23rd March, a revolution in Pakistan history
Today is a day that is, for many, even more significant than the 14th of August. We made Pakistan a reality on Independence Day, but it was on the 23rd of March that our revolutionary leaders shared the dream with us – and a new era was ushered.
As we spend the day enjoying the parades and witnessing the acts of patriotism on display, let us not forget what the dream was.
The dream the Quaid shared with us was one that involved progress – it was a dream in which our women were empowered and every citizen (including minorities) had equal rights. It was a dream so beautiful that millions of people came together and fought for freedom in hopes of realizing the dream.
In Pakistan the day is being celebrated with full patriotism and joy because of it is the day when muslin was recognized the very first time as a separate nation.
In the words of Quaid-i-Azam: “Hindus and the Muslims belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs and literature. They neither inter-marry nor inter-dine and, indeed, they belong to two different civilizations that are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions. Their concepts on life and of life are different. It is quite clear that Hindus and Muslims derive their inspiration from different sources of history. They have different epics, different heroes and different episodes. Very often the hero of one is a foe of the other, and likewise, their victories and defeats overlap. To yoke together two such nations under a single state, one as a numerical minority and the other as a majority, must lead to growing discontent and final destruction of any fabric that may be so built up for the government of such a state”.
He further said, “Muslims are a nation according to any definition of nation. We wish our people to develop to the fullest spiritual, cultural, economic, social and political life in a way that we think best and in consonance with our own ideals and according to the genius of our people”.
In Pakistan even though common man is triggered by numerous social problems weather it is to face the crucial financial crisis or what so ever, still in those critical phases we celebrate the day with all joy, forgetting all of our problems which we are bearing at the time with the feeling of patriotism, excitement and love for our dear homeland with the hope that everything will be alright some day and Pakistan will be a safer place again.
Pakistan Day is not just a day during which we should celebrate history – it is also a day when we need to assess how close we are to achieving this dream. We have made great strides in our short history as a nation, but there is still a lot of work ahead of us. We mustn’t waste our energy criticizing what we can’t control. Instead, we need to focus on what we can do as individuals.
We can’t expect Pakistan to change overnight, so let us start by changing our own actions for the better. Let’s focus on creating a better Pakistan by becoming better Pakistanis.
The problem which common man is facing is not due to this country but it is because of the corrupt rulers who just want to destabilize Pakistan by using unfair means.
If we really want to save Pakistan from destruction than for that we have to stand against all such people who are violating the sovereignty of Pakistan and making the lives of common man hell.
On this 23rd March all Pakistanis’ should make a promise that we will not going to bear any injustice done by such well to do corrupt people and will always raise voice against injustice.
We will create a better Pakistan – one Pakistani at a time.