Friday, March 19, 2010

Future of Pakistan is in rags...


Today while going university few little children who were selling tissue papers caught my attention.I daily notice them though,but today i got a chance to observe them long.They all are under seven years of age and they have only one work to do i.e.. To sell more and more tissue packs.Since early morning till late at night these little innocent children work hard to earn their livelihood.

Everyone can notice the sudden flash of  brightness, hope and happiness in their eyes and the innocent smile which plays on their lips whenever any bus full of girls arrives as it can be the best option to get a great no.of customers.They enter in the bus happily,few starts jumping everywhere whereas few get busy in convincing their customers to buy tissue packs from them.I can not forget those cute little hands joined together as if begging,bare-feet,disheveled hairs,dressed in rags bodies and the eyes full of questions staring at me..upon looking at them i feel a rush of disappointment and hopelessness inside me as I'm unable to answer the hidden questions of their eyes..I wish i could buy all of the tissue packs from each and every child and  could be the reason of the smile which would dance on their sweet pink lips.

Among them i personally adore one baby girl.She has big hazel eyes and her lips are always decorated with a sweet naughty smile.The thing which makes her different from her fellow friends is her sense of responsibility and the trust her parents may have on her.I never found her wasting time by playing with her friends in soil.she never throws coin in air and never laughs as the coin comes down.It seems as if she has some target fix for the day.She just try to sell her tissues and her smile increases her daily sale!I buy a tissue pack from her almost daily and i have several packs now,enough for many months for me.Now, she comes to me daily first with a wide smile which shows her teeth as if she is sure that i'll buy one from her.But, one thing making me scared that what will i do tomorrow.I get very limited pocket money and now i have nothing left to spend more on tissues...

I just wonder that if we all regulate our money in the form of zakat and our country really becomes the ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN then no child will be deprived of his basic rights.These are the children who will grow up in the form of tomorrow's youth, who have to run the country, but unfortunately future of Pakistan is in rags,unluckily they are unable to get even two meals per day..
54% of inflation rise since MR.Zardari  has arrived, pushing more and more people below poverty line per month, but Mr.President is busy in preparing bullet-proof expensive doors for his three private residences.
I just want to give a message to Mr.President that no matter how much you try to save yourself from Death,but Allah has fixed a time for it and it is a must-come.Your wife also died in a bullet-proof jeep! Please think over it!
Think about your country men,about whom you'll be asked on the day of judgment!!
May Allah save Pakistan before it is completely destroyed.Amin.

11 comments:

Hasaan Rafique said...

Excellent blogpost Areeba, REALLY well-written!

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I've also written several articles on this topic long ago. Sadly, the people mostly do not pay zakat and the officials who collect zakat mostly keep a lot of the money in their own pockets... :(

We all need a religious revolution to save our country...

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

A very authentic narrative of poverty, dismay, unworthiness, but also of hope and smiles of an innocent cute girl, selling tissue boxes to buy not only her livelihood but also her dreams.

A wonderful post from our young scholar that shows her sensitivity ,towards the deprived and trodden.

Malahat Fuad Siddiqui said...

My sweet sister...
its good to see u writing on such neglected but very very important social issues...buying of tissues from such poor and innocent souls cant help them out...m agreed with HASSAN as well we need to go back to our origin...which i guess is the only solution to our all problems!

filpaki said...

I agree wd malahat we need to go back to our origin.There are many white collar people who are earning their livelihood with difficulties.Dere are many children who sleep without having dre stomach full.
I jus cant understand that how can we make pakistan a better place, everything here is in mess.we need a revolution which can change pakistan.. this is the only solution.

smarty said...

very em0ti0nal n t0uchinG.
I think if we bring the money 0f 0ur leaders int0 pAkistan Den seVeral 0f 0ur pr0blems can B s0lved!

ReeBz said...

Hasaan,Sir Akhter,Malahat,Filpaki and smarty
Thanks for coming and for the nice and wise comments.

Muhammad said...

You're absolutely right about giving full zakat...if all of us start sharing then these problems will automatically finish.I've written a little something about sharing on my blog please go there and read it.I'll be glad if you leave some comments..
http://mbilal61.blogspot.com

ReeBz said...

Muhammad Bilal:
Thanks for coming and for choosing to comment here.
I just browsed though your blog.nice efforts, but unfortunately its time of powercut here. InshaAllah i will read your full post and will definitely drop comments tomorrow.

hina said...

Agreed!

Connie L. Nash said...

My what gorgeous and deeply-silently speaking photos...where did they come from - your own camera?

And the writing here as others have noted is PERFECT in every way and not only that compels, demands action toward compassion...You have a gift for writing from the heart and persausion and should write a series of essays along a similar theme for a small book to get published soon...I should talk...have been blocked for all these years from more than two books...yet many smaller items...books are more substantial and last...so learn from me...yet we can change this at any age.

You, dear, don't wait!

Keep these gems coming....

ReeBz said...

Thanks dear Connie.
No pics are not from my own camera. i wish i could take the pics but it was not possible for me.These pics i just Googled but no doubt i took a long time in choosing the best pics for my post from those thousands of images.

About writing books,i think about it too but as no one knows me they will not be sold :D,but i will definitely think seriously about writing books once after i complete my studies.

Thank you :)

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