Posts Tagged ‘Patriotism’


By: Amaan Tareen

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Its extremely disturbing to see the current state of affairs in Pakistan. Country is politically unstable ever since Politically backed Independent Judiciary Movement was initiated in 2007, to serve the interest of the status quo in Pakistan. Irony is that every Political Party today, claims to have been serving Pakistan but the reality is contrary to what they say.

During last 72 hours, we felt disgusted to see insulting remarks exchanged between Political Parties not only for their Leadership but, also for their voters. International Media picking up all these headlines and portrayed Pakistan as a Country that is the 8th Nuclear Power in World with country heading towards a Civil War.

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What we always forget is that there is something more supreme than our Personal and Political Interests and that is “PAKISTAN“. Politicians are dividing the Nation in groups, with their supporters seen busy abusing each other on Media and clearly not aware of the long term consequences of this awful situation, under such circumstances sanity must prevail.

Politicians unnecessarily dragged Army in their dirty politics. Political Parties themselves are derailing the Democratic process in the Country.When things will go beyond their control, eventually Army will have to intervene, then they couldn’t blame Military for conspiring against Democracy, as then they will be ignoring their negative role.

Pakistan’s Military is closely monitoring the on-going tension in Country. At many points Military has expressed displeasure on current state affairs, as at this point when Military is busy on it’s Eastern and Western Borders fighting a war against Terrorism they seek Political Stability in Country. Pakistan’s Military can be taken as best example, where no sense of discrimination exist as they strictly follow the moto of Quaid-e-Azam;

                                              ” Unity, Faith and Discipline “

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Here, I must give credit to General (R) Pervez Musharraf for reviving Pakistaniyat through his slogan “Pakistan First” which set our priorities to the right. Pakistan need individuals which are less political, wish to do something for Nation. Under General (R) Pervez Musharraf’s Tenure, youth was less political, they were encouraged to focus on their studies and serve this land as responsible citizens. Unemployment had reduced, Government Sponsored Scholarship Programs were introduced for Best Universities in the World. Society was not polarized like it has become in last 8 years.

What our Youth is busy in discussing on Social Media

What our Youth is busy in discussing on Social Media

General awareness about the core issues is very important, during Pakistan’s Independence Movement, Quaid-e-Azam encouraged youth to play their part which had no Political Motives but was purely for the greater cause.

Quaid-e-Azam addressing a group of students

Today, all Political Parties have Youth whose role is limited to its Party Interest. It is not a good sight to see our Youth in countering each other by trending slogans against each other.

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto , founder of Pakistan People’s Party was the first Politician who exploited the emotions of Pakistani Youth for his Agenda that benefited his Career for shorter period since then country has not seen stability.

Our youth has all the potential that can be transformed for the betterment of Pakistan, and also it will benefit our future Generations. This Land belongs to us and we have certain responsibilities towards it.

People mix the meaning a Politician with a Leader, though;

A politician thinks of the next election. A leader, of the next generation. – James Freeman Clarke

Politicians need to revive the values of Tolerance, sense of Pride being Pakistani National in their Youth. Positive criticism during a routine debate is good as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone’s sentiments.

Youth need to see the other side of the picture which they mostly miss, here is my take on the recent issue that made Country’s Political Conditions tensed. PTI supporters missed the card played by PPP in Sindh against MQM, over which Chairman of PTI Imran Khan issued immaturity by blaming MQM without knowing the fact that JIT report did not had MQM’s name mentioned, in fact it was based on assumptions of one of the accused personnel who himself is not really sure about it. Even, if they thought MQM was involved they could have disagreed decently without abusing each other.

With these remarks of Imran Khan things went worse at this crucial time when Nation has challenges like Terrorism, Bad Governance, Illiteracy, Famine, Health Issues, Water Shortage, Power Crisis and so on.To solve these issues. first we’ll have to become responsible Pakistanis only then things will change otherwise this Political Circus will not end anywhere.We should always put #PakistanFirst and think like Pakistanis and not as Political Workers every time.

Somewhere in all this difference of opinion we have lost something that is “Our Identity” and became a worker of PPP, PMLN, PTI, ANP, MQM or etc. We need to realize that we are Pakistanis First then anything else.

