Your letters: Pakistan’s corrupt system
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Pakistanis have long grown accustomed to such deceitful and pretentious behavior from their rulers over many years, which has led to an erosion of trust so that many now rightfully question the legitimacy of a political system that can continue to connive to produce such an ugly state of affairs.
As people start to protest violently to vent their frustration with the crisis gripping the country, the truth is that Pakistan’s political class is not only wholly indifferent to the immense suffering borne by the people, they are actually inflicting such miseries with their poor governance and corrupt rule, as they serve the US agenda in the region.
Removal of one man as the prime minister by the judiciary amounts to little more than changing the window dressing. The decision to re-open NATO supply lines despite overwhelming public opposition is a case in point that changing the face of the ruler does nothing to alter such treacherous policies and that the present political system does nothing to represent the real views of the people either.
Those who believe that the judiciary is a panacea for Pakistan’s crisis fail to appreciate that the role of the judiciary is at best to judge by the laws created by the legislative system, not to replace the rulers.
Pakistan’s corrupt secular system is the very cause of its crisis; this is now an undeniable political truth.
All the political players who partake in this system do so for their benefit with the ability to pass man-made legislation as they see fit for their interests.
Pakistan’s rulers will continue to play games by diverting attention with political theater and alternating spells of military and democratic rule until somebody stops them.
The international order today is in a precarious state, amid capitalism’s great calamity that is enveloping the West with huge upheavals taking place in the Muslim Middle East.