How The Change Will Come Into The
P A K I S T A N Imtiaz Ali
TABEL OF CONTENT
(1) Change is fact. Change is Believe
(2) Pakistan (introduction)
(3) Role Of Madia towards Change in Pakistan
(4) Role Of Teachers towards Change in Pakistan
(5) Role Of Students towards Change in Pakistan
(6) Role Of Voter towards Change in Pakistan
(7) Role Of Ulema towards Change in Pakistan
(8) National Unity
Change Is Fact. Change Is Believe
Change is Fact. Change is Believe Pakistan is the most beautiful land on the earth. Multilingual, rich and diverse in its culture and heritage with remarkable history is the first Islamic nuclear power, overall seventh in the entire world. Pakistan has lofty mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers, superb seasons and healthy environment. Its army is one of the best army in the world. Pakistan has one of the largest youth population in the world. Its people are loving, friendly and very brave. Unfortunately now a days Pakistan is suffering with lot of problems like lack of good leadership, extremism, terrorism, poverty, unemployment shortage of water, power and energy etc. But we have confidence, courage and believe to tackle them strongly. Though it’s quite dark but there is always a bright morning after dark black night. Every problem has its solution with itself. There is no problem without solution. As ALLAH says, “I did not made any disease that has no curement.” Question arises here that, how the change will come into the Pakistan? Its answer is very simple even it is mentioned in the previous statement too. “The change will come into the Pakistan” INSHALLAH. The only problem is “How”. How is it possible or how it will happen? “How” is the answer also. H = honesty + hope O = optimism W= work Be a pessimist is a sin. Be hopeful, optimist and honest with your work, you will definitely observe the change. Change is not the thing which will come by some outsider or some angel will come to the earth with solution to our problems. Change is inside your body in your heart and mind. First you need to change yourself instead of pointing fingers on others. Promote mutual harmony, coordination and brotherhood instead of jealousy and pulling legs of others. Change is mandatory in these circumstances. Our media is changed. Now we have free and fair media. Our judiciary is completely free and independent in his decisions. Change is not only for media and judiciary but also for the entire nation. It is need of the hour and responsibility of each and every individual also, to change their mindset and way of thinking. In this regard our teachers, students, ulemas and civil society should come forward to play their key role in the development of Pakistan. About 95% of Pakistani are Muslim. ALHUMDULILLAH we are Muslim, we should live unitedly and peacefully because it is the order of God and we must try to protect the rights of the minorities also living inside the Pakistan. These are the true teachings of Islam. That’s how the true change will come into the Pakistan. 3 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
PAKISTAN (Introduction) PAKISTAN is the only Islamic Nuclear power in the world. Its area is 7, 96096 Sq.Km. It has a 1,046-kilometre (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, and India in the east and the China in the far northeast. Tajikistan also lies very close to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. Thus, it occupies a crossroads position between South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Pakistan is an unspoilt tourist destination with a variety of contrast geographical features from the warm beaches of Arabian Sea to the snow covered lofty mountains in the north. The cultures equally vary along with its landscape. People, living in the deserts, fertile plains and at the foot of mighty mountains, present a colorful variety of languages, cultures and ancient civilizations. Therefore, it is quite impossible to avoid the flavour and fragrance of its deep past. This country traces its history back from about 10,000 years ago. Along the banks of Indus and its tributaries, grew civilization after civilization. In seventh millennium BC Mehergarh was a sizable village that by 6000 BC grew into a town of 3000 people living in red mud brick houses. Indus Valley Civilization (3500 BC), Gandhara Civilization (500 BC) and the civilization of Mughul era are the most famous heritages of the land, now called Pakistan. British entered in the Sub Continent for trade in 1600 AD and by 1857 AD, gradually colonized the whole region. In 1947, South Asia got freedom in the form of two domains; Pakistan and India. People belong to various ethnic and linguistic groups presenting a colorful blend of different cultures. Urdu is the lingua franca but English is also widely spoken by literate urban strata. The estimated population of Pakistan in 2010 was over 169,860,500 making it the world's sixth mostpopulous country, behind Brazil and ahead of Russia. The population growth rate now stands at 1.6%. Pakistan is a federation of four provinces viz., Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Pukhtonkhawa. Islamabad is the capital but Karachi situated at the shores of Arabian Sea, is the largest city and main centre of commerce and industry.
