Archive for February, 2010

The Youth Have to Step Out

February 22nd, 2010

The young generation of Pakistanis need to step out of their confines in order to help Pakistan move forward towards becoming a country that it was designed to be. Pakistan was designed by our forefathers to be a progressive country with tolerance built into the society, a country that ought to have peace within itself and on its borders, a country that provides equal opportunities to all its citizens without any discrimination whatsoever, health facilities for all, the best of education in every nook and corner of the country and a uniform development layout throughout the length and breadth of the country. We are, unfortunately, far from achieving any of this to any degree that could be reasonably categorised as satisfactory. All these goals are attainable yet we have fallen short by miles.

In order to now catch up with time Pakistan requires good governance that is executed free of personal control of individuals. There are many agitated minds in Pakistan today who think hard, are very motivated and full of conviction to see the country move on from the troubled waters that it is in towards becoming a country that is positioned amongst the developed and respectable countries of the world. They need to now enter the political domain and play their role effectively without let or fear of any kind.
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Food For Thought For Pakistanis

February 13th, 2010

All young Pakistanis must strive hard to rectify the image of our beautiful country as one of a progressive country that desires for its citizens uniform development across the whole country, tolerance of all sorts, good educational and employment opportunities for all with no discrimination whatsoever. A nation without pride is like a man without clothes and to win back our pride we will have to work towards peace, tranquility, progress and good governance. There is no other alternative to that. Pakistan has to change for the better and every Pakistani today has a responsibility towards the future.

Finally the studio must ask whether the percentage of positive reviews is really a relevant way to measure the potential impact of movie reviews

The Enterprising Pakhtun

February 10th, 2010

The Pakhtuns are one of the most enterprising race in the world. If one looks inwards, only at Pakistan, one will notice that the Pakhtuns always venture out of their native places to earn bread through extremely hard labour with meagre monetary returns. You will also find them working in white collar and all sorts of other laborious jobs in remote Punjab, inner Sindh, Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. If in the same manner the Punjabis, the Sindhis, the Kashmiris and the Balochis had also ventured out of their native provinces and settled in different parts of Pakistan the country would not have been as disjointed as it is today – it would have been deeply integrated and would also have been extremely harmonious.

If one spreads the canvas one will find the Pakhtuns working conscientiously and diligently all over the world as they are by nature very enterprising and have that explorer instinct. Being a proud people the Pakhtuns work rather than beg.

With the Pakhtun belt in Pakistan and Afghanistan engulfed in violence for the past forty plus years it is time for the world and Pakistan to find a way out of the ongoing violence so that special attention can be given towards bringing about fast paced development to the war torn land of the Pakhtuns.

The Pakhtuns desire peace and tranquility and it is long overdue that they have it so that their next generations live a better life. If the Pakhtuns had not been left under developed purposely by the British when they ruled India and later, over the last sixty years, by Pakistan itself they would today not have to dig earth and do other labour jobs in far off lands to feed their children in some remote and forsaken place somewhere in the NWFP and the Pakhtun belt of Afghanistan.

The Pakhtuns now deserve to be treated with the respect that they truly deserve as amongst the Pakhtuns today are doctors, engineers, many enlightened people holding Ph.Ds and masters in all disciplines and amongst them are also bureaucrats, generals, air marshals, and admirals besides professors, teachers, nurses, social workers and so much more.

Let us all now stand for peace, prosperity, progress, education, health services, closer to home employment and lots more for the Pakhtuns. Let us not have any more potentially very productive generations of the Pakhtuns go waste.

The Pakhtuns will also have to rise to the occasion and will have to choose for themselves political leaders who do not become their exploiters. The Pakhtuns will have to sway well away from the traditional politician and let their educated and progressive people come forth to represent them in the national and provincial fora. If they do not do that then living in the dark will always be their ill-fated destiny.

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