Air Marshal (retd) Shahid Lateef says that PPP has made people’s life miserable. He wrote this in his article ‘Dr Qadri rises for teeming millions’. He wrote that the present government has not paid attention to people’s complaints. He laments that they are busy in making money.
He thinks that the only way to fix the economic mismanagement by the present rulers and militancy is to support National Rescue Campaign launched by Dr. Tahirul – Qadri.
There is no doubt that the proposed electoral reforms can bring a lot of change in Pakistan. But the problem is that Dr. Qadri can achieve his goals in a short period.
He has himself pointed out the main problem. We cannot fix the problem unless rural voters vote for the people who want to bring change in the country. Unfortunately, the parties which talk about eliminating feudal system in the country has never gone to rural voters.
At present, there are 85 million voters registered with the ECP. Keeping the past turnout of 40-45% in mind, only 35 million are likely to vote. Out of these, nearly 25 million (70%) reside in rural areas and being the majority electorate, they determine the fate of our country in every election. We know, how these captive voters are exploited by the feudals and landlords to secure votes in their own favour.