Pakistanies- Terrorists or Terror stricken!

Hubs across the world unite for peace
Hubs across the world unite for peace

Hubs across the world unite for peace

The Minar-e-Pakistan monument
The Minar-e-Pakistan monument

Pakistan- the word itself means the land of pure; home to around 165,900,000 people belonging to various religions, cast & creed. However the majority that is 95% of the total population is said to be Muslims. The world today perceives Pakistan as a country of terrorists or religious extremists. Being a Pakistani & a Muslim, this tag is not just offensive for me but in fact totally biased.

All around the people protest concerning the basic rights for humans & even animals. Nonetheless when it comes to Pakistan or anything regarding Muslims, people forget that we too are human beings with basic rights. I feel that authoritative people today have become so narcissistic that they have become ignorant of what does on in the countries tagged as the third world. They are happy playing with their latest gadgets & enjoying the luxuries of life. Every day, newspapers globally are highlighted with crimes, terrorist acts, war news etc. It is now a normal occurrence, suicide bombings take place around the world, revenge killing is occurring everywhere, then why is it that the ones related to Muslims are the ones most emphasized by one & all?

What do you understand from the news paper clips above? Now take a look at the ones below

The culprit here probably belonged to some cast or religion..why is it not highlighted here?
The culprit here probably belonged to some cast or religion..why is it not highlighted here?
Same applies to this clipping..why highlight Muslims in such cases while people belonging to other religions are understated
Same applies to this clipping..why highlight Muslims in such cases while people belonging to other religions are understated

It is the astonishing how the perceptions change when you compare such biasness. Among many reasons the media hype is one that is giving boost to such incongruities. The way Pakistan is showcased to the international world in terms of media; be it print or electronic, is completely subjective. Suicide attacks & terrorism acts are being carried out throughout the world, how come only the ones related to Muslims or Pakistanis are highlighted most?

Muslims are shows as Fundamentalists, Extremists and Terrorists through media, ignoring the fact that the terrorism is not the cause of some religion; in fact it is the result of suffering and misery, existing throughout the world.


Observe the two clippings below..

Facts you probably didn't know about Pakistan

It's great to see that the significant human effort augmented by billions of dollars invested in Pakistan's IT infrastructure and skill-development are bearing tangible fruit. There are several areas where Pakistan is leading the pack already, and others where it is threatening to.

1. Pakistan is the most connected country in South Asia, with the highest teledensity

2. Pakistan's communications costs are lower than any other country in the region

3. Pakistan has the world's largest biometric database (NADRA); this system (not the data) is now being provided to allied countries

4. Pakistan has the world's largest WiMAX network

5. Pakistan has one of the world's most aggressive Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollouts

6. Pakistan has one of the highest rates of cellular connectivity growth in the world (According to PTA 2007's report the rate of growth in Pakistan's mobile sector is fourth highest in the world)

7. Pakistan was the winner of the 2007 GSM industry association award

8. The US is importing UAVs designed and built in Pakistan to protect America's borders

9. With WLL (CDMA), WiMAX, GSM and FTTH, Pakistan is pretty much leading the pack in terms of diversity and breadth of connectivity

10. According to Gartner, Pakistan is a "first category" offshoring location; this ranking has grown by leaps and bounds

11. Pakistani companies won several awards at Asia's APICTA startup/innovation conference and were considered the most "interesting" and cutting edge in Asia

12. The world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional is a Pakistani and so if the world's youngest Cisco CCNA professional

13. Pakistani students excelled in MIT's global software talent competition

14. Citations of Pakistani scientific publications are rising sharply

15. Over two dozen Pakistani scientists are working on the Large Hadron Collider; the grandest experiment in the history of Physics


The social biasness is not just reserved for attitudes, in fact it is affecting our country in a major way both economically and emotionally. Being avid cricket fans, the ICC recently changed the locations of the world cup matches scheduled initially to be in Pakistan stating that the incoming teams would be prone to the terrorists. However they failed to comprehend the fact that last cricket world cup witnessed the tragic murder of our team coach Bob Woolmer in Jamaica. Why are the killers still a mystery till today? Why wasn't the world cup matches cancelled or postponed for the danger faced by other teams at that moment?

The recent visit of the Srilankan team faced an unfortunate attack, however a Pakistani driver risked his own life to save the entire Srilankan team. It is pleasant to note that they duly acknowledged the driver Mehar Khalil as well as his family. Furthermore they stated later on, that the team will always be willing to visit Pakistan next time.

