Shockingly everyone in Pakistan seems to be focused on 'Memogate' and Supreme Court cases. Whereas the major problems within the country are; Law and Order, Extremism, Terrorism, Corruption, Health and Education. The welfare system of the country is in shambles. Many people are living below the poverty line. Those that can earn a decent living are facing energy shortages and non availability of basic needs such as potable water.
Our Nation is fast becoming a nation of misplaced priorities, praying for change, yet unaware of their true objectives.
Television News Channels are continuously discussing political change in the country. This has been the trend for the last ten years since the liberalization of the media by the so-called dictator 'Pervez Musharraf'. However the last change was the ouster of the same 'Musharraf' and the arrival of 'Democracy'. The word 'Democracy' is synonymous to the 'turn' of conventional politicians to loot and plunder the country.
The question arises amidst the talk of political change - Would political change bring a change in our quality of life?
Illiteracy, Corruption, Injustice, Inefficiency, Economic instability ... the list is endless, would not disappear. So what are we doing about this?
Is it in our priorities to be able to provide clean water to a population of more than 180 million people or to provide speedy justice to thousands if not millions. Indeed a select few politicians like to talk about it but do they have a solution.