Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Koi Ummeed Bar Nahi Aati, Koi Surat Nazar Nahi Aati!



With every passing day I'm loosing hope, hope of a secure, peaceful and bright future, if I'll have one at all, in my beloved country - Pakistan.

Every incident (like the one of lashing a 17 year old girl publicly in Swat for liking a boy) instills fear in me. I think of the days, months and years to come.. I think of my own daughter and it gives me shivers, just the thought that what the future might hold for her.

Every news item makes me feel that things have gotten out of hands, that there is just no hope, only fear. And when I see my fellow Pakistanis not realizing this almost certain threat, it saddens me even more.

So I ask myself once again.... Hope - All's lost, Or all that remains?


8 comments:

Anand said...

I dont want to go back to the Indo-Pak thingy on this blog post, which is strictly Pakistani...but then, it just makes me wonder why this is happening in Pakistan....Could this be the hypocrisy on the part of the common man to react differently to what is happening in Pakistan and outside Pakistan..

I'm not saying that Indians are not hypocritical..maybe it will bite us on a later date..but maybe the Pakistani hypocrisy has to be blamed for you having let it go out of hand!

Sikander Fayyaz Khan said...

Hypocracy, yes. But more than that it's the ignorance and tunnel eyed view with which we have taken everything. We always thought that this could never happen to us, like everyone else in the world generally thinks, I assume. Now it's come to haunt us big time.

ayyo.... said...

Exactly, everyone thinks that things only happen to 'other' people. Maybe that is the same thing which is happening in this case. I just saw the flogging video and am horrified. I can't understand how do they have the heart to flog a fellow human! I am reading Khaled Hosseini's Thousand Splendid Suns, many times while reading the book, I thanked my stars for not being born in that part of the world.
But it's shrinking...

Usman said...

Pewasta reh shajar se umeed-e-bahar rakh...
shajar sayadar hazaron rah main hain! =)

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Annie said...

We need to be very vigilent. esp the media related personal. the vdo is a sure bluff and to me has somewhat attained its purposes sadly by our best institution media.

The Ancient Mariner said...

living in denial has got a lot to do with what is happening to pakistan. I wish Jinnah Sahab would have seen this day. I am sure he would have been shocked to see the state his progressive modern country has reduced to. The Pakistani people have to take responsibility of what they are facing now. You need leaders my friend. True Leaders who will stand in front of any adversary and take you towards safety.

Sikander Fayyaz Khan said...

Leaders? I think i've heard that word somewhere. It's an ancient, jurrasic word as far as Pakistan is concerned. We did find a 'sort of' leader named Musharraf, but he's not acceptable to the 'democratic' Islamic Republic since he was an army chief.

So, now we have elected Zardari. Our journey of sixty years, from Jinnah to Zardari - from hope to despair, as Siddiqi would put it.