A Pakistan That Is Yet To Be Built

Pakistan needs no resurrection. It doesn't need a lesson in history, already repeated ad nauseum, neatly divided up into right-wing and left-wing versions. Forget the two nation theory, forget whether Pakistan was created in the name of Islam, forget whether Partition was a bloody mistake. It's done. Forget the visions of Iqbal. Forget even what Jinnah wanted. The solution is not in sifting through the past, important though it no doubt is. What Pakistan should be has nothing to do with why it was created. The solution is in looking forward. The solution is in new beginnings. The solution is a liberal, secular Pakistan. The solution is toleration of diversity. The solution is in opposing extremism and fanaticism. The solution is in fighting terrorism. The solution is in a democratic culture sensitive to safeguarding human rights. The solution is in modern education and critical thinking. The solution is in our hands, the youth and those who know better, of a Pakistan that is yet to be built. But we are in a minority, under threat from the majority. There are delusions to dispel, and it will not be easy. Have resolve, be the change, and be ready to play your part when the time comes. Let us not be blindly patriotic, delirious with the anthems of our greatness. On this day, let us be humble, let us be hopeful, and let us be aware that humanity knows no borders and that we are all united in the struggle for a better world.

Comments

gorgious_pal said…
You spoke my heart out. :D Its an absolutely brilliant post!
Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak! Love Pakistan! Build Pakistan! :D
Pro-Pak said…
Hope we can make ourselves look forward but whatever it is,we have past that is only driving us,otherwise future is all blurred and present is very horrible.Stay Blessed!
Komal said…
Great post. Pakistan is lucky to have people like you. Mashallah :).
Afan Memon said…
Totally agree with you.

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Alec Lindsay said…
I know only a little of Pakistan, its present problems, or its history. I know just a few Pakistani people. They talk a lot about their country and broadly think as you think, but I get the sense that the weight of history always seems to overpower their thinking. I'm pessimistic about being able to circumvent history. Isn't it the case, not just in Pakistan but in all places where history is troubled, that it must be faced up to and eventually exorcised or it will always return to trouble one?
Anonymous said…
Only strict Sharia can save Pakistan from Shia (working for their master Iran), Mirzais (working for false prophet) and dark Hindoos.

Implement Sharia NOW !!! Put women back in homes and make pakistan islamic.