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Role Of Media Towards Change In Pakistan
sRole of Media towards Change in Pakistan Media Media of of any any country country is is reflection reflection of of that that country. country. It It shows shows that that how how person person behave and live in their country. The way of expressing news, way of talking behave and live in their country. The way of expressing news, way of talking of of politicians in political debates and discussion programs shows the behavior of politicians in political debates and discussion programs shows the behavior of people people of of that that country. country. Although Although media's media's responsibility responsibility is is to to spread spread true true stories stories but media should be careful in this but media should be careful in this regard. regard. They They have have to to adopt adopt such such aa way way in which they could aware public in which they could aware public without without impacting impacting negatively negatively their their mind sets and make them able mind sets and make them able to to protest in a true manner which could protest in a true manner which could result result oriented. oriented. Mc Mc Combs Combs and and Shaw Shaw assumed that “the mass media assumed that “the mass media sets sets the the agenda for political campaigns, agenda for political campaigns, influencing influencing public public attitudes attitudes toward toward desired issues”. Hence we can say desired issues”. Hence we can say that that in in Pakistan Pakistan the the responsibility responsibility of of media media is is much much more more then then any any media media in in the the world, because Pakistan needs a big world, because Pakistan needs a big change change and and only only media media is is now, now, as as much much powerful. powerful. At At present present media media is is the the only only source source which which is is easily easily accessible accessible by by all all walks of people through various electronic appliances i.e. TV, Radio, Internet, walks of people through various electronic appliances i.e. TV, Radio, Internet, News News Papers Papers and and now now mobile mobile phones phones also also used used by by people people to to aware aware of of events events every time. Media affects people's perceptions and priorities their thinking every time. Media affects people's perceptions and priorities their thinking about about the the political political contents. contents. Media Media shapes shapes the the public's public's behavior behavior about about the the issues issues and and plays vital role in highlighting certain attributes of issues. Gatekeepers of plays vital role in highlighting certain attributes of issues. Gatekeepers of the the media i.e. (editors, news editors, and other journalists) they all play central role media i.e. (editors, news editors, and other journalists) they all play central role in in shaping shaping the the media media agenda agenda which which becomes becomes public public agenda agenda after after sometime. sometime. In Pakistan media are now independent with the emergence In Pakistan media are now independent with the emergence of of new new century. century. There are numbered of news channels that have maximum coverage throughout There are numbered of news channels that have maximum coverage throughout the the country. country. Media Media contribute contribute aa lot lot to to develop develop public public knowledge knowledge but but even even after after years of success, media could not alter public's attitude towards issues. Media years of success, media could not alter public's attitude towards issues. Media promulgate promulgate issues issues in in aa way way that that it it raise raise public public immediately immediately just just after after the the news news bulletin whereas public mostly do not know that what should be their role bulletin whereas public mostly do not know that what should be their role and and reaction in that particular issue. Media should discourage smoothly such attitude reaction in that particular issue. Media should discourage smoothly such attitude of of public. public. Demonstrations Demonstrations and and protests protests are are good good to to increase increase pressure pressure towards towards solution of any problem but there should be a proper way to express solution of any problem but there should be a proper way to express which which should result oriented. should result oriented. With With the the passage passage of of time time reputation reputation of of Pakistan's Pakistan's media media have have sullied sullied due due to to its its failure in thoroughly comprehending affairs. It seems that media contributes failure in thoroughly comprehending affairs. It seems that media contributes to to multiply wording over issues and crisis instead of spreading true root causes multiply wording over issues and crisis instead of spreading true root causes and and facts of the issues. Our media coverage of political issues is heavily episodic facts of the issues. Our media coverage of political issues is heavily episodic 5 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
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instead of thematic. There are numbered of political talk shows and debates on all news channels Pakistan. issue discussed those programs has instead of of thematic. ThereAny are numbered of politicalintalk shows and debates on no ending andalldetermining that could helpdiscussed people to understand that news channelswords of Pakistan. Any issue in those programs haseither no ending and determining that Every could help people program to understand that either there is solution to these issueswords or not? political discuses same there is solution to these issues or not? Every political program discuses same issue under different names of the issue under different names program. There is no difference inof the program. There is no difference in the information displayed by each the information displayed by each program program even the of of even views the views politicians politicians from different political from different political parties give no give hopeno and parties hope track and track towards the solution of issues. If towards the solution of issues. If these programs demonstrate these programs demonstrate issuesissues successfully then it successfully then it could could help help people to pressurize government in people to pressurize government in a right way to solve the issue. a right way to solve the issue. Media and Judiciary are two Media and Judiciarypillars are to two independent save the independent pillars save the country fromto sudden slippage. country from sudden Judiciary put downslippage. number of good decisions in her little age of independence which is only one year. media is older then judiciary andindependence it shows no Judiciary put down number of Whereas good decisions in her little age of positive alterations in people's attitude towards the ridiculous change. which is only one year. Whereas media is older then judiciary and itPakistan's shows no media should understand that it presents the country which is of high positive alterations in people's attitude towards the ridiculous change. Pakistan's importance