Individuals making a change!

‘No oppressor has ever given freedom on its will. It has always been the persistence, determination and steadfastness of the inhabitants that has snatched the justice and stripped the so-called host off its arrogance. To predict about future should no more prioritize our options, but let us, as they say, entail that: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”’

I read this on a friend’s status update, and couldn’t agree with it more. This status update triggered the idea to organise my words and put together what I have been observing since past couple of months. Over the past couple of months I have been closely studying and observing the Pakistani people, especially youth’s approach to Pakistan. Over the internet, on blogs, on facebook, twitter, or any social network, I have seen people writing long and long paragraphs talking about revolution and change. I would say if one set out to put those words in action, Pakistan would be like heaven on earth. But, what I have noticed is, this is, according to me, 70% limited to a verbal level, and only 30% on practical level. Why? (The statistic is not an official rate, it’s just my observation).

I’m not going to answer this ‘why?’ here, but I’m going to talk about those individuals who have been working day and night to be the one to bring the change in Pakistan. They are far from media’s eye, they are far from any popularity, there’s hardly any media coverage to give them exposure, and hardly any host inviting them to their talk shows and give them a round of applause. Yet, these people are working tirelessly for the people of their country for the sake of humanity and for the sake of betterment in Pakistan. I felt obliged to acknowledge their efforts (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39416&id=154890514537550&ref=mf) and letting people know that Pakistan still has people who are patriotic enough to risk their lives to save Pakistan. They need to be appreciated and supported. They can be an inspiration for many of us who are striving to be a patriotic Pakistani but don’t know what to do and where to start from. These people started from nothing and nowhere, and now they are helping (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39415&id=154890514537550&ref=mf) hundreds and thousands of people out there who are in desperate need.

I have always believed in individualism. An Individual striving to be a better person on a personal or professional level, patriotic individual struggling to make their country a better place without caring about the government’s corruption, individuals fighting to keep humanity (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpicasaweb.google.com%2Fysufder%2FFloodRelief2010%3Fauthkey%3DGv1sRgCN-82Nukiovm7wE&h=eff644CNRKtFOSvxIjNJ79NVIMg) alive and so on. The history has shown that the change always started from one mind and inspired the rest (http://picasaweb.google.com/ysufder/PakistanFlood2010?authkey=Gv1sRgCP3XqPnwuuzOHg&feat=email#)

Everyone talks about a great change and revolution. Great things take time to happen. But they need great spirits (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39407&id=154890514537550&ref=mf) and great efforts (http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=114085801920#!/album.php?aid=227094&id=114085801920). We can’t just expect some magic to bring the change everyone wants to see. We have to make an effort on an individual level to make sure that we are contributing for a We have to put in some efforts great cause. Every little matters, and every little makes a difference. Everyone is the little pebble that creates a chaotic splash in the sea. Imagine what would happen if we all unite together and stand strongly. Pebbles make mountains, together we are the mountain. We have to be the change this country and Pakistani society needs!

We need to reconsider our role as a Pakistani citizen and part of this society. We all speak about change, we all want change, but very few of us have actually worked on it in practical. Each one of us has to try and make an individual effort, be an individual representative of their country. It takes an individual to inspire another individual and that’s when unity comes in. This is what we need now.

What made me a patriotic Pakistani was the day when I moved to United Kingdom. It was like a wakeup call for me to identify and appreciate and protect my identity. It is my responsibility to make sure that I do all that I can to make myself a better Pakistani, a proud Pakistani. I have been reading several Pakistani blogs and articles, I have also been observing some very large Pakistani pages on Facebook, and what I have concluded is that we need an individual change before we bring a major change. Individuals have to recognise their roles of being a Pakistani, whether they live in or outside Pakistan, they have to remind themselves that they are representing Pakistan on a bigger level. People talk about a bigger change, a historic revolution but how is that possible when we are not even recognising our roles as a Pakistani. Individuals have to come forward with their patriotism, with their skills and education, with their enthusiasm. History has shown that it was never a majority that brought the change; it was the minority starting from an individual’s struggles to unite the nation under one platform and fight for the betterment of their lives. Majority is never remembered in history, it’s only a minority of people that have left their marks and changed the form of history.

