Personality-based politics by the way of own agenda through individually managed and self-loyal persons as an alternative to party manifesto politics results non-systematized and un-organized party structure, unskilled and inexperienced leadership, non-political aptitude workers.
Whereas, the establishment is well skilled and organized, experienced and systematized in bureaucratic and administrative duties at national, provincial and local level.
Therefore, manifesto-less politics, fragile party structure and pseudo-political coworkers, force the political leaders either to subordinate or confront the establishment for politics or governance instead of reciprocal, honorable, reliable and fruitful institutional working relationship to perform their charter of duties according to the constitution, laws, and rules of business.
In a matter of fact, political parties are supposed to:
1. Work as a bureaucrat to prepare proper plans and programs through well-skilled persons of related subjects.
2. Act as an administrator to perform party affairs and redress public grievances through well-experienced people in related fields.
3. Behave as a social worker to interact with party supporters and the general public through well-respected personalities of related localities.
For this reason, political parties are required to be organized and systematized appropriately by considering the necessity of cadres at union council, tehsil, district, province and national level.
a. The cadre of leaders or initiators: comprised of persons, those possess the intellectual wisdom to prepare proper plans and programs.
b. The cadre of workers or motivators: comprised of persons, those have the organizational skill to organize and systematize the party.
c. The cadre of supporters or actors: comprised of persons, those are socially well respected among the masses and competent to collaborate and cooperate with the public.
However, in Pakistan, political parties were/are never organized and systematized by the party owners according to the political ethics and manners along with party manifesto. Therefore, most of the political parties work like Private Limited Companies and have their own sole agents, distributors, and salesmen. Because of that, most of the politicians have their own paid workers and working partners. They behave with the political workers like customers and they treat the general public like slaves.
CONSEQUENCE: Public feels disappointment, remains dissatisfied, become disillusioned with politicians and political parties. Therefore, opportunists, hypocrites, and power, as well as money hunger persons get the opportunity to arrange, manage or attain the domination and control of governance or politics. It results in administrative victimization, judicial injustice, economic disaster and social polarization.
CONCLUSION: Grooming of local, provincial and national leadership is not possible without well organized and systematized political parties as per party manifesto and according to the political ethics and manners. Otherwise, un-groomed politicians, unorganized and non-systematized political parties have to subordinate or confront the establishment for politics or governance instead of reciprocal, honorable, reliable and fruitful institutional working relationship to perform their charter of duties according to the constitution, laws, and rules of business.
DRAWBACK: Establishment is well skilled and organized, experienced and systematized in bureaucratic and administrative duties, without political wisdom and political aptitude. Whereas, this is necessary for the political and democratic atmosphere. Therefore, direct governance or proxy politics in the shape of sponsorship, facilitation or by the way of producing pseudo-political leaders, workers, and supporters, breed the aggressive, arrogant and authoritarian perception of establishment in individuals, masses and democratic institutions.
It generates the emotions and impressions of the dictatorial rule of the establishment by suppressing the personal, public and political privileges.
It facilitates the opportunists, hypocrites, and power as well as money hunger persons to arrange, manage or attain the domination and control of governance or politics.
It leads towards the cultivation of race, region, and religion-related differences, disputes, and distrust along with conflicts, confrontations, and clashes.
It promotes the personality based politics by the way of own agenda through individually managed and self-loyal persons as an alternative to party manifesto politics, which results in non-systematized and unorganized party structure; unskilled and inexperienced leadership and non-political aptitude workers.
It destabilizes the social environment, economic stability, and governance system.
It results social polarization, economic disaster and administrative victimization.
SUGGESTIONS: Systemized and organized party structure with skilled and experienced leadership and political mindset workers is the prerequisite of political potentiality and stability as well as reciprocal honorable, reliable and fruitful institutional working relationship according to the constitution, laws, and rules of business.
Therefore, political parties are required to launch the “Political Brain Hunt” program to search the political aptitude leaders and workers from every district by the central-level leadership; from every tehsil by the provincial rank leadership and from every union council by the district rank leadership to organize and systematize their parties along with a plan of grooming political ethics and skills in party leadership and workers by holding meetings, seminars and workshops.
NOTE: For the establishment, skill as a prerequisite is sufficient, but for the holder of power, wisdom is the initial prerequisite.
QUOTE: Mankind will never see an end of the trouble until and unless; lovers of the wisdom come to hold political power or holder of power become a lover of wisdom. (Plato)