A thought sting my mind and hurt my nerves the same day and compelled me to believe in that whatever is happening to our public, (should be dubbed as directionless mob instead of public), is what they deserved and whatever is going on in the name of the so-called national interest is very justified.
It was an ungrateful off from my work and I was braving the chilling wave of winter at bus stop and shivering, as the heat of my body and warm clothes were unable to protect me from the striking coldness. The date was 28 of December 2010 and after an half hour wait at the stop, the bus came, and within no time I boarded the bus thanking Allah Almighty for sending the bus not so much late and murmuring to curse the driver and conductor, for making me to wait for almost 30 minutes on traffic-full road of Sharh-e-Faisal in a chilling winter day. The bus was almost full of passengers with many standing inside and some clinging with the gate. It was 9:00 pm not much late for going home but still people including me seemed to be in hurry to reach home.
When the bus crossed the Finance and Trade Centre (FTC) at a sailed pace, I thought some body will surely make statement against the slow pace of the bus and will be urging and arguing with the driver to gear up the vehicle. But to my wonder, no one broke the silence, as all were satisfied. That compelled me to throw the first stone and protest against the slow pace, asking the driver to speed up the vehicle to save our precious time. To my utter surprise or you may say shock, there was no voice supporting my standpoint from the passengers.
After a short while, I again complained against the wastage of time by the driver, but again there was no support for me except one of the passenger knocking the window, which is assumed an order to the driver to ‘DRIVE FAST’. The others were very much happy and content on the wastage of time.
At this point, a neuron screamed in my brain with a thought taking over my skull that the lazy driver reflects the chaotic state of affairs of our country, its system and all of our so called leaders and public.
The people of this country, like the passengers of the bus, have no objections, no worry or no concerns what has been done and is being done in their name, in their ‘interests’ and in the ‘supreme national’ interests.
This attitude of the masses should be blamed primarily for the skyrocketing price hike, engineered inflation, load shedding, terrorism and all the problems we are grappling with nowadays, instead of other reasons.
We have turned to be just ‘living corpuses’ residing in our isolated capsules of selfishness and ignorance.
We have become like zombies, who are interested in only grazing whether its food or human flash. instinctive
Zuhaib Akram , is an Electronics Engineer by Qualification, a instinctive researcher and blogger by hobby. Breathing in Karachi (Pakistan) the city of artificial lights.