What we need to realize is that Future of Pakistan is important that the Political Elite as our fate is linked to this land only. Pakistan need Future Leaders and not Politicians, major issues in Pakistan are more administrative in nature and less Political in nature, that’s one of the reason why Military Rulers have delivered better results than the Democratic Governments in last 67 years.

I will conclude it quoting Mr. Jinnah here who said;

” Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody. ” – M.A.Jinnah

Amaan Tareen is a Social-Political Activist, Documentary Film Maker, Dreamer and firm believer of #PakistanFirst Ideology. He tweets from @amaantareen and can be reached on his Official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/amaantareendotcom


 Everyday I get up, I  see alot of text  messages in  my  mobile inbox, which I hardly get time to read, I  hardly get time to  inform my family  about where I am and  when I will be going  back to home and I  wonder how much  time does these people  have, so that they  spend so much time in  writing these  long text  messages that have no  impact on people who  unfortunately read  them. Most of  them  are against the    government and their    policies, the system,    establishment,  Americans, Zionist Agenda and  what not  but these  critics can  only send  or forward  the text  messages that they  receive from some  source, without any  confirmation they  forward these  messages to thousands  of their friends.

Last morning I saw this message,

Mr.10% has assets over 2.5 trillion US$ in his Swiss Accounts, Wake Up Pakistan and fight against these corrupt Politicians, let’s protest against them and forward this message to as many people as you may know, everyone should know the reality.

Worse thing about these messages is the fact that they all are full of emotions and no practical solution, these sort of messages force increase frustration but again you need someone to guide you and you do not find one, hence disappointment.

Same year I started a campaign against when American Spy Raymond Davis who was freed and let go by Pakistani Authorities, I called upon each and every single person I knew to come and join all those who were out there protesting against that unfair trial and only 15 people showed up. The thing that I do not understand that if only putting the blame on authorities is just something that we know then why don’t we try start doing something on our own or help those who are already doing something.

I agree one way or the other the blame goes on the Authorities, but have we ever tried to evaluate ourselves and do we realize what is our responsibility being a citizen of Pakistan. Why don’t we try to do something on our own. I am among those people who forward these messages and update statuses on my Facebook and also keep a track on each one of these people and also observe the general behaviour of these Che Guerreros but when it comes on doing something practical, I do not sit back home, while these Che Guerreros are sitting in their rooms or partying outside. I do whatever I can do but how long this ” One Man Show ” will go on? Is it only responsibility of people like Imran Khan to come forward and activate these sleepy sheeps or are they ever going to get up from their peaceful sleep?

Are we ever going to become torch bearers of Pakistan’s Future or we will expect the same Politicians to hold the power corridors and play musical chair that I see happening in my opinion over three decades now.

Now is the time that people like Imran Khan expect same people to come forward and start awaking these people and politically correct them if they are not well awared of or someone will have to spoon feed them again like a 1 year old baby. The best they can do is to aware the people around them and if they think they are filled up with filth in their minds so they better keep themselves inside the cage of hopelessness(their head), and at least do not discourage those who are at least doing something.

They blame Army, they blame Intelligence, they think Imran Khan is one man show, they think Pervez Musharraf was a jack ass, they think Army has ruined the future of Pakistan, they post anti-state statuses on their face books, they post links that are written by some stupid journalists that have certain agenda in their hands to perform and make their opinion on such baseless crap, they have no understanding about the propaganda campaign that is going against Pakistan,it’s Army, Intelligence & Nuclear Program they are ignorant towards the misery that their ” Political Jokers ” have brought to this Country whose “D” they hold in their hands in the name of so-called ” Democracy in Pakistan “.

If Democracy is what they want in Pakistan then it should be implemented with all it’s constituents or else they better shall stop singing  rap song of ” We want Democracy in Pakistan ” and stop behaving like  ” Jack Asses “.

Sometimes I see a clear contradiction in their actions and words when it comes to propose some practical solution in taking out Pakistan from current State of Chaos.

When you start debating with them, their reaction is quite obvious, they will start abusing Military Rulers without knowing the fact that all the infrastructure of Pakistan was made by all these Military rulers, which has been eaten up by their nominated Democrats.

Last but not least, if you cannot encourage someone from doing good, so at least do not discourage those who are trying to work sincerely, this process might take some time but change and revolution never comers over night and you certainly have to pay the price, sacrifice and untiring effort as a NATION not only as one man standing.