The choice to make (http://www.facebook.com/Pakistaniyouth#!/album.php?aid=39416&id=154890514537550) or break Pakistan is yours!

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Individuals bringing a change!

I have always believed in individualism. An Individual striving to be a better person on a personal or professional level, patriotic individual(http://www.kalam.tv/ur/video/43781/index.html) struggling to make their country a better place without caring about the government’s corruption, individuals fighting to keep humanity alive and so on. The history has shown that the change always started from one mind and inspired the rest. Over the past couple of months I have been closely studying and observing the Pakistani people, specially youth’s approach to Pakistan. Over the internet, on blogs, on facebook, twitter, or any social network, I have seen people writing long paragraphs and talking about revolution and change. I would say if one set out to put those words in action, Pakistan would be like heaven on earth. But, what I have noticed is, this is 80% limited to a verbal level, and only 20% on practical level. Why?

Everyone talks about a great change and revolution. Great things take time to happen. But they need great spirits and great efforts. We can’t just expect some magic to bring the change everyone wants to see. We have to make an individual effort to make sure that we are contributing for a great cause. Every little matters, and every little makes a difference. Everyone is the little pebble that creates a chaotic splash in the sea. Imagine what would happen if we all unite together and stand strongly. Pebbles make mountains, together we are the mountain. We have to be the change this country and Pakistani society needs!

We need reconsideration of our role as a Pakistani citizen and part of this society. We all speak about change, we all want change, but very few of us have actually worked on it in practical. Each one of us has to try and make an individual effort, be an individual representative of their country. It takes an individual to inspire another individual and that’s when unity comes in. This is what we need now. Individual effort on a united level (http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=114085801920).

What made me a patriotic Pakistani was the day when I moved to United Kingdom. It was like a wakeup call for me to identify and appreciate and protect my identity. It is my responsibility to make sure that I do all that I can to make myself a better Pakistani, a proud Pakistani. I have been reading several Pakistani blogs and articles, I have also been observing some very large Pakistani pages on Facebook, and what I have concluded is that we need an individual change before we bring a major change. Individuals have to recognise their roles of being a Pakistani, whether they live in or outside Pakistan, they have to remind themselves that they are representing Pakistan on a bigger level. People talk about a bigger change, a historic revolution but how is that possible when we are not even recognising our roles as a Pakistani. Individuals have to come forward with their patriotism, with their skills and education, with their enthusiasm. History has shown that it was never a majority that brought the change; it was the minority starting from an individual’s struggles to unite the nation under one platform and fight for the betterment of their lives. Majority is never remembered in history, it’s only a minority of people that have left their marks and changed the form of history.

However, I have also come across some people who started alone with their efforts and now have hundreds and thousands of people helping them out in their efforts to make Pakistan a better place. They don’t care about what the government is doing, they don’t care about what promises politicians are making to fulfil once they come in power. They care only about what they are doing for a better Pakistan (http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events#!/event.php?eid=151262658224218). I have a few friends who are working day and night along with their team to help the poor people of Pakistan, to educate the future of Pakistan – children, being the sons to the mothers who have lost their sons for one reason or another. Fighting for justice (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Justice-for-Mughees-and-Muneeb/141249905911572?ref=ts) for people who were alone in their fight. These people are away from the camera’s eye, there’s no media to highlight their efforts, but they deserve acknowledgement and encouragement. My this blog post is dedicated to all those people I know and don’t know, because whether we know what you’re doing for our society or don’t know, you’re being rewarded by God. And we all need to learn something from such selfless people who are the true representatives of Pakistan.

The choice to make or break Pakistan is yours.

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A pathetically well-planned strategy of US, will it work?

Today when the Muslim Ummah from across the globe is facing America’s
and West’s planned strategies of defamation of Islam and Muslims, the
86 or 76 sentence on 7 counts for Dr Afia Siddiqui is just another
pathetically well planned strategy of US. It’s a well planned trick to
aggravate Muslims from all around the world to get an angry reaction
from Muslim Ummah, particularly Muslims living in Pakistan and abroad.

