Where are we in Pakistan ??
We are living in a place where corruption (of every kind) is on peak. The bookish Pakistan and the real Pakistan has huge difference in reality. Almost every institute of this country has been victimized by the menace of corruption. So majority of the people from upper to lower level. Almost all of us serving here and there particularly in government, parliament, judiciary, bureaucracy and media are not free from the holy mother of all evils.
Yet middle and poor classes of society are suffering due to the worse state of affairs, which exhibits the weaknesses in our sacred constitution and the managerial skills of the ruling elite class and the real administrators of Pakistan. Moreover the known fact is that in capitalized economy only money and power (outcome of money) actuates the authorities towards their due duty. The vice versa is obvious and can be observed where-ever you go in this country.
Over here contrary to the cultural values, honor and dignity is strongly associated with the wealth of an individual by the lower psycho-paralyzed/uneducated junta, there are living examples like the big tycoons in property business either grabbed the land or purchased it on nominal prices with the patronage of Patwarees and mafia, yet the poor people are unable to resist the exploitation and palpably cannot bear the cost of justice to defend their cases in courts, the owners of housing societies is doing so, and will do so, is justice provided to the grieved? How many cases are pending in Supreme Court, high courts of such nature, will anybody provide the efficient and cost effective justice to them, if cannot? Why not?
Similarly bribery, hoarding, favoritism, nepotism, money laundering, debauchery, crimes, loots, extortion, target killings, sodomy and name it, exists in Pakistan with or without the hand of administrators of the general public. Yet the societal problems are not addressed in sincere way, and again if not, why not?
In this stagnated country, if one is asking for justice, for sure he will be threatened and afterwards if he does so, will be killed, in an explosion, so what, nobody is here to take notice and will be forgotten.
Furthermore we have got to confront an issue like terrorism since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and ironically it still exists and will remain an issue of national interest to the Pakistani establishment, in this great game the frontiers lost almost in every aspect , particularly the Pukhtoon nation suffered and is still suffering in the script of jihad written by the slaves of slaves for this region of the world without considering the loss to federation and the nations living in frontier regions.
We have problems in educating the masses in coordinated and convenient way to reduce the gap among the social classes. we have health issues on national basis and economically we are dependent, perhaps enslaved by the renown institutions of the world. The point is, will a Pakistani national identity card holder ever know, where does he stand? What is the meaning of his contribution and hard work and what security he is getting in return for his offspring?
Answers and solutions to such questions is the need of the hour, according to our sacred constitution, equality must prevail. Efficient and cost effective justice should be provided to all on equal footings, …
…but such clauses can only be imagined, reality is absolutely different, and can be observed being an ordinary. Tomorrow seems blur and gloomy and perhaps a developed, happy and peaceful federation will remain a dream forever.
THE VOICE TIMES (TVT)
Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Chapter.