|Women's Day Celebrations
On 8th March the world once again celebrated women's day. A special function to pay tribute to women was also held in my university. A few notable political figures graced the occasion with their presence. Everyone talked about women's rights, their importance in the development of the society and the role they played. The day was celebrated with a number of promises which were to give necessary freedom to the women. Almost of all
the television channels, radio programs and newspapers
published and broadcasted special programs for the
occasion. Despite all this, I fail to understand why we limit celebration of womanhood and the recognition of their efforts to one particular day. We must strive to give them equal status in our bigoted society on an everyday basis, rather than just celebrating a single day.
Importance Of Education
The purpose of strikes is to register protests, and grievances against an issue, but in our country, strikes have become a norm nowadays. Although at times it seems like a necessity to protest, people on strike should also realise that in the process of registering their complains, they ought to direct it towards those who can find a solution. But in our country, it is somewhat opposite; those who call for strikes eventually end up causing problems for the common man, and harm public property. The recent strikes by doctors in major parts of Punjab had become a critical issue for the common. Despite being aware of how much their patients were suffering, they chose to go ahead with it. This kind of approach should end, authorities need to realise the problems that our society is facing and hence try to avoid such instances.
Falak Naz Khawar,
No one can deny the importance of education in the success of nation. A literate society can change the fate of a country. Unfortunately even after several years of independence, people are suffering from poverty and the society is enmeshed in all kinds of problems. The saddest part is that our own political leaders and feudal lords control our minds. Sir Syed Ahmed was well aware of how education could change the fate of Muslims in the subcontinent therefore he motivated people to acquire higher education in order to equip themselves intellectually. Pakistan, in its present turmoil, needs a leader like him who can motivate the nation and make them realise the importance of education in the development of the country.
Power Of Public Opinion
We always claim that corruption is prevalent in our society because of our political elite, but we forget to note that we ourselves are engaged in it; corruption is not just prevalent at the top but also in the lower rings of the society. One of the most common corrupt practices is bribery. Those who accept or demand bribes are a curse on this nation. Sadly, bribery is so rampant in our society that not just politicians but also law-enforcers are involved in the corrupt practice that is largely prohibited in Islam. This kind of practice forces other innocent people to break the law. It not just deprives people of justice but also sets a wrong example for others to follow.
Whether it is a democratic system or a dictatorial one, it is
always the people who form the backbone of the country. But in Pakistan, once the government has been formed, ministers never act in the best interest of the public. Democracy in supposed to be – government of the people, by the people, for the people. In this democratic age, when politicians do not think for the people and the country, public opinion can bring a revolution. Sooner or later, the suppressed masses erupt like a volcano and that can topple any government. One of the recent examples is the revolution in Egypt that caused Hosni Mubarak's ouster.
Honesty Is The Best Policy
One of the root causes of corruption is dishonesty. Honesty means truthfulness in thought, speech and action and is the basis of a virtuous life. Success is worthy of praise only when attained by honest and fair means otherwise it is a plague that destroys merit. Sadly it isn't the best policy in a corrupt society like ours and puts oneself in a position of definite disadvantage. In order to avoid the label of 'a corrupt society', we must try to be honest with ourselves, our society and our nation on the whole.