In this vastly uneducated country one should see educated people as a glimmer of hope, a silver lining of an immensely dark cloud that hovers over Pakistan. This minute percentage of people is supposed to change the society and bring prosperity to our corruption infested country. But this so called broad mind is as narrow as any illiterate mind.

We as a country have a deeply rooted sectarian mind. Alas! We have given into hatred. We hate the Sindhi, we hate the Punjabi, we hate the Pathan, we hate the Baluchi, we hate the shia, we hate the sunni, we hate Ahmadi. We have drawn deep sectarian boundaries and base our judgments on a person’s past. We are hypocrites because we publically say that we love a brother from another sect, but in the confines of your own sect we call him a “bed bug” (shiites), a “homosexual” (pathans), a “parrot” (the green turban wearing sect called Ahle Hadees) and countless other names. We differentiate a person on the basis of the “topi” he wears or the way he offers his prayers, the way he grows his beard, or the way she covers her head. We feel proud when talking about the inequities of the Hindu society, but we ignore your own black hearts. So firstly, we are devided on the basis of religion, secondly, we are devided on the bases of different castes, thirdly, we are devided on the basis of the province we belong to, and lastly, race fits in somewhere between the factors that I have mentioned. This kind of hatred is present in the uneducated class but I have experienced this in our educated elite.

A prime example: In the 70s movement against the Qadianis (Ahmadi), the whole country was bent on declaring them non muslims, a minority, as if we hold a monopoly over Islam. And the parliament passed it into a law. If you ask someone about the Ahmadi belief they would not know more than ‘They donot believe in the finality of the Prophet’ in reality it’s a bit more complicated than that. OK we think they are Non-Muslims but are they not HUMAN BEINGS and citizens of Pakistan. So today we have forgotten our only national hero that we can boast about – Dr Abdus Salam. The 1st muslim to win a nobel prize for Physics. He has now become just one of the scientists we read about in our Physics books in school we have fogotton him because of his religion. And today we have heroes like Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan and we deny Dr Abdus Salam. So nomatter how much money we spend on Oxford University Education., we will still remain ignorant.

Our courts ban Google of all places. Don’t our learned judges know that Google is just a search engine? No No wait, Google is created by the west, oh well then definitely it’s a Zionist Ploy against all Muslims. Our religion leaders keep quite on the massacre of doctors on the basis of religion. This educated mind is ignorant about history also. Few people know about Armenia and the Ottoman Barbarianism. If I ask someone, “what do you think about the Ottoman Empire?”, the answer I get is that the Empire was the last Golden Age for Muslims, the last khilafat, completely ignorant of the fact that the Ottoman pushed the Arabs into the Darkness, The Ottoman committed genocide of the 1.5 million Armenians. We have refused to acknowledge our past and collectively developed a mentality of ‘We are the best’ which is a deadly fallacy.

But still I have a glimmer of hope as I see people coming to help the dead and wounded in the aftermath of a suicide attack or an accident. This is the only time I see a human helping another human and not a Shia helping a Shia or a Sindhi helping a Sindhi.

*Ignore the above paragraph now – after the Sialkot incident I am convinced that our hearts are as numb as dead fish, so I do not see any glimmer of hope, not in my lifetime.

P.S – Yes I know I will get the criticism well why don’t you say anything against the West. My answer to that is the West have their own critics in Robert Fisk, Patrick Cockburn, Norman Finklestein. We need our own critics, we need to gain own humanity back before we point out to others. Education (not Ammunition) is the answer.


Most Un-respected President, Ignorant Ladies and Idiot Gentlemen,

I abhorrently regret, with utmost sincerity, that I was elected the First Governor General of this country 63 years ago. I am extremely ashamed of the fact that I fought with my life for the creation of this state. My life is meaningless, but what about the Millions of bodies cut down for the independence? 63 years ago I told you in simple language about your responsibilities. I gave you the vision of the future, a vision of hope, peace, solidarity, tolerance, unity, faith, and discipline.

I said to you specifically, that it is your first and foremost duty as a government is to maintain law and order, so that the life, property, and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the state.

But you have failed me miserably.

Your people are unsafe, while you sit in your castle and barracks. Your people call each other by names with inherent hatred. Crime runs wild on your street while you eat the fruits of those crimes. You talk, talk, and talk while your subjects lay dead on the streets.

63 years ago, I told you, one of the biggest curses “is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison. We must put that down with an iron hand and I hope that you will take adequate measures as soon as it is possible for this Assembly to do so.” I expressed my hate for nepotism and jobbery.

But you have failed me miserably.

Alas! Your pockets are filled with the bribes and corruption that I talked about. You take bribes, skim money from government projects, while your subjects rot in the fields with poisoned water. This impurity of corruption has poisoned your blood to the extent that you shamelessly rationalize it as it is your God Given Right.

I can’t go on any longer about the inefficiency of you as a government as it breaks my heart and fill me with anger. You are responsible for the death of my vision and the thousands dead on your streets and fields. Now I will address your subject, the people of Pakistan, for they have disappointed me also.

My Brothers and sisters,

Yes, you have been ruled by dishonesty and corruption. Yes, the inefficiency of your government has let you down. But this does not absolve you of the crimes that you commit. 63 years ago I told you, “If you will work in co-operation, forgetting the past, burying the hatchet, you are bound to succeed. If you change your past and work together in a spirit that everyone of you, no matter to what community he belongs, no matter what relations he had with you in the past, no matter what is his colour, caste or creed, is first, second and last a citizen of this State with equal rights, privileges, and obligations, there will be on end to the progress you will make”.

I also said “You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan…….. And you will find that in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the State”.

But You have failed me miserably.

Alas! You have given into hatred. You hate the Sindhi, you hate the Punjabi, you hate the Pathan, and you hate the Baluchi. You have drawn deep sectarian boundaries and you base your judgment on a person’s past. You burn churches and you burn temples. You are hypocrites, while you publically say you love a brother from another sect, but in the confines of your own sect you call him a “bed bug”, a “homosexual”, a “parrot” and countless other names. You differentiate a person on the basis of the “topi” he wears or the way he offers his prayers, the way he grows his beard, or the way she covers her head. You feel proud when talking about the inequities of the Hindu society, but you ignore your own black hearts. You say I will not marry a shia, I will not marry a sunni, I will not marry an Aghakhani, I will not marry a barelwi, I will not marry a Arain, I will not marry a Sheikh, I will not marry a Sindhi. Shame on you because with this hatred in your heart you let the corrupt exploit you and you follow them blindly.

Alas! When you celebrate you Independence, at the same time you celebrate your impotence. I see it on television. You show bombs, soldiers, my tomb, war, and buildings, and valleys. You celebrate war with pride while at the same time you ignore the greatest of your nation on the basis of religious and sectarian boundaries. Yes I saw it with horror when you shamelessly forgot the Nobel Prize winner just because of his religion.

Didn’t you listen to what I said 63 years ago? Why would I ask a Hindu to write the first national anthem? Do you still know what I wanted for my country?

At the end I would just say one thing and I have no hope that you will remember it,

‘I believe my vision died with me, and my hope rots with me in my grave’