I felt rather contented over the previous week to see that Pakistanis are not alone when it comes to hypocrisy, window dressing and hypocrisy. The alluring diplomats of developed countries are equally ‘immodest and cynic’ in calling their allies, friends and foes with the most coarse connotation. Funny to see that rival parties in
Hypocrisy is not just a trait of south Asians but western developed nations are equally hypocrite when it comes to vested interest. The difference is only that their hypocrisy does not extend to hamper their countries and economies while we tend to divulge in the hypocrisy to the extent of cutting off our own roots.
It is not news for all common newsreaders the revalations by WIkileaks. However it is shocking to witness display of indistinguishable mimicking hypocrisy around the globe.
While in the house, on one hand we see self proclaimed mullah on tv and logger heads on roads demand death sentence for Aasia Bibi while we see same people keeping mum on the shameless increasing harassment cases being registered against these religious cleric. And this is indeed the most evil form of the hypocrites. Interestingly, 80% of population suffers wound by wound staggering cuts made by inflation dinosaur but 20% of the remaining population is busy in mindless PDA on facebook, one thing I despise more than hypocrisy!
However it is a relief to see that these revelations for all those who equate arabs as natural leaders of Muslim world (ignoring however unfairly they hold on to power) and shying away from their hideous acts of malpractices, nothing could be further from the truth. Just like all non-muslim countries, all the Muslim states are interested in protecting their own vested interests rather than looking out for each other. Do we need more to verify than ‘not-so-shocking’ revelation that
The only magic that I hope Wikileaks may cast on us rationalization. The whole world knows how Pakistanis as a nation and individually have outperformed the most challenging situations. Also, nature has been rather generous in blessing Pakistan with the most fertile and scarce resources. So instead of fretting on our genetic capability versus the west, finding excuse to eat each other's head out and look for opportunities to befoul others, its important to direct our efforts for betterment of our individual lives, families and ofcourse positive energies result in collective good. Things have never changed for good at a snap so rationale and progressive thinking is the only sane option for keeping our families, nation intact. Those giving silly argument of need of revolution, give them a history book and tell them revolutions always require blood and the end is not always for the good.
As for visionary leaders for our country, (special advice to Ayesha Tammy Haq as I am tired of reading her columns on her 'quest' for joining politics) remember the rule that 'fraudulent once is fraudulent forever'!