Every morning, I wake up dreading what the day ahead will bring.
I dread switching on the news. I dread receiving phone calls. I just dread.
I dread because I have now started to anticipate the inevitable. Another bomb blast in Pakistan. Another mother weeping. Another child crying.
To vent my frustration and despair after Monday’s bomb blasts in Rawalpindi and Lahore, I updated my status on Facebook…“Omar Ul Haq thinks that each Pakistani should now accept the fact that this ‘democratically’ elected government has miserably failed and that the Army should step in immediately…”
As expected, there was a flood of comments on this statement within the next few hours. In the face of adversity, it was good to see such a display of passion, patriotism, and strong emotions by my fellow Pakistanis for our country’s future.
Personally, I find it difficult to openly express myself and may even hesitate in speaking my mind at times because of my family background. Both my grandfathers, General Zia Ul Haq and General Rahimuddin Khan have an army / military background, whereas my father, Ijaz Ul Haq, has been a part of the democratically elected governments for the past 20 years. Much of what I want to say may be misinterpreted by some, hence I tend to keep my opinions to myself. However, similar to each and every other Pakistani, I also just want the best for our country.
I have pasted the responses in the ‘comments’ section so you can take a look at the heated debate as well. Please share your views as well.