Pakistani Government has always co operated in the War of terror along with America, playing her due part in wiping off the extremists from specific reasons. Currently the Pakistan army is conducting a program in Swat to release the Taliban hold. Such groups are spoiling the image of Pakistan & Islam in the world's eyes. Tourism has suffered a decline thanks to such extremist activities. The so beautiful valley of Swat and many other areas in the northern region have been destroyed completely. Afghanistan is in shambles suffering through war and attacks. Now Drone attacks are being conducted in Waziristan even on residential areas and schools resulting in innumerable casualties and inducing fear and psychological problems in young children.

Who should be considered the terrorist now?

Islam is a peace loving religion that condemns such cruelty and power play in any way. But due to multiple reasons this fact is being overshadowed. We all are bearing the terrorist acts, living in our own country. When Benazir Bhutto was murdered on December 27' 07, I got stuck in the after math riots in a popular shopping area along with my younger cousins. How we got home next morning and whatever we witnessed on our way is something we can never forget as long as we live.

Suicide bombings have become a frequent occurrence here in Pakistan, be it Karachi, Lahore or Islamabad; no city is safe from these terror attacks. People are bearing the loss of their loved ones unexpectedly anytime in any place. My sister's classmate & his cousin lost their lives in the Nishtar Park bomb blasts 3 years back. The shock and anger the young students faced on losing their old friend was heart wrenching. Everyone is suffering the after math of US attacks on Afghanistan and other such areas. Now the extremist groups are targeting common people, police, army disregarding no one at all.

What does the future hold for a country like Pakistan? Are we suffering being Pakistanis or paying the price of being Muslims? Islam the religion that preaches rights for everyone, be it men, women, Muslims or anti Muslims does not encourage terrorism in any way at all. Advancing countries like USA claim to provide equal rights for every individual, then why are they holding Dr. Aafia Siddiqui in custody without proven evidence? She has been harassed and tortured both physically and psychologically to no limit. Its not just the political issue of women harassment, a recent shocking news of strip searching an innocent young women was in the headlines. Furthermore we can not ignore the Pakistani students who were taken in custody for mere doubts that they were involved in terror act plans. The boys faced humiliation globally and turns out they were not guilty of such illegal and unethical acts.

What does this prove?

I do not want to blame any one, its easy to see that terror acts occur everywhere. An appropriate strategy should be designed to counter such issues. We are not terrorists but simple human beings suffering emotional and economical turmoil. What would be the future of our next generation? This is the question that haunts us all..

Such articles and profanities are giving rise to instil misunderstandings in the reader's mind. These people are against world peace thats why want to create an alliance against suffering nations. They forget the number of Muslims and Pakistanis who die around the world in terror acts. How can one forget the innocent people who lost their lives in the Twin Tower attack in America? There were not people belonging to a single religion or region. It was a commonly distressing moment for everyone in the world. What relationship can be superior and meaningful than humanity? For that no religion counts, no nationality counts, its humans and basic moral values that are most significant for achieving world peace.

People who get to know my country cannot help realizing the true nature of the citizens and their humility. George Fulton a Britist journalist who came to Pakistan to learn about our customs and traditions. He has acquired a Pakistani nationality, married a Pakistani woman Kiran and has been settled in Pakistan for the last few years now. He holds high respect for Pakistanis and Muslims and is fast gaining expertise Urdu at present.

Or consider Merrilly Seillan daughter of the French Naval Commander and Consul General of France in Karachi, Pierre Seillan; who enjoys visiting Karachi so much that she even invited her friend Helene Decourcelle this year to visit Karachi with her. In an interview with a local magazine she admits of having a penchant for spicy foods and the colorful clothes and jewelery that she sees here. She stated her observation that, " Here even the poor people are happy. They are so welcoming, greeting you with warmth and kindness."

It is indeed a pleasant feeling to hear positive notions about my country from tourists and viisiting entities as this truly represents the people of Pakistan in summation.

The minar e Pakistan monument
The minar e Pakistan monument

A look at the targeted regions

The beauty of Swat enjoyed by tourists from all over the world
The beauty of Swat enjoyed by tourists from all over the world
A scenic view of the Swat valley
A scenic view of the Swat valley
Sunset truly highlighting the rich colors of the sky
Sunset truly highlighting the rich colors of the sky
Yes indeed this is what Swat has become now.
Yes indeed this is what Swat has become now.
The once beautiful valley is no where to be seen
The once beautiful valley is no where to be seen
The Waziristan region
The Waziristan region
In Winter- the snow capped region has its own breath taking splendor
In Winter- the snow capped region has its own breath taking splendor
Waziristan trying to survive through the Drone Attacks by the US military.
Waziristan trying to survive through the Drone Attacks by the US military.

