We are offered this holiday to take a day off our busy schedules to tell the world (and ourselves) that our independence is not complete without seeing you free. I wish we had rather worked this Solidarity day and dedicated all the national earnings of 5th February to sponsoring higher education of Pakistani students from the other side of line of control.
I believe that your struggle has prolonged not because of enemy’s strength alone but you will be just in complaining that our cowardice is to be blamed alike. We are far far less enthusiastic about your struggle for independence in 2015 than we used to be in the 90’s. We feel like there are bigger tasks on hand, especially those we cultivated in-house. I agree that oppression is oppression and hate-able + condemnable whether against Shia or Hazara or a Kashmiri but I apologize that our voices are louder for killings in Pakistan and we go hysterical upon the news of killings in our neighborhood but when your child is killed, we even don’t get the news!! We the free Pakistanis have nationalized and politicized and religionized even humanity!!
We are forgetting your legends we heard in 1990’s given our limited memory. Unlike what we saw in Laag and Angaar wadi serials, we now believe that immoral love affairs in Turkey are more worth our time than the news that your beautiful women are turning widow every day!! (Life is already sad and we like to spend it in useless fantasies than useful pains.)
Kashmir’s water runs in our veins but we think it is enough to spend a holiday in your name, sleep in peace and tell the world that we are with you. I know we’ll be able to tell the world that, and to issue a well-written and well-rehearsed challenging statement to India (which we’ll nullify later to look forward for trade contracts). But, I know, this generation will have a heavier burden on their hearts and shoulders. I remember there was a time when Pakistani soldiers would never watch Indian movies because we were at war with them for you but now we hate them only in cricket matches. We have a burden not only of not supporting and actually knowing your cause but also of losing the heritage that Kashmiri martyrs passed on to us.
May we be able to support you again, if not through battle than on media at least.
Duas with a heavy heart because what you are going through today occurred to our grandparents once and who knows how time changes!
تم صبح کا سویرا ہو دل میں
تم من میں شب کا تارا ہو
بس آ پہنچو جس دم تم کو
گھبرا کر دل نے پکارا ہو Continue reading
Out of many signs of Qayamah, one will be the sinking of grounds. I initially thought that the main reason behind that will be the extraction of millions of metric tons of oil from underground that is creating vacuum. I still believe that this will be one major physical cause of the sinking of ground before Qayamah but there is an even worse and immoral potential cause that just clicked my mind (and probably has clicked yours already). That cause is the prevailing of homosexuality and especially the rise in number of gays.
Just read the proud declaration of Tim Cook about the filthy status of his personal life and the statement that followed…. ‘It will not affect Apple’s Market’!! Continue reading
MisTrustoona Syndrome recently diagnosed. I am seeking cure for that since it is not nice to be suspecting people we should be trusting on the other hand. Please suggest some totka as in how I should develop trust on those who..
- Hate/condemn beheading but love drone attacks
- Speak for rights of ‘marginalized segments’ of population but love turning majority Palestinians into minority in their own land
- Speak for gender equality but treat woman as a background decoration for video games
- Find cure for rarest medical ailments but let vast majority of poor die of hunger
- Fight terrorists in one region and supply them weapons in the other
- Hate Muslims for their belief but love them for their oil
- Can catch Saddam from beneath earth but cannot catch those threatening since long to hurt Malala
The announcement of ceasefire by Israel did not come without a fear inside me that they are going to repeat their history. Yes; Find (or more appropriately design) excuses of being attacked, ‘defend’, damage Palestinian property, kill innocent souls, swipe population of an area and expand. Oh yes, and warn People of Palestine not to do the same again. Continue reading
I had a story to tell but, nobody was there to listen. Surrounded by Comparative Analysts, people are willing to tell me how better or worse (mostly worse) I am than others and how abundant or scarce (mostly abundant) resources I have. Yeah, Kinda motivation to make me “DO MORE”.
Talking out, you seek a listener and not analysts; you do not need advisers and commentators and motivators. Patient ears and heart… all that makes one a good listener. I don’t know if I am myself a good listener, I’ll check myself next time someone is telling a story, their story, whether I am an unnecessary motivator and adviser or not but for now, I gotta say, please… try to figure it out when is someone in need of motivation, comparisons and advises. And when they are not… and mostly they are not…. please just listen… or… make a way to quit listening. It would be far better than telling them that they being apples are luckier, better than all the sugar-canes, turtles and rocks and stones around.
P.S. I am listening!
If there are four people that will get admission out of five and I am not selected, what should I do with the “high probability”? Put it for sale may be!
If one out of hundreds is selected and that is me, does it really matter that the probability was low?? Continue reading