Rise Again, Pakistan

179436_542525992457565_1163638213_n.jpgElections 2018 an intense experience of suspense, thrill and motivation for the whole nation has left us with the one Imran Khan and PTI as the leading political party of the country. Probably the second such endeavour by the Pakistani nation after Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto though I tend to lean for considering the Bhutto regime as a puppet show for the masses. It is yet a proud moment for the nation to see Imran Khan in the black Sherwani and take oath as the prime minister of Pakistan on the 18th August 2018. The APC formed against the success of the PTI has crumbled as legos and as it never had a strong formation right from the beginning. As always sectarian sentiments are being sold to their followers which may had led to a bitter start for the new government formation but than the ideology plays its role and the schemes to derail the democracy biggest ever voted turnout has already spoken and proven what the people of Pakistan wants. This role of the APC or say just Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman, Asfandyar Wali and Mehmood Khan Achakzai is proving to unveil their true faces of being against what Pakistan stands for, what the institutions follow as their constitutional role, and what the forces do as their sworn duty to the soil. Loss is a big bite to swallow and it takes a man of dignity to swallow where it seems the dignity is scarce in the mentioned lot; especially where the Aimal Wali Khan has spit venom on not just the institutions but questioned the formation of the state even with calling Qauid E Azam a dictator. The silence of Siraj Ul Haq speaks volumes and disregard of the PPP of the statements given by the other APC members is a sign welcoming for the future of the elected new government. Though I believe Imran Khan’s compromises on major seats in the national and provincial cabinets may lead to a rocky road ahead in control over the federation. Team building is needed and selection of the most competent may result in the deliverance of his agenda. PTI has yet to prove its worth and it has a long route ahead of itself. The PTI voter is volatile where nothing is hidden from their eyes. The PTI is going to be more in their microscope than their opposition. I have seen things change in KP and I hope it shall for the whole f Pakistan and I am deeply proud of my nation to have voted to filter out the ones whose agenda is nothing more than their own hunger for power. I congratulate PTI and especially Imran Khan again on the success with a prayer to Allah to give him the strength, the wisdom and the righteousness to take a you turn (lighter note) from the downhill journey this country was put to.

May Allah bless us to have been proud of the day we got to elect someone to make our Pakistan rise from the ruins and so we can celebrate the coming 14th August as true and joyful nation.

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The Pakistani Dream

I am 32, I have a caring wife and two adorable children, a family that is always there for me, well educated in engineering, a job that pays well and has respect, I drive a nice car,wear which I can afford, friends are there as always and my lovely sweet home which my father had provided for us by the Almighty’s blessing and his hard work.

Yeah! Seems like a dream and believe me it is a dream which any one would want BUT did I mention my country anywhere there, certainly not because all that is my dream and not the Pakistani Dream. Why because Pakistan had nothing to do with all that being there; I know some may disagree whilst saying without the country this would not have been possible and that’s true but ironically Pakistan didn’t make my dream come true, it was my family and myself who made it true and possible. Believe me, I am as patriotic as any soldier on the frontiers of our homeland but when I refer to Pakistan I most definitely mean the system it is being run by and the ignorance which has been the leader of the nation for the last 66 years now. My father and Pakistan are of the same age and if only Pakistan was run on his ideology of being patient and rational and straight at least we would have achieved something steadily the way he achieved all in his life, it is a metaphor off course but true.
I have all the things I need in life but am I living the dream in which I can contribute to my nation, certainly not because they would not let me have the patriotism flourish in my heart. They want me to be a slave to the system.
I want to live the Pakistani dream where Iqbal saw the Muslims to flourish and Quaid delivered to have a nation where a muslim and a human can live. The dream of being free and not tormented by the worries of how the country would survive rather put a whole lot of effort in making life better for the family. But here each and every day is a torture for a middle class man or woman. If a guy wants take home something for the kids the price would not let him, if the wife  demands something the budget constraints are a barrier, if they want to take the children out for some fresh air the threat of being bombed or shot would put chains to their feet. Its not just about the prices and the affordability, Pakistanis have proved to be the most giving nation in the world even if they are poor, one would like to be in a sense of security and our people can even bare the hardships of money being scarce as well. Its all about being on the safe side of things. I am living a good life but how many of my country men are living the same, even I am living on an income far far less than the people ruling this country, Why?
I don’t want a big house or countless money I just need security in terms of my life, my children’s future and my family’s survival. I cannot demand the leaders not to earn for themselves, but there is a limit and when the limit crosses you bite other’s bread and we Pakistanis have not been given our whole bread our entire lives.
Jinnah said:
”I am confident that in spite of its magnitude, we shall overcome this grave crisis as we have in our long history surmounted many others and notwithstanding the efforts of our enemies, we shall emerge triumphant and strong from the dark night of suffering and show the world that the State exists not for life but for good life”.
Living a dream is not the wealth of the world that can be earned it is the opportunity which a nation captures on time and we have not done that since.

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