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hafeezrm 7 years ago from Pakistan

Useful analysis of the present situation. Very informative and thought provoking.


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thank you Hafeez, it is indeed a very heart wrenching situation. Please feel free to add you thoughts and feelings on the same topic.


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flamingoes 7 years ago from Mumbai

I guess the entire sub-continent is in shambles. Sri-Lanka is fighting the LTTE, Pakistan is dealing with the Taliban, Nepal wrestling with the Maoists, Bangladesh too has it's concerns and then India. India is surrounded by all these countries! Hope that peace settles in this region soon, people travel to their neighbouring countries, play cricket and hockey and kabbadi together and share their festivals and also do business. This region would then really prosper. Enough of this war and killings! Give peace a chance!


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

You are indeed right flamingoes, the issues are hightening up & noone is trying to actually solve them instead each individual is focusing on his/her own benefits.

I feel people of the world should join hands together just for the sake of humanity!


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flamingoes 7 years ago from Mumbai

I am from India and I feel disgusted. So many simple people suffer for no fault of theirs. Some so called leaders would propogate and drive people towards human related crimes basically in the name of religion and give the religion a bad name. I hope one day, we would be proud of our being humans first. Country, religion, caste....everything should take a backseat. Let me quote a song, ''panchi, nadiya, pawan ke zhoke, koi sarhad naa inhe roke; sarhad insaano ke liye hai-socho tumne aur maine kya paaya....insaan hoke'' [ birds, rivers and the wind do not get stopped in their path by some borders; ask yourself what you and I have achieved by being born a human]


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

I agree with you whole heartedly, I feel no religion promotes such terrible acts, it is actually the human nature that turns him so bitter towards life. The song you mentioned has wonderful & thought provoking lyrics. I hope that small acts on behalf of people like us who care, can make a difference some day. The governmental agencies should counter reasons that give rise to such bitterness towards life. Young and educated people are jobless out there, unable to support their families, keeping in view the present economic recesion, the basic requirements remain unfullfilled. I gues such suffering individuals find that this is the only way out for them.


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hassam 7 years ago from Pakistan

You have pulled out an excellent hub concerning the present Pakistan situation. No doubt international media is creating some sort of a propaganda against Pakistan. All we want is harmony and the international people to understand that the Pakistanis to are victims of terrorism.


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DynamicS 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Thanks gr8archer45, this is a beautifully written hub about a terrible situation that is a scare on all our consciences. You are right, the media need to be more responsible and more objective.

As a child, growing up in a third world country, I listened to cricket with my dad. Pakistan was one of our favorite team.


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usmanali81 7 years ago

That's a great hub from your side, well informed, raising different questions and you just mentioned that you dont want to blame but i say that we are the first to be blamed. It's we, ordianry Muslims, who are to be blamed, it's we who think that practing Islam as a whole is the duty of a Mulla or Maulvi. The blame game then starts from us to other people and different nations because every problem is due to a certain reason and person. Without pointing out the main causes and the persons involved, the issue can not be resolved otherwise some innocents will get caught in the trial. So, if you want to blame sombody even you yourself then you must do it because its our right to expose the myths and conspiracies going on around the globe against ISLAM. Right now its the most important thing that we muslims should do. We must try to become a true Muslim, and provide our community the true interpretations of the current scenario around us. By doing that we can at least wake them up and may be a lion hearted becomes awake and take charge as the sole leader of the whole Muslim world. Only this unity under one truethfull leader can take us out of every major and minor problems. Muslims desparatly needs a true Islamic leadership and guidance.


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

It is evident from the comments here that this is a common issue for all Muslims & Pakistanis out there.

@ Hassan: We really need to come up with strategies that counter the root problem instead of acting meek & following orders of the developed countries. I wish our governmental authorities would realize this concern too.

@ DynamicS: Cricket is the most loved & enjoyed game of out country, Its not just about enjoying a game but such sports encourage tourism in the country especially when the international teams visit Pakistan & witness the hospitatlity of the people & the beauty of our country. I agree with you that Pakistani cricket teams have really played well over the years making us proud on many occasioans. It is a great feeling to support the national team :)

@usmanali81: You hav really stated some great points in your comment. I wrote this hub so that people can start thinking about the situation & realize what a terrible situation we r going through here. You are right in saying that really observing & following the true teachings of Islam will help us guide through such trying times. But we people have become so materialistic that we think its better to let other people take charge & exploit the situation as much as they want.

