Last night, I was suffering from severe toothache, and the most horrible part of suffering was I could not do anything except bearing the aching with all patience I have. In the condition of just bearing and still having patience, I realized, this is what just about every Pakistani doing from preceding 5 years. From last 5 years, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is being governed, better to say democratically governed, by some impossible sort of politicians who do know nothing except corruption on the title of politics. Pakistanis are as helpless as a patient of toothache is; cannot do anything except bearing what one is suffering from. As toothache distresses veins, eyes and some cases even brain, they have ruined the Pakistan’s economy, establishment, industry and every possible asset we can think of.
I do except the fact, that we bring these corrupts into the senate and assemblies. It is aftermath, or better to say aftershock, of our own wrong selection. This government is our own blunder that everyone dearly wishes could not made ever again in Pakistan. The point to ponder here is do we fulfill our all responsibilities towards our country just casting vote to the right candidate?
As we all know, prevention from toothache take little more than brushing the teeth twice a day. In same fashion, choosing the right government is take little more than casting votes. That little is little awareness and education about what the power of vote actually is.
Would not Pakistan be even beautiful, peaceful, pain free place to live if every one of us just have faith in Almighty Allah for food (as He promised to feed to everyone on this globe and beyond), and start struggling to be educated peaceful Pakistani ? Let us take a pledge to make some quality decisions at the time of casting vote by educating ourselves about responsibilities of a voter, so no other shameless smiling face will ever be able to rule and ruin our beloved homeland.
(Please let me know the in what ways, in your opinion, we can make better decision while casting vote)
Tomorrow InshaAllah will be August 14, 2011, 64th Birthday of our beloved homeland Pakistan. We all are so enthusiastic about the Independence Day. However, we witness this feelings hardly a couple of time in year but still love the feel of the enthusiasm, the patriotism and commitment to do something good for our beloved Pakistan.
It feels me proud of my people when I see them so much committed towards their country, but my heart crash into pieces when almost all of us forget what we promised to our dearest Pakistan. I do not wish to sound complaining towards my Pakistanis, I know all have our issues as well. As Pakistan is going through disastrous crisis and we all are suffering from that. Always wearing white green and having Pakistan’s flag on the rooftop may not be possible but at least we should love country with heart and soul.
We all can at least try to be united, love our homeland with sincerity, to be honest with homeland then our people and ourselves. The best to show love for your country is to get yourself properly educated for Pakistan, it is the only thing we have shortage of, educated minds. I wish this Jashan e Azadi Jazba remains forever.
May the flag of my country always furl high,
Unfortunately, we lost the semi-final at Mohali. However, what we won is more than just a cricket match. Pakistanis all around the world are proud on their heroes. Shahid Khan Afridi and rest of the team played united against India. In world cup 2011, Pakistan played well and reached in top four countries. We may be lost the match, but we won the unity, team spirit, and being one nation.
Green flag furled on the other side of border, Pakistan National Anthem played on their land with respect and honor. What if we would not conquered, we fought, and fought with enormous spirit like a team – one for all and all for one.
As Bonaparte used to say, a leader is dealer is hope; so, our captain in hard times. Afridi kept the team united. In true words, captain’s hard work is responsible team’s outstanding performance throughout the world cup ’11. However, we have lost two matches; one against India and another against New Zealand, but still we have won more of we played.
Losing is also part of game. What if we lost, we still salute our captain and the boys. We are still proud on greens.
Team Pakistan, We love you.
What other would be better description of Dono Taraf hai Aag Brabar Lagi Howi then an India-Pakistan cricket match? In few next hours, there is going to be battle on the cricket field not just a match.
India and Pakistan separated as two independent nations from year 1947. Still it has some connections with uninterrupted metal ribbons, sand paths, and airways. No matter how many peace treaties we signed, cricket between Pakistan and India always remains a war. A war that must be won.
This year, it is for the very time Pakistan is playing India in world cup semi final. Fingers are crossed and heartbeats are high on both sides of the division line. March 30, 2011 is a big day not just for India and Pakistan but for international cricket as well.
No one but Almighty knows what the day will bring for both countries and for cricket. However, whatever it will bring, I hope it come with peace, harmony, and love.
I wish all the very best my team.
Green Shirts Zindabad, Pakistan Pa’aindabad.
