Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pakistan's Drift into Extremism, Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror !!


War on Terror is getting bloodier, resulting into bleeding Pakistan, dying civilians, bomb blasts, insecurity and killing of innocent civilians.

Pakistanis generally believe that war on terror is imposed by Bush on Pakistan; invasion of Afghanistan is a scheme of US, India and Israel to destabilize Pakistan resulting in the break up and ultimate capture of nuclear weapons.

It is well known that Islamists have always been used to extend Pakistani influence in Afghanistan, it has always been considered Pakistani backyard that provides strategic depth.

It is also believed that in an environment of distrust and insecurity, it is imperative for Pakistani security agencies to find proxies to minimize insecurity posed by regional powers.

To buy security various groups were recruited as proxies “Sept 09 Newsline Magazine writes”, Madrassas nurturing armies of young Islamic militants ready to embrace martyrdom have been on the rise for years in the Punjab. In fact, South Punjab has become the hub of jihadism. Yet, some how, there are still many people in Pakistan who refuse to acknowledge this threat.

Four major militant outfits, the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT), are all comfortably ensconced in South Punjab (see article “Brothers in Arms” in Newsline). Sources claim that there are about 5,000 to 9,000 youth from South Punjab fighting in Afghanistan and Waziristan. A renowned Pakistani researcher, Hassan Abbas cites a figure of 2,000 youth engaged in Waziristan”.

To me, it is logical that actions should be the by products of strategy, it is well known that strategically the extremist outfits have never been considered a threat by Pakistani security thinkers.

US so far failed to address the security mindset, failed to remove their insecurities. Instead of addressing the issue at strategic level, US focus is too narrow, pushing reluctant Pakistan to act, forced to cooperate at tactical level. In short US failed to buy security for Pakistan and it seems two allies are pursuing different goals, relationship lacks goal alignment.

Recent Hillary Clinton visit to Pakistan demonstrate that instead of focusing on changing the mindset , Ms Clinton again pushes reluctant Pakistan, New York Times writes, “ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a visit meant to improve relations with Pakistan, strongly suggested Thursday that some Pakistani officials bore responsibility for allowing terrorists from Al Qaeda to operate from safe havens along this country’s frontier.

“I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are, and couldn’t get to them if they really wanted to,” she said to a group of Pakistani journalists on her second day here. “Maybe that’s the case; maybe they’re not gettable. I don’t know.”

US actions requires two pronged approach, alter the mindset that finds security for Pakistan in nurturing the extremists.

US should work on convincing Pakistan that it is not in their benefit to use extremists, -help in buying them security esp. Indo-Pak ties and Afghanistan.

On the other hand, problem is so deep; Can Pakistan affords to detach itself from religious ideology, security mindset visualizes the world through religious glasses, it means choosing friends and foes on the basis of religion?? Can it survive as democratic secular, non interfering welfare state, having peaceful relations with neighboring countries or national security state is the answer???

It is complex, only a win-win approach is going to be fruitful, US strategy must buy Pakistan security, otherwise any action imposed, may have random results.

Extremist monster will haunt Pakistani society, region and result in an insecure world. It is time to act before it is too late.

Monday, October 26, 2009

More I Think More I Hate!!!


More I Think More I Hate!!!

People lost conscious
People have no civic sense
They defy human sanctity
They say no to civilization

People love Lying
It is a national character
Backbiting is entertaining
It is a national sport
We love talking in the back
Joy, fun, frolic is kick ass
We love our religion
Moral policing is second nature

Ohh Women
Stay away from women
An object of sin
So keep her away
Save pious men

She is to be beaten
She is born slave
Man is superior
Women is naïve
Keep her as sex slave
Produce babies
And keep her in the cave

Kill her in the name of honor
Kill her in the name of morality
Make her parade naked
Bury her alive, she brings shame

More I think more I hate
More I think more I hate
It is an ugly society
I can not relate
I feel alien
I feel odd
More I think more I hate
More I think more I hate

You screw around
You are a macho
You are a Man
She enjoys freedom
She is fast
She is slut
She is whore
She is to be beaten
She is born slave

More I think more I hate
More I think more I hate
It is not the place i relate
It is not the place i relate

The Kite Runner; Stealing is the only Sin????



I came across an interesting movie/novel, following words made me think about the whole concept of morality.

Conversation between child and father conveys a universal message;

"Now, no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. Do you understand that?

"When you kill a man, you steal a life," Baba said. "You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?"

Think about it.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saudi Female Sentenced to 60 LASHES!!!! Poor Muslim Woman !!!


I am stunned to hear the news that a Saudi female journalist has been sentenced to 60 lashes over TV show. It was a show in which a Saudi man talked about his extra marital sex life.

Well, in general Muslim men are the worst when it comes to Booze and Sex esp. whenever they are traveling abroad. It is not hidden truth that they are repressed, just like hungry cow, when they see green pasture, they run like crazy.

We as society do not question anything goes behind the scene but when it comes to talking we become the most pious and self proclaimed moral police.