not only for Islamic world but also for peace in whole world. Media media should understand that it presents the country which is of high should become highly sensitive towards its responsibilities while presenting this importancecountry not only forworld Islamic world the butpeople also for peace in whole Media to the and guiding of Pakistan to bring outworld. the country should become highly towardsmedia its responsibilities while this from the sea ofsensitive issues. Pakistan's tell the world that whatpresenting is Pakistan in country to fact, the world andofguiding people of Pakistan toItbring out country what think Pakistanithe people towards world issue. depicts thethe culture of Pakistan. It is its responsibility to tell whole world thatwhat what is is Pakistan Islam and in from the sea of issues. Pakistan's media tellthethe world that what are implicationspeople of Islam in Pakistan. Most of hotIt channels are of fact, what think of Pakistani towards world issue. depicts of themedia culture whereastothey cover cultural and Pakistan. Ithighly is itspoliticized responsibility tellshould the whole world and thatreligious what isnorms Islam and values of Pakistan. Some of the media channels are totally Islamic whereas others what are implications of Islam in Pakistan. Most of hot channels of media are are highly ultra mod. This shows existence of two totally different cultures in highly politicized whereasPakistan they should cover on cultural and norms and Pakistan whereas was achieved the name of religious Islam which has one values of Pakistan. the media are culture. totally Islamic whereas others Book, one Some Prophetof(P.B.U.H), onechannels Allah and one are highly This ultra mod. Thiswith shows of sectors two totally cultures in type of media totallyexistence two different creatingdifferent a cultural gap in Pakistan. This cultural gap is increasing hatred groups. Our media showing Pakistan whereas Pakistan was achieved on the name of Islam which has one world existence of twoone totally different in Pakistan and directs people to Book, one Prophet (P.B.U.H), Allah andcultures one culture. divide in two groups one with fundamental thoughts and other with secular This type of media with totally two different sectors creating a cultural gap in thoughts. For a peaceful environment and a democratic culture, it is important Pakistan. This cultural gap is increasing hatred groups. Our media showing for all media channels to preserve real culture of Pakistan which is neither world existence of two totally different cultures in Pakistan and directs people to extremist and, nor ultra mod. Francis Fukuyama, (1995) says that, â€œA thriving divide in two one with thoughts andethicsotherattributes with secular civilgroups society depends on fundamental a people's habits, customs, and that can thoughts. For a peaceful environment and a democratic culture, is important be shaped only indirectly through conscious political action anditmust for all media channels to preserve real culture of Pakistan which is neither extremist and, nor ultra mod. Francis Fukuyama, (1995) says that, â€œA thriving civil society depends on a people's habits, customs, and ethics- attributes that can be shaped only indirectly through conscious political action and must 6 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
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be nourished through the increased awareness and respect for culture”. In Pakistan we have no independent and transparent political system but luckily now we have the independent media. Access of media and power is far more then political parties hence media can play major role to turn the fate of society. Pakistan's culture is Islamic which gives lesson of temperateness, moderateness, rectitude and frugality. By dividing the nation in two groups of culture we are creating cultural gap which underpins the true democratic codes. Media could play a central role in streamlined the whole nation over one agenda and guide it towards one particular destination. Already existing some of extremist groups not only violate human rights but also spread wrong concepts about Islam and develop false picture of Islam and Pakistan to the world. To minimize such groups and to seldom the power of such hatred and extremist groups all Pakistani media should display true culture of Pakistan. All the news channels and drama channel should adopt national dress code of Pakistan which is both Islamic and Pakistani. Unfortunately models, actors, reporter and anchors of media channels follow such a way of speaking, negotiating and apparels which are not true picture of Pakistan and Islam. Media have to enhance the knowledge of public about any issue so that they could participate shrewdly to manipulate the mess. Further media have to develop its status in the public by touching the invisible bonds of society means its culture. Although we have different cultures in our country but the origin of all the cultures is Islam. Media should communicate with the people as a part of their society. Tariqavi says, “…..Stress the importance of culture, which may vary even within a country, in negotiating any complex deal you need to understand the values of the people you are dealing with, even if you do not accept their values yourself……..”. Hence our media should take care of culture of Pakistan to integrate the people towards the prosperity and development while living within Islamic boundaries.
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Role Of Teachers Towards Change In Pakistan
Role of Teachers towards Change in Pakistan
Role of Teachers are Teachers the makers of towards the Nation. Change in Pakistan Teachers makers of the Nation. The futureareofthe new generations grows in the hands of a teacher. The teacher The future of new generations grows in the hands Aofgreat a teacher. teacher and enjoys a divining status in almost every religion. thinker,The philosopher enjoys Ashfaq a divining status in almost every religion. A great thinker, philosopher and novelist Ahmed Writes: novelist Ashfaq Ahmed Writes:
“I was in Rome (ITALY) violated any traffic
“I was in Rome (ITALY) violated any traffic rule as a penalty got chalan. After that rule as a penalty got chalan. After that incident I remained quite for some incident I remained quite busybusy for some days days and submitted chalan fee within and diddid notnot submitted thatthat chalan fee within due date. Court issued my Summoned due date. Court issued my Summoned notes.notes. I attend court. judge me the I attend thethe court. TheThe judge askedasked me the reason that, “why you did not submitted reason that, “why you did not submitted the the chalan time”? I answered, a chalan feefee on on time”? I answered, “Iam“Iam a professor, I was so much busybusy in teaching professor, I was so much in teaching and gotgot no no timetime to submit chalan fee within and to submit chalan fee within thetheduedue date, before I complete my date, before I complete words, my words, thethe people in the court theythey all stand up asup as people in the court all stand ananhonor forfor me.me. TheyThey apologized and the honor apologized and the court cancelled the chalan. court cancelled the chalan. “On that day I got the secret of prosperity of “On that day I got the secret of prosperity of that nation”.
