It was 16th December, the day when the East Pakistan was no more a part of Pakistan. The world saw a new country emerge on the face of the earth. It’s been 39 years now but the harsh memories are still alive. What actually happened? It still remains a mystery, perhaps it’s been presented in a way that it looks like that. History is one thing that was ruined and spoiled by everyone who got a chance to do so. The case of Dhaka fall isn’t any different.
What happened was bad but the worst thing is that everyone is still busy in blaming and no one wants to accept its fault and surrender. For a moment, even if we let the bygone be bygone, and let’s face the fact that the issues and circumstances aren’t same as they were back then. We witness the same political fight over politics, same number game, and same hollow discussions. The issues of common men were neither in the priority list of the government at time and nor they are now.
The only thing we get to know today is that government is going, the countdown has begun, and someone with only eight seats in national assembly becomes hero out of nowhere. If anyone had the chance to read the newspapers from that time when the whole problem in East Pakistan began, he would see that we are facing even grave issues and problems then that era.
I have no complaint from the government and the political leaders because we are the ones who have succumbed to their beliefs. We have accepted them for who they are. They are good at doing nothing and good for nothing. But what have we learned out of that dark red chapter of our history that ended in a dark green flag with big red dot right in the middle? Nothing, and that is the simplest answer. Lawlessness, and over tanking the rights of the others,
misuse of the power is still the normal practice and all those who are starving for their rights are either starving or they have come to a stage that now they have been named as rebels.
What kind of outcome we expect other then rebels when our attitude on the whole is totally pathetic. We have lost a lot out of this attitude problem and trust me, we cannot afford any more. Time is to wake up because the alarm sound is just rising right now just imagine of the time when there will be no alarm what will be there is nothing else but a big dangerous bang. Things have to be better no matter they turn good after touching the worst level of whatever they can see or the smooth way can end up in better result. Choice is totally ours; either we want to see the Pakistan, the way it should be or we still have enough courage to see another chapter like the one we were forced to write in 1971.
P.S This post was Published in Lahore Post as well