by: M Bilal Lakani/ET/Pol/CMR:
Pak has always been a polycrisis state but there was always a dark horse virgin political leader, technocrat or dictator we could irrationally pin our hopes on to become our knight in shining armour. The politicians blame the boys, the boys blame the politicians. The politicians say the boys interfere with our jobs.
The boys say the politicians don’t do their jobs. One politician says the every other politician is corrupt. All the other politicians gang up to tell everyone that this one politician is an incompetent playboy who corrupts our youth. What’s fascinating is all of them want leadership positions but no one wants to lead. The real crisis is one of leadership. What Pakistan needs now is for every leader to step up within their sphere of influence and take responsibility.
And it starts with us, the Pakistani public. We must demand that our vote count and that we’ll only vote for leaders who take responsibility rather than run away from responsibility and blame others. The road to resolving Pak’s polycrisis traverses through leaders actually leading and Pakistani citizens refusing to settle for anything less.*_