65 Years of Independence – Are we still hopeless?By Nabiha Shakeel • Aug 15th, 2012 • Category: Politics • 4 Comments
Today – 65 years after 150 years of great struggle. This wasn’t a small journey
it was an extended and a tiring journey that demanded a lot of sacrifices and
proudly we have given a lot of sacrifices for its formation and for its
back the Muslims of subcontinent were facing a situation of complete
hopelessness. The government was completely against them, they were facing a
lot of social problem, opposition of Hindus for Muslims in every aspect of
life, economic conditions were also poor, but still there was a HOPE. There was
a hope and faith that when they are sacrificing and working to achieve an
objective – they would surely achieve it. As a result after making priceless
sacrifices they achieved for what they were dreaming for.
At that time
our ancestors have struggled for about 150 years for independence. But
unfortunately just after 65 years, today we are in a situation in which we are
used to say “Pakistan is hopeless now”. Have
we ever realized that what are the factors that are compelling us
to make such a strong statement? Have anyone of us ever tried to improve the
situations that are making Pakistan , so called, HOPELESS? Certainly no,
because according to our opinion the conditions are getting worse day by day.
For the past few years we are observing the half glass that is empty from the
water but today we would see the half glass that is full of water because today
Pakistan is not hopeless at all.
Have we ever
analysed the beauty of Pakistan? The natural scenery that had attracted the
international tourists , the rich soil of Pakistan, the agricultural industry ,
the Gawader port, the inherited rich culture, the history of our land, the
brave nation of Pakistan, these all are some of the factors that are visible to
the foreign countries but unfortunately we are unable to perceive them.
like Madam Noor Jehan, Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Abida Parveen,
Nazia Hassan, Gulgee, Moin Akhter, Dr. Abdus Salam , Abdul Sattar Edhi, Dr.
Abdul Qadeer Khan, Arfa Kareem and many more who have proved themselves
internationally. These legends are priceless asset of Pakistan who has always
proved that Pakistanis are not lacking in any aspect of life.
there are countless people like Bushra Ansari, Bilques Edhi, Sharmeen Obaid
Chinoy, Mala Yousafzai, Sitara Baroor Akbar, Waseem Akram, Moin Khan, Ali Moeen
Nawazish, Usman Riaz and many more who are not only recognized throughout the
world because of their work but they are also making Pakistan proud.
Once Quaid e
“We have weathered the worst storms
and the safety of the shore, though distant, is in sight. We can look to the
future with robust confidence provided we do not relax and fritter away our
energies in internal dissensions. There never was greater need for discipline
and unity in our ranks. It is only with united effort and faith in our destiny
that we shall be able to translate the Pakistan of our dreams into reality.”
today our actions are extremely opposite to that which were required for the
“Pakistan of our dreams”. Today we are not giving out our energies for the
development of Pakistan, we have lost our unity, we feel proud when we violate
discipline, and neither have we had faith on the efforts that are for the
betterment of our country. Then how could we expect that Pakistan would
Not even a
single country in this world is perfect. We must believe in this statement because
this might inculcate a power and a faith to do something for our country. Today
every one of us realise that our ancestors had given a lot of sacrifices but
today we are not ready to give any sacrifice. This is our country and we have
to work hard for its betterment with a firm faith that one day Pakisatan would
be a country for which our ancestors dreamt. Every one of us must make promise
that we would work for our country and we will always be ready to offer any
type of sacrifice for Pakistan because ultimately small rivers make large sea.