Eid Blues

More of the same. While everything is going up in flames, everyone is raving about Eid. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary responses. Are we up to the challenges as a nation, I ask myself and no surprises there; answer is a big NO. The next question then; are we doomed? I sure hope not but light at the tunnel end is getting dimmer by the day.
It is how nations respond to a crisis is that makes them or break them. Just the last week or so; a jailbreak, an Army investigation team killed, passengers taken off a bus and shot, children blown up at a sports prize distribution, and then a bomb blast at a funeral killing scores, followed on Eid day itself by a failed suicide attack on an Imambargah in Islamabad (failed because of some technical malfunction).Now look at our leaders, PM off for his ritual Umra, younger brother rushing to London, and the (not so) great Khan cooling his heals and making no sense. And the Army; well they promote four to three star rank on Chand Raat. And this endless speculation about the new Chief – fed no doubt by sources from within (just look at all the inside information). Less said about judiciary (obsessed with contempt) and the remaining pack of political jokers better it is. Not to forget the ever chattering channels; smartly made up men & women having fun and portraying what —- behaving as if all is normal. It was pure and simple vulgar!! Do we really feel for Pakistan, or are Balochistan and Karachi and KPK and NAs not Pakistan? No matter how patriotic one tries to be, writing is clearly on the wall. We actually may not have the luxury of belonging to our Pakistan for much longer (sooner than we think actually) if we do not mend ourselves – and in quick time.
For starters let us shun all festivities for the foreseeable future to induce a climate of urgency and also that things are not normal – and that includes Eid & 14 Aug and whatever. Take it from there.
Make up your own minds and those who are keen read how huge empires just disintegrated. Nature abhors vacuum guys!!!!!!
Hope you all had a happy Eid

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2 thoughts on “Eid Blues

  1. Et tu Brute! Oh my, indeed a nerd family. Now I just need to lure my daughter to WordPress. But she’s still a kid and prefers Tumbler and Instagram to blogging.
    Nice meeting you sir!!

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