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It has not been more than a week Muslims had observed festive of Eid – ul – Fitr all round the world. Eid ul Fitr is holiest of all Islāmic festivals for Muslims. It is said to be feast from the Almighty as the gift of fasting in whole Ramadan. In whole world, Eid is celebrated with respect, love and joy. It is taken as one of the best times when you can share your love, affection and joy with others. Including Pakistan, in all other Muslims and non Muslim countries; Eid ul Fitr is celebration of blessings, harmony and love. But this year, in Pakistan, Eid was not a celebration because more than half of the country is sobbing in flood and millions of Pakistanis are homeless and displaced.
Pakistan is home land of almost 174 million people with majority of Muslims. This homeland of 174 million is in flood for more than 3 months. Flood has sunk more than half of Pakistan from Punjab to Khyber Pakhtonkhwa and from Baluchistan to Sind. The flood has not stopped yet. It is moving forward in different region of Sind leaving hundreds homeless and damaging crops and homes of thousands. This year on Eid – ul – Fitr 2010, Pakistan is on the same edge where it was 63 years back on Eid – ul – Fitr 1947.
Pakistan got independence on August 14, 1947. According to lunar calendar the day Pakistan came into being was Ramadan 27, just a couple of days before Eid – ul – Fitr 1947. Then people were homeless just had migrated and were migrating from their homes to their new homelands. Now, people are homeless and shelter less, miles away from their homes in relief camps and open grounds. Then many had lost their lives in riots and relocation. Now, many had lost their lives in flood and aftermath diseases. Then many had missed their families and loved ones during migration and relocation. Now, many had missed their family members and relatives due to water everywhere.
Pakistanis come back on the same edge where it was on 1947. People are homeless with no shelter. There is no food to eat and no water to drink. No place to live and no medicines to cure from diseases. Conditions are same in Pakistan in 2010 as it were in 1947. But there is something that differs extensively today from then. That thing is leadership. Unlike today, people do rely on their leaders and leaders work with heart and soul for betterment of their people. That time there were not as much funds as government had today, but still, leaders were more interested in giving their people a shelter not in making mansion for themselves.
As Napoleon used to say, Great ambition is the passion of great characters. Leaders of that time, unlike of today, were more willing for their people than their own interests. At the times hardships and difficulties leadership matters more to nation than anything else. Leaders are nation’s hope of survival. But today, Pakistan has no leader who could be their hope. They all are the on the mercy of Almighty. Today, all those who are supposed to be leader of this nation are busy is filling their own pockets and building their own mansions.
For nations, in good times and bad, leaders matter. Leaders and their leadership matters to nations more than fund and aids. It is leadership that makes nations most of what they are and it is leadership that is missing most in Pakistan today.
By means of this blog I plea those who called themselves leaders to act as leaders not as wolves. By means of this blog, I also plea my people to vote for those who deserve a mandate, before casting your vote use your mind, use your eyes, use your ears not your hearts and sympathy. If you do not think anyone worth your vote then it is better to not to cast the vote than casting to a wrong person. If we want our leaders to be responsible with us then we have to be responsible with our decisions.
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School, collages and universities, all around Pakistan would remain close a week from October 21, 2009 to October 26, 2009. Holidays always bring cheers and joy to students but this time it brought terror and panic, the panic of being a victim of terrorism. Terrorism has shocked Pakistan this October very badly. Figure of the killed in these terrorist attacks has been raised to 180 (according to BBC reports). It made worst and horrible impressions on students specially. Two bomb blasts at IIUI Pakistan, shocked every student of Pakistan not only IIUI-ians.
Real threat is not that these terrorists are going to kill us; real hazard is that they are making us be deficient in unity, morals and education. Pakistani students, in this high-speed era, lack behind seven days. Today, when every second matters in the world of science technology and education we – the Pakistani students – have missed a trillion billions seconds.
Students, as Quaid –e- Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah used to say, are the future of Pakistan. And this future is left behind to face ignorance, panic and terror. Militants real targets is not our bodies, they want to aim our minds, our unity, our moral values and above all Pakistani sovereignty. This is not a war; it’s a fight for your morals and for your country. They are not only killing us, they are making us mentally paralysed. Militants’ and terrorists’ and radicals’ appetite is not blood and mass, it’s the thoughts and morals that can make Pakistan more flourish.
