ISLAMABAD: It is regrettable that our country has remained democracy-starved for long periods in its history. However, genuine democracy can only be attained in Pakistan when our political elite accept the reality of the rule of law and when hypocrisy is eschewed. If this happens, it can result in the country adopting the right policies, taking into consideration pluralism, populism and institutionalism as a path to good governance. Our ruling elite should have the courage to create and implement genuine reforms that respect the rule of law and not the rule of a few in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2013.