Teachers have a very important role in Basic education and training to fulfill the
Teachers important role labour in Basicforce education and training growing have needsaofvery trained and skilled in every walk of life.toInfulfill the the growing needs of trained and skilled labourtraining force in every walk In the childhood, parents are responsible to child but further on,ofit life. is the childhood, parents are to responsible to childlife. training but further on, it is the teachers who teach them enter into practical teachers who teach to enter into practical Thus, Teachers are them definitely the most importantlife. people to persuade our lives after our parents. learn to see world, we gainpeople the ability to understand Thus, Teachers areWe definitely the the most important to persuade our lives that our world and weWe obtain use ourweintelligence, imagination and after parents. learnthe to ability see thetoworld, gain the ability to understand talent, all these are possible because of our teachers. that world and we obtain the ability to use our intelligence, imagination and Teachers shouldare always be ready andof prepared for hard work and betterment of talent, all these possible because our teachers. the students. They should andprepared plan theirfor lesson to be taught of Teachers should always be prepare ready and hardwhich work isand betterment prior to their arrival to the class room. the students. They should prepare and plan their lesson which is to be taught Teachers are the key in effecting change in any education system. An prior to their arrival to the class room. incompetent teacher cannot make much of a difference even if he is teaching in a Teachers are the and keyis using in effecting change in any education system. An modern classroom a good textbook. incompetent teacher cannot makeresponsibility much of a difference if heofisyoung, teaching in a Teachers have the very important of shapingeven the lives modern classroom and isWith using a good textbook. impressionable children. this responsibility comes great pride and joy. Teachers the very important shaping the of young, Thereforehave all teachers should strive responsibility for what can beof considered to belives a “good impressionable children. With responsibility great pushes pride and joy. teacher.” A good teacher can be this defined as someonecomes who always students to want toall doteachers their bestshould while at the same time trying make learning Therefore strive for what can betoconsidered to be a “good interesting as well as creative. teacher.” A good teacher can be defined as someone who always pushes students to want to do their best while at the same time trying to make learning interesting as well as creative. 8 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
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AApositive teacher early early on on in in life lifecan canhave haveaagreat great positiveor ornegative negative influence influence from from aa teacher effect encouraging the thestudent studenttotodo dothe thesame same effecton onthe thelife lifeof ofaachild. child. The The teacher teacher is is encouraging and for him him or orherself. herself. andwill willeventually eventuallydevelop develop high high expectations expectations for AAteacher teacher who who isis constantly constantly looking for the best looking for the best possible possible work from the child will work from the child will force force the the child child toto try try his his or or her her hardest hardestininorder orderto to please please the the teacher. teacher.Going Goingalong alongwith with this this idea ideaisisthe thewhole whole idea idea of of the the teacher teacherbeing beinginterested interested in in the the subjectmatter. matter.IfIfthe the students students subject knowthat thatthe thesubject subjectthey they are are know studying isis something something that that studying greatly interests the teacher, greatly interests the teacher, theywill willbe bemotivated motivated to to try try they their hardest in order to their hardest in order to pleasethe the teacher. teacher. Teachers Teachers please must be be open open to to many many must different types of people, ideas and and cultures. cultures. They different types of people, ideas They must must always alwaystry trytotorespect respectthe the views of everyone. The teacher must learn to incorporate everyoneâ€™s beliefs into views of everyone. The teacher must learn to incorporate everyoneâ€™s beliefs into thedaily dailycurriculum. curriculum.All All students students must must be the be aware aware of of the the differences differencesininthe theworld world aroundthem. them.AAteacher teacher who who instills instills aa bad bad learning around learning experience experienceininaachild childcould could scar him or her for life. Teachers have a lot of responsibility and need to make scar him or her for life. Teachers have a lot of responsibility and need to make sure that they make learning a positive experience for all. By being sensitive to sure that they make learning a positive experience for all. By being sensitive to the needs of everyone and presenting different ways of doing things, it can be the needs of everyone and presenting different ways of doing things, it can be possible for everyone to have an equal opportunity to do their best. possible for everyone to have an equal opportunity to do their best. After the parents it is the teacher who is more responsible to the nation regarding After the parents it is the teacher who is more responsible to the nation regarding the behavior of the youth of any nation. the behavior of the youth of any nation. A broad visionary teacher can equip the students with the tools necessary to face Athe broad visionary teacherin can students the tools necessary to face upcoming challenges hisequip life. Athe teacher mustwith encourage and indulge the the upcoming challenges in his life. A teacher must encourage and indulge sense of patriotism in his students (upcoming generation). Pakistani nation the sense of patriotism hissome students generation). Pakistani nation desperately lookinginfor good(upcoming leaders. Only teachers can fulfill this demand. desperately looking for some good leaders. Only teachers can fulfill this Debates, speech competitions and presentations are good ways to enhancedemand. and Debates, speech competitions presentations are good wayscultural to enhance polish the leadership qualitiesand in students along with religious, and and polish leadership qualities in students along with religious, cultural and socialthe norms. Teachers must promote & encourage such fruitful activities on any social norms. Teachers must promote & encourage such fruitful activities on any level in their institutions. level in their institutions.
