OPINION

Reality check on Pakistan Day

Year-after-year, MashaAllah, we commemorate Pakistan Day with vim, vigor and vitality.  For an even better celebration let us delve into the real essence, true spirit, and patriotic pledges of this memorable occasion pondering over the Reality Check on Pakistan Day.

 Discover, validate and attribute on Pakistan Day how humble, less-heard and unsung journalists quietly, zealously and selflessly work behind the scenes in training, guiding and producing leading media celebrities, names and brands of Pakistan.

 When academia, philanthropists, corporate leaders and professionals focus to harness the hidden wealth of Pakistan in vocational trades of dignity, education, healthcare and environment through the spirit of self-help, trust, confidence building and sharing empowerment, it tantamount to a soulful pledge of a noble cause on Pakistan Day.

 Positive thinking, caring and sharing is the true spirit, essence and hallmark of Iqbal’s dream-come-true reality of Pakistan amid our Quaid’s enlightening motto of unity, faith and discipline for this land of purity, promise and potential.

 Imagine patriotic examples of students, whether of IoBM Society of Welfare and Trust initiating a quiet Sadqa-e-Jariya in the form of water pumps for all-time pure and clean water for Tharparkar, Sindh or passionate CSR-oriented activities at Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Gomal University, D.I. Khan, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Peshawar University , Baluchistan University, Karachi University, Punjab University and private and public schools all over Pakistan!

 Indeed there is ray of hope for an enlightening future when our youth is so selflessly, altruistically and enthusiastically involved with the spirit of community service.

What remains of paramount significance and more important than feeding the  poor, however, is inculcating the spirit of such self-help,  self-reliance and self-confidence that enable them to stand on their own feet through training in trades of dignity for a better and brighter life. It is all the more rejuvenating when genders share empowerment through mutual trust, respect and rewards towards a better quality of life.

 It becomes even more refreshing and beautiful on Pakistan Day pledging for a greener Pakistan, planting countrywide saplings, protecting trees and wildlife and cleanliness drives all over the country, destined to be a land of purity, promise and potential!

By Parvez Jamil . Karachi
0324-2899563 – 0334-3013971
parvez@iobm.edu.pk


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