Letters to Pakistan: Part I
While the common populace continues to suffer and starve to death, you continue to bestow your wealth on the few who happen to rule over you. Kia nahin hain unke paas? Lekin phir bhi woh log lootnay men lagen hain; corruption men lagen hain. (What is it that they lack? But still they loot and plunder; they do corruption). Your children want to do something for you, but that is only possible if there is equality, when the law enforcing agencies are unbiased, when there is a guarantee of justice for all, and when there is a sense of security and liberty. Sadly, these are missing in you. One such incident took place before my eyes when the very person who had taken an oath to be true to you took a bribe of a mere 50 rupees – and that too in Ramazan a few minutes before iftar. You and your situation could even turn a believer into a cynic. But this is not to say that you are not great – you are a very great nation. However, a nation is defined by its people, and you, Pakistan, could succeed only if your people, including me, were to get better. Sadly, your children have lost their patience; everyone is frustrated now.
As a son of your soil, I pray that the rulers here get better and start thinking about the poor people too.
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