The west knows that the sentence chosen for Dr Afia will cause a
massive disappointment in Muslims, there will be protests, there will
be riots and there will be much more ‘spice’
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Justice for the two brothers is justice for Pakistan.

The recent incident in Sialkot has triggered this immense burden of helplessness in me. I cannot even begin to express in words what I feel, but all I can say is that I have never in my life felt ashamed of being a Pakistani. Never. I always defended my country whenever needed and in whatever way I could. But, after watching the videos of brutality, I felt ashamed. I felt ashamed of the fact that there are such people in Pakistan who have stoop to the lowest level of inhumanity and brutality.

Justice is going to save this country. Justice is going to save the nation and youth of Pakistan. My two cents get justice for this family and make Pakistan proud. Make those people proud who are ashamed of being a Pakistani now. Get rid of these Pakistanis who are putting the other good Pakistanis at shame. When will this nation wake up? When will the youth wake up? To get justice for this family is to get justice for Pakistan. To get justice for that mother is to get justice for all those mothers who’s cries and tears went unseen and unheard because they couldn’t get the camera’s eyes. Justice is what this country needs.

I’m asking you who are reading this post; imagine what would happen if this case also go in the old files? If this also died out and people forgot about it in a day or two, what would happen? I cannot even imagine what effect it would have on the family. An eight year old sister will grow up feeling ashamed of her country and nation. A mother will be left suffering for life. A father will never have any support for his old age. A family will curse this Pakistan and system of Pakistan. And you know what, we are Pakistan. We are the system of Pakistan and can you imagine being cursed by a mother whose heart is filled with grief and immense pain. We will be cursed. And what will happen when we will be cursed? We will suffer for the crimes we have not even committed. The whole Pakistan will suffer from these curses. In fact, it already is suffering.

To avoid this, we NEED to get justice for this family. Justice for this family is justice for Pakistan and justice for society. If this case got shut down now, then there is nothing that will save Pakistan. Justice for this family is justice for Pakistan on both national and international level. This is the time to wake up, this is the moment when we should all introspect ourselves. Now, we have to move forward. All those boys need to come forward and support that mother. I request all the males reading this post that please go and visit their family. Tell them that if she has lost two sons then she has gained hundred and thousand more sons to give their brother justice.

How many more Muneebs and Mughees will be sacrificed? How many more sons and how many more brothers? How many more youngsters of this nation that will be sacrificed? I cannot even express in words how sad I feel about this tragic incident. I seen one video on geo and thought it was inhuman, then I see other videos and I’m left speechless! The extreme cruelty and brutality is beyond the words to explain. I could not sleep and I could not stop crying watching them being treated so cruelly. What must that mother be going through who raised her sons like two roses and how did she know that sons will die like this?

How could those people be so inhuman? I see a murderer in every person living in Sialkot. They’re all responsible for it and they will all pay for it. If not in this world then in the hereafter. InshAllah. When I think of their mother, the grieve pierces through my bones and it feels like they were my sons. I can’t even begin to tell how hurt I’m. This is our responsibility now to give them justice, please don’t let this be forgotten. Please keep the humanity alive. Please do something to give justice to their souls. If we don’t speak out now then it could be our sons or brothers tomorrow. The nation of Pakistan has to wake up now. Fight for your brothers! Please give them justice so their souls may rest at peace.

It is now our choice, to either protest for a few weeks or months and then eventually let it become another forgotten story. Or, we can wake ourselves up, we can decide to speak out against this and we can bring a change. The biggest drawback for Pakistan is that there are good people and there are bad. But, unfortunately the one bad makes it to the mainstream and other 99 good people remain quite, or put their goodness in words, update their blogs, status and then move on. But, when will the verbal revolution become the practical revolution? We need to bring this verbal change in practical.

This incident was an extreme inhumanity. There’s no justification for it. We MUST speak out now or never. The choice is yours!

Thank you.

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