Monday, January 31, 2011


I was stranded in the commotion of thoughts and was unable to find my way out. I was thinking about the literate group or alliance would be more appropriate to say them. I was trying to figure out their actions that what they were doing and what are their preferences now a-days. All of this contemplation started after reading the columnist writers page in it. It was filled with critic, remorse, optimistic ideas, critiques, and many things. I was thinking of any name or anyone from them or from the other literary people who really did something for the society and who really tried to come up with practical solutions and decisions which could free us from this turmoil of hunger, poverty corruption, aimlessness and terrorism.
It is said that “actions speak louder than the words” and I think the actions of our rulers classically Zardari and his consortium are speaking up in the newspapers and that is what all the headlines and news is about. My question and the reason of my own confusion is that what are the actions of this alliance of so called literate people who bear the responsibility of brainwashing the people and inducting in them their culture and civilization which they themselves emblazon with vanity and delicacy. I guess their actions are so weak that they lose their loudness in the upheaval of other notorious actions of the people in power, or it might be that media has got filter in their ears and don’t hear the voices of these people. In either case I am sad because of their actions as they are not ‘speaking louder than the words’ of the oppressive.
It is always the literary group that has to feel the responsibility and come on the stage to take the lead of change in the society and to revert all of our actions in the right direction and towards the way of Islam. All their actions seem to me to be for money or for their leisure. They are writing for the sake of writing or for the sake of money. I concur this from the fact that their words are only mere words without being casted in action they will remain as they are.
We must go back to our sentiments we must go back to the origin of our culture and we must bring it back in the limelight of modernity, making people aware of our great values of the past which are deceased by the foreign contaminants of culture and secularism, that must be fought and that must be eradicated.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A seed!

A seed
A day before yesterday’s columns had some light in them they were filled with healthy news and some twinkling cluster of pearls. It was refreshing to read it at once. First of all it was delighting to hear that the first Danish school was opened by our very honored and celebrated chief minister of Punjab. It is said that the building of the school spans over 100 acres and has a marvelous infrastructure comparable to Aitcheson School. It was very happy news to hear after all.
The schools are a seed of the very bright future for children who could not do anything else but do what their fathers did, which could not attend the school but only aspire to do so. The schools are a seed for Pakistan’s future. They are the seed of the technological, ethical, civic, and literary development of our country. It is a seed that will produce fruit for the generations to come. I hope that it will harvest the intellect of students in a way that they will lead the future of Pakistan towards the apex of development and will remove the differences faced by today’s Pakistan. The students here I pray will learn InshaAllah the true meaning of the code of conduct that has been taught in schools for decades in the past.
It is again very thoughtful of the CM that he decided to build these schools in the spacious places and in natural environment as it will make the students nearer to the nature which of course has a soothing effect on minds and souls, away from the smoky cities with infected people from pollution, students at Danish School will surely enjoy an adequate education.
It would be a spectacle to see the students coming on bicycles and on their foot with their fathers going in the fields to harvest with dirt all on their clothes, seeing their children off in the schools which are equivalent to schools in which another group of students is admitted with healthy fees and who learn arrogance and vanity there, while this group has fathers who are the people of high authority and capitalists who drop them on their luxurious cars. While Danish group of students will learn simplicity and will amalgamate education with the values of their village which is I believe intact to some extent up till now. People say that corruption always starts from the cities and the villages are always the last to follow. But if now through Danish school systems this modern education and the forgotten values of our ancestors combine, will InshaAllah produce fine students who are going to remove the sense of inferiority from the populace of the upper Punjab and other un-developed areas of this country.
This seed if properly nourished will flourish into a tree that is going to provide shadow to the future generations and is going to give fruits to its inhabitants that will be worth of many lives which are lost now a-days, it is going to protect us from the attacks of despicable strategies of storm being planned by its enemies and it is going to stand firm on the ground to protect its people. The literate of Pakistan should fully cooperate in the upbringing of these schools so that the grim looking conditions of Pakistanis may change in the future to come. I hope that the seed might not have been imported from the West and it might have been locally harvested, otherwise the fruits will all be exotic and malignant for its own inhabitants.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


