Will Pakistan make it till 2030

Ethical leadership and good governance Or lack there of has been the trending topic in every house during the Chai breaks.

Heated arguements follow the political announcement almost everytime. DisheartenedDisheartened from the performance of every government, the youth had lost interest in voting. Loss of interest resulted to politicians running unchecked and making questionable decisions thus, the dilemma. Good governance cannot be established in the presence of political disorder and power-hungry politicians.

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” – Harry S. Truman

Such leaders that make history should be our inspiration. New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has been making headlines with with her revolutionary leadership skills. Pakistan needs an Ethical leader like her to keep us on the map.

Since it’s freedom Pakistan has struggled with maintaining right leadership. Our nations has been standing still since Its freedom. Accounting for very little progress made in the first new decades, since then it’s been a drop in every chart.SeeminglySeemingly, Pakistan did well in a few areas last decade but overall as a nation we’re falling lower in the ranking every year.

The country needs serious ethical education that should be mandatory for everybody from government officers, business owners to middle schoolers. The problem lies in our education system, the base of character building. Our Nation gives too little respect to our own culture and heritage. Trying to make it into the world, our main focus is English. When we should be teaching our kids better Urdu. Promoting our culture, teaching religion in our own language instead of Arabic because the Quran is a guide.

No country can progress by leaving its roots behind. Pakistani people are disrespected all over the world (majority) because of lack of ethics and mannerism. How can such a country’s leaders be any different?

Prices increase the second something is in demand. This isn’t just about politics, general population doesn’t seem to have any problem ripping people off whenever they get a chance. Who can blame the leaders for taking the same Opportunities when we ourself think we’re above the law.

Change begins at home. From one person to another until a chain is set. I can’t simple criticise the lack of good leadership without giving a soluble refference on how to fix it. The cycle will keep going unless we make effort to break the routine and stop electing people out of loyalty or because of their intimidating persona. Since both of these things don’t run a county.

My grandfather and my father both said

“The leader of a Nation reflects the country, a corrupt country will have a corrupt leader and vice versa.”

It says measures about what kind of a nation we are to have a line of such corrupted leaders in all fields. The ironic thing is good governance isn’t rocket science. It revolves around responsility, laws and policies, fund management and providing basic necessities to its people. It can only happen with the support of people. A country cannot develop without its people’s willingness to do so, along with vissionary leaders


6 thoughts on “Will Pakistan make it till 2030

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  1. It’s good to see you again 🙂 And that’s a very deep and true post you wrote here. Although each country’s culture and history is different, with politics it’s basically the same everywhere. For a long time now I’ve been of the opinion that no politician can be trusted. Doubting everyone of them from the outset leaves you less likely to be disappointed, and it turns out that way sooner or later.

    All the best for you, Dear, and for your entire nation 🙂


  2. A good article, but unnecessarily pessimistic. Pakistan has progressed significantly in the recent decades, and with the current government, it is securing long-term prosperity.

    Moreover, corruption is a deep rooted feature of our system running on kinship and patronage, which aren’t ever going away. What we can do is succeed with corruption, just like China did. Not all corruption is bad, economically speaking.

    Personally, I see two main issues with Pakistan’s future: ecological crisis due to climate change, and Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.


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