Youth in 2012
January 3, 2012 Leave a comment
The population of Pakistan consists of one hundred million children and youth. If youth is still thinking that change in political set-up and changing politicians will change the system, they are wrong.
Have they ever thought where did Zardari, Altaf Hussain, Nawaz Sharif, Asfand Yar Wali, Fazlur-Rehman, Munawwar Hasan, Gen. Musharraf, Chaudhry Shuja’at, Pervez Elahi, Shahi Syed and all politicians come from? They were born here, were raised here, by their mothers and fathers, among their brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, neighbours, friends and teachers.
If we blame them for being insensitive, apathetic, characterless, corrupted and criminals — that certainly has a lot to do with their bringing up. They are not only a big legal mistake of their parents but all the people in their surroundings who never taught them the difference between virtue and sin, honesty and dishonesty, legal and illegal, haram and halal, working and cheating, earning and looting. Their all kinds of mistakes and crimes were JUSTIFIED by every single person in their surroundings — this is how they were raised. This is how we all raise our children, by justifying our misdeeds to them and then by justifying their corruption to the society.
But how did these ‘Crime Masters’ get to the positions and status they are holding now? Who recognized these ‘tumors of immorality’ as ‘leaders’? Who always believed in the promises of this continuous chain of ‘liars’? Who gathered in millions and made their jalsas’ successful? Who sold themselves for one hundred or five hundred or one thousand rupees to show their massive support to these monsters? Who never asked them to recite the national anthem and never forced them to hold the national flag? Who never demanded the Courts of Pakistan to arrest them against criminal charges?
PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN is the only correct answer, the elders of today’s youth, their parents, grandparents and relatives. Have our youth ever asked their parents and grandparents about the role they have played in building Pakistan, beside listening to their justifications?
I wonder how would Imran Khan change the system? Will he double and triple the number of sweepers to keep the roads and streets clean 24 hours? Will he assign special task force that can train Pakistanis to stand in line anywhere, even in colleges and universities? How will he break the network of educational mafia which consists of ‘school-owners, principles, teachers, professors, education ministers and employees’? What will he do about the unified education in Pakistan and improving the plight of government schools?
Before I had complaints with MQM, ANP, Jamat-e-Islami and PPP. Now Karachi’s walls are painted with PTI’s slogans and promises.
Looks like we are never going to become a disciplined, neat and clean and a civilized nation.