Voice of the People
Opt for action, not rhetoric
poverty-stricken people of this country, particularly, those of Sindh were hopeful that the change of hands in the Federal government might improve their life. Hope was also high among the intellectuals and writers as PML(N)’s reputed technocrats with experience of leading effective reforms, would use their experience to revive different sick and ailing, bankrupt and collapsed organization by infusing spirit of reform in them which continue to remain a hub of incompetence during the recent years. Almost eight months since the present ruling elite swore the oath, the government is yet to begin redressing the escalating problems confronting the country. Instead of solving issues, and hence easing the burden of the masses, the PML(N) government is spending its time brainstorming over the problems internally. No doubt Operation for peace in Karachi, which is also the economic and political nerve centre of the nation, is in full swing but the desired results are yet to be achieved. Since its population grows faster than any other city due to a massive influx of illegal aliens of all national origin from all over the world, thus, it is necessary that beside the ongoing operation for peace, a crackdown against illegal aliens throughout the country with special reference to Karachi may be launched to make it trouble free. It is also necessary that the swelling civic and socio-economic problems may be addressed at the earliest. However, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his Provincial government is requested to move rhetoric to action and make every possible effort to address chronic problems of the people in Province. —Islamabad sexes to a more tinged hub on the social and performative structures of gender and sexuality.
Feminist concept now aspires to question gender inequalities and to effect renovation in areas where gender and sexuality politics generate power disparities. Logical and intellectual dialogue of these inequalities allows students to go into the world conscious of unfairness and to work toward shifting damaging gender dynamics in any picture. —Karachi would accelerate the process of empowerment of people at gross root level or not. Thirdly, there is no denying the fact that the country is passing through an economic crunch and conducting the biggest peace time exercise twice in a year, may make it more difficult for people to keep the wolf out of doors as increase in inflation is inevitable as a result of consumption of a huge junk of national exchequer for yet another election so soon. Lastly, forthcoming local government election would perhaps be the biggest ever elections conducted by the Election Commission in the history of the country, so Election Commission has to be more watchful than ever in conducting the elections honestly, justly, fairly, and publicly acceptable.
As already said, local government elections in country should be held as early as possible in order to facilitate people at doorsteps but there should not be undue haste in conducting these elections. Any adventurism regarding local government polls may result in national turmoil. —Islamabad