Best these Che Guerreros can do is to nominate the best man for Pakistan and if they cannot go out on streets, cant protest, think they are too sissy to take a hit of some SOTI(stick) in their back so they should come outside of their homes and aware people to cast their vote for the right man, get themselves registered for the votes, help others register and spread positivity among the people they know and give out hope instead of spreading misery.

Mind it ” Pakistan is here to stay ” so be a Proud Pakistani and spread Pakistaniyat across the Globe. One day all these efforts will bring the CHANGE that we all look upto. There is no force that can destroy Pakistan except it’s own people who do not realize the importance of this piece of land that we were given.

Disclaimers:

  • Whatever I have written here is not to discourage anyone but to give a wake up call to all those who are going to read this and might be enjoying the luxuries that this country has given and still are mostly found complaining about not being given anything in return.
  • In this article I am sharing all those real life experiences that I had with most of the Youth Organizations of Pakistan, which we think are the final HOPE.
  • I am open for criticism but if they are based on the facts and not based on some home cooked stories, represent some brainwashed mindset and are intended to correct me if I am wrong at any point. Pakistan Zindabad !!!

Sincerely//Amaan Tareen.


It is said that before the creation of a country, an Ideological Nation is needed but if it is a Group of Ethnicities then no Ideology can bring them on one page. It’s been almost 64 Years since Pakistan came into being, but still after 63 years I see people from different Ethnicities, Culture, Language & Backgrounds sharing the same land. If this is why Pakistan came into being then what was wrong in sharing a land with Hindus and taking a separate land where one nation (Muslims), can live together. I believe still after 63 Years we do not know the right reason why we came into being otherwise we, instead of being known as Pathans, Punjabis, Sindhis and Balochis, would be living as Pakistanis. The only reason for opting to take a separate land was;

Hindu India and Muslim India must be separated. Because the two nations are entirely distinct and different and in some matters antagonistic to each other. Let me tell you some of the differences. We differ in our history, culture, language, architecture, music, laws, jurisprudence, calendar and our entire social fabric and code of life – Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah – 1947“

There had been something always in fashion in Pakistan that has taken away people’s attention. In 70’s it was “ Protestants Culture “ ,then in the 80’s it was ” Jihadist Culture” , later in 90’s it was a transitional period from Extremism to Nationalism, last but not the least from 2000 to 2010 , it was a time when people showing love to your land became a fashion. In this span of time a lot of fakes stood up and pretended to be Patriotic but in real they were those “Intellectual Morons” who wanted to convert Patriotism into Fascism and made this as a Fad.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Well, fear and about 200 million fascists Franklin D. Roosevelt

Today, most of so-called patriots are just attention seekers and nothing else. They cannot do anything for their country but they will show a lot of patriotism, passion, love and madness for the land but in real they do not know what they really want out of all this. They are self confused and they even inject this viral infection of being liberal to others as well. They take examples from Islam and incorporate them with their liberal views & practices. Why do they do so? Is there any hidden agenda behind all this? Is all this done intentionally or unintentionally? Are they really serious about playing their part for the betterment of the land or is it just a words game? What do they really want from Pakistan or from Pakistanis? There will be very few people who could answer this but if I share my personal opinion then I would say that they all are attention seekers and nothing else, as if they were patriotic enough so we would not be suffering from poor leadership, corruption, bad governance, electricity crisis, price hike and so many similar challenges.

Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself – Thomas J . Watson

They are unworthy to show gratitude for this Pakland as they are nothing other than bunch of losers who claim to be patriots but in reality they are not. Only reason why they opted to become patriots is just because these days “Loving Pakistan” is in “Fashion”. They cannot sacrifice anything for this land or for this nation and they would rather prefer their personal benefits over national Interests and similar people come into politics and never let those true patriots come forward who sincerely wants to serve their country. A good example of true patriot would be those 1.4 million Muslims who never reached this land after partition of Greater India into two parts or those who stood by with their leadership

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country – Bertrand Russel

Now it’s up to us that how we express our patriotism and how we want to pursue all this and how we want our future leaders to be.

It is a characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element raises to the topRobert Lindner”

Closing Remarks:

There can be always one right point of view out of two possible options. Difference between WORDS & ACTIONS can lead you towards DISTRACTION. Choose one and BE THE ONE Amaan Tareen “