Friday, September 4, 2009
The above picture may sound funny for some people but those who have deeper insight will think beyond what these words explain.
It is a bitter truth that public representatives, NGOs, who are totally devoted to the services of the mankind, and the writers whose job is to write on the problems of a common man, are unable to illuminate this fact and clearly. The point to be noted is that how beautifully this Rickshaw driver, who might, obviously, not be very educated and skillful in explaining his point of view, has said all what they failed to say. At the same time, he has compelled many of us to ponder over this issue.
By a rough idea, it is not only this rickshaw driver who stands his voice but it is the voice of 40% Pakistan’s population, which is passing its life below the poverty line.
In Pakistan leaders come and leaders go, governments keep on changing but they all work on one single agenda, i.e. to fill their own pockets and bank accounts, & to impose as many taxes on the public as possible. At the time of election, they make big and magnanimous promises; therefore, people expect them to eradicate all the mentioned evils from the society and solve the problems that they earlier promised to solve. But after successfully be-fooling the innocent people, it is very easy for them to state “We inherited problems of load-shedding, water shortage, poverty, illiteracy (and the list goes on) from the previous government, so its not possible to get control over them soon” but history records are enough to show that even in the period of 10 years appropriate steps are not taken.
“Are they unaware at the time of election that they are going to inherit a bundle of problems which they have to solve?”