Our neighbouring countries India, Afghanistan and Iran are not happy with us due to our present handling of militants. Since Pakistan’s creation, its policy makers have been ignoring the facts that a country cannot change its neighbours. It is imperative to have strong bilateral relations if we want to see Pakistan becoming a welfare state and a role model for other Muslims states. Unfortunately instead of a role model, we are now labelled as the ‘most dangerous country’ in the world. The question is: Do we want Pakistan to continue in its present course?

Do we want more than half the populations to remain deprived of drinking water, health care, education, houses and employment? Do we want a sham democratic system, in which only the crooks and rich can become people’s representatives? Do we want an economic system which promotes corruption and where the rich are becoming richer and the poor poorer? Has might become right here? These are few questions which those in position of authority should ponder on if they genuinely care.


Lahore, February 19.