Social consequences of
Pus. We have a reputation and that will not help us in our endeavours. Those of us who are law abiding have multiple problems with the state. The electronic media is devastating our young people’s minds by controversial and playing false statements. The wagging tongues, let me tell you, are no one’s friend. It is a sad state of affairs. The TV stations are also divided between the saints and the devils. Occasionally the saint becomes the devil and vice versa.
From the latest reports the writ of any state institution is not implementable for the simple reason that the executive has its own role to play. There seems to be complete breakdown of law and order and what the powerful want to do can be done while what is good for the community is not to be advanced in the social characterization of this country. Why do we have such a system that does not deliver? It is to the advantage of the powerful and the mafia that do not want to be accountable - something that has emerged from the dharnas. Who will check the land mafia. Now a flat of 500sq feet is going to cost beyond Rs 12 lakh, and even much more. Who will get these flats? Who can afford the cost of a flat at that cost. What is the per square foot cost of the flat? Work it out it is simple division. The siphoning of the money will be done and this will lead to heightened conflict. Are Pakistanis of the poor category able to survive in the situation that the Punjab governments land mafia is putting them in? Propaganda aside, will the real stories come out after the change in government? Will the prosecution of the ill informed not be counter-productive AKISTAN has been in the throes of social and political conflicts. There are various categories of these conflicts. Those that are of local level are sought to be cleared by the local councils and those that are of other natures the differentiation as to whether they are of civil or criminal nature is to be determined by the law and other legal agencies of the state not the government. This distinction seems to have been lost by all concerned in Pakistan. The academics have also lost out on conceptualization of the current social and political conflict. Why and where are the academics that are supposedly eminent writers? Where are all those anthropanthroes [anthropologists] who are supposed to be aware of the social conditions and who keep on analyzing? Where are the Margaret Meads of Pakistan or are we going to be copy cats in all things-whether in the industrial, agricultural or social sectors? No academic work has been done despite the dharnas of over 100 days. What a pity?
I talked to some of the participants and found that the attitudes are so hardened that I fear for the coming Dharna. Is the state supposed to bring stability via the use of force or is the state to be Godfather to all and sensitive to the requirements of all that happen to be citizens of this country. We are fast approaching the zone where the world will not be able to accept or