Thank you for the wonderful comments. I hope this hub triggers some minds out there in a positive manner.


Arfeen 7 years ago

Rida, good job, I think poeple like you can really help build a better image of Pakistan for the world. I think we need to be strong internally and behave as a single nation and give a message to the world that we are learned, skillful and above all peaceful people. There are a handful of people who are ruining our image on purpose and we need to fight with them together not with guns and arms but with our skills, our education and we can prove to the world that we are as better and as unitied as a nation that other developed nations of the world are.


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

And when the drones and bombs from the American forces blow up a family, leaving one child to ask why, who do you think the next generation of terrorists will be?  I know that if you killed my family when I was at an impressionable age, I would grow up to be a "terrorist". 

It is sad when the people who profit off of the War Machine and some of those people own News agencies, they don't care who they hurt, as long as it propagates feelings of hatred that justify more money and power. 

People of the world should get together and just be.  That is what I want for my children. 

I am sorry so many people are like sheep, swayed by what they read in the headlines and swayed by religious fanatics on both sides.

Wonderful hub! 


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

This hub gets at what I feel (afraid) is the root of the problem. It inspired me with an idea. Check this forum thread and see what you think. This could be the flagship hub.

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/14628


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thank you for appreciating papermoon, these are all my random thoughts collected on a single page, even though I coudn't manage to portray exactly how I felt, I feel I may have given people to think about something. It is indeed a sorry situation not just in Asia but around the world, people are being driven by materialistic impulses. I wish they realize the outcome of their acts in time.


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Pete Maida 7 years ago

Great insight for our movement.


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dianacharles 7 years ago from India

Well I am sure that most of us in the Indian sub-continent want to see peace in this area soon....especially your Indian neighbours. SWAT is really beautiful...I hope the people are able to go back to their simple lives again.


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

Excellent hub -- thank you very much for all this great information. I now understand a little more about the region (and it's beautiful!), thanks to your heartfelt personal touch.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Thanks for this hub - it's sad that people who are so similar as we are should be at loggerheads. As Paper Moon says, if we just 'be' there's a much better chance of peace worldwide!

Thanks for inspiring the peacehubs!


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

@ dianacharles: India & Pakistan have always been on controversial terms in terms of politics, but nevertheless the common people are always open to friendly relations between the two nations. The people on both sides of the border wish for peace :)

@ Teresa: It gives me immense pleasure to see that my hub has made some difference on your perspective. Thank you very much for appreciating. Keep in touch for my new hub about the scenic beauty of Pakistan :)

@ Shalini: Thanx for your wonderful insight, the world needs people like us to make a difference for a better future :)


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

A wonderful passionate hub. I agree the media has to take there share of the blame when they use these words together like "Islamic terrorism" then it gives rise to such distorted views. I have wonderful Muslim friends in India and here in the next block we have a Pakistani neighbor who is the most wonderful person one can ever meet. I hope like the song Imagine we learn to live and let live. Thumbs up.


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Wonderful Hub, straight from the heart.

You are right about the media - they thrive on the mantra 'Fear Sells,' and it does Islam and the people of Pakistan a lot of harm.

One day, I would love to come and watch cricket in your beautiful country. I had many Pakistani and Indian friends at school, and hope to visit that part of the world.


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

Countrywomen & Sufidreamer your comments bring great joy to me as a Pakistani Muslim. It is great to see people like you coming forward and appreciating this small step I took for creating awareness. Thank you. We here are always ready to welcome you in our home country with open arms :)


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bhalla_neet 7 years ago from Delhi

Excellent hub on the heartrending state of affairs in Pakistan and the subcontinent. I ask why can't we live in peace?It hurts when a bomb blast, suicide attack, war take place anywhere in the world.

God never created this earth to face such miserable fate. See the natural beauty of Swat, Kashmir, Waziristan, see how GOD created them-- do they deserve such fate? No, not at all. Do not be sinned by targeting innocents so that God does not feel that he erred in sending HUMAN BEINGS on earth. God created man to make this place more beautiful.

It is my earnest desire that peace prevails in the region as well as the world. Why to fight, why to kill others, why to wage wars? After all, why are we  doing this? No one will take anything along to haven/hell. Everything will be left behind. If you are good, people will remember your goodness and if you are bad, you wage wars, kill others, no one will like to remember you.

