Shiite News: Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi, head of Shia Ulema Council (SUC) Pakistan, says that Pakistan is among the first countries in the Islamic world who adopted the principles of western democracy, but unfortunately till today, the elections held in Pakistan have been shadowed by doubts and sometimes by rigging.
Even today, the lamentation of a level playing field echoes somewhere, while on the other hand, balancing policies have also kept miscreants and pacifists in one line.
These are the factors that till today the supremacy of the constitution and not the rule of law has been established. The principle of internal and democratic stability is necessary for economic stability for development and prosperity.
Topmost among the civil liberties are the freedom of voter, basic human rights and choice of election. He expressed these views in his message on December 7 National Voter’s Day.
SUC Pakistan chief Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi said that the principle of Western democracy was adopted by the Islamic world with reference to the Shura system.
And the countries that first considered this democracy in the Islamic world as better for the right to rule.
Among them, Pakistan is among the top countries. Basic human rights, full civil liberties and freedom of expression are the most fundamental principles of Western democracy.
However, if these principles are seen in the context of Pakistan, have the voters (citizens) got complete civil liberties till date?
Whenever elections were held, sometimes they were declared rigged, sometimes the term engineered election was introduced.
Until transparent elections are held under the constitution and with the rule of law, sustainable democracy, true voting rights for the voter will remain a dream.