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Role Of Students Towards Change In Pakistan
TheRole RoleofofStudents Studentstowards towardsChange ChangeininPakistan Pakistan The
“Destinyofofnations nationsisisininthe thehands handsofofstudents.” students.” “Destiny Firstofofallallstudents studentsmust mustfocus focusonontheir theirstudy studyand andthen thenthey theyshould shouldfulfill fulfilltheir their First other responsibilities towards the nation. Students in a developing country like other responsibilities towards the nation. Students in a developing country like ourscan canand andshould shouldwork workfor forsocial socialand andnational nationalprogress. progress.Our Ourstudent, student, ours especiallyininthe thecolleges collegesand anduniversities, universities,can caneducate educatethe theuneducated uneducated(illiterate) (illiterate) especially people.They Theycan canengage engageinina auniversal universaleducational educationalprogramme programmemay maybebearranged arranged people. for sponsored by the government and rich industrialists, businessman and for sponsored by the government and rich industrialists, businessman and landlordsclasses classesfor forchildren childrenand andadults adults(grownup (grownuppeople) people)can canbebearranged arrangedinin landlords schools,colleges collegessuitable suitablegovernment governmentbuildings, buildings,specially speciallyerected erectedstructures structuresinin schools, open places and even in certain parks, gardens and fields. The students should open places and even in certain parks, gardens and fields. The students should teachnot notjust justtotoearn earnmoney moneybut butmore moretotoserve servetheir theirdear dearnation nationand andcountry. country. teach Theyshould shouldunderstand understandclearly clearlythat thatunless unlessmost mostororallallofofour ourpeople peopleget get They educated,we wecannot cannotjoin jointhe thefamily familyofofadvanced advancedorordeveloped developednations. nations. educated, Students must love theircountry countryasas Students must love their theylove lovetheir theirparents parentsand and they religion.InInother otherwords wordsevery every religion. studentshould shouldbebea apatriotic. patriotic. student Students after being equippedwith with Students after being equipped educationmust mustoffer offertheir theirserves serves education firsttototheir theirown ownnation nationwhich which first gave them shelter, identity and gave them shelter, identity and honor. Students Studentscan cantake takepart partinin honor. socialwelfare welfareactivities activitiesfor forgeneral general social socialprogress. progress.AAwing wingofofthe the social social welfare department may social welfare department may advisethe thedifferent differentcategories categoriesofof advise ourstudents studentsabout aboutthe thework. work.They They our canperform performinintheir theirrespective respective can fields. The people should be made to feel that in business, politics and private fields. The people should be made to feel that in business, politics and ininprivate andpublic publicdealings dealingshonesty honestybrings bringsreal realsuccess. success.Junior Juniorstudents studentsofofcolleges collegesand and and highschools schoolscan canengage engageininphysical physicalwelfare welfarework worklike likeroad roadrepairs repairsand andgeneral general high cleanlinessofofparks parksand andgrounds. grounds.The Thesenior seniorstudents studentscan canassist assistthe thelaw law cleanliness enforcing agencies in their work. For example they can make reports price enforcing agencies in their work. For example they can make reports totoprice controllingagencies agenciesabout aboutthe thehigh highprices pricescharged chargedbybyshopkeepers. shopkeepers.They Theycan can controlling bringcases casesofofcorruption corruptioniningovernment governmentoffices officestotothe thenotice noticeofofthe theantiantibring corruption department. They can help the police in their action against antistate state corruption department. They can help the police in their action against anti elementslike likedrug drugaddicts addicts(those (thoseininthe thehabit habitofoftaking takingdrugs), drugs),criminals criminalsand and elements smugglers.ItItisisthe theneed needofofthe thehour hourfor forthe thegovernment, government,social socialorganizations organizationsand and smugglers. studentstotowork workininclose closeco-operation co-operationfor forthe theadvancement advancementofofthe thecountry. country. students 10 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
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In most most ofof the the developing developing countries countries young young people people are are growing growing up up without without In opportunities,information informationand andservices servicesthey theyneed needtotoreach reachtheir theirfull fullpotential. potential. opportunities, Atthis thismoment, moment,the theyouth youthininPakistan Pakistanfind findthemselves themselvesininaafar farbetter betterposition position At than many many ofof their their peers peers inin other other countries countries because because ofof the the demographic demographic than advantage they enjoy in Pakistan. We have to prepare ourselves face the the advantage they enjoy in Pakistan. We have to prepare ourselves toto face challengesofofthe thetime timewith withunshakable unshakablecourage courageand andyouthful youthfulconfidence. confidence.There There challenges nodoubt doubtthat thatthe theyouth youthhave havebeen beenatatthe thecentre centreofofsocio-economic socio-economicand andsociosocioisisno political changes taking place in Pakistan and elsewhere. The period of the life political changes taking place in Pakistan and elsewhere. The period of the life underwhich whichthe theyouth youthfall, fall,isisthe themost mostproductive productiveand andenergetic energetic. . under
