Criteria for a better country
Before discussing “ideas to build a better Pakistan”, we should first identify the criteria for what is it that makes a country better place to live?. On the basis of these criteria, we can say that Pakistan is a better country to live in. In my opinion, a better country is the place which can provide the basic needs to all of its citizens like food, clothing, shelter, education, healthcare and job opportunities. All these things are essential for human survival and prosperity in the modern world. Therefore if a country cannot provide these basic needs to its citizens, then it is still backward and poorly developed.
Way forward for a better Pakistan:
The idea of prosperity is a broad one; however for a developing and struggling country like Pakistan, there can be various progressive ideas to transform Pakistan into a developed state, a few honorable mentions are:
Developing the Agriculture and Taxation Structure
We should improve our agriculture sector to get maximum out of our fertile lands and maximize the exports to enhance foreign exchange reserves. This goal is achievable by installing the advanced cutting edge technology, by value adding to raw materials and allocating more budget to agricultural development.
Moreover, by lowering taxes burden on an ordinary man and streamlining the tax collection procedure, the country head in a right direction.
Proper Allocation of Resources
Pakistan is blessed with abundant natural and human resources. Equal distribution of resources and proper management and utilization of human resources can give us a better future.
Public Policy Reforms
We should formulate researched base public policy; research is very significant in formulating policy. Because it saves money, time and gives the best result. And then there will be little space for failure.
Focus on Alternative Energy
Instead of relying on expensive energy, Pakistan should opt for other cheap alternatives. Solar energy and wind energy are the best options. For the development of industrialization, energy is one of the essential factors, which can boost the development and can also provide thousands of jobs to increase per capita income of people.
Free and basic education is the right of every citizen. And it is obligatory on the state to give it to its citizens. Education is a critical factor in the progress of a country. It influences the social and economic life of a nation. And open new doors of opportunities and can face the challenges.
Improvement of Healthcare Facilities
According to W. Churchill, “healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” The state should provide Free and better-quality health care system for the poor public. Although healthy food and clean environment should be the part of a good health care system, which is far more necessary because it saves us from diseases.
Last but not the least, equal job opportunities for all the citizen, is an essential duty of a better progressive country. Because unemployment is a state, which can force people for criminal acts for fulfilling their basic needs. Therefore, it will destroy the peace in our already chaotic society.
Every person can contribute towards the social and economic development of the country; the time is now to join hands with government to start propelling Pakistan on the right track to achieve Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. But one must realize that only ideas are not enough to achieve development goals, we should turn our ideas in practical actions. Only then our contribution will bring around positive changes in the society which will assist in building a better Pakistan. Once Pakistan on its way towards peace and prosperity, the sustainable development will be endless, and Pakistan will be included in the list of developed countries inshallah.