Journey through PK: Part 1. Dawn of Reality
by Aanya F Niaz
As my 22 year old mind attempts to capture the enormity of the despicable situation in the bleeding nation of Pakistan, my emotions make me weary as the light at the tunnel grows dimmer and more disloyal. The average Pakistani holds on tight to his seat, as the masses are told a dramatic change in the political arena is to take place; yet another uprising is to come, leaving shambles of political ideologies behind, ideologies that lack any sense of reality or logical existence. The political ‘leaders’ of our nation continue to battle on the streets, blinding themselves from the blaring truth: they are not the right answer. If they were, Pakistan would have perhaps initiated its journey onto a more progressive path by now. Yes, we have spent many a cups of tea describing Pakistan’s dilemma as one that breaks our heart and drives us up the wall, but enough of the talk ladies and gentlemen. Enough of the scandalous conversations that only make us, the citizens, more bitter. Indeed, the unpredictable future of Pakistan is finding it increasingly difficult to place its feet on the ground, as if the ground beneath is shifting away, but there is no more time left. We are at the deadline. We must come to accept that the current leadership of the country lacks any characteristic that could save us from drowning. The simple solution is Us, the people of Pakistan. It is simple in that there is no other solution left, therefore we must point our fingers to ourselves. However, the complexities that lie within the journey we must undertake, are at the moment still brewing, and closely tied with blood shed. In proposing the solution, of course, we must analyze the problem from every angle and scrutinize each detail till it wreaks of reasons for its failure, but as I mentioned before, time is running out and Pakistan is loosing its balance in the world as we speak.
To be continued…