Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Rich And The Poor

roman | luxury| rich | poor

There was a time when Romans were considered to be the superpower of the world but if we compare the current state of Pakistan to the Roman Empire we’ll find startling similarities.
The general population was burdened with ever increasing taxes that filled pockets of the ruling elites, same is the case in Pakistan.
Roman rulers basked in the most luxurious living environments while the public lived in conditions that can be compared to animals used to pull carts. Same thing happens in the Pakistan of today. For example, while Pakistan PM Raja Parvez Ashraf, also known as Raja Rental for alleged corruption during his term as the power minister, was in England on a private tour, people of Pakistan were lined up at CNG stations to get some gas to keep their cars running. They spent days and nights in long lines. And I hope you have not forgotten the Presidential tour of Ajmer Sharif.
This reminds me of an incident. Once in a Kingdom, some people were protesting for they had no bread to eat. The Queen summoned the maid and inquired about the reason behind the protest and when told that people did not even have any bread to eat, she replied ‘why don’t they eat cake?’
Khud to doobey hain sanam, tumhen bhi le dooben ge
All of this happens because everybody is busy in their own lives. Why doesn’t anyone show any reaction? Those sitting on the throne in the Presidential palaces have no idea about what is going on in their sultanates, and people like me and you have no care for what hell has become loose beyond the four walls of our houses.  Maybe because we has become numb, just like the Romans. Indifference is at the root of the biggest nuisance to a society. Why don’t we protest instead of lining up for CNG? Nobody is willing to become the first drop of rain. Allah does not change the condition of the people until they don’t change it themselves. Romans did not have divine guidelines, we do.
“If you don’t resist, you never exist”


  1. Absolutely true!!! We r use to with this situation.. while we don't know that Allah will ask about the carelessness to the wrong things on the day of Hashar..

    Being a muslim Atleast we should not be the part of this society...

  2. Asslam Alaikum!
    I think that protest is not the solution. How many protests?? And from which people do you expect to protest. Nobody is willing to become the first drop of rain because everybody has some constraints. Secondly, we are not a free nation. We do not fight at our own will and for our own cause. We always worship personalities like Tsunami Khan and Shiekh ul Islam. We just give our right to protest to these people and come out only when they call. Such people keep on playing with us, and would never do a right thing at a right time.
    If all the people come out for CNG, I think even then the problem will not be solved. Actually the people whom we vote for are not eligible for making decision and healthy policies. That’s because we, the common people of Pakistan, are not eligible for casting a vote. We have given equal right to all the five different fingers of hand. We are following a system that can allow ten fools to give a right to lead and does not allow one person capable for that job.
    Actually change is a slow and steady process. It can’t be achieved over night. What we can do is, work using the best of qualities granted to us by Allah Almighty, for the welfare of our society in any possible way. Its good that people like you and me care for the society and realize our lacking. Spread awareness among the people and do the best. Inshallah our holy land shall see a day when the dreams of our forefathers come true.
    Its true that Allah does not change the condition of the people until they don’t change it themselves. Lets change ourselves, then our families and then the society. All glories to Allah Almighty!
    “Twinkle twinkle little star”