Roleof ofVoter Votertowards towardschange changein inPakistan Pakistan Role Over time, time, the the phrase phrase "Elections "Elections inin Over Pakistan"has hastaken taken on onthe theguise guiseofof Pakistan" anoxymoron. oxymoron.Its Itsfodder fodderfor forstand standup up an comedians who love ripping into the comedians who love ripping into the comicalyet yettragic tragicevent eventthat thatunfolds unfolds comical everytime timeaapolitical politicalterm termofofoffice office every comestoto an anend endor or isisbrought broughttotoaa comes forced end. More often thennot, not,it's it's forced end. More often then the latter. Pakistanis have the latter. Pakistanis have confounded the the concept concept ofof change. change. confounded Thingshave havedevolved, devolved,evolved evolvedand and Things then devolved again. We're in the habitofoftaking takingtwo twosteps stepsbackward backwardand andthen then then devolved again. We're in the habit maybe,ififthe theconditions conditionsare areright, right, ififthe thegod god isissmiling smilingdown downupon uponus, us,ififthe the maybe, feudallords lordswill willit,it,just justmaybe maybewe'll we'lltake takeone onestep stepforward forwardand andthat thattoo tooisismore moreofof feudal a shuffle then a step. So many variables have to be aligned; so many beaks have a shuffle then a step. So many variables have to be aligned; so many beaks have bewetted wettedbefore beforeour ourcountry countrycan caneven evenconsider considershuffling shufflingforward. forward. totobe Theone onefactor factorthat thathas hasalways alwaysplagued plaguedPakistani Pakistanipolitics politicsas aswell wellas aselections electionsisis The the stigma stigmaofofpersonality personality loyalty loyalty and andtraditions. traditions.Voting Voting traditions traditionshave havemired mired the themselves into the political landscape. A voting tradition is something where an themselves into the political landscape. A voting tradition is something where an individualor oraagroup groupofofindividuals individuals(family, (family,regional regionalneighborhoods neighborhoodsetc) etc)tend tendtoto individual votefor forthe thesame samepolitical politicalparty partyor orpolitical politicalcandidate candidateregardless regardlessofofthe theparty's party'sor or vote candidate'smerit, merit,time timeand andtime timeagain. again.The Thecasting castingofofthe thevote votehas hasnothing nothingtotodo do candidate's with merit or with what the candidate/political party brings to the table but with merit or with what the candidate/political party brings to the table but moretotodo dowith withpolitical politicalloyalty loyaltyand andsocial socialconnections. connections.Until Untilthis thisculture culturecan canbe be more changed, aa revolution revolution ofof thought thought on on individual individual level level can can be be brought brought about, about, changed, politics inin Pakistan Pakistan and and consequently consequently the the circumstances circumstancesand andconditions conditionsofofthe the politics country in general will never change for the better. country in general will never change for the better. Nowaadays dayswhen whenmedia mediaisistoo toomuch muchdynamic dynamicand andvibrant vibrantno noreason reasonthat thatour our Now voterisisuninformed uninformedor orunaware unawarewith withpolitical politicalenvironment. environment.And Andmedia mediaisiseasily easily voter accessible to the common man too, he just need to switch on his tv by accessible to the common man too, he just need to switch on his tv by 11 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
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pushing remoteâ€™s button debates, talk shows and reports regarding politics pushing remoteâ€™s debates, talk shows andnews reports regarding politics wellcoming him. button There are too many private channels covering almost wellcoming him. There are too many private news channels covering almost every political action freely and fairly. There are also some patriotic NGOs every political actionmen freely andpolitical fairly. There areWhat also some patriotic importance NGOs educating common about history. is democracy, educating common men about political history. What is democracy, importance of elections and your vote for change. of elections and your vote for change. Parliament Watch is such an Parliament Watch is such an organization (http://www.pw.org.pk) , organization (http://www.pw.org.pk) , is designed to provide the internetis designed to provide the internetusing/of-voting-age population with as using/of-voting-age population with as much information as they require much information as they may may require candidates running elections. on on candidates running for for elections. According to a stastic, approximately According to a stastic, approximately 70% of Pakistan's population is under 70% of Pakistan's population is under so Pakistan's in Pakistan's thethe ageage of of 35; 35; so in total total population the youth has a fairly population the youth has a fairly big big share. TheThe Parliament Watch project share. Parliament Watch project provides the the useruser withwith detailed profiles provides detailed profiles of each candidate that is partaking in the of each candidate that is partaking in the elections. It provides the the user user with with a elections. It provides a dossier on a candidate which contains the candidate's political views, political dossier on a candidate which contains the candidate's political views, political standing, of of any account, the the businesses the candidate has has standing, rumors rumorsand andscandals scandals any account, businesses the candidate been involved in, the education acquired by a candidate etc. All this information been involved in, the education acquired by a candidate etc. All this information that is only a click away, if explored and perused properly, will equip a voter that is only a click away, if explored and perused properly, will equip a voter with all that he or she needs to cast an informed vote. with all that he or she needs to cast an informed vote. A voter must have enough knowledge sufficient to judge the agenda, aspiration A voter mustofhave knowledge and believes someenough candidate or party. sufficient Voter needtotojudge keep the closeagenda, & cleveraspiration eye and believes of some candidate or party. Voter need to keep close & clever on political variations. He should not be influenced by any threat from any eye on political