By Waqas Bin Azhar, TMM 2
This was an impeachment by my Danish uncle, when he heard about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and just after three days, on the night of a ‘Happy’ new year, (which wasn’t that happy in reality), he heard the sounds of gunfire, and asked what the Pakistani nation really wanted? I didn’t know what to answer him. Now, I request that you answer this question.
According to my notion, I feel very embarrassed when exposing our realities that we are doing nothing but treading on a path that leads only towards darkness! All we do is fight against each other, destroy the properties of our own country and people, influence birth of diseconomy, and end up creating the complexities for ourselves.
After the assassination of B.B, I was compelled to think if we were a free nation; free enough to go out of our own homes, walk around in our own towns and cities and such? Even when I was within my university’s apparently safe premises, we were too scared to go out of the rooms. Is this freedom?
When the eve of independence day comes, we celebrate the nights with gunfires and crackers (fire); in short, with violence. I have no idea what we will achieve, or what emotion we will be able to express by firing recklessly with guns, wandering the streets on bikes without silencers, like culprits and mere criminals. Is this a way to celeberate our (so-called) freedom?
Freedom is a great blessing of Allah. Asked what freedom means, from people who are struggling, and sacrificing their lives everyday. Are there not better ways of celebration?
Do we ever think about our present situation, and the we are suffering? I think most of us don’t. Maybe we don’t have the guts to. Or are we scared? Or selfish.
Let’s jog our memories and try to remember what our great leaders wanted from us. Didn’t Jinnah repeatedly express how he wanted to see the youth of this nation stand like pillars of this country? If you believe he was right to wish so, and that if we are the youth he was talking about, do u think we are what he wanted us to be?
You see, the main problem for the Pakistani people, is they never think and focus on our problems. Most of us don’t even go through the daily newspaper. When this is the case, how tackle our issues, whether they are political, educational or social.
So don’t you think we are on the way to darkness. Now the only one way to save our beloved nation is a combination of youth power, youth unity, youth fairness, and youth thoughts. Because our government is actually and purely not our government!
In the end, I encapsulate my article by requesting you again, to leave your comments regarding this topic, because I’m still embroiled in this question.