This is bad for coun­try

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - HASHIM ABRO

Keep­ing in view the past po­lit­i­cal con­fronta­tions on some mon­u­men­tal is­sues and also on non-is­sues, even a man in the street can eas­ily con­clude what’s go­ing to hap­pen in Pak­istan. But there’s cer­tainly too much po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tainty in the coun­try at the mo­ment. And the tone and tempo, both in cam­era and out of cam­era, I mean, off the record, of in­cum­bent rulers is in­creas­ingly con­fronta­tional and pop­ulist, which never turns out to be a good thing. Er­ratic politi­cians, bu­reau­crats and tech­nocrats are run­ning ram­page.

This is in­deed, bad for the coun­try, coun­try­men and our in­sti­tu­tions. Rulers must exhibit pa­tience and strive for so­lu­tion, of sorts, as we see, read and hear in other civ­i­lized and demo­cratic so­ci­eties around the globe.

—Islamabad

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