As we are all aware that for any system to function, an efficient check and balance must be in place. In that light, for a governmental system to function a similar check and balance must exist, which can only come from an Independant judiciary, a free media, and a watchdog civil society. We all are also aware that if this judiciary, which for the first time dared question the executive is not restored, then no judge for the coming 60 yrs will dare do the same. Hence, our commitment to the restoration of the judiciary as it was pre Nov 3rd.
For that end, and for becoming the effective watchdog that we aim to become, the first step begins from these elections. People must know who they are voting for, and what these people stand for. The government must know that we will not stand for any rigging in the elections and will do our utmost to prevent and expose any rigging. And most importantly, all the politicians must know that times have changed, and now they will be held accountable.
The Name and Shame CampaignWe research into the positives and negatives of major political figures in Pakistan's major political parties. This would include:
- Their work in the halqa/constituency (goods and bads that happened during their last term in power)
- Their positions on various legislation in the National Assembly/Senate
- Allegations: Proven/Unproven against them
All of the above need to be referenced from credible sources.
Hence, the main players of all the political parties (PPP, PML-N, PML-Q, MQM, MMA) must be covered. So pick any of your choice and inform us (RiseOfPakistan at Gmail dot com). Even if you're unable to research a complete profile, however much is in your capacity will be appreciated. The deadline for submission of the said information is Thursday 11th Jan, (Next week) by midnight. The subsequent weekend will be employed to circulate the findings as widely as possible.
Any suggestions for the furthering of our aims are welcome.
Student Action Committee