The chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on National Security Senator, Raza Rabbani, says a plot is being hatched to install an unconstitutional set-up and the whole nation should stand united against such intrigues. Theoretically Raza Rabbani is correct, but the masses will pose a very simple question before rendering further sacrifices for democracy. They will ask what the politicians have done to protect democracy. The plain answer is: ‘nothing’.
All politicians keep their personal and party interests supreme and none of them, both from the treasury and opposition benches, have done anything concrete for the welfare of the people. The politicians should be clear that democracy will be strong when the problems of the common man are resolved and people are convinced that only a democratic setup can end their suffering. Unfortunately, our politicians have miserably failed to inspire any confidence among the poor masses. If there is any threat of an unconstitutional act, the full responsibility lies with the politicians.