Pakistani? Oh Yes I am!!

I was sitting all alone by my window thinking of the recent bomb blast in the city. I was terrified at the thought of people screaming and lying hopelessly on the ground. The thought of hundreds of people lying on the ground, covered in their own blood left me aghast. Who was responsible of this bloodshed in the country? Who was responsible for the daily target killings? Who is responsible for all this? These questions were killing me from inside. I could no longer bear the pain. I started crying, crying for my dear land, Land of Pakistan!

I remember what my grandmother told me, how this country came into being after a million of sacrifices! I don’t know what has gone wrong with us. Why have we forgotten our true identity? Why do we try to live a life like that of the foreigners, people of the West? I just can’t understand!

Today, people in Pakistan are proud to call themselves Punjabis, Sindhis, Pathans, Muhajirs etc. but when it comes to being a Pakistani, we all feel ashamed.
Why don’t we people realize that we are all a part of a family, a family of Pakistan? We are all sisters and brothers and we need to support each other in every aspect of life instead of fighting with our own brothers.

Every day, we sing our national anthem with pride and gusto but have we ever stopped and thought upon its words? What do they mean? Our national anthem says that the order of this sacred land is the might of the brotherhood of its people. Do we act upon these words? Are we living a united life? No, we are not! So why do we sing this national anthem daily when we don’t act upon its words?

But still I believe that someday, maybe someday, this pure land of Pakistan will be transformed into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. Sooner or later, we will be exempted from harsh calamities one way or another. A day not far enough, will soon arrive, the day when we will all stand together acting upon the three words … Unity, Faith and Discipline!

This country is falling into decline, I know. But I also know that it’s not someone else but ourselves who are responsible for the decline of our country. It’s because of us that our country is falling into debt. Yes, it is because of us only. We, the younger generation, have to put it on the right track, to make it free from all hatred, from all prejudice against our own brothers.

Well, whatever may happen, wherever I may go, I just want to say that “I am proud to be a Pakistani!” I will try my best to save my country from all evil and will always be ready to give my life for it.
Common Pakistanis !!

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