UNDP sur­vey

Pakistan Observer - - EDITORIAL & COMMENTS -

THE United Na­tions De­velop ment Pro­gramme (UNDP) has car­ried out a sur­vey of 1,500 house­holds in Dhaka city, 17 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and 33 vil­lage cover­ing 45 dis­tricts and its find­ings shared re­cently. The re­sults of the sur­vey re­flect peo­ple’s as­pi­ra­tions. Less than 40 per­cent of house­holds are op­ti­mistic about their per­sonal future and a mere 28.7 per­cent are hope­ful about the coun­try’s future. While more than half are happy about chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion, we find to our ut­ter dis­may that nearly 9 out of 10 re­spon­dents have lit­tle faith in get­ting fair jus­tice in the coun­try and a mere 13 per­cent are op­ti­mistic about law and or­der.

The gov­ern­ment should lis­ten to peo­ple’s voice and not sim­ply brush it aside. Ul­ti­mately it falls upon the party in power to pro­vide its peo­ple with a sense of se­cu­rity, which un­for­tu­nately ap­pears not to be the case ac­cord­ing to re­spon­dents’ replies. It is a com­pe­tent ad­min­is­tra­tion, strict law en­force­ment and ef­fi­cient le­gal sys­tem that will add to good gov­er­nance in coun­try. The gov­ern­ment should con­duct an in­ter­nal au­dit to seek out prob­lem ar­eas and rem­edy sit­u­a­tion, for it is to the gov­ern­ment peo­ple look to seek so­lu­tions. — The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

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