All the signs seem to be present; Destruction. Corruption. Dishonesty. Adulteration. Signs that tell us that the end is near. Maybe it is because of our own deeds that God is punishing us.
Or maybe we are living a life that feels like a punishment because of the deeds of others.
Our country hasn’t progressed not because after the partition we weren’t given our share of finances or because all the educated professionals who wanted to migrate were stopped. It is because we are lazy. And have a tendency to be quitters.
The sad truth is that we have become used to being treated like this. We have accepted this as our fate and have, not lost, but given up or sold our voice. For most people in Pakistan every day is a fight for survival. Some survive, Some don’t. We have given up trying to fight for our rights because it is either rights or roti.
But the time to stand up for ourselves is here. Our nation needs to unite and fight against the force destroying us. Nature? No. Our government.
Within a few days a 21 year old will officially be made chairman of the party running our country. Am I the only one who thinks that passing down a seat to an inexperienced individual regardless of his surname is highly absurd?
Does this family really deserve to rule us?
They did increase the basic pay of all government officials by 10%. But the taxes are now four times more than they were last year, so I think not. Those who were paying 1500 rps before will now be paying 6000 rps. So the increased pay will either be spent here, or on sugar which is now ten rupees more than what it was last month.
The deadly floods that hit different areas of Pakistan have killed eight hundred men this past week and affected one million in north-west Pakistan. All of Pakhtunkhwa, most of Punjab, Sindh and Baluchistan have been affected greatly because of the weather. The questions that usually go unanswered are that, why was the rescue mission started three days after the first flood? Why are the survivors not being provided the basic necessities that they were promised at the time of the evacuation? Where have the funds we have been receiving from world over been going and Where is the captain of this sinking ship?
Well at least we have answers to a few of these questions. Obviously our president felt that at this crucial time for Pakistan, his private trip to London was way more necessary, on which millions were spent.
However now we know where the taxes and the funds that we received from world over for the flood victims are being spent.
The irony of the situation is that he went to London to be with his family and those in Pakistan who would like to travel to their families can not do so because conveniently three major train services have been shut down by the government as they were going into loss. How does the only mode of transportation that the general public uses to travel, go into loss? When the profit goes to fund private trips. Why don’t we ask for justice and equal rights? Because we don’t want justice anymore, we just want to live a safe life that only silence offers.
We have become incapable of thinking because the media, which is being controlled by the bourgeoisie, brainwashes us each time we do. Or creates panic by introducing bird flu, mad cow disease or the swine flu. Its time we speak up, together. United we stand, divided we fall.