Killing anyone -- be a human or animal -- means savagery and one who indulges in the same is a terrorist. However, kindly confine your savage/ beastly nature. Do not let it grow. Please, for God's sake, stop killing others.

http://hubpages.com/politics/muslims-r-not-terrori

 


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

I appreciate your comments Bhalla & thank you for sharing your hub with us all. I hope every one of us develop the love for humanity, only then peace shall prevail in this world.


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Umna Safdar 7 years ago

that's really a very thoughtful hub.....what I believe is that all the evils through out the country are taking place just because of lack of literacy........if every one gets educated then they would be able to differentiate between worng and right!!!


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Gr8archer, not evreybody in the west are Muslim hating creeps. but I'm afraind there are too many. You had only to print those newspaper headlines to show how unfair an hateful people can be, the media in their quiet, insidious way.

Those pictures of the Swat Valley are incredible, and only underscore the tradgedy of the present situation. This was a powerful and informative hub. I am linking to this hub on my own peace hub.


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan Author

Dear Dolores, I am not against the western world in any case. I believe there are all kinds of people everywhere some are bad & some are good. I just wanted to highlight the biasness of the media that is why I included the newspapers. People usually form their opinions thru wat media portrays which is what I wanted to point out here :)

Thank you for appreciating my hub & i feel honoured that you have linked it to your hub.


muslim 7 years ago

thats is just racist assuming only one nationality are terrorist, or mostly. im a muslim, there are some who hate us. and pakistan is poor country, why pick on those who arent very wealthy, the poor people, not having electricity or water, who cant afford to eat and be healthy, the poor who pray to Allah (god) to give them food to last them their life. Dont you feel bad, if you send money to pakistan, a lot of money does not go to the poor, the president of pakistan watches the people hurt, troutred, crying for help. the tears strainded eys sparkling, of sorrow. how bad do you feel, accusing the ones who never did anything, be patient and undertstand every human on this earth is different from each other, and stop naming calling, offending people, stop war, please stop, before i my tears drop from my face.


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FREEWORKING 7 years ago from rohtak

pakistan is a terrorist country & always support it when terrorist aim india. but now what the pak reap they try to cut pakistan. for pakistan it's hard to save its atom bombs and selling its nuclear information to korea. GOD SAVE PAKISTAN


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Connie Smith 7 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

It is very enlightening to read from the point of view of a Pakistani woman instead of the media. I am quite well read (and from the US). I do not believe that the US or our media has anything against the Pakistani people. We have most always enjoyed a good relationship with your government. Unfortunately, the Taliban has moved into Pakistan and for your sake, as well as all of your people, I hope that they are routed.

Long before the fall of the Towers on 9/11, I was aware of the plight of the women and girl children of Afganistan. My heart broke with the stories of young girls who could not attend school any longer and that all women could not have proper medical care as women were no longer allowed to practice medicine. I wanted our country to go in long before to save them.

Our government under George Bush was not something that I felt proud of, though I am neither Democrat or Republican. Had we not diverted our resources into Iraq, I would hope that the last remnants of the Taliban would be long gone. As far as the way most Americans view Muslims, we only have to thank a small group of Muslims for starting that. We are still very much scared by the thought of people who are suicide bombers and want to destroy our way of life. Still, many Muslims live in peace in our country. I have known several that I liked very much, including one of my very favorite people ever, a Muslim woman from Casablanca, Mororcco.


blaze_xeno 7 years ago

nice page


Sana 6 years ago

Proud to be a Pakistani


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Ayesha08 6 years ago from Saudi Arabia

Excellent Hub! I am truly impressed by it. I was planning to write something which could connect the obvious differences made in media as well as other places, and then I came across your hub! Good work!


Sabira Hussaini 6 years ago

(Peace)

Along one happiness, I face swarm of tyrants.

Surplus vandals and traitor wreck the world

The world is called "The field of battle" now,

Where all try to defeat sympathetic, feeble people,

Where the volunteers are customary for raving

Oh! I need Thy peace Lord.

Here majestic court is not found,

This world magnifies the negative, jeopardized riots only.

It torments the vital chiropractor,

Epidemic diseases surround all.

Zounds! I find fallible fury everywhere.

Oh! I need Thy peace Lord.

Beyond municipal ban, all blab

I, in prom, felt disloyalty, when dwelled.

The life was like in heaven, while in childhood.

Abiding the people, now I feel it hell.

How my oral obstacle ventilates the tact?

Oh! I want Thy peace Lord.

I betrothed myself to this rioted world now.

There I may deliberate no summit thought,

Forgive this sauce Thou, Lord.

