Personality instead of institution
By: SHAKEEL NIZAMANI, Calgary, Alberta
IF history is anything to go by, one can say Muslims failed because they always depended on personalities instead of developing a just, equitable system.
This personality cult mentality is ingrained in our culture, and it has deprived our independent thinking individually, as well as collectively.
Pakistan’s political system is a prime example of such one-way thinking, where democracy has taken a back seat. When it comes to internal party politics, leaders are all in all.
It is the leader’s way or highway. Unfortunately, it is true about almost every institution in Pakistan. Going by current developments, one can say the judiciary is no exception.
Most of us who joined the voice against dictatorship in favour of the judiciary fail to understand the judiciary’s erstwhile self-righteous approach. It is very disappointing to see the judiciary superseding parliament or favouring one part of it over the other. This is not a good development and does not bode well for the future.
Monday, 29 Mar, 2010