National Tragedy

Note: This post was also published in TPS.

The other day when I stopped my car on the signal I questioned myself;

What the hell I am doing?

Waiting for the green light; the voice in my head told me.

‘But why?’ I asked myself again.

Because it’s the rule! You have to stop on the red light, wait on the orange and move on when the green signal shows up. That’s the rule! But why am I following rules especially in the country where I live in. Why should I wait for the green light to show up, why should I wait in the queue for the bills, why should I follow any rules that are prescribed in the rule book at all?

Because you are a common man with little or no value and powers.

In the real world might is ultimately right. The rich and powerful get away with everything. Rules are there to create a fence between classes. So that when a VIP wants to move from one place to another in the busy traffic of Karachi city people like me should wait for their green signal under the scorching heat of the sun.

2007 is supposedly an election year for the country. But don’t we know the results? Gen. Musharraf will be the President in uniform. Ms. Bhutto probably the Prime Minister and the rest of the opportunists who call themselves politicians will get their share of the deal. Everything will be carried out right in front of the world and in the name of the national interest. I don’t know which nation they are referring to because this nation had never been involved in the decision making process and there are minute chances of this extra ordinary thing to take place in the near future. So in the end I will be fined for breaking the signal and the General will get away with breaking the constitution.


12 Responses to “National Tragedy”

  1. October 6, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    We are common man Ammar. few days ago I saw two guys fighting on gulshan chowrangi. Then one of them called his brother who is a unit incharge. He comes and fire some shots in air to get on person A who beaten his brother. Person A also belongs to MQM so he also called some important personalities. Then comes our poor police, The 15 MADADGAR. They didn’t bother to interrupt them and when a guy (I think he belongs to some FM station) ask them then the officer told him that, “O Yarr hum kya kareen humain tow inhoon nae bola hai k hamara aapas ka mamla hai ap beech main na aoo” (O dear, what can we do? they said its their personal matter and you dont interrupt us)

  2. October 7, 2007 at 8:35 am

    this is so common Hassan. Everybody knows about it but nobody dares to point their fingers on issues such as this. But the most disturbing fact about this lawlessness is that for some this act is normal. We as a nation cant even differentiate between the right and wrong.

  3. October 7, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    commom ppl dnt evn giv a damn abt wats goin on around em thy actually dnt kno wats goin on n wats right or wrng for em its just da upper class and da ppl who hav influencial contacts enjoys enjoys all da privillages common ppl r doomed to death by the government due to inflation i.e general increase in price level .but still no raises thr voices dat a dellima

  4. 4 Ahsan Zawar
    October 7, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    today i heard a pretty good comment on Tv….Woh din kab ahhega jab government emaandaar loogon kaay karzay mauf karegi….(when will that day come at which the government will pardon the honest of their loansand debts)…. So true to the current situation….

  5. October 7, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    @ Ahsan

    Kabhi Nahee !! 😛 TRANSLATION:- Never! if u ask me

    @ becca

    i completely agree with you on this one. sad but true

  6. October 8, 2007 at 4:08 am

    Involvement in decision making? This requires that one respects the other person even when one does not agree with the other person and even when one is not related to the other person. Unfortunately that respect is missing in our culture. 😦

  7. October 8, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Dude, you are so genius, you know the election results 😛

    Let me tell you which nation they are referring to, They are referring to those who dont know much about politics, who are busy enough in their own small world, Our politicians care about them 😛 since we know everything, we can do whatever is possible 🙂

    On the serious note, I don’t see that our views will be valued in near future… Some people are expecting revolution, but I am not….! but I do hope for the best….

    Good luck to us Ammar.

  8. October 8, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    thank you Aliana and Omi for your comments.

    I hope things only change for good.


  9. October 17, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    this is a universal truth all over
    nice post

  10. October 18, 2007 at 10:59 am

    thanks Prax, universal and unfortunate truth.

  11. August 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

    histroy gone away she remains …………. for ever in over heart love u bibi whole nation to u ……… sumera niaz solanngi

  12. April 20, 2013 at 1:55 am

    What’s up to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this site, and your views are nice designed for new users.

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