84% People Deprived Of Clean Drinking Water In Pakistan, Ahsan Iqbal Blames Musharraf

Farrukh Saleem is a well-recognized figure in the education community. Commonly invited on television to provide with his detailed insights of the political atmosphere, Farrukh’s caliber can be well reflected from his achievements.
He is currently one of the most experienced and knowledge-equipped political scientists in Pakistan.
Currently leading a significant research project on politics and education, Farrukh is well-known for his qualification in game theory and economic competition, financial analysis and geopolitical situations.

Farrukh has a number of recognized columns and articles for concrete newspapers like Pakistan’s largest daily English language newspaper The News International and Dawn Newspaper.
He has been enlightening us with his critical insights of the existing policies, what are the shortcomings and what can be improved.

Recently, Farrukh wrote an article for The News titled Capital Suggestion: Policy Capture, in which he highlighted that how ‘’misallocation of public and private resources’’ is resulting in hampering the efficiency.
He also said that a privileged segment of the society is ‘capturing’ the public policy, causing radicalization of large segments of society.
He argued that due to this, a large portion of the public is deprived of basic necessities like clean water.

Farrukh also talked about the article on his Twitter account:

To his tweet, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal responded blaming the dictatorship eras and Musharraf’s social sector investment for the deteriorating public health in Pakistan.

Ahsan’s reply caused a social media frenzy by triggering a social media debate about how far does the statement holds true. Hundreds of people responded to him saying that it’s about time the democratic governments own their shortcomings and start working on them.


People labeled his response as ‘intellectually absurd” and having no solid foundation.

Farrukh himself responded ironically with blunt remarks highlighting that corruption and off-shore companies. He reflected with his comment that democratic governments should be focusing on the corruption and lack of transparency that has caused the public departments to fall in quality and delivery rather than using the Military rule as a scapegoat every time.

The repeated pattern of military rule that Pakistan faced has definitely played a part in destabilizing democracy to some extent. But how far is it justified to use it as an instrument to cover our failures.
Acknowledgement of the problem is the first step towards its solution. Are we still failing to acknowledge our shortcomings on the collective and personal level?
We leave the rest up to you! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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