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Give me a stick and I will change Pakistan

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Imran Jan |

On a beautiful mid-afternoon when the sky was blue and the air was crisp, I had just finished my stroll around the Shalimar Park in Islamabad. As I approached the parking area and got into my car to leave, I noticed that there was a luxury vehicle parked in the wrong spot and blocking all the exiting traffic. Many of us had to leave using the path for incoming traffic. The entire place became one rowdy mess. I asked the police and Rangers on duty how come they never asked the driver of the luxury car not to park in the wrong spot. They were all very polite and apologetic.

One of them said, “kya karein sahib ? Ab woh ayengay aur main kuchh boloonga tau kahengay main ne Amreeka se degree lee hai tum mujhe sikhao gay parking?” (What can I do Sir? Now when the driver of this car will return and if I dare say anything, he/she will give me their resume as to how they have an American degree and so they shouldn’t have to get a lecture on parking from a lowly police on duty.) The guard didn’t probably realize but he told me a very thought provoking thing. He was absolutely right.

Imran Khan’s talk about people’s rights is great. However, he needs to constantly remind people of their responsibilities as well.

We are all law abiding citizens in America, England, and any other country with white people and a good economy. However, here in Pakistan we resort to the most ridiculous and vulgar manners. The good news is that where there is a problem, there is an incentive to find a solution to the problem. The newly elected charismatic leader Imran Khan has always talked about people’s rights and........

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