What went wrong with Pakistan as a nation?
If it was so called violent islamic ideology,that was to be blamed,well I guess more conservative countries like Saudi and like had to be blamed..Why is it that Pakistan has become the epicenter of terrorism?
This question was asked to a few friends of mine,of different nationalities.Read their responses and finally,do share your thoughts..
Corruption is the only answer.Corruption results in all of those things.If only there was no corruption then Pakistan would be economically stable.Just like in Zimbabwe,it used to be one of the best countries in the 3rd world countries but because of corruption now the countrie’s economy is at stake
Honestly, its Pakistan’s bad luck that they share a border with Afganistan. All the militants and terrorists flew in to the country during the war. It spreaded extremism like an epidemic.
The people went wrong & that is why Allah appointed such rotten rulers on us. We all say we are Muslims but where can you see the real Islam????????????? It just sucks every where, all over. We use Islam as a shield to hide our nasty deeds.
Many things went wrong!
- weak institutions! exepct army there is not a single institution which is strong and not currupt!
- selfish politicians! 90% politicians are selfish and abuse the power.
- less emphasis on education. since independance not much was spend on education, that left majority of population illetrate which as a result is easy to manuplate by mullahs and politicians
- role of other countries! countries like saudia and USA called themselves as allies and friends of pakistan, however they always used pakistan for there own agendas and that created the mess!
- the decade of 80’s! in that decade USA helped create taliban and stuff to fight soviets- this brought the hardcore islamic ideology in homes of pakistan
- increased spending on defence as a result less spending on development! this is something not fault of pakistan as a nation-we were forced to do so because of threat from india! and sadly still have to spend more on defence for our survival!
- afghans in pakistan! we allowed them to come and live in our country after soviet invasion-they brought drugs and guns along with them which literaly destroyed the social fibre of pakistani society!
- incread emphasis on pan-islamism, rather than nationalism.this created a confused society!
- ethnic problems! since independance no hard step was taken to build the sense of a nation and provide with a social glue-as a result most people identify themselves on ethnic terms 😦
- and partly all the pakistanis! we are too selfish to think for our country!
However- despite all the problems in the world we have stood for 60 years and inshAllah we would rise again. our nation is more strong than perhaps any other nation of world! like every one looted us, used us, kicked us, took advantage of us, but still here we are 🙂 facing all the challenges!
Corruption!!!! CORRUPTION!!!!! it bugs me but what I have seen in Bangladesh and Pakistan the problems are far different from that of Sausi Arabia. In Pakistan almost all trouble, yes absolutely almost ALL, are rooted in Politics not “radicalism” as in Saudi Arabia. Pakistan is not stable yet, and its politicians are making full use of the instability to grab the chance to ….well… grow corrupt… They are stewing up conspiracies, from secret deals with the USA to agreements with the Taliban, and they do them just to get a little edge on the politics. Everyone from Radicals to Secularists are taken full advantage of, and thats what is causing even more even instability leading to a vicious circle
I love Pakistani people and their culture. They are my all time favourite Criket team. I learnt Urdu just because I had so many friends who are Pakistani. Believe me when I say I care deeply for the good people of Pakistan and their welfare.
As a whole But I am sickened by some people there. Of course there are radicals as there are in all other countries in the world. But they are being used, as are the Pro-Westerners……..
No I dont agree with Pakistani Fundamentalists, there are conservative parts of Pakistan where people love to be conservative, I say let them be and not force them to be secularized. There are also Secularized parts of Pakistan who are not responding positively to the increasing pressure to conflict with the western culture. I say let them find their own path through it instead of have their emotions played into politics that are dividing the country so much
Our Corrupt Leaders. Every President or Prime Minister since Liaqat Ali Khan is somehow corrupt in one or another way. And so are our civil servants, bureaucrats and judiciary.
Our Army leaders are blamed for undemocratic policy of theirs but i think they had to come to stop the country to fall. They however stopped it from falling but soaked it all.
I believe the biggest sin of ours is that we haven’t been able to do what we promised to Allah when this great Nation was built as a result of sacrifices of Millions. We got distorted, we did not care fore our religion and our country.
Unfortunately many among us are still ignorant of the facts. They still do not accept Pakistan as a nation and they do not strive as they must to Protect this Nation.
