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British Prime Minister, David Cameron, came on day-long visit on first week of April. I as a Pakistani citizen welcome the British premier on change of Britain’s mood towards Pakistani people and the government. Fresh change in the strategic dialogue between two countries is welcomed by the whole nation. Pakistan is facing wide swath of problems among them terrorism and poverty are iterated frequently on national and international platforms.  During this crucial period, Pakistan needs more friends and no foes.

 

David Cameron’s day-long trip, signing of a document titled ‘Enhanced Strategic Dialogue’ with his Pakistani counterpart and announcing education aid of £650m are surely signs of his changed perception and policy towards Pakistan. Our government should step forward to handshake with him to give Britain the gesture that Pakistan believes in keeping good relations with the outer world to play its part in the global village as a responsible and earnest player.

 

Pakistan always needed some foreign assistance for its military and economic development. David Cameron announced the education aid for Pakistan with his concerns over the lack of good governance in Pakistan. In his own words,

“My job is made more difficult when people in Britain look at Pakistan, a country that receives millions of pounds of our aid money, and see weaknesses in terms of government capacity and waste.”

This statement is the most important thing that Pakistani government must consider before going abroad to seek financial assistance from the international community. Pakistan’s image in the international community has severely been contorted by domestic corruption and mis-governance. Any government of foreign country announcing financial aid for Pakistan is answerable to its people if the purpose of supporting Pakistan is not fulfilled. David Cameron pointed out the same concern.

 

Pakistan’s premier, president and parliamentarians must take it as a lesson and stand against corruption in national institutions if they want to get support of the foreign governments and nations. In addition, Pakistan must ameliorate its image by using foreign aid for the right purpose.

 

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Pakistan is our country. There are a lot of things about it to be proud of. All we need is true leadership to drift the whole nation towards the right direction. you will be pleased to know the potentials of the land of the pure.

 

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  • Largest Volunteer Ambulance Organization in World Belongs to Pakistan – founded by Sattar Edhi
  • Worlds largest deep sea port is located in Gwader
  • Asia’s Largest Mosque – Faisal Mosque
  • World’s highest Polo ground at Shandur
  • Haleji Lake is the Asia’s largest Bird Sanctuary
  • Karakoram Highway World’s highest highway
  • Largest WiMAX Network is deployed in Pakistan

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  • 2nd Most populous Muslim Country
  • 2nd Largest Salt mine (Khewra)
  • 2nd Highest Peak of the World – K2

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  • 3rd biggest Mango Producer of the World

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  • 4th biggest producer of Sugarcane, Cotton and Apricot
  • 4 times winner of Hockey world Cup (1971, 1978, 1982, 1994)
  • 4 out of 14 Highest Peaks of the world

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  • 5th largest Milk and Onion producer

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  • 6th largest nation of the World

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  • 7th Nuclear power
  • 7th largest pool of Engineers and Doctors
  • 7th largest standing arm force
  • 7th largest Dam of the world – Tarbela dam

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  • 8 out of 1000 people have a Car
  • 8th biggest producer of Wheat & Rice

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  • 9th largest labor force
  • 9 hundred cable operators are providing satellite TV transmission nationwide
  • 9 crore Mobile Subscribers

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  • 10th largest English Speaking country
  • 10th largest producer of Oranges
  • 10th biggest city of the world – Karachi

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  • 11 thousand Pakistani military personnel serving in UN peacekeeping operations worldwide

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  • 12th biggest tea consumer of the world

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  • 13 hundred IT companies are working

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  • 14th World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Company – Getz Pharma

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  • 15th Biggest Internet Users’ Nation

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  • 16th biggest Uranium producer

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  • $17 billion export

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  • 18 thousand km-2 total forest area

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  • 19th best country for offshoring

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  • 20th biggest Coal Reserves

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  • 21st largest cement producer

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  • 22nd largest Salt producer

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  • 23rd largest Defense Budget

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  • 24th largest country with Internet users (23 million)

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  • 25th biggest Railway Transport Network

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  • 26th biggest Natural Gas reserves

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  • 27th biggest Landline Communication Network

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  • 28th biggest economy of the world

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  • 29h biggest Copper producer

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  • 30th biggest Air Line of Asia – PIA

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  • 31 million Middle Class with average annual income above $10,000

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  • 32nd biggest Electricity Producer

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  • 33rd largest country with High IQ population

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  • 34th largest Motor Vehicle producer.

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  • 35 out of 100 women in Pakistan are literate.

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  • 36% people live in Urban area

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  • 37th largest renewable water resources

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  • 38th biggest Iron producer.

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  • 39th largest country having Airports

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  • 40th biggest Gold holding country (65.4 tones)

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  • 41st largest Industrial Country

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  • 42nd largest GDP

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  • 43 million Pakistanis have access to satellite television

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  • 44h Rank in Globalization Index

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  • 45th biggest Nation using Broadband Internet

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  • 46 out of 50 Pakistanis have access to Mobile phone or Fixed Line phone

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  • 47 percent literacy rate

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  • 48th-largest economy in the world

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  • 49% of Pakistanis now reside in towns of 5,000 people or more

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  • 50 thousand tourists visit Pakistan annually

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  • 51 thousand Government schools for primary & secondary education

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  • 52nd biggest Oil reserves

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  • 53rd largest country having Foreign Exchange Reserves

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  • 54th Rank in the list of countries having Freedom of the Press

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  • 55 million Labor Force

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  • 56 Top in the World awards have been won by students in Pakistan (2009)

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  • 57 minerals are under exploitation on small scale

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  • 58th highest population density

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  • 59 out of 100 Pakistanis have a Mobile

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  • 60 reserve seats for Women in National Assembly

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  • 61 medals winner in Commonwealth Games

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  • 62nd highest Industrial Production Growth Rate

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  • 63rd highest GDP Growth Rate
  • 63rd Biggest Exporter

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  • 64 years of Independence (2011)

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Arabs have been mobilized to wipe out tyrannies from their lands. Suicide of a graduate unemployed hawker ignited people’s furry which forced president Zane ul Abaddine to flee from the country. On the footsteps of Tunisians the angry and deprived people of Egypt came out of their homes, gathered on the roads of Cairo, Suez and Alexandria raised slogans against the 6 time self-selected president Hosni Mubarak and demanded departure of the despot from the throne of power. They are still on roads and the whole international community is waiting to see a shift in the fate of Egyptians.

