runs the state institutions. They are unable to perform duties and responsibilities these days. The political parties and leaders are not working up to the mark and don’t have the vision to make decisions to empower the political structure of the country. In view of the structure of political parties, the involvement of feudal and industrialists in securing personal interests, and their unwillingness to redress the country’s problems and institutional reforms, the politicians play a vital role in changing the fate of Pakistan and formulate uniform policies, long-term sustainable development projects, and strict legislation. They have to do structural institutional reforms with strong legislation, and it should be as per the wishes of the people of Pakistan. Transparent legislation leads to unity and political stability in the country, which clearly shows national harmony and world trust. All parties and state institutions should perform duties according to the constitution of Pakistan and work together for the prosperity of the country. Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb said that Pakistan needed long-term planning and policies. He said that the government would work with the provinces to strengthen their businesses and local markets. Aurangzeb assured that the economy could not achieve its objectives without strong legislation and reforms. It was a sensitive matter for the government to uphold bold decisions to strengthen the economy of Pakistan. Therefore, political parties and leaders play a constructive role in hindering the problem of a dwindling economy in Pakistan. In a nutshell, policymakers have to consider the potential of youth to overcome the economic crisis in Pakistan and work together for the prosperity of the country. They pass legislation and reforms to compensate their overseas Pakistani and local markets, industries, and crops. Policymakers have to build their cooperation with local industries and utilise the natural resources in Pakistan. Pakistan has the potential to meet the world with the help of its youth population and the use of natural resources.

Furthermore, climate change is a serious issue in Pakistan. It targets all sectors of the economy, health, and socio-economic problems. Heatwave alerts are issued by the government in Pakistan due to climate change. Due to this, the agriculture sector is under threat and doesn’t fulfil the requirements of industry standards. Farmers are facing hardships in the heat to protect their health and agrifields. Flood water destroyed agriculture land, crops, infrastructure, households, and markets last year in Sindh. People were homeless, installing camps alongside the roads, and waiting for assistance from the government. They weren’t able to meet the basic needs of their lives, and they spent days without any formal assistance. Inflation increased in the flood-affected areas, where people couldn’t earn their bread and butter comfortably. Health facilities weren’t provided by the government, which was destroyed by the flood water. Floods destroyed agriculture, health, and infrastructure across the province of Sindh, Pakistan. So, the issue can be eliminated by long-term planning by legislators and changing into profitable sectors. Adding to that, the role of media is important in shaping the ideology of people and issues. Electronic media is targeting people on a large scale, and it can be possible to set up an interview regarding crisis management to inform the masses and resolve issues with collective interests and efforts. It plays a vital role in changing the fate of people and economic development projects. They have to manage and telecast different TV shows to educate their children, students, and professionals. Last but not least, Pakistan cannot move forward without the help of all stakeholders and the province of Pakistan. Politicians should formulate rules, laws, and legislation in the Assembly according to the will of the people. People should elect those parliamentarians who are capable of managing and delivering the utmost performance in the country. Parliamentarians and people have to show national spirit and harmony and provide a peaceful environment for the people of Pakistan. They sacrificed their personal interests and focused on moral standards and socio-economic problems. Democratic leaders should believe in moral principles and avoid authoritative attitudes in power.

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