Dance. Let’s dance and sing like they do in Indian movies. Let’s dress like the actors and actresses. Let’s talk like them. Let’s be them. We are Pakistanis and our foolish forefathers made our country to be the true Islamic state on Earth. We say this in the majority of our wedding parties, tv shows and celebrations. We say it with action.
Let’s be the first to be a secular state forsaking shariah law and being ‘modern’. Is this not what we say indirectly?
This, ladies and gentlemen, ends the reason for the very existence of Pakistan if indeed Islam was the reason for its creation! If we are to be secular then why are we not India? Why did we separate? And if breaking India into parts was so that populations could be organized, then what have we been fighting for, dying for and spending billions for? Billions on defense budgets?
I sometimes wonder: did the Brits really leave? And what good did their leaving do anyway?
I love Pakistan. But I am concerned..
The simplicity of a culture based on the principals of the Quran is now gone. Genuine care, communal activity, proper distribution of resources, healthy lives..all gone.
To be educated is to speak english with an accent and behave like trailer trash of the west! To be noble is to be ignorant and backward!
I don’t know what my people are moving forward to?
Bribery, deception, shameless minds, rejection of truth, mockery of kindness, ego worship..this is what guides culture now…apart from Media- the drug of the masses.
Pakistan today accommodates everything. It is a free country. And so it should be addressed.. and not as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Let’s end this charade. It is only Pakistan. Like Thailand, like India and like Indonesia, there is Pakistan. And we are Pakistanis, we have all religions and we follow British Law..don’t we? I mean, even the Indian government’s legal system deals with Muslims under Islamic law..! Yes, I am being sarcastic but also realistic.
What hurts is the claim vs reality. Why claim to be an Islamic country when most of what goes on is unislamic?
I mean, I don’t want to hear: you are from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan but look at your policies and lifestyles!
Separate religion from State if you cannot implement a religion. That’s what I say. Claiming to be an Islamic state, then having a different law with the majority being totally indifferent towards sharia, makes absolutely no sense to me.
Thus, the state of confusion. Where is that original culture of the Muslims of the sub continent? Dead or almost dead!
I am not even against this so called ‘modernism’ .. I should just have the flexibility to choose my way and be able to shut people up when they tell me things about my country. Pakistan is confusing me at the moment when it comes to my expectation of it.
In a real Islamic State, governance is Caliphate, Sultanate or even Monarchy but the judiciary is purely based on Sharia with few thought of and agreed upon laws developed as per circumstance.
How are we an Islamic State then? I am not talking about a psycho mulla regime, I am talking about being Real. Being what one is and not pretend. If we are to be an open and free country, I am fine with that..and if we are to be a Real Islamic Republic, then I am happy with that too. But, currently, what are we?
Yes, and I wish Imran Khan comes to power! Soon.
Love you Pakistan, where ever you are!