Well that report says “A female journalist in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 60 lashes over a TV show in which a Saudi man described his extra-marital sex life. The programme, made by Lebanese satellite network LBC, caused a huge scandal in conservative Saudi Arabia when it was shown several months ago.

The journalist is one of two female LBC employees who have been arrested.
The station's offices in Saudi Arabia were closed down and two of its producers - both female - put on trial.

Ironically, however, LBC is part-owned by the Saudi media mogul and billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

Roasters; Stop Throwing Bread Bowls…Consumers Wake Up!!!!!!

Roasters Gourmet Coffee House is one of my favorite dine out places. Lately, I was shocked to hear that left over food is thrown, instead of sharing it with hungry homeless people.

Last week, I was working late; had an interesting discussion with two of my colleagues on various aspects of cruel capitalism and pseudo green branding of brutal blood sucking Multinational Organizations.

I shared a story, how Coke Branded schools in US and disallowed them to discuss anti Coke topics such as their investments in dictatorial African countries!! Discussion moved on with citations on Shells alleged killing of environmental activists in Africa.

One of the colleagues lately tried soup in bread bowl at Roasters Restaurant Zamzama Karachi, no one questions the delicious foods, deserts and aromatic coffee, what bothered my colleague was their throwing of full bread bawl. He was assuming that left bread is shared with homeless on the streets, in the midst of sky rocketing flour prices in the country. When he asked one of the waiters, it was informed that left over breads bowls are not shared with homeless people rather dumped in garbage bin. It shocked him and I was also stunned to hear that.
I still remember that in developed societies consumers have strong power; they go all the way to buy green products or support organizations having strong corporate social responsibility track record. During my Feb 09 US visit to Wall Street, I was surprised to get to know about Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

These restaurants exist because of the consumers, if we question, influence restaurants, small step may force them to share the left over food with homeless and it would make a difference.

It may a beginning but as consumers, we can force organizations to act in responsible manner.

Just think about it, we can make a difference!!!

Women; An Object of Sin !!!! Oh Mullah


One of the LUMS students Malia wrote a poem in protest against “Moral Policing Mentality” in Pakistan.

ملا نے سکھایا اک سیانی کو سبق
کسی زن کے قریب آے نہ کوئی نر
ہے اک یہ ہی رب کا امر
اسی پر تو بس کرنا فکر
اسی پر دین ہے قائم
اسی سے ہے روسّں قبر
اسی سے بنیں قومیں امر
کسی زن کے قریب آے نہ کوئی نر
ہے فرنگی کا مکر Freewill
دخل ذاتیات ہے رب کا امر
بازارمیں بہن کو جوتے لگا کر سوچتا پسر
سوات کا واقعہ ہے قوموں کا فخر
لگائیں زنا بالجبر پراندھی بچی کو کوڑے اگر
تو پھر بھی نہ کرے کوئی فکر
کہ عقل کا استعمال ہے گناہ کبر
یہ قیمتی ہے صرف تو اسے نہ کر
بس ھاتھ میں تو اپنے اب پکڑ
اک موٹا سا ڈنڈا ذر
ااور جا بجا گھنٹی ہر اک کہ گھر
کھل کہ تانک جھانک تو کیا کر
کہ کسی زن کے قریب آے نہ کوئی نر
ہے یہ ہی اک میرے رب کا امر
جو تیرا ہمسایہ گیا بھوک سی مر
کیوں تجھے ھوتی ہے فکر
گر گیا راہ پر جو کسی کا پدر
تو کیوں کر کرے کوئی فکر
بیاہ دے قرآن سے بیٹی اگر
نہ تو پھر بھی کوئی کرے ذکر
چھین لیا کسی نے کسی کا در
بس پھر بھی نہ تو ہو مضطر
یہ سب معاملات کہ تو ہو غافل ذر
اکہ آ سکے زن کہ قریب یہ مردود نر
جھوٹ چوری رشوت سب پر تو کرنا صبر
بس کسی ناری کہ قریب ایے نہ نر
کہ اسی سے بنی قومیں امر
سائنس کی کبھی نہ تو کرنا فکر
معاشیات پر بھی نہ کرنا نظر
اور فنون لطیفہ ہے کیا مکر
کس نے کہا ہے کہ یہ ہے کوئی ہنر
اورانسانیت میں ہے نہیں کوئی ثمر
جب آ گیا ناری کہ قریب کوئی نر

Friday, October 16, 2009

Please Don't Kiss in Public, LUMS Bans Kissing???



As LUMS student, I am sad to hear that premier institute has taken away the personal rights of students, when they announced ban on KISSING on campus. I had been following the email threads and discussions on pros and cons on Public Display of Affection, but I tend no to agree with argument that anything against the social norms should be banned.

Issue was raised when a student peck her boyfriend on the cheek during Ramadan. It was not a French Kiss rather a simple PECK.

Public display of affection is a debatable issue; everyone has his or her limits regarding how much is too much!! Socially if I look at, on the one hand there are many of my friends who do not shake hands on the other hand there are female friends who shake hands as well as kiss on the cheek. To me it is one’s personal choice and matter of comfort, no one should have right to dictate someone what is right or wrong.

