Is this Jinnah's Pakistan?


Byline: Ibrahim Tariq Shafi

My heart bleeds for what happened at Punjab institute of cardiology. Where are our social norms, values and culture? Have we forgotten them down the road or we actually lost humanity. What happened yesterday is an eye opener and really requires some introspection of what we as a society have become.

Lahore is known for its warmness and open heartedness. What the lawyers did yesterday is a shame for everyone who wears the black coat. Following Quaid-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah footsteps I also joined the honourable society of Lincoln's Inn but now I will think twice before pursuing it or practicing within such a society. What are we showing to our generation on television screens? What impact such images will leave on the children. So the question arises who is responsible.

It is again sheer incompetence of the ruling party. Punjab cannot be managed like this. New administration is being micro managed by Islamabad hence they are not keeping provincial representatives in the loop. It will not work because day to day situations need quick orders and proactive approach. Punjab requires the Pervez Elahi model or the Shehbaz Sharif decision making model which in theory is called the 'Individual Ministerial Responsibility'.

According to Joseph Stiglitz; there is nothing we can do without a government; we can't go back to the jungle. In Punjab everyday there is a new Inspector General...

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