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Inviting chaos — ignoring citizens will spell disaster for our political parties

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In Pakistan, for unknown reasons, longevity and early death are often seen as matters of fate and divine intervention. But recent advancement in developed countries tells another story. By using scientific methods and better services for health, education, clean drinking water, sanitation and doing away with structural violence, the life expectancies in these countries have been increased to a great extent, as compared to the so-called third world.

Pakistanis also facing a plethora of social and economic issues, which are widening the distance between the state and its citizens. Inadequate turnover of voters could remain stagnant in upcoming general elections due to feeble access of citizens to basic and fundamental services. Having more support of voters in the assembly and providing services to voters is still a distant dream for the citizens who are playing a critical role in ameliorating democracy.

Political manifestos are a rigorous reflection of citizens’ agenda, which no political or even military regimes have been able to materialise until now. Economic and social development does not nurture unless citizens have access to quality education and health services.Similarly, the political manifestos are not just a narrative of commitments, but stem from the passion of a political party to........

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