Salam/ Namaste/ Satsriakal/ Hello! I am a Pakistani student based in Toronto. A novice writer and a wanna-be photographer, I have spent 16 years of my life in Pakistan, 3 in India and have been living in Toronto for the last 4 years. A student of political science and the son of a Pakistani bureaucrat/diplomat/farmer, I have heard and read stuff about Pakistan from many different perspectives.
Like most Pakistanis I am sick of what’s going on in our country and I feel the need for “something” to be done. But unlike most people, I believe “something” needs to be done by us. I strongly believe that we, as citizens, have a big role to play if we want our country to get off the downward spiral its been put on by its leaders and its citizens. Not doing anything about the problem is as good as being part of it.
I believe all of us are capable of making some change in our own capacity. Blessed with different talents, fortunes and life styles, all of us have a responsibility to help those who are in need. Our nation has been blessed with enormous talent and beauty. Instead of reddening its beautiful landscape with the blood of our fellow citizens and shutting doors to opportunity for our fellow citizens, we should work together to preserve the beauty of this country and provide equal opportunity to every Pakistani citizen regardless of color, caste, religion and social standing.
This blog is a collection of my thoughts. I encourage debate, questions and constructive criticism. So, let it be a learning experience for you and me.
If you have any advice for me or any experience/story/incident you would like to share, please don’t hesitate to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org