In January,2010, Professor Mubashar the Vice Chancellor of UHS said while delivering a lecture on ‘suicide prevention’ that in Pakistan approximately one million people commit suicide every year. “This represents one death every minute, almost 3,000 deaths every day, and one suicide attempt every three seconds.”, and also he said that the suicide rates have increased by 60 percent worldwide over last half century, while suicide has been in the top 10 causes of death in every country. This is only the ecstasy of infliction, the obsession rates of infliction are far from imagination.
Everybody is in a state of war with everyone, against every one. Starting from individuals to the nations everybody is involved in inflicting pain and distress on each other. Whether it is the imperialistic wars, or the egoistic approach of individuals towards life, we see outrage and menace in people throughout. Being practiced by every group of individuals and races without any discrimination; infliction of pain, negligence, abuse, hatred and wickedness is now a very common and every day spectacle of one’s life in the present age of modernization.
Some things are there that we do knowingly and some we do unconsciously, today we practice infliction obliviously. In our heedlessness we inflict suffering to the whole of humanity by not doing something for it, by not acting for a change, by not doing in favor of human souls, by procrastinating everything important to mankind and doing everything that is just for the material well being of one’s own self. In serenity and peace of some, there is distress and havoc for others. Enjoying lotteries in Las Vegas or Dubai while nearly 11% of the world’s population lives on less than 1$ a day. Some are enjoying a tan in summer on beaches while people are being bombarded with bombs and weapons of mass destruction. Corn, wheat and rice is being used to fuel up the exclusive rides while people are dying of hunger in Somalia and Liberia, some are living in castles and homes that are worth billions while people are being dragged out and looted from their houses, the only heaven on earth. Enjoying your success in McDonald’s while many have slept without food. Leading a luxurious life is certainly not possible in this world without being ignorant of what is happening around in the world. This is the infliction, caused by some, that, when taken to an extreme level causes people to dispose off their lives by their very own hands, this makes them to cut and bleed themselves to relieve and weed out the vicious memories and experiences they had in their lives due to this very unbalanced life of so-called modern world.
‘Survival of the fittest’ is now a common saying and this itself represents infliction of pain and suffering for those who are not ‘fittest’. And without asking thyself, people are beginning to question God. This evolution of human fabric has left us to stop and ponder over our sentiments, actions and logic. ‘Rethinking the future’ is a phrase that is being associated with a ‘greener tomorrow’, while the need is to rethink and reshape the entire purpose of perseverance of humanity as a whole. This heedlessness is the strongest infliction of everything bad that is happening in this world. Starting from the individual and spanning over the nations, from the very minute abuses and fights to the severe words of egoism and individualism, humanity, standing at the brink of destruction, moving towards the third or maybe the fourth world war, captivated by corporatocracy and private enterprise, is in the tentacles of infliction being borne by every person without knowing, is declining without question until or unless humans don’t stop to ‘rethink the future’.
I heard about a suicide of a soldier who killed himself because he couldn’t manage to fulfill the queued and enormous desires of his mother who wanted him to send her money for the dowry of her sister and other unending desires of his family. Economic pressure, poverty, discrimination and absence of law are the common reasons of suicides. After hearing about a suicide, one thing that comes into the minds of people is that there must be an economic pressure on that person which compelled him to kill himself. The unequal distribution of wealth is causing the loss of lives in the whole of the world. And every individual whether knowingly or unknowingly is contributing in this racism of wealth and personal gain.
Without caring for anybody because of your progress and neglecting the ones close to you and being unable to understand and comprehend them is the root of the infliction that causes mass wickedness and mischief. This when exaggerated becomes the face of the society which reflects utilitarianism and Marxism. In its very basic, these ideologies inflict pain and loss to a certain group of people while giving a bounty of privileges to others. This is natural for the later group to experience infliction of pain, anxiety and depression. If and only if there is a sound machinery of judicial system in place and accounts for the ways of earning of the elite and stops them from exploiting the poor, it is possible for the society to move on with both the groups side by side.
“We often do not know why we do what we do”
This question must be answered by everyone while doing or thinking anything in his life. Spending 2,3 hours in watching movies, or spending a whole bunch of time on the networking sites, we must stop and ponder about the purpose of our actions. Have we thought about it that our actions might be hurting someone, our vain actions, that may have become one of our attributes. This confusion has led us to the loss of many hearts and minds of very talented people around us, who might have done important contributions to human knowledge and who might have brought important things to notice for humans. If we would just have given them a buck up of whatever they are interested in and had taken an interest in their aspirations, their fate might have been different. This is not only a spectacle experienced by me. Instead it is our common experience that people don’t appreciate others, even the virtuous ones who do something good. This behavior injects infliction of negligence in people who are not self motivated and who are not strong in their belief of what they are doing.
So, working for the world where ‘survival of every one’ is the slogan and where everybody enjoys tranquility without any classification, striving for good and standing against the wicked is a common practice, where removing differences and practicing patience is the daily meditation of everyone, is indeed required to root out infliction in all of its horrific forms. We must think and act to root out this infliction which must not be the heritage of the generations to come, where, ‘every body will be in peace with everyone for everyone’ InshaAllah!