BUT, now we can find patriots more than before. Our people have realized the causes behind the unfortunate events which this nation has passed through. And Insha’ Allah in a short passage of time we will rise again with the might of Salah-Al din, Tariq and Bin Qasim.
REmember that if a Nation so poor can be a Nuclear Nation, if it can still survive after passing through so hardships, if it has an Army of 0.7 million Brave soldiers and most of All if it had been for the sovereignty of God and God alone, IT Can never be perished. It can be broken but ultimately it will rise!
Bin Laden is dead and the FBI does not believe he did 9/11. So anytime they start talking about him you can assume it’s a lie.
There is actually no credible evidence that Pakistan was involved in the Mumbai hotel fiasco. The primary suspects were Hindu fascists.
The Pakistanis are going through suffering because they reject Israel.
And in truth, they are right. So, they should fight this and win. I mean, they’ve got the nukes don’t they?
Best thing they can do is just keep doing what they are doing
“Terrorism” or “Terrorist” are flimsy and baseless terminology. They cannot be clearly defined NOR do they exist.
If a crime happens in Pakistan or by a Pakistani it is called terrorism. If the same happens in India or by Indians or in America or Americans it is given a different name i.e. burglary, homicide, pschotic etc. etc.
The world did NOT know the “TERMINOLOGY” of “Terrorism” or “Terrorist” before 1988. It was INVENTED by Americans AFTER 1988. By 1986 it was clear to USA that USSR was collapsing. The American economy needs a war every 10 years. So they need an enemy. An enemy that is EVIL. Do you watch the movies. There are good guys and the bad guys. And the there is HARDLY any movie that can be made WITHOUT the role of “Bad Guys”.
So the USA first came up with the terminology of “Fundamentalists”. This was discarded in a matter of 2 years. By the end of 1988 and begining of 1989 the world was introduced to the terminology of “Terrorist and Terrorism”.
The thing is that how would define it. India calls all the Kashmiri activists as “Terrorists”. While they are heroes for the Kashmiris. So what is a terrorist for one group, is a hero for the other. This obviously means that the definition is NOT absolute but RELATIVE. Change the reference and there is a DRASTIC change in status.
The small terrorists and their deeds are NOTHING !!!!!!!!!! compared to the ORGANIZED crimes of the bigger powers these days. A suicide bomber :
1- might himself be a victim of a family that got perished in a bombing raid of US.
2- Or he may be a very poor guy who has no hope in life. He is given some religous motivation and assurance of ample monetary funds to his starving family in return for a holy deed.
3- OR he may be an ANTI nationalist who is financed by the cross border agents for an ample sum of money.
4- There can be a NUMBER of possibilities.
But how much damage can he do. He may kill some tens of people AT the most.
Compare this to :
1- The mass murder of 20,000 Bosnian Muslims. And the world just kept silent for a LONG LONG LONG time. All that was done was just a few (5 or 6) people captured and tried in Hague. Is there a comparison of +20,000 with 5 or 6.
2- How the world reacted in a very SIMILAR situation in East Timur. The ONLY factor that was not common was the sides of the table were different this time.
Is it NOT a SHAMEFUL and disgraceful display of “MULTIPLE standards”.
Take the case of Kashmir and Kuwait and Palestine. Don’t u feel the CLEAR MULTIPLE standards.
Being an observing Pakistani citizen, I can tell you:
1- DEMOCRACY is the BIGGEST enemy of Pakistan.
Remove Democracy and see how Pakistan rises. It is NO LESS than a giant. Democracy is LETHAL to Pakistan. It is OBVIOUSLY a STUPID system. Where the vote of a scholar is equal to the vote of an illiterate punk and sweeper.
The Pakistani NATION as a whole is illiterate and stupid. Whatever progress and capability you see in Pakistan is the work of less than 2% of its nation who are educated and well armed with knowledge. Until recently they have been loving their country and have been loyal. ONLY because this is a homeland and home ground that is a strong hold for Muslims. But now with democracy coming back, the hopes are fading out fast. The brain drain is fast in Pakistan now.
If we get the military rule back NOW, you will see a different country.
Thatz it,a wide range of thoughts.Now its your turn to share your thoughts ..Good day to all.