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Bird

When I was young I could never imagine I would someday be this mad about air-crafts and birds. On my first trip on a plane, I kept looking out of the window. I was amazed to see that humans can fly as well; it was something different for me I only knew that birds could fly. The air hostess gave me a book, it was a coloring book. It had different kinds of planes. My world changed all of a sudden after looking at such planes. They were so many, my passion was slowly developing about air-crafts  and I used to wonder that what if I was born as a bird, yes I know I was childish back there.

child hood

Let’s go flying. Isn’t that a cute phrase to go around with, the dreaming of flying is in just about every young person’s mind when they see birds in the air. When I was finally about to start lessons to fly, life came along with burst of other family matters become a higher priority. As I grew up the dream of flying never was far from my thoughts and hopes that one day getting behind the stick and taking off to soar above the rest of the world. Being able to look down in a more 3-Dimensional world than the flat roads we often drive. Now that I am at a point in my life where I can pursue my lifelong dream, I am finding it more difficult than I would have ever imagined, cost? Even though it is high in today’s economic times, I can swing this, time? No problem. I am available most weekdays and weekends. It seems there are still some problems I am facing mainly the permission from my parents. According to them I have to wait till I get my bachelors done. But it’s been a childhood dream to fly on my own not being a passenger being free to fly.

paragliding

In pursuit of my ambition about birds how they fly, I even tried paragliding. So I could have the feeling of flying without any machinery involved, it felt really adventurous. But it wasn’t enough for me, so I started a journey to discover every single form that could give you feel that you are free of every boundary and sky isn’t the limit or you, I came across many amazing books about air-crafts  bungee jumping, paragliding, parachuting, and sky sailing. It still is on my mind and I don’t till when it will remain there. Hope to see this dream come true one day.

By Sajjad Naqvi

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“Everything is possible in Pakistani politics”

Current political situation of Pakistan.

 

We live in the world where every thing is possible. Democratic governments have always failed to complete their tenure which eventually results in a long lasting dictatorship reign. In Pakistani politics, there is a clear domination by few families only and these families have never produced long lasting fruitful results. The political system has been stagnant since 70′s and no drastic change has taken place. The chair of head of state has been a war between the head of the army staff and a few noticeable political leaders. Who has suffered? Well, you guessed it right, the nation!

CaptureIf we observe the political situation of Pakistan, much of the politics is based on different ethnic groups. It’s fair to say that the current political situation of Pakistan is in dire need of substantial changes if we compare it to the political systems of leading nations in the world.

This is how Pakistani political parties work.

Almost every party represents a particular ethnic group; therefore no party has got the support in every region because the role of political parties in Pakistan is very much based upon different ethnic groups they represent. This is one of the major reasons of slow development in some specific areas as compared to others. There are a number key problems in political system of Pakistan, & the list grows on and on with every passing minute.

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Pakistani politics has started to take an adverse route as the layman pursues to struggle in the rut. The current situation in Karachi and Baluchistan is worse than ever. The blame of these riots clearly is on politicians who are just manipulating different groups to get benefits for themselves. If the current political situation in Pakistan does not change, the country would keep on suffering at the hands of monarchs and waderas!

 

Overview of role of Pakistani youth in Politics

The Pakistani Youth has stepped on a train named as destiny that takes its passengers on the path towards development. Since the establishment of Pakistan, youth had always been crushed and oppressed by teachers, leaders and parents. Moreover the role of youth in politics has always been limited due to corrupt and inept political system. They failed to get exposed to the world that could lead to a new era of modernization. As the clock ticked and time flew, things started to change their discourse. The new century brought about much advancement along with the change in trends of Pakistani youth.

The history tells us that political parties have always used the youth to achieve their political targets but looking at the bigger picture, the role of youth in Pakistani politics has always been limited. Never has the true democracy been at the helm thanks to corrupt and substandard political infra-structure. Men with money, or shall we say, the big players have always dominated the political playground.

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Amid all the hypocrisy, the youth has always been used as political horses. The “Kings” have used the horses to well effect but never have they empowered the resilient armed men! Like pawns in a chess game, the kings have used the youth to its benefit but never let it express itself. Sighs!

 

In recent times, a hope arose in the shape of Youth Parliament. It created optimism, a fresh wave of breath. Young intellectuals were given importance, and it seemed finally Pakistan was on the verge of revolution. An in-house revolution that would change the face of Pakistan on the political front. But the house never realized its potential. It was suppressed under the might of the wealthy parliamentarians.

 

So youth all you need to do is: –

Let’s join hands, let’s walk together and let’s make Pakistan a better nation!

 

written by Zainab malik 🙂