Pakistan since its birth is under evolution and facing lots of problems. If we explore the history we will find one reason of all the problems that is our institutions are weak. Pakistan is almost 70 years old now and we are still unable to find the solution for the main problems of governance. The next question is why our institutions are not strong? The one liner answer is that personalities and influential families are more important than the state. The influential families and personalities who have been in the government one or the other way were always using these institutions for their personal gains. The public institutions were supposed to serve the citizens of the state but they served the influential people of the state.
This is why no democratic government and dictator did sincere efforts to do legislation for making these institutions strong. This is very obvious that if these institutions become strong all these influential people will be accountable to them. The accountability system will become strong which is ultimately going to challenge the status quo in the society. The corruption, bad governance, poor coordination between departments and lots of related problems are because of intervention of influential people in our system where all the influentials try to plant their people in institutions for personal gains. The loyalties of office holders are not with the country but they are with the corrupt influentials. Our personal gains are more important than our state. It’s the system that needs to be changed and system reforms are dire need of time. If we kept on compromising then state can never stand on its own.
In the recent example of return of Mustafa Kamal and Anees Qaim Khani we can see that government is still not serious about it by saying that these allegations are old and they are intra party problems and state has got nothing to do with it. The innocent people who were killed in Karachi, the financial loss of the country in Karachi, involvement of RAW in the city and country, the rise in crime and violence in Karachi, etc are these issues not related to the state? Who is going to do the justice to the state? This recent event is the typical example of compromise which is harming the state. Political parties have been doing these compromises at every stage and harmed the state which is why we are still directionless state with no vision.