Our Contradictions

کالک ملنے کا وقت ہوا چاہتا ہے

راولپنڈی میں جس چودہ سالہ لڑکی کے ساتھ محلے کے لڑکے مسلسل زیادتی کرتے رہے اس نے آج ایک بچے کو جنم دے دیا ہے۔
وہ بچہ جس نے بظاہر ایک نام نہاد حلالی معاشرے میں آنکھ کھولی ہے اب اسی معاشرے کی طرف سے حرامی کا لقب پائے گا اور اسکی ماں فاحشہ کہلائے گی۔
اور جن لڑکوں نے یہ حرکت کی ہے وہ پاکستان کے شاندار عدالتی نظام سے ضمانتیں پا کر شادیاں کریں گے اور حلالی بچے پیدا کریں گے۔
آئیے ہم سب مل کر اپنے چہرے پر کالک مل کے ماتم کرتے ہیں.

A thought of writing on our contradictions was lurking in my mind since long. Above Urdu text implored me to get to pen. Our social as as well as management sectors are fraught with serious contradictions. A society apparently built on Islamic injunctions is infact in disarray. I shall identify a few:

– Teachers are builders of a nation. Our worldly teacher treats education as a business and our religious teacher has no qualifications. Every other discipline of education demands 16-20 years of formal education. To be a religious teacher you need merely 5 years of religious diploma. Misfit of any other field becomes a religious teacher.

– Girls are future mothers and groomer of future generations. But today’s mothers focus more on boys (seeing them as their bread earner) and relegate grooming of girls to second priority.

– Judges play a pivotal role in rule of law in any society. There are no qualifications needed to be a judge. Political masters can designate any one serving their interests to this position.

– Legislators ought to be educated and visionary. Any body and every body endowed with wealth can become a legislator.

– Leader ought to have immaculate character. Character is first ingredient of good leadership. Even in this case wealth is good enough to buy a certificate of character.

– Qualifications are preferred more than education becuase qualifications get us jobs and being a human isnt a high priority.

Unless as a society we do not eradicate these contradictions we shall not be able to rise as a nation.

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