Democracy is defined b Abraham Lincoln is a form of government by the people for the people, of the people. So it is a form of government which is popular in almost all the countries of the world. The people feel that they have cast their votes for the parties that will watch their interests and will work for the betterment of the country. As a matter of fact, Pakistan was established on the basis of democracy. The Muslims living in the cub-continent voted for the established of Pakistan and Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah declared in plain words the Pakistan would be a democratic state but unfortunately, his untimely death took the people far away from democracy.
Over the past sex decades, the political scenario of our homeland has been overwhelmed by the military dictators. It is mainly due to the fact that Pakistan could not evolve a stable and workable political and democratic order. The first martial law was imposed in the country because the political leaders had failed their duties to run the country smoothly and honestly. The main charges leveled against the political governments were that they were corrupt and dishonest. Different political parties indulged in malpractices and that was the reason that some of the political leaders invited the military authorities to take over the reins of the country.
Most of the people believe that since democracy has failed in the country, we cannot have any more experiment of a democratic government. As a matter of fact, it is not democracy that has failed but these are the politicians that they have failed. It is evident that democratic movements have never been completely successful mainly due to the corrupt and power hungry politicians who fought amongst themselves and thought little of the improvement of the lit of Pakistanis.
It is not democracy that is to blame rather the politicians who failed to understand the true spirit of democracy. In his speeches, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah stressed on making Pakistan a democratic welfare state. Pakistan can survive if it remains a democratic country. Our politicians should realized their duties and at the same time, the masses should not vote for those politicians who are corrupt and have their own axe to grind in all affairs of the state. If both the leaders and the people are alive to their duties and responsibilities, Pakistan will become an ideal democratic state.