Pakistan is not just an area with planes, trees, hilly sides and water falls; it is a Motherland. This does not belong to those politicians who come and go before seasons change and not those who; in the hard times, packed there bags, rushed to embassies, get the visas stamped and fly overseas. It belongs to those who suffer and survive of it, it belongs to those to get hurt and die for it. It belongs to us!
We can make it more flourish and more prosper only when we are educated. As Quaid –e- Azam advised students, “Let me give you this word of warning: you’ll be making greatest mistake if you allow yourself to be exploited by one political party or another… Your main occupation should be – in fairness to yourself, in fairness to your parents, in fairness to the State – to devote your studies.” – (Addressed at Public Meeting Dacca, March 21, 1948).
Do not let yourself be a victim. Real threat is not to our bodies, it is to our mind, thoughts and thinking. This threat is to everything which can do some good to Pakistan. Educate yourself, be aware to danger be familiar with real armour. Education is main power. Get it and go for it. Let the education work to fertile your minds not only enhance your resumes and heavy you pockets. Be aware to real dangers. They can remove our bodies but they can remove the thinking and morals.
Do educate yourself, not only in technology but other fields as well, because now, it is a matter of honour, the honour of Sabz Hilali Parcham (Pakistani Flag). Be aware and do not let anyone to play your morals. Real targets are not bodies; actual targets are morals and unity of Pakistan. May be at some point we belong to different religions, races, colors and culture but above all we belongs to one Motherland – PAKISTAN…!!!
Mouj Barhe ya aandhi aaye diya jalaye rakhna hai
Ghar ki khatir so dukh jheilein Ghar ti aakhir apna hai
Just have an eye around; people are so distracted that the entertainment is more becoming a hunger than just a past-time. People want to be entertained even at the cost of their religion, values, ethics, culture and country. In the society we are living the main source of entertainment is Indian Media: Indian movies, Indian dramas, and Indian songs. Be aware of the fact that how badly it portraits Islam, Muslims and Pakistan, we are giving business to them. Isn’t it like we are paying for being insulted?
Where the dignity, culture, ethics and religion gone when people put on posters of actress wearing mini-skirts just to market the cinema’s latest show – a movie just released on the other side of border. In the lust of entertainment are we becoming shame-proof? That we are demanding more and more of such supplies which are insulting and getting the wrong impression about our believes and humiliating our values.
Agreed! Completely agreed with the argument that our film industry is lacking behind in the quality of movies. But, is the movies only source of entertainment or the Indian media is only entertainment provider? We have a very good and well establish television industry which aired better quality stuff as compare to the material coming from that side of border.
Isn’t it feels heartbreaking that a kid studying in pre-school or primary school knows nothing about august 14, March 23, Shawal 1 or Rabi –ul- Awwal 12, but know each and everything about January 26, Diwali and Holi, Not know the name of founder of Pakistan but have knowledge about ever idol lord. What we are teaching to our youth? These are not our values.
Our forefathers have fought for more than a century to let the world know that we – the Muslims – have an identity of our own. We have our own ethical values we have our own believes. This identity is not supposed to be lost that easily. Do not let anyone take over your identity. Do not let other values to forget your own. Don’t let the ache for entertainment take over your ethical values.
“It is good to be helpful and kindly, but don’t give yourself to be melted into candle grease for the benefit of the tallow trade.” – George Eliot.
Going all the way through life and times of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, I observed that Jinnah was a very simple man. He followed straightforward principles in every walk of life. Unity, faith and discipline are the three words which made Jinnah Quaid –e- Azam. It is blueprint of success which he shared with his nation himself. Unity, Faith and Discipline is the shortest possible distance between dream and its reality.
These three words – three magical words – have success hidden in it. If we follow this we do not have to beg for any aid. We do not have to go to anyone to make Pakistan better. We all want betterment of Pakistan then why we not work for it with unity. Why we keep on combating as Sindhi, Punjabi, Baloch, Pathan and Muhajir. We all are hard workers then why we not have faith on each other. Why we just keep on blaming our fellows for any hard luck. We know what we have to do then why we not do that we discipline. Why we just keep on breaking rules and laws.
It is fruitless to blame government for everything wrong. It is our country and we have to make it better than the rest then better than the best. To craft a change we have to follow the way which Quaid showed us. We have to follow his principles to compose and rebuild Pakistan. It is three, just THREE word – Unity, Faith and Discipline.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
– Muhammad Ali Jinnah.