The Divided Pakistan

Today my country ‘Pakistan’ is more divided then the Sub-Continent in the 1940s between the Hindus and the Muslims. Today people call themselves Balochis, Punjabis, Pakhtuns and Sindhis rather then calling themselves Pakistani. They put their provincial ethnicity before their ‘own’ country. People consider people from other provinces who speak different languages their enemies forgetting that they all belong to the same country. The people of Pakistan blame the government for all the problems in the country and don’t think about their own wrong doings. They litter on the ground and then complain about how this country is so unclean, they themselves bribe the police officer and then complain about the police being corrupt, they carry guns and then complain how everyone carry’s guns which makes the law and order conditions bad.

People like to blame other language speaking people for their problems e.g the Punjabis would blame the Sindhis for the country’s bad situation, the Sindhis would blame the punjabis for shortage of water. People like to stereotype about people, if one Sindhi is not a good person, they would blame the entire Sindhi population bad, If one Pathan is an extremist about religion the people would consider the entire Pathan population like that. If one Balouch is into guns and shooting etc they would consider the entire Balouch population in a similar way. People are hypocrites at one time they call themselves patriotic “Pakistani” at the same time they would call all the Sindhis thieves, illiterate, all the Punjabis selfish, all the Balouchs dangerous, all the Pakhtuns stupid, extremists. At this state of my country I honestly feel sorry that those people think that way.

Where all western countries have 2-5 political parties contesting for elections, here in Pakistan there are around 105 political parties contesting for elections which just about proves how divided Pakistan is today and how people only think about themselves and not for the country. Who they’ll vote for in the elections depend mostly on whether they are Punjabi,Sindhi,Balouchi or Pakhtun and whether they will do good for their “Province”. They’re voting pattern doesn’t necessarily depend on what’s good for the province, they tend to think more about themselves, they think that if they’re Punjabi they should also vote for a punjabi because he/she will give them (Punjabis) jobs, food etc. Similar way of thinking is present between all Sindhis, Pakhtuns and Balouchis. Keeping In mind this type of thinking, our country’s politicians have also adopted in such a way that they just try to please the people of one particular province they belong to, even if it means sacrificing the rights of other Pakistani citizens. Today Pakistan is in such a state that the people have lost faith and try their best to run away fron these problems rather than facing them. Over 53% people didn’t vote in the previous elections and a higher % of people not voting is expected this time.

The day the people of Pakistan unite and truly sacrifice for Pakistan, only then we’ll have the Quaid’s Pakistan. We need to get rid of these politicians and get ourselves a leader

“Today Pakistan needs a leader, not. Politician”

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