But it is fact, we are satyr now.

I wanted all Thy swam Lord,

Thou hath created all for be thumping not,

But we now are bizarre in this swamp of scrub.

Oh! I WANT THY PEACE LORD.


Sabira Hussaini 6 years ago

Sallam to all!

Reading the page and comments, I got quite excited... Wish u all happy lives! Hope you will like poem written by me. Take Care!


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gr8archer45 6 years ago from Pakistan Author

A heart felt poem indeed, Thank you for the beautiful submission Sabira. It has added greatly to my hub :)


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ArvinD_ 6 years ago from a small planet where life exist called Earth

Great hub.... I really learned so much things about Pakistan from your hub...... and SWAT is very beautiful place...... whn ma studies over, i want to visit swat........


Sabira Hussaini 6 years ago

Sallam!!!

Thank you very much for providing us the opportunity to have and give something to this hub... Love it!


Sabira Hussaini 6 years ago

Nowadays i see no new comments here...


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Humraaz 6 years ago from Asia

There is a subtle yet significant difference between the media portrayal. Without going into details the press articles where the word "Muslim" is headlined, talk about an act that was committed based on religious ideology - a Muslim father kills because of his family abandoning their Muslim heritage or the Muslim terrorist in Mumbai who killed innocent people at the behest of Muslim fanatical organization in Pakistan. Now look at the other headlines - Iowa man kills wife/kids or US university assasin kills 33 or a father killing a 13 month daughter - were these killings based on an ideology - religious or otherwise? I do not think so. What has happened in Pakistan is a culmination of two generations of hatred and desire for vengeance. Do the children in Pakistan not learn that "H" stands for harami with a picture of Sardar as an example? Did Benazir not inspire Kashmiri muslims to kill/drive Hindus from Kashmir to avenge her father's defeat. Were talibanis not created to extend Pakistani proxy into Afghanistan? Does Pakistan not provide a safe haven for Dawood Ibrahim, Mujahadeen and other criminals from all over the world? The original intent was to foment chaos and mayhem in the neighboring countries and all over the world but now because it needs US aid; first Musharraf and now Zardari started curtailing the activities of the very monsters that they created. Is it any wonder that these monsters are now biting off the arms of their creators. Yes the first phase was terrorists and now as you can see it is terror stricken. Unless you get some leader who is like Mahatma Gandhi (believes in non-violence), there is very little hope for change or progress in Pakistan.

I do pray things turn around in Pakistan - but will not hold my breath.


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Ariesf 6 years ago

Thanks for creating such a realistic hub for Pakistan.

As a Pakistani, we have the ability to challenge the world that we are a great nation with great human beings. Develop a positive attitude and take initiative to rebuild the Pakistan. We have the resources, but lack the leadership. We have talent but no execution, we have knowledge but lack of practice. Know who you are - as a Pakistan try to re-discover your self. We are Pakistani, the best nation ever.


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tritrain 5 years ago from United States

A wonderfully thought-provoking and beautiful page. Thank you for sharing with us.


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AK MAKEN 5 years ago

I agree to most of your points. there are many aspects of this issue which are out of the world's view and hubs like this can make the people around the world to ponder upon this issue with realistic approach. but i dont agree too one of your points that pakistan is a safe place for ICC Worldcup. although we have fought well against terrorism. still there are many risks which must not be taken at this sensitive time.

I wish you to read my hub and then give your kind opinion.

http://hubpages.com/politics/Voice-Of-The-Accused-...


Ammad 5 years ago

gr8 attempt. Very informative and thought provoking.


was33q 4 years ago

Nice and thought provoking hub... Also mind of peace is needed to read this hub. Some of the absent minded people stick to a point that just, pakistanies or Muslims are the terrorists. They should look around in their country that Muslims and also Pakistanies are living peacefully not harming anyone. One thing more, I heard that in universities, pakistanies are fought or moked by the other students as terrorists. Parents should develop a mind of peace and brotherhood in the minds of their sons...


HAHAHA 4 years ago

Humraaj Sir,

I support your points. What you are saying makes sense. Muslims today say that media is biased. The fact is that Muslims are just hiding their mistakes. This way, they will neither improve nor even think of doing that. They would just be happy that they criticized someone else.

But, someone like Mahatma Gandhi in PAK? Are you serious? We need some right solution like Abu bakr Mohammed ibn Zakariya Al Razi - a scientist who worked to integrate science with social welfare. A real great mind.

He can use science to solve PAK problems and this is what PAK needs right now.


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