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The Frontier Post

Published Date: Feb 11, 2013

De-politicization of state centres must for democracy

The
Pakistani political system lacks some basic pre-conditions to democracy such as
democratization of political parties, integrity, service delivery,
accountability and strict adherence to rule of law. Without introducing radical
reforms and pre-conditions to democracy, the current inept and corrupt system
is unable to produce any tangible change and it will further destabilize the
society.
This was the crux of a special lecture by Naseem Bajwa, a barrister and Editor
of “The Voice”, Journal UK titled “Democracy: The Socio- Political and Cultural
Pre-Conditions” organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
In his lecture, Barrister Naseem Bajwa showed apprehension over the will of
political elite in introducing reforms and said, “The change would come from
social movements geared by sheer weight of people as happened in the case of
Egypt and Tunis or for that part in restoration of Chief Justice in Pakistan.”
He said the parties must exhibit firm commitment to genuine democracy rooted in
the will of people. He called upon political parties to conduct intra-party
elections, adhere to party manifestos and maintain ethical standards and
integrity.