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“Everything is possible in Pakistani politics”

Current political situation of Pakistan.

 

We live in the world where every thing is possible. Democratic governments have always failed to complete their tenure which eventually results in a long lasting dictatorship reign. In Pakistani politics, there is a clear domination by few families only and these families have never produced long lasting fruitful results. The political system has been stagnant since 70′s and no drastic change has taken place. The chair of head of state has been a war between the head of the army staff and a few noticeable political leaders. Who has suffered? Well, you guessed it right, the nation!

CaptureIf we observe the political situation of Pakistan, much of the politics is based on different ethnic groups. It’s fair to say that the current political situation of Pakistan is in dire need of substantial changes if we compare it to the political systems of leading nations in the world.

This is how Pakistani political parties work.

Almost every party represents a particular ethnic group; therefore no party has got the support in every region because the role of political parties in Pakistan is very much based upon different ethnic groups they represent. This is one of the major reasons of slow development in some specific areas as compared to others. There are a number key problems in political system of Pakistan, & the list grows on and on with every passing minute.

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Pakistani politics has started to take an adverse route as the layman pursues to struggle in the rut. The current situation in Karachi and Baluchistan is worse than ever. The blame of these riots clearly is on politicians who are just manipulating different groups to get benefits for themselves. If the current political situation in Pakistan does not change, the country would keep on suffering at the hands of monarchs and waderas!

 

Overview of role of Pakistani youth in Politics

The Pakistani Youth has stepped on a train named as destiny that takes its passengers on the path towards development. Since the establishment of Pakistan, youth had always been crushed and oppressed by teachers, leaders and parents. Moreover the role of youth in politics has always been limited due to corrupt and inept political system. They failed to get exposed to the world that could lead to a new era of modernization. As the clock ticked and time flew, things started to change their discourse. The new century brought about much advancement along with the change in trends of Pakistani youth.

The history tells us that political parties have always used the youth to achieve their political targets but looking at the bigger picture, the role of youth in Pakistani politics has always been limited. Never has the true democracy been at the helm thanks to corrupt and substandard political infra-structure. Men with money, or shall we say, the big players have always dominated the political playground.

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Amid all the hypocrisy, the youth has always been used as political horses. The “Kings” have used the horses to well effect but never have they empowered the resilient armed men! Like pawns in a chess game, the kings have used the youth to its benefit but never let it express itself. Sighs!

 

In recent times, a hope arose in the shape of Youth Parliament. It created optimism, a fresh wave of breath. Young intellectuals were given importance, and it seemed finally Pakistan was on the verge of revolution. An in-house revolution that would change the face of Pakistan on the political front. But the house never realized its potential. It was suppressed under the might of the wealthy parliamentarians.

 

So youth all you need to do is: –

Let’s join hands, let’s walk together and let’s make Pakistan a better nation!

 

written by Zainab malik 🙂

 

 

Festivity rules Lahore as Metro Bus kicks off

Festivity rules Lahore as Metro Bus kicks off

 

The Metro Bus System (MBS), Pakistan’s first rapid mass transit bus project, that cuts through Lahore, was launched here recently amid much fanfare. The main credit goes to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, who joined hands with the Turkish government, made this dream come true.  As part of this modern metro looking project, about 45 buses are plying a 27km dedicated corridor from Gajjumata to Shahdra for a minimal fare.

 

The MBS route covers dozens of residential and commercial localities along the city’s main artery. The route has 27 bus stations, nine of them built on the 8.6km long overhead. The Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (TEPA), a subsidiary of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), was given the task of constructing the MBS, a copy of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) of Istanbul, in collaboration with Turkish and local experts.

 

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The project is of tremendous value to people who had to wait for hours while travelling in old buses for decades. The project has been completed with an investment of only Rs29.8bn, which has made the people’s dream of travelling in state-of-the-art buses that never happened in the history of Pakistan. Escalators are installed at every station so that older people can also go on the bus. On the main hubs public toilets and water coolers have been set up.

 

The government and the Lahorites took the MBS inauguration like a festive event and a large number of people thronged the route to welcome the inaugural operations right from Gajjumata to Shahdra. The people, including government officials and PML-N workers, showered rose petals on the buses carrying distinguished guests. Lahore was like a bride the whole week, all set in festivity.

 

A metro system is defined as an urban, electric passenger transport system with high capacity and high frequency of service, which is totally independent from other traffic, road or pedestrians. The terms heavy rail (mainly in North America) and heavy urban rail often have similar definitions. The dividing line between metro and other modes of public transport, such as light rail and commuter rail, is not always clear. A common way to distinguish metro from light rail is by their separation from other traffic.

 

Lahore’s MBS is now one of the finest one and most advanced metro system. Though Lahore’s MTS is quite advanced and sophisticated, it may have to learn many things from other metro systems running in various parts of the world. It is one of the best projects so far constructed in Lahore.