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Of the people, By the People, For the people??

Although I am a great proponent of good relations with relevant countries, it is weired that an elected government of a country almost always play the role of a defender of all things unpopular. Naturally, responsible governments have to take unpopular stands on occasions but all the time???
Issues that affect people directly, such as taxes etc, attract real street protests. Foreign policy issues, such as relationship with India or U.S, either has not attracted popular protests or have been largely ignored. Why???
The deception in our politics run so deep that the public distrusts even a genuinely pro-people stand. How can we expect those consistently disowned trust something that they don’t think they have a stake in?

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Categories: Pak Politics
  1. Belal
    May 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    it goes more like this in pakistan:

    ‘off’ the people,

    ‘buy’ the people and

    ‘far’ from the people.

    a line i heard from sahibzada kasuri during musharraf’s visit to dc in sep 2009.

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