Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Change We Need

I still remember the day when our nation was in the state of transition (as we assumed), 18 February 2008, when after a long time people here voted for a change they desperately needed. The first time i was legally eligible to vote, but i did not vote. I wanted to go, but no one in my family went to vote and allowed me because they said it is of no use as we all knew the polling station nearby our area is guarded by some party workers who force people to vote for them but my one uncle did vote in the favour of change in his area.

Anyways, our nation showed a huge turn out against the existing policies and so called system. No doubt everybody delightfully surprised including beyond border countries who acknowledged our democratic skills and saw something more than their ideology of Pakistanis and Muslims. I regretted myself at that time that why i did not vote and be a part of it. Like everybody i also became hopeful that now the air around me will feel the change, the sunrise and the sunset of everyday will be more hopeful. Nothing overcomes the bulk of problems overnight but a slow step by step movement will be the cure of every disease cultivated in our society. Someday droplets of water will be a sea...
Someday, Oneday!

But instead of a progressive movement everything starts moving towards the downfall. The halt to alot of issues which was arose after the elections slowly drifted away and anarchy took its place again.
We voted for a change, for a hope, it was more important and significant than the turnout against Bush in US. Because our vote was against our pathetic system, those killing policies which were degrading us day by day. American people brought a change in the racism history of the world, which is originally the basic teachings of our religion but we tried not only to brought a change in the political history of our nation but showed the world our peaceful drive to turn all the odds into evens which were framed against us.
We lacked a leadership and we wanted it democratically. It was a big step from us towards the change. It was formed but only for a few days and then all went in vain.

I just can't understand what is going on here? Is there any clue?
I just can't see even a glimpse of any kind of proper governess here!

Power Grabbing is the motto of our elected government since the very first day. Their statements changes every other moment. Promises are nothing so why keep them.
Distributing our most honourable medals like sweets to the people who brought us to the gate way of demolition. Shaking hands and clicking photographs with all teeth out poses. Only Command and Command motive is everywhere, no Control anywhere. Largest cabinet in the history of our country is formed, still missing some most important ministries, which are missing because they are still in the process of decision making that which and who party and person will take it. Like always the faces are changed and the system and policies remained the same.
The hope we voted for dying slowly and the scenario is more worst than before.

"Panchon ungliyan ghee mei aur ser karhae mei"
is the present condition of our so called government.

Today, i have no regrets that why i didnot vote. Thank GOD for my timely decision. Because i never wanted to be a part of such a mess.

I read somewhere in the news paper column that formation of our country is a true miracle of Allah and how it is moving and still standing in the storm of issues is again a miracle.
After all HE is with us but that is not the only thing required for any betterment. Like in Urdu we say:
"Dua se pehle Dawa bhi zarori hy".
( Cure is needed before Prayer)

That cure was shown by us but sadly things are getting worst and worst. Power is the biggest examination on earth on man and in this exam our rulers may win in their personal goals but originally fail even to understand the meaning of it. They know only how to use it and don't know that it is the name of a thing which is felt by hearts and shown in the air and eyes of the society and the world. It is the Control, Not the Command!

Please Listen
We need a change
not in faces,
but in Paces!


Anonymous said...

another nice essay I think...actually this is the problem we just write, speak rarely and some time shout but when it comes to bring the change none of us would like to take a part(including myself).

People call bush a cruel or a very bad man but you know still He was the hero of his nation ... you know why because He has done whatever a powerful leader can done if somebody try to look towards the safety of his country... Yes I know his policies were not right but just think in oppositely ..for example: if Pakistan become the superpower and some other nation tried to ping in our safety.. what u expect from your leader? I know a bold decision.

I am not defending BUSH and I dont want to but I just wanna say problem is here within us and the biggest example of it is President of Pakistan ... I dont wanna write more but I can :D

M. Umer Toor said...

I met aitzaz ahsan. he regretted only about his own leader. Promises are nothing so why keep them. he looked very hopeless of future, not because change cannot come but because of the betrayal of political leadership. promises are sacred.

Mubi said...

i did vote this time..mera bhi first time tha and i didnt want to waste the opportunity though imran khan had already backed out ughhh! khair i didnt vote for the present govt....

and right after voting..within seconds i felt miserable..i knew that this voting is going to the same...just like it has been over the years..and isnt that turning out like our scary tales on the past 60 years? *sigh*

Calm Cool said...

@ zsattar
on essay thing may be you are write but in my opinion burae k khilaf awaz uthana bhi practical hy atleast you will not rate among the idlers. and change never need big steps only small acts can build the foundation and that's what i believe could be done on individual basis everyday.
Yeah, problem is within us but the point is, this time we showed the world that we can solve it but our greedy rulers damaged the spirit badly :(

@ Umer
that betrayal hearts alot and ruining everything.

@ Mubi
oh yup yar Imran Khan backed out, i was like... an URGHHH from me too :$
it is turning into a scary tale, jub bhi hum Qoum ban kar es scary tale ko khatam karne ki try karte hen aik naya ruler humain phir se bant deta hy. Leadership is needed to put an end on this scary tale.

Daanish said...

In the words of Faiz Ahmed Faiz:

nisaar mai.n terii galiyo.n ke ae watan, ki jahaa.N
chalii hai rasm ki koii na sar uThaa ke chale
jo koii chaahanewaalaa tawaaf ko nikale
nazar churaa ke chale, jism-o-jaa.N bachaa ke chale

hai ahl-e-dil ke liye ab ye nazm-e-bast-o-kushaad
ki sang-o-Khisht muqayyad hai.n aur sag aazaad

bahot hai.n zulm ke dast-e-bahaanaa-juu ke liye
jo cha.nd ahl-e-junuu.N tere naam levaa hai.n
bane hai.n ahl-e-hawas muddaii bhii, mu.nsif bhii
kise wakiil kare.n, kis se mu.nsifii chaahe.n

magar guzaranewaalo.n ke din guzarate hai.n
tere firaaq me.n yuu.N subh-o-shaam karate hai.n

bujhaa jo rauzan-e-zi.ndaa.N to dil ye samajhaa hai
ki terii sitaaro.n se bhar gaii hogii
chamak uThe hai.n salaasil to hamane jaanaa hai
ki ab sahar tere ruKh par bikhar gaii hogii

Garaz tasavvur-e-shaam-o-sahar me.n jiite hai.n
giraft-e-saayaa-e-diwaar-o-dar me.n jiite hai.n

yuu.N hii hameshaa ulajhatii rahii hai zulm se Khalq
na unakii rasm naii hai, na apanii riit naii
yuu.N hii hameshaa khilaaye hai.n hamane aag me.n phuul
na unakii haar naii hai na apanii jiit naii

isii sabab se falak kaa gilaa nahii.n karate
tere firaaq men ham dil buraa nahii.n karate

Gar aaj tujhase judaa hai.n to kal baham ho.nge
ye raat bhar kii judaaii to koii baat nahii.n
Gar aaj auj pe hai taala-e-raqiib to kyaa
ye chaar din kii Khudaaii to koii baat nahii.n

jo tujhase ahd-e-wafaa ustavaar rakhate hai.n
ilaaj-e-gardish-e-lail-o-nihaar rakhate hai.n


Umer said...

Don't lose hope:

jo tujhase ahd-e-wafaa ustavaar rakhate hai.n
ilaaj-e-gardish-e-lail-o-nihaar rakhate hai.n

Aur ye jo talkhiay kalam hai, magar talkihye ayyam hai.

Calm Cool said...

@ Daani
thanks for sharing.

@ Umer
yes indeed :)