14 Aug 2011
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
The Big day comes, its celebration time finally for Pakistanis, Fourteenth August is the red letter day for Pakistanis and it is being celebrated right across the country as well as around the globe by Pakistanis belonging to all walks of life with national fervor and zest.
As you can see around, most of Pakistanis have chosen to go green to commemorate the 64th independence day of Pakistan. More internet savvy people can see their social networking communities filled with tones of greeting messages and multitudes
of unique ways to express emotional and passionate attachment to the motherland.
And the environment out there in streets is a mix of national celebrations as well as thanksgiving to Almighty Allaah for the blessings of Ramadhan-ul-Mubarak.
The digital media is now playing familiar national tunes, it is all great! It is an immense feeling to learn that Pakistanis are such a resilient nation filled with the love of nation and the fellow countrymen to the cores of their hearts. It seems much like a true manifestation of old good sentence of yesteryears that our hearts beat in unison. They indeed do!
Pakistan is our homeland, our identity, Our heritage and truly a blessing of Almighty Allah . Period.
Bitter as it may sound, however, celebration without introspection and reflection is only a habit of mistaken dreamers and under-developed minds. The rationality must however never be felt missing.
As a truly aware nation, our masses have always been cognizant of this reality and there had always been sustained and deliberate efforts to bring to fore the true ideology behind the advocacy of a sovereign nationhood under the ambit of two nation theory. However ,side by side , this feeble yet determined voice of the masses has been systematically de-amplified ,ridiculed and mocked to be reduced to certain drawing room discussions ,in an effort to create a disconnect between the nation and the ideology.
Painfully enough, it is really heart rending to say this, that the external and internal forces bent upon destabilizing our homeland have atleast partially succeeded on this count. The repercussions are terrible, something not totally incomprehensible in such a scenario.
Every other day ,you see , visible tinge of clash between institutions on national level ,innumerable nationalist struggles with separatist tendencies, instances of ethnic violence, brazen violations of the law of land by its supposed custodians (hence not to even talk about the imagined plutonians who come down from heavens to do all bad things and disappear again ) , religious extremism , sectarian attacks and now another truly strange kind of violence in the form of hit and run sort of targeted killings against virtually all entities and ethnicities ,where thugs dare and kill people in broad day light and run away equally comfortably ,to further blood - stain our account.
And we have become quite used to all the bombardment in media headlines, of these concurrent happenings, to the extent of de-sensitization.
Practically speaking, our key national interests have always remained in the hands of those few, who even do not have a clue about may be... well... there is no limit there, sky is the limit! Of course, one is optimistic that most of them have learnt basic surahs of the Book of Allaah by now.
The sincere masses of our nation have been systematically and intentionally kept out of the decision making process, by engaging them so bitterly with their individual issues that their "meraaj" (couldn't find an equally comprehensive word in English) now, supposedly is to earn bread twice a day or to come back home safely after a day's work .
Our history has two dimensions; one is full of the accounts of palace intrigues for vested interests and the other which is our actual heritage is the glorious account of painful struggle and selfless sacrifices of sincere Pakistanis, many of whom are our un-sung heroes to whom we owe a lot. In this connection it will be injustice if we don't mention our stalwarts like Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah , Raja Sahib Mehmoodabad , Allaama Mufti Jaffar Hussain, Shaheed Quaid Allaama Syed Arif Hussain Al-Hussaini and Shaheed Dr. Mohammad Ali Naqvi who are our pride not only as Pakistanis but have been distinguished sons of Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan. Finally we have the architect of our ideology, the visionary Dr. Allaama Mohammad Iqbal, our national poet who proudly declares, kia poochte ho mazhab-e-iqbaal, ye gunahgar bu turabi hai!
This latter had been that dignified and select august lot,whose sacrifices are the only reason that the country's flag continues to hoist proudly even today in the comity of nations ,despite all the multi-faceted challenges that we are confronted with today .
In all hours of need, whenever there was a national mobilization needed, the masses have remained true to their salt and have offered everything in their possession for the cause of the nation. And there have been many such times. Be they the wars fought on our eastern borders, be they the economic clamp downs, be they the natural calamities ,like the recurring floods or be they the earth-quakes , think of any big national test ,and that test had remained a testament to the will of masses ,who have stood right behind the fellow Pakistanis with un-daunting determination ,in a perfect show of national cohesion and unity . There is little doubt that the masses are very aware and genuinely have
emotional attachment with the motherland and fellow citizens of the country regardless of sect, cast, creed, ethinicity. Who can forget that more recently when there was a blast in hyderi masjid in Karachi in 2004, brothers Ahlay tasannun participated actively in all the rescue activities side by side with their Shia brethren. Similarly when there was a blast in 12th Rabiulawal procession in nishter park ,ahlay tashee community participated very actively in all the rescue works.
When there was an earthquake in Kashmir and adjoining northern areas, every sincere Pakistani from Karachi to Khyber got mobilized and embraced it as a national cause . Or take for example the recent floods in southern Pakistan and see how magnanimously sincere Pakistanis, have garnered valuable support for them.
This positivity needs to be brought to the fore, that should be our resolution for this Independence Day.
And if this history is anything to go by, one can hold one's head high and say with full conviction that the future is bright. If we dissect the issues highlighted in our print and electronic media as well as the worsening law and order situation and dig deep down into them like a surgeon , we shall realize that their is little substance in them . All that is happening is that Pakistan's internal and external enemies are massively exploiting some of the genuine but petty differences between us on one count or the other. These mole hills have been made into a mountain by blowing things out of proportion All this to keep the masses busy in non-issues so that they have the enemy can further the nefarious designs without any let or hindrance in all walks of life, in absence of strong opposition from within the masses. The role of Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan has historically been worth admiring in all tests of times and in a way, our school of thought has truly always been a beacon - carrier and an example worth emulating.
As a citizen of Pakistan and as a responsible member of Millat-e-Jaffaria Pakistan, we must further strengthen our resolve on this independence day, to pro-actively un-mask all the evil faces and the dirty characters who are busy ruining the very foundations of this state like termite from within and take lead in breaking the silence and embrace the silent, oppressed majority of Pakistan who had historically been held hostage by a handful of thugs in one form or the other.
We must resolve on this Independence Day that we shall not let our petty differences be exploited by internal mafias of thugs at the behest of their foreign masters.
We must pledge that we shall rally all the support from all sections of this oppressed Pakistani nation for all the real issues, faced by the oppressed and silently bleeding majority, regardless of religious affiliations. Only and only if we could embrace this bleeding silent majority and provide hope, optimism and solace to it, only and only if we offer sacrifices and concessions to foster greater ethnic and religious unity and harmony on the basis of our common heritage and principles, can we thwart the evil designs of our foes. InshaAllah!
Sadaaye Haq ki Jurraat hai to Zinda kar Zamanay ko
K tere saath zamaanay mein hazaron dil dharakte hain!
Heartiest greetings and felicitations to all Pakistanis on the eve of our national independence day on behalf of the entire team of Shaheed Foundation Pakistan!!
Happy Birthday Pakistan !!
Long Live Pakistan.