should not be while influenced from any political party.variations. He should He satisfy his innerself castingby his any vote.threat Voter must political party. attitude He should his innerself hisregardless vote. Voter have unbiased andsatisfy approach towards while every casting candidate of must have and unbiased attitude every candidate regardless of color cast . He has to and give approach the vote to towards the honest and man of maxims who colorbring andchange cast . He has to give the vote to the honest and man of maxims who will in Pakistan. Unless or untill theinvoter is educated or well aware with the political structure will bring change Pakistan. and politics, this feudal, currupt and so called democratic system remain as Unless or untill the voter is educated or well aware with thewill political structure it is. No angel this will feudal, come to currupt the earthand to root out ourdemocratic problems. system will remain as and politics, so called Now its duty of common man to think critically and analyse the political situaton it is. No angel will come to the earth to root out our problems. thoroughly thatofwhich partyman is truely representing aspirations. Now its duty common to think criticallyhis and analyse the political situaton thoroughly that which party is truely representing his aspirations.
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Role Of Ulema Towards Change In Pakistan
Role of Ulema towards change in Pakistan Ulema refer to the educated class of Muslim legal scholars engaged in the several fields of Islamic studies. They are best known as the arbiters of Shari â€˜a law. While the ulema are well versed in legal jurisprudence being Islamic lawyers , some of them also go on to specialize in other sciences, such as philosophy, dialectical theology or Quranic hermeneutics or explanation. The fields studied, and the importance given them, will vary from tradition to tradition, or even from seminary to seminary. In a broader sense, the term ulema is used to describe the body of Muslim clergy who have completed several years of training and study of Islamic sciences, such as a mufti, qadi, faqih, or muhaddith. Some Muslims include under this term the village mullahs, imams, and maulvisâ€”who have attained only the lowest rungs on the ladder of Islamic scholarship; other Muslims would say those clerics must meet higher standards to be considered ulema. Although in Islam there is no intermediary institution between the believer and God. Islamic clergy teach at Islamic religious schools and Islamic seminaries in Muslim and non-Muslim countries throughout the world. Ulema teach at Islamic religious schools called Medereses where they teach students about the science of Islam and other areas of study. It is believed in Islam that a well-rounded education is something every Muslim must acquire in order to understand Godâ€™s religion in its entirety. Ulema also hold seminars where they give lecture and speeches about the area of Islam in which they specialize. Many ulema have left behind them only a lifetime of mediating disputes and giving sermons; their respectable contributions did not include authorship. Other ulema have been prolific authors, writing translations of the Qur'an or Quranic commentaries, studies of hadith, works of philosophy, religious admonition, etc. There are enormous bodies of religious literature that form not only the substance of the courses in Islamic seminaries, but inspirational reading for the ordinary Muslim. Most of this literature has not been translated into English, but remains in its original language (usually Arabic, Urdu, Persian, or Turkish). Some has been printed; some remains in manuscript form. The ulema in most nations consider themselves to represent the ijma "consensus" of the Ummah "community of Muslims" (or to represent at least the scholarly or learned consensus). Many efforts to modernise Islam focus on the reintroduction of ijtihad and empowerment of the ummah to form their own ijma. The extremism as the biggest challenge confronting the Pakistani nation, stressing the conscious efforts to reverse the tide. Pakistan was a tolerant society but these powers transformed it into an extremist one. Only the government or security agencies cannot eliminate the threat rather the entire nation will have to stand united against extremists. 13 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
Change Is Fact. Change Is Believe
Ulema and religious scholars can play key role in fight against terrorist and extremist elements in the country. The ulemas have been stating that terrorism is an act of anti humanity and a heinous crime. They said that â€œkilling one innocent human being tantamount to killing the entire humanityâ€?. The ulema especially condemning the suicide bombing inside the mosques. They said that the killing of every innocent person irrespective of his position whether he belongs to the armed forces, FC [Frontier Constabulary] or police, is a great sin. Stating the suicide bombing as a conspiracy against Islam and Pakistan, the ulema asked the general public to keep strict vigil on their surroundings and frustrate the acts of saboteurs. They gave message to all the Muslims to remove the impression that involving themselves in the heinous act of suicide bombing was a guarantee for seeking place in paradise rather they should enlighten themselves with the teachings of Islam. Ulemas have been doing their job efficiently but still much more is required from their side. While eliminating their personal conflicts Ulemas can bridge up the gap between different maslaqâ€™s (classes) of Islam. If ulemas are united, the whole nation is united. Ulemas should bring change in their teaching and preaching style by adopting the modern techniques of delivering lecture instead of following tradition or imitation. They also must have command on English language. They should not interpret Islam according to their own aspiration and believes but in its true spirit. They must avoid putting their personal opinions into the religious affairs. Ulemas can bring +ve change in the society by spreading the simple and straightforward teachings of Islam unbiasedly among all the groups of society.
