Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Bravest Nation of the World - Pakistan

Air crash, violence, corruption, target killings, Super flood, and what not …. The general sentiment prevailing among our youth nowadays is “What is POSITIVE about Pakistan ? Every day there is a bad news coming. We guess Pakistan is now really failed.”

Look into your hearts and remember when was the last time you failed miserably in some important stage in life… You and everyone related to you could just figure out you could not go ahead because you had FAILED… But as the time passed , you carried on and here you are still working, even progressing and have further future plans.

Its a popular saying that you never FAIL until you THINK so ....

Then, why a big STATE like Pakistan can be FAILED ?… There is nothing like a FAILED STATE in the world.. If one could gather that the term FAILED STATE was coined only for Pakistan, especially after the SWAT crisis in 2007 in some media reports… Its only we , who are carrying this as a guilty feeling, otherwise if you see things POSITIVELY , then the world is actually observing this in awe and envies our braveness and the ways of survival. Some of the reports of our bravest behaviour are :

Locals use stones, sandbags to stave off flood 

Donkeys come to the rescue in Pakistan floods

Death visits relief camps for flood victims

Flood victims help each other to cross a damaged railway 

The world is also watching and has not turned back on us .. No doubt, it has taken a little more time to gauge the magnitutde of the destruction, but now the aid is flowing in and people, including various celebrities are raising voices to help this nation in peril.

Recently Newsweek has called us as the BRAVEST nation of the World !!!

Now, the rest lies on us, the people of Pakistan… Its time to leave behind the losses and pain of this massive disaster of our history….and start REBUILDING…

We just cannot sit idle and hopeless at the bank of rivers watching the washed away fertile soils and lands and lost homes.. There are humans left who need our help and encouragement. A huge responsibility lies on the urban society, mostly unaffected by he floods, to come forward, raise hope for future among the flood affectees.

The HELP criteria may be advertised and publicized by the word of mouth, even in the areas known for any terrorist breeding or such culture. Especially very young boys can be motivated to help rebuilding their own towns, to disengage them from questionable activities.

Remember, this is a great lesson of unity, sacrifice and hope for us and we have no choice except to learn from it.

Lets change ourselves forever … and start from our homes cutting down our unnecessary expenditures, showing off wealth and luxuries, living a simple life and setting an example for our children… They are the ones who will reap the fruits of our efforts and then pass on the tradition to the next generations…

That is the way, PAKISTAN will always be a SUCCESSFUL state.. May Allah help and guide us. Amen


  1. An OUTSTANDING River of Magnificent Words.



  2. Very Well written post Rumaisa,
    Indeed we as a nation have to stand on our own...every small little thing matters. Its been ages we are blaming and asking from each others "When we will see a better Pakistan?"
    we need to believe in one thing Pakistan as a country was always been good and a blessing to all of us from Almighty Allah. Its the nation what do matters.

    History says it when the nation stands on its own, Country reputation flag always goes high. We dont need anyones help/aid/assistance to start it. We on an individual basis just have to start looking in to small little things around us and have to take it to one step forward by making it better. I still see HOPE and have faith in it. May Allah bless Pakistan (Ameen)


  3. Well said....

  4. Its not which Crisis hits us , its how we come out of it define us, we r no doubt a brave nation .
    It makes one wonder where we would be if our leaders actually thought of providing the poor with welfare ,fair education & we as a nation could depend on law . we would be right up there with the most progressive nations. we have what it takes but unfortunately our leadrers dont !

  5. state never failed, its people that fails and we may be having too much of those but the important things is, do we lost hope? certainly answer is "No", we have to be patient as well coz todayz Develop Europe once was the dreariest place of the world

  6. MashAllah... u r gr8 sis

  7. Maulana Hasrat Mohani has always been an inspiration to me. Iqbal said for people like him: Ameeri mein nahin Ghareebi mein naam Peda Kar. May Allah rest his soul in Jannat-ul-Firdous (Ameen.) Maulana Hasrat Mohani mission will go on till Pakistan is made a country for which Maulana exerted great sacrifices. Thanks.Irfan

  8. I am not a Pakistani but I have utmost respect for this nation. Pakistan works... Pakistanis make it work. What a great nation!