Introspecting The Last Decade.


This previous decade proved a rollercoaster ride for Pakistani state. The state found itself in a myriad of crises in virtually every sphere of life. But despite all the challenges, the country is there. Let us welcome the new decade of the twenty-first century with solemn pledge of taking the country to the new heights of achievements when this decade gives way to another. A decade with a vision is a good enough time to put any country on the path of progress. However, before anything else, introspection on the losses and gains of the previous decade is essential.

Right after the United States (US) invaded Afghanistan in 2001, Pakistan could not remain immune from the spillover effects of the war. Pakistan and its people suffered enormously both physically and financially from the war. But the resilience that the Pakistani nation, in general, and its law enforcement, in particular, showed, the people are finally enjoying peace. The long-cherished peace has come to the cities and towns of Pakistan, but it exacted a heavy toll from the state and its citizen.

However, Pakistan suffered from some political earthquakes in the previous decade. As a result, the dream of Pakistan as a vibrant democracy is yet to come true. State institutions, while, interfering in each other domains further corroded the idea of separation of power that is of cardinal value to any state's survival...

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