The settlement of activism in Egypt will be a significant event in the modern history if it is in accordance with the wish of the people of Egypt. It will shape fate of many other nations’ especially Islamic and particularly Arab. Out of 23 Arab countries only three have democracies. Islam, the official religion of Arab world, gives supreme authority and sovereignty to Allah Almighty. But despots of these states enjoy power beyond the limitations set by the state’s religion. People of these countries are suffering from destitution, unemployment, corruption, misgovernance and wealth equities. Most of the states are under the rule of a despot for decades. People of these nations are watching Tunisia and Egypt with bated breath. Decision of destiny of these two states will define paths for them to follow their fate.

Few people, in Pakistan, are saying that the story of Egypt and Tunisia does not fit in Pakistan’s tome. Pakistan is a different case. No doubt, they say rightly. Pakistan is really a different case – more severe one. Luckily Pakistani people, three years ago, said goodbye to a military ruler Pervaiz Musharaf whose ten year tyranny ended by democracy as revenge. Otherwise these people have gotten a catchphrase to dissuade gullible people of Pakistan for similar kind of revolution in Pakistan. Now Pakistani people see, daily on different new channels, the angelic face of democracy which has become demonic by the poor performance of the ruling party. The case of Pakistan is different, aberrant and errant. So it needs different kind of treatment.

In Pakistan military rulers stayed in the power for more than forty years. Democracy could never be flourished properly. Total age of democracy in Pakistan (subtracting true democracy bestowed by the military rulers) is accumulated to less than two decades. That’s why Pakistan’s case is different. Pakistani people are acquainted with the taste of democracy and tyranny both. So, they can better distinguish both of them. What used to happen in the last six decades is tale of the past now. Memories of halcyon days have been stored in the attic. Now people are suffering from the blessings of democracy. So, the case of Pakistan is different that of the Arab World.

Pakistani people have never seen worst democratic period in 64 years as they are seeing now. They are introduced with a refined version of democracy because of the mercy of beneficent ruling party. People have never seen a friendly opposition in Parliament as they are seeing now in the name of PML (N) – a friendly opposition which works in cohort with the plunderers of people’s fortune. Double digit inflation rate has pulled 70 million Pakistanis below the poverty line. It is mercy of the ruling party who took revenge from the dictator in the form of such a democracy. Foreign investment has been staunched and unemployment is destroying people’s composure. Pakistan’s debt has been reached to an unprecedented level of 9.5 trillion rupees. Terrorism has marred the face of the country. Intolerance has taken the place of kindness in people’s hearts. Vipers of insecurity and violence affright people. Corruption has become norm rather than exception. Tension and disappointment has pilfered the peace of people’s mind. The escalated might of wealth has made poor people pusillanimous. The equities of wealth have resulted in destitution. These are gifts of the democracy of the ruling party. If it is a new morph of democracy than definitely the case of Pakistan is different.

Pakistan is a different case in two aspects. Military is not in power (directly) and fledgling democracy is corrupt, incompetent and fumbling. But Pakistan’s case is more severe because of two aspects. Military continues to play its role behind the scene and democracy is morphing to a newer form which is grievous than dictatorship. So, Pakistani people need different approach to fight against venal politicians and power-hungry military. Military must be forced to live inside barracks and be subservient to the civilian government. Corruption should be wiped out from the governmental institutes and politicians must be made answerable to the people. Judiciary should be effective, unbiased and free. Justice should be in reach of everyone. Equities of wealth must be narrowed by giving equal opportunities to the deserving people. Merit should be respected everywhere. Education system should be reformed and efficient. Security of a common man should be made sure. Violence and intolerance must be eradicated. War on Terrorism should be conclusive. Economical environment of the country should be made favorable for the foreign investment. Economy should be overhauled and triggered. Research and development projects should be funded. Higher education must be promoted. Peace and harmony must be brought with neighboring states. The state of hostility with India must be come to halt. Inter-religious and inter-sect coherence must be developed among people. Right of an individual freedom should be respected by everyone.

All of the above described things remind you of a utopia. It seems unachievable. But nothing is impossible. Pakistani nation needs to unite for the welfare of the whole country. It’s high time for the nation learnt from Tunisia and Egypt, come out from their havens and fight for their rights. Pakistan does not need a revolution like that of Tunisia or Egypt. Pakistani people need change of corrupt system and audacity to fight for their rights. Pakistani people need to unite together irrespective of any regional, religious or sectarian differences and discrepancies for the common purpose – change of fate of the nation. The passion and courage with which Tunisian and Egyptians started fighting for the change in their countries is need of the time for Pakistanis to develop in them with the same intensity. If people remain in their havens and do not play their part in raising voice against present futile venal system then serpents of destruction will keep on biting their fate and their venom will paralyze the whole system.