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My party wants a socialist society in Pakistan: Ghinwa

PPP-SB chief says Junior Bhutto, Fatima Bhutto will join politics at the right time

By Faizan Ali Warraich

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party-Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB) faction Chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto has announced that her party is struggling for socialist revolution, and Junior Bhutto and Fatma Bhutto will join politics at the right time.

She has said that only socialism can serve the nation, as parliamentary democracy has failed to solve problems of a common man in Pakistan. Talking to Daily Times exclusively during her visit and stay here at the home of Dr Mubashar Hasan (former minister and her party’s chief in Punjab), she confirmed that her party wanted socialist society in Pakistan, which provides equal opportunities to all. ‘People get upset from the parliamentary form of politics as voice of a common man was not being heard, even they have no representative in the existing parliament and parliamentarians, and are being treated only as slaves’, she said.

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Is Pakistan a democratic state?

by Jamil Junejo

Pakistan is a democracy on paper not in reality. It fails altogether to qualify for standing into queue of democratic states of the world. Neither from procedural nor from substantial point of view it is a democracy. It has completely failed to deliver what a democracy promises.

Only governments are not democratic. In fact, the phenomenon which determines more the state of democracy is state and societal structure. Unless the structure and nature of society and state are democratic, governments can’t emerge and responds democratically. For Government is mainly expression of both these structures. Any government which is in contrary to these structures can’t endure long; its end is extinction. Therefore what is more pertinent is to evaluate state and society of Pakistan rather than its governments on the internationally established and accepted parameters so as to know its democratic health.

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