Last night when I was going to sleep, I was afraid. No my result was not being announced this morning, I was afraid of a progress report. Still that was not my progress report as an individual however it was the progress report of us all as a nation. I am talking about the report of transparency international. The time I, wakeups the report was out in the news. My fear was gone, as Pakistan ranked 34th most corrupt country of the world according to the report. 34th position that is far less then what I was expecting and afraid of. I was expecting to see the word Pakistan in top 20s. I am not saying this all as if I am against my own country. However I am saying this, all because I am angry the way my country is being run and first of all I am responsible for all this.
If someone says, “I am not corrupt, so I am not liable for this rank”. That “someone” is one of the real culprits, in our country mostly those people speak on politics who never bother to caste vote. That is our sense of responsibility, we never create some harm but we let others to create whatever they want to, and that is the attitude that has taken us to the place we are today. We are among the most corrupt countries. Countries never do the corruption because it is an act that is performed by people like us who live in the country.
Today we are amazed at our performance in the world championship of corruption and making fun of it, but how many of us have accepted this whole fuss because of our own acts, no matter if they are done deliberately or unintentionally. We are throwing whole burden on the government because it is one of the easiest object to be blamed for this performance overall.
No doubt that it is the government that ultimately is liable for the corruption free laws and practices in the country. However, when the government is busy in doing many important things. Such as protecting the president, making sure the installation of rental power plants, making and breaking with other political parties, practicing worst governance ever, making difficult for a common person to live, and keep a battlefront alive with media and judiciary. It becomes our responsibility to make sure the good things happen because from the ongoing government, at least I cannot expect, nothing can be expected that can be termed as good in real sense.