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The Plot of Life

What urged me to write this blog was Hasan Nisar’s statement which I paid attention to, few days back on a news channel, he said almost 90 % of Pakistanis depart from this life without realizing what life actually is, their whole existence is spent gyrating around “Roti”. I felt miserable upon hearing these words, so here I am, writing this article, if you people hold this opinion that I am going to talk about the prevailing system of governance in Pakistan and blame it, then I apologize to you for not gratifying your expectations. What I am actually going to talk about is the actual truth, truth about those people, who even have a hold on the government. Some of you will agree with what I am going to reveal but majority might not want to encounter this legitimacy so I request them not to persist on appraisal.

Hasan Nisar was actually emphasizing on poverty. What poverty is? A power game! Yes a power game. How? Let me elaborate things in a broader spectrum for your understanding, to comprehend this, one needs to untie the intertwined beliefs in his perceptive. Let us start with some bits of broken information. Being an environmentalist I am going to shed some light on over population. Overpopulation is an undesirable condition where the number of existing human population exceeds the carrying capacity of Earth. Some scientists claim that Earth has already lost its carrying capacity while others say that it has still some space left to sustain exceeding population. Overpopulation is not an issue which must take no notice of. Because a poor person is illiterate enough to be aware of the fact that if birth is not controlled it might just give rise to more poverty! But is it only the poor? Or middle class involved? Who controls it? Religious parties! Churches, mosques and temples, what services are they doing to the poor? I’ll tell you what, they are just creating more poverty and by what means? Being against birth control, pills and medicines and thereby contributing in overpopulation. Is this service to the poor? It is as if “You create the poor, and then you serve the poor” All the religions together have made man as poor as possible. Second to none all the religions are against money, it is like being against life. They have condemned money so much, and praised poverty so much that as far as I am concerned, they are the greatest criminals the world has known.

Poverty in our land is worshiped and respected. I remember when I was once taking course group at university, our class teacher use to converse about religion with us (Islam in particular). She used to say, which by the way offended me a great deal, that It is God who created so much poverty in our country unambiguously, so as to preserve the system of Zakaat. Imagine if there are no poor from where you are going to accomplish the 4th pillar of Islam? Countries like America and Australia are ill-fated that they are unable to be a part of this system.

What kind of mentality is this? Complete Jahalat I’d say. Life needs comforts, life needs good food, life needs good clothes, good houses. Therefore I respect wealth; it’s right to have money, perhaps I am the only person who is reverent of money, of wealth, because it can make you multi-dimensionally prosperous, though I believe there must be a proper regulation system of money among societies. Being against wealth is like being against life because life needs beautiful literature, music, art, poetry. Life is immense! But all the religious parties are against wealth and hold this opinion that this life is nothing but an illusion; the true life is in hereafter, this world is like hell, seriously? While Allah in the existing literature, The Quran, Bible, Bhagwat Geeta speaks of the beauty of this world with much zeal, talks about rivers, mountains, lands, skies, birds, planets and galaxies and welcomes people to wonder and ponder on them, they regard life as an illusion? What good are they doing to mankind? By when are we going to stop praising poverty? What does a poor man knows about music, art, literature, science, nature and LIFE? All that he cares about is “Roti”, because religions have prohibited much of the literature, music and art and deprived man from tremendous experiences.

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Sundus Sohail is an environmentalist and a freelance writer based in Karachi. Her areas of interests are human rights issues, social issues and others.

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