25th December

Today, I feel that the Father of our Nation of Pakistan would be weeping … He had left behind a legacy, to be true to the unity of our Muslim brotherhood and become the nation that is truly modern and yet abiding the principles of Islam, coming out as the most credible and honest people that the world would look up to. Unfortunately, neither has this been possible to date, nor are the leaders of this country willing to make this happen.

Since the beginning, our founding fathers have been forgotten and we’ve all started the rat race against each other, get rich quick, no matter how many and how much we have to trample on others to get the most out of every bit of our country and its people. We have squeezed our people to the limit, they’ve been honest, sincere, trusting and above all, forgiving. But a handful of these people have taken the whole nation for a ride, not once, but several times; each time making sure that the nation is robbed off its integrity, value and what is should have the most, soveriegnty. It is a sad state today, and I must say this.

I woke up late this morning, but soon after breakfast I watched the news, and this is exactly when I started feeling terribly disappointed and disgusted. For those who know me, I am quite vocal on things that bother me the most, and this is definitely no exception. In the news today, they said that today there was no event to commemorate the birthday of Mr Mohammad Ali Jinnah, rather everyone had moved to Garhi Khuda Buksh, Interior Sindh, to prepare for the 1st death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, leaving the city as if it was a regular holiday! What the hell is going on here? Since when did Benazir become overly important and valuable than the Father of the Nation? Hello!!!!!

Worse, this is the first time anyone else’s face will appear on a currency. On 27th December, the State Bank of Pakistan will release 300,000 coins of Rs. 10 denomination, bearing Benazir’s picture and with the inscription of “Daughter of the East, Benazir Bhutto” (in Urdu). This is clearly unacceptable, and I for one, will not even accept such currency given to me. I’ll prefer to accept the old paper notes of the same denomination, but not this coin, which bears the image of someone who neither has nor will have hold the value of our founding fathers. I protest! You have disgraced our people, our nation, and above all, the founding fathers of this country of ours Pakistan.

I ask you, the so-called leaders of this country, the dacoits that have looted and plundered our country time and time again, and still who continue to do so, give me one reason to trust you? Since the day you have taken charge of “ruling” the country, you have treated it as a piggy bank, ensuring that you grab all you can and giving back nothing! As I’ve said before, our people are too forgiving. I’m glad that despite making a few mistakes, Pervez Musharraf is now more popular than you could ever imagine. In fact, I know for a fact now that not only have you lost the confidence of the people, but the people will choose never to elect you or your kind ever in this country. And I hope and pray that this happens very, very soon!

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4 responses to “25th December

  1. It is sad to the see the path our country is moving on, to see the condition of our beloved state, to see the people who are either ignorant or choose to stay quiet. I agree with you Nawaz that a few people here are robbing our country but what about those hundreds of people following the same few leaders, when do they realize that luxury, power, big cars, are not important. I was coming home yesterday and was disappointed to see many tinted cars with BB posters. Shouldnt these people be just having the flag of Pakistan on their cars, a rare sight which is only seen on the 14th of August that to by boys who are only interested in creating havoc in the city! I am not only depressed by the leaders of our country i am more concerned about our people. the people who our Jinnah directed to be united. Are we united? we are just too busy spending the huge amounts of money to buy things that are unnecessary. When do we wakeup? When do we move and work towards a better nation? when?

    • You are absolutely right. Unfortunately, we don’t realize what they are doing. Just by thinking that you are in a free state, you can’t take undue advantage of things that are not even yours. If they ever understand… the 3 pillars of Pakistan, the golden words, Unity, Faith, Discipline, which apparently are also the key characteristics of a true Muslim nation, are amiss. We conveniently then discharge this notion claiming that we are not an ideal nation. But are we even trying to be there?

      For a nation that has forgotten the very basics of our religion and our ethics, not much can be expected…

  2. It is sad to the see the path our country is moving on, to see the condition of our beloved state, to see the people who are either ignorant or choose to stay quiet. I agree with you Nawaz that a few people here are robbing our country but what about those hundreds of people following the same few leaders, when do they realize that luxury, power, big cars, are not important. I was coming home yesterday and was disappointed to see many tinted cars with BB posters. Shouldnt these people be just having the flag of Pakistan on their cars, a rare sight which is only seen on the 14th of August that to by boys who are only interested in creating havoc in the city! I am not only depressed by the leaders of our country i am more concerned about our people. the people who our Jinnah directed to be united. Are we united? we are just too busy spending the huge amounts of money to buy things that are unnecessary. When do we wakeup? When do we move and work towards a better nation? when?

    • You are absolutely right. Unfortunately, we don't realize what they are doing. Just by thinking that you are in a free state, you can't take undue advantage of things that are not even yours. If they ever understand… the 3 pillars of Pakistan, the golden words, Unity, Faith, Discipline, which apparently are also the key characteristics of a true Muslim nation, are amiss. We conveniently then discharge this notion claiming that we are not an ideal nation. But are we even trying to be there?

      For a nation that has forgotten the very basics of our religion and our ethics, not much can be expected…

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