My blog post on Elections 2013 published on http://studentsofpakistan.com/blogs/ few days back.
In all the hustle bustle of elections, catching up with talk shows, socializing on twitter, and some personal affairs, I got bit late to post it here on my personal blog.
Here you go:
The Islamic Republic State of Pakistan is going through full hype of Election 2013. In fact, it is just around the corner. Every Pakistani, teenage to adult is excited and in full spirits supporting the best political party he/she has decided to vote for. Certainly, every individual, being a Pakistani, must show high spirits in taking keen part to decide the future of our beloved homeland. It is national and moral duty. Admitting all the positives related to the election 2013 season and the enthusiasm it carries, there is one term which has gained quite a loud momentum long since the election season has started. I am referring to the term, ”change” – a simple word yet very deep in meaning and got list of ideologies with it.
What compelled me to present my thoughts on paper is the only question that has been shaking my mind every time I discuss about the need of voting or the necessity of adding our voice in shaping the future of Pakistan through our votes. That question is, are we actually ready to accept the change? Are they mere shouts/ slogans demanding ‘change’ across all media, or we are charged enough to rationally act upon the real perception of ‘change’? For I believe that the thing of change comes from within. It is, no doubt, the utmost responsibility of the state to take all measures to safeguard the rights of its state-men at the best possible levels, but simultaneously, is the duty of every individual as well to welcome the season of change with all heart, to cultivate the positive seeds of change in his actions, thoughts and intentions. This is what the dire need of our nation is in this present time of national troubles and calamities. We, as a nation, will have to stand up united with sincere vibes to bring a change of mindset, attitude and our values. There lies our national integrity and only then we can prosper to the roads of a new and reshaped Pakistan.
Otherwise, no matter how many campaigns we strive to run, how much energy and resources are spent convincing people to vote for the most able political party; the idea of having a progressive and refined state would be fruitless.
In that context, I believe that the real leader exists within us only. We just have to recharge those super-positive attributes, make up our minds to ‘be the change’, become the model leader and the future is all set towards brightness and progress that we wish to see in our beloved state of Pakistan.
Remember: Change in mindset, thoughts and intentions is all what is required of you, my fellow countrymen!!