By Syed Foaad Hassan
Under the light of Quaid’s words, “Minorities to whichever community they may belong; will be safeguarded. Their religion or faith or belief will be secure. There will be no interference of any kind with their freedom of worship. They will have their protection with regard to their religion, faith, their life, their culture. They will be, in all respects, the citizens of Pakistan without any distinction of caste or creed” and the current picture of Pakistan in my opinion, we should demand a separation of State where everyone can live freely according to his belief, can go to Mosques, Churches, Temples etc. Where people who try to speak for rights of a minority should not be killed like Governor Taseer was killed; where Mumtaz Qadri, Hafiz Saeed, Malik Ishaq – the murderer who raises a sign of victory after getting bail; where parents of murdered sons should not have to bow down before the power of a feudal;, where any man or women would not kill their children and commit suicide due to poverty and hunger; where the body of a five year girl is safe and you don’t have to get scared before talking about minority rights and abolishing feudal lords; where killers of thousands of innocents who don’t even accept your State and writ are ‘stakeholders’ and your brave leaders like Mr Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif along with sleeping military beg their mercy and they respond with more terrorism.
Here you can kill 50,000 innocents and get a chance to talk like a stake holder and present your demands but If you are an Ahmadi, Shia, Christian, Bohri, Ismaili then you are not allowed to worship. Some are not allowed to worship inside their religious structures, and even and if a Ahmadi recites the Kalima, he is liable to punishment and he cannot even build a Mosque. Since a while now, Bohris, Shias, Ahmadis and Ismailis are being targeted in various areas of Pakistan, especially in Karachi but no one even asked those communities about protection. Their doctors and lawyers are being killed brutally but we don’t even hear this much in the news except for a few English dailies who dare to speak for minority rights. But if a school starts teaching comparative religions then the media gets crazy and Mullahs start to tremble with fear, if someone dares to present a bill of death penalty for the person who files false allegation o “Tauheen e Risalat (295-C) then Mullahs thrash everyone because they have street power and they have also shown it when Taseer was murdered, when Bhatti was murdered, when Ahmadiyya mosques were attacked, when the Christian colony was set ablaze.
Modern Pakistan belongs to Mullahs who have destroyed the image of Islam. So you don’t have any kind of right here and conclusion is we all should start migrating except Imran Khan, Fazl u Rehman, Nawaz Sharif, Munawar Hassan, Molvi Malik Ishaq, Hakeem Ullah Mehsud, Maulana Ludhianvi, Hafiz Saeed, Mumtaz Qadri, DG ISI and COAS. The common man and killers cannot live together; they have different habits and habitats as well so it’s a modern Two Nation Theory.
Being the writer of this piece, I will rot in Pakistan. It’s my homeland,and it’s the mindset which has plagued our society, forcing all the good people to leave this country. Every second Pakistani is trying to secure his future and parents are struggling hard to settle abroad for the sake of their children. I would always convince people not to leave the country. If every liberal, progressive thinker leaves, then who would save this country? Leaving this country is not the solution for growing extremism and anarchy.
But now all my arguments seem to fail against the contentions of the people who want to leave Pakistan. The people who want to move abroad have now stronger arguments and logic against mine.