From the past sixty-four years:
The same old pledges of change and revolution. The same old parties and their political dynasties, which are nothing more than parasites, they take with them everything and leave nothing behind! The lawyers spend more time on the streets protesting rather than in courts. Teachers, doctors, bureaucrats, every element of the society falling to pieces and all we do is to blame the government, forgetting that we voted for them to take charge and do something!
What’s happening now?
No positive change, ironically, the destruction goes on…
Making a mistake is human; to blame the next guy for the mistake is even more human. Blaming others is an international pastime; most politicians spend more than half of their time and energy blaming others for their situation. Being human, we find it very easy to put the blame on others – and in this case – the government for every fault in our lives.
Well, we have to understand that blame game is the second most ancient game ever played by human beings, hide and seek being the first!
Indeed Pakistan is a state too significant to be allowed to fail. The strategic location of Pakistan, along with the title of being the “locus of terror” is significant enough for US. For China, it is useful for tying down India. While for India, a nuclear-armed Pakistan would likely set in motion a greater headache were it to go under! For Pakistanis themselves, Talibanization would be most uninvited. Not that Pakistan is about to tip over, but well-wishers prefer it draw back from the brink.
Blaming is probably the only game which is universally played all over the planet. Almost everyone in this world plays this game, from the poorest pauper to the richest billionaire. If you are still not convinced just watch the TV or read the news paper, you will find talk show pundits and columnists making money blaming others. It is a tragedy that everyone is trying to find a target outside themselves for their failures and discomfort. We are the reason for our success and downfall! We ignore the rules, we prefer casts above character. We give/take bribes.
No one is responsible for this situation of our country, but us!
What can the government do? Government must invest for providing job opportunities to the unprivileged people who have suffered a lot due to the drone attacks, floods and earthquakes. If they are not helped in returning to the normal life, they could join terrorist groups. Youth living in the cities must be involved in technology related projects as internees. This will not only help them develop their skills, but also will be useful in the introduction of latest hi-tech in the country.
Pakistan is not a safe place for anybody to visit now, and if the authorities don’t institute radical changes, there is never going to be a Visit Pakistan Year. It is a pity, because it is a beautiful country and is blessed with the stunning Pakistani Himalayas, rarely visited now by climbers, trekkers or tourists.
Pakistan will also have to be safe, before it can save its economy. Its people are intelligent and industrious, but made redundant and disturbed by poverty. Foreign assets and investments in economy is hard to come by, and will be even harder now. A few more years in this seemingly insolvable imbroglio and Pakistan will surely become, like Somalia already has, a failed state. When Mr.Jinnah fought for an independent Pakistan, he cannot have imagined the chaos that it is tumbled down into now. Nor would he have envisioned it becoming a failed state!
If Pakistan is to be saved, it is now!