Democracy needs heavy filtration. The concept of Islamic Khilafat is democracy + meritocracy + some extra guidelines combined. Basically the Khalifat needs to be endorsed by the vote (bait) of all the people but he is selected by the council of people with great character.Asalamu Alaikum
Democracy is just a way to make people feel like they have control over what goes on in their country.
In reality, the elites still run the place and still screw them over.
All political parties are indebted to him...frequently funds PPP and PML...even meet Tahir-ul-Qadri.. a lot of retired high ranking army officers (Maj. / Lt. Gen) are on his pay roll and do job in his office... own of Bahria town.So he is like bernard baruch of USA.