Think you can be the Prime Minister? Not doubting your capability; the real question is, does Pakistan has the tendency to cater you or millions like you?
It is said that ambitious people tend to be meritorious. We all have remarkable ambitions that we wish and strive to see come alive. We all have an individual basis of reaching and culminating in specific lines, decorated by our interests and as well its intrinsic temperament.
One such temperament is power. We all wish to be powerful. We all aspire to sit on the throne that exudes power and direct our authority. One of the most powerful authorities in Pakistan is the Prime Minister.
So, do you dare to wake up on a day and think what if you could be the Prime Minister? Let us consider that for a second and besides all, let us take our beloved country into consideration that what will it be like during such a time.
Now versus then:
Drawing lines between what makes a Pakistani citizen powerful now and what makes the same citizen powerful if such a time occurs.
The paradigm of what makes today’s citizen powerful is a number of things: political affiliation, political party administration, an SUV, certain color and credentials written on registration plate, handsome bank statement, phone contacts, influential family background, Oxford University degree on expense of tax, overseas property, inordinate dimwitted followers and alike.
If a common citizen dared to run for Prime Minister, what would make him/her a plausible candidate follows: sound intellect, wisdom, humility, empathy, education, leadership, learned fanfare and eloquence. This is something a common citizen possibly can achieve, and at the same time requiring specific external factors synchronizing and advancing. Those factors are possibly the elements that impact your campaign and influence externally.
Citizens now versus citizens then:
If a citizen runs for Prime Minister, they would require votes to succeed eminently. The aspect leading a citizen to cast vote need to be in consideration as well. The entire campaign revolves around it and basically, nothing can be achieved unless taken into account of influencing it.
In today’s campaign, the potential candidates have unique ways to implement in order to influence any citizen. Outreaching the fundamental requirements of any citizen is the norm and routine work for anyone running for Prime Minister. Yet, there have to be certain ways to allure, to turn masses into followers and followers into jiyalay.
As judged by how times change and the rate at which our population seems to progress, it is easy to say that we will look for elements mentioned above. We would require new, progressing and advanced elements which our society, culture, politics and economy direly require.
What we think and what we expect future to introduce in mindsets of our nation is a number of things. Starting with priority to education that our society falls moderately short of. By education, it does not mean we repeat the proposed norms or debase the prospect with mainstream strategies.
Our maddening situation of illiteracy has rooted most of our dilemmas, therefore, it may be said about a future Prime Minister to focus thoroughly on not only making it easier for a citizen to acquire it but setting a certain standard that influences their intellect.
Pakistan Now Versus Pakistan Then:
We all can basically suggest our country’s current situation in all terms. It is all right across to us and we also happen to know the capacities where improvement seems mandatory. But if you come to imagine our country, favoring the cause of a local citizen to run for Prime Minister, what would you imagine it to be like?
First things first, Pakistan would evolve from the recurrent factors making a citizen the likely candidate for Prime Minister. Pakistan would not summon someone who’s pivotal power would be money, but getting work done.
Pakistan would probably rather consider filling the voids than building businesses and infrastructure – hopefully, these would be mended by the time – and rather changing the mindsets of our people. Creating value for people within the deepest levels of morality, wisdom, intelligence, open-mindedness, tolerance, empathy and alike.
Our people would value each other. Our social dilemmas will not end but would certainly exhaust to the point that no women would feel threatened, a certain gender would not be superior to the other; incorporating discipline will be our objective.
The prospect that our founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah proposed after independence would finally come alive. A citizen would not feel inferior to anyone who boasts power in monetary and networking terms. Minorities will be spared; freedom to believe, practice and preach one’s deepest values would prevail.
Pakistan during the era in consideration would be close to what we aspire to see today, what we tend to envy about other developed countries. Pakistan will value merit and its outcomes. Only such a Pakistan can decide whether a common citizen, apparent of merit can run for Prime Minister.
In all possibility, the outcome will be in our favor, since our choices will be narrowed down only to best of the best ones.