National Unity A nation is an aggregate of individuals living in a particular area having common historical back ground and pursuing common collective interests it is the community of purpose which keeps them united and gives them strength and prosperity. It is the achievement of his higher ideal which makes them forget their individual differences and interests and to work unitedly for the realization of collective national objectives. This welding force in Pakistani community is Islam. It is for the glory and spread of Islam as the best system of life that the Muslims of Pakistan separated themselves from the Hindus. Therefore the secret of our survival and progress lies in holding fast to the rope of Islam. There is greater need of national unity in Pakistan because our powerful neighbour and enemy India has not yet reconciled to our independent existence. There are some other powers that cannot see an ideological state progressing close to their borders. The enemies of Pakistan have always been looking for some opportunity to weaken the national unity in the country and to disintegrate it. 14 How The Change Will Come Into The Pakistan
The vital need of the hour is to The vital need as of athe hour is strengthen our unity nation. It to strengthen our unity as a nation. It can be achieved by projecting the can be achieved by projecting the ideological basis basisfor forwhich ideological which Pakistan came came into into existence. Pakistan existence. Without further loss loss of time we we Without further of time shouldshould introduce Islamic system of of introduce Islamic system our country because Islam life in life ourincountry because Islam helps in creating national unity helps in creating national unity brotherhood and equality. brotherhood and equality. It It guarantees social justice and does guarantees social justice and does not allow any kind of exploitation not allow any kind of exploitation or discrimination. Besides that we or discrimination. Besides we of should work for the that success shoulddemocracy work for success of andthe representative government in Pakistan. Government should take steps and to promote mutual understanding co operation among theshould people of democracy representative government and in Pakistan. Government take the four provinces. Urdu is a common national language can play an important steps to promote mutual understanding and co operation among the people of role in this connection. should benational made thelanguage medium of and the the four provinces. Urdu is aIt common caninstruction play an important language of courts, offices etc. in the whole country. The trade and travel role in this connection. It should be made the medium of instruction and the facilities between various provinces should also be provided. Exchange of language of courts, offices etc. in the whole country. The trade and travel cultural delegations and study groups of students can also be useful in facilities between various provinces also be provided. promoting national unity. The pressshould radio and television can also beExchange helpful in of culturalmolding delegations andofstudy groups students can also be national useful in the outlook the people. If weofsucceed in creating effective promoting national unity. The press radio and television can also be helpful unity in the country we can meet every challenge to the integrity of our country. in molding the outlook of the people. If we succeed in creating effective national a verse from Quran which tells us what istointhe store for us, ifof weour remain unity inHere the iscountry we can meet every challenge integrity country. divided and in dispute: â€œAnd be you not like those who (got) divided and disputed after the clear proofs had come unto them. For such there is an awful Here is a verse from Quran which tells us what is in store for us, if we remain doom," (3:105) To the Muslims of the times when this verse of Quran descended, dividedthis and in dispute: â€œAndwas be you like those who because (got) divided andall warning from Allah of nonot immediate concern, they were disputed afterBut thetoday, clearwe proofs come unto whether them. For such an awful united. have had to ask ourselves or not wethere comeisunder the doom,"ambit (3:105) To the Muslims of the times when this verse of Quran descended, of the threat which the verse carries; Are we not divided and in dispute? this warning from Allah wasto ofthe nosame immediate theywould were all Then, are we not subject threat ofconcern, an awful because doom? When we open the eyes of our hearts to the reminders from Allah? united. But today, we have to ask ourselves whether or not we come under the
ambit of the threat which the verse carries; Are we not divided and in dispute? Then, are we not subject to the same threat of an awful doom? When would we open the eyes of our hearts to the reminders from Allah?
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