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Friday, February 22, 2013

Are We Pakistanis Really a Nation?

Pakistan is a country which was created in the name of Islam for which countless men,women and children sacrificed their lives.After Partition of United India, which was under British rule, millions of Muslims migrated from now what is called India to the territory now what is called Pakistan so that they could lead their lives independently in accordance with the teachings of Islam.This migration is regarded as one of biggest migrations in the history of mankind.
The Muslims of subcontinent of India had firm belief in their leader Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,who worked day in and day out for creation of a separate homeland for them.The unity of Muslims of subcontinent of India for their freedom struggle that they had shown under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is really unprecedented.

But now we have prejudices and bigotries with each other based on different dialects like Sindhi,Punjabi,Balochi,Pashto,Saraiki etc., that we speak.Now in our society there is so much hatred and bigotry among people speaking different dialects and living in different provinces that I wonder,are we Pakistanis really a nation?It seems like we are not a nation,we are actually a crowd of people who have been forcefully confined within geographical boundaries named Pakistan.
Seeing the hatred among the people of Pakistan based on their castes and different dialects they speak,the following verse of Allama Iqbal comes to my mind:

Yun tou Syed bhi ho, Mirza bhi ho, Afghan bhi ho
Tum sabhi kuch ho batao tou Musalmaan bhi ho?

Which means,as Muslims, instead of taking pride in our castes we should try be good Muslims.

(to be continued...)

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