Behind the doors as hypocrite society everything is acceptable but in public, majority wears a social mask and looks pious and expects others to behave as per THEIR defined framework. Was Peck on the cheek alarming or during Ramadan, well its personal choice if someone doesn’t follow religion, it is his or her choice. It doesn’t mean that if someone doesn’t follow the defined code of behavior, he or she is being disrespectful to religion or society. Come on, peck on the cheeks is simply a sweet natural human behavior, what is harm in it.

I have seen LUMS in harmony, students working under the umbrella of LUMS religious society, whatever they do they have liberty, similarly music society , Arts and Drama society, girls and guys attending prayers in the central mosque or students dancing in campus concerts, girls in Hejab and girls in Capri’s or Jeans with low neck are not frowned upon. To me, as long as if anything doesn’t affect others people should not have any issue.

I have seen female students sitting on the lap of fellow male students, why one should raise eyebrows, it is such a simple and natural human behavior.

Universities are places, students do not follow conventional wisdom and norms, Hippie culture was the by product of campuses, students defied the prevailing culture. LUMS is a place I came across students questioning the existence of God and relevance of religion, it is positive thing that one must question everything under the sun but at the same time one should not have any right to disrespect or hurt anyone’s feelings.

I guess to regulate student behavior is not going to help; if someone wants to get intimate I hardly think anything would stop him or her.

Its better to discuss the pros and cons of socially acceptable behavior and let students decide out of choice to practice socially acceptable norms or go their own away.

I expect LUMS would relook this; else Student bodies should challenge the behavior regulation.
This blog excerpts published in prestigious Indian media;
Zee News
Deccan Herald
Times of India
The Statesman

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PIA’s in-flight Etiquettes and Manners Lecture!!!



It was six thirty I was inside PIAs flight heading from Lahore to Karachi. After tiring trip I thought of a good read and then go for nap. As usual airhostess continues with announcement, its routine and no one pays attention.

Well, after a while, again a series of announcement continued, this time it simply made me attentive, it was an in flight etiquettes and manner lecture in the sky.

I have been through one of the most boring flights of JAL from Tokyo to Osaka and one of the most interesting Delta flight North Carolina to Utah.

PIA flight was weird, announcement sort of surprised me, it goes on;

We request all passengers to use toilet properly, make sure It doesn’t choke, please avoid throwing spoons, knives, glass, plates, tissue paper, sanitary napkin. Please make sure you open the camode lid and remove tissue, when you are done, make sure you clean it. Do not throw water and offer ablution “Wadu for prayer”, this would flood the toilet. Flight is non smoking; please do not smoke in toilet. Do not throw tissue or water while seated.

After the detailed lecture, for a while I thought as if I am taking flight from a jungle somewhere in Africa, Amazon or remote aborigines village in Australia, one may wonder, only a tribal or the most backward society living in medieval age may require above code of basic manners. Later I realized, well, we as a nation may have modern attire, money to fly but still lack very basic manners. When one sees a well dressed guy with expensive vehicle, it is not surprising if that person lacks the basic road behaviors.

On the one hand I got backwardness and civilizational reality check, on the other hand I started thinking about etiquettes and manners police in Japan. Japanese nation is already polite, yet wants to make sure it is enforced so that they would be able to sustain unique socio-cultural value of courteousness.

I am afraid, nations learn and move on but we on the other hand are in the regressive mode, when it comes to basic etiquettes. I guess 60 years are enough to have basic civic etiquettes and manners !!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Love Life of LUMS Students !!


Lately i came across an interesting blogpost on Daily Dawn blog, it is about Love Life of LUMS Students. As LUMS student i recall our discussions on thriving liberal and conservative value system at LUMS. Blog raises various questions which may be relevant to our society at large, here is blog;

The campus of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is famous for being a bubble environment where risqué fashion trends are explored and high-school soap operas come to life in the midst of hijab-clad women and the bearded folk from LUMS Religious Society. To an outsider visiting LUMS, or possibly visiting Pakistan for the first time, this campus might seem at first encounter like the ideal multicultural environment akin to an ancient city-state where all live in harmony with tolerance.

However, as anyone with a deeper relationship with the campus or its student body can tell you, things aren’t so rosy at LUMS. In fact, the campus often seems divided between conservative, retro-revisionists and ultra-modern, party-hopping, next-generation liberals. Recently, what was previously a silent divide, became verbose on the LUMS campus mail system following a mass message sent out by a conservative student fed up with all the on-campus indecency she’s had to deal with.....................................(click following link for complete read)
Top Pakistan university to ban kissing ( Christian Science Monitor)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kerry Lugar Bill “If You don’t Like us & Want us”- Solution is Simple, don’t Take the aid!


Recently, Kerry Lugar bill has been introduced, it plans to grant Pakistan, USD 1.5 billion in five years time, it is termed an Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act.

Bill promises the grant to extremism stricken Pakistan, poised with economic problems.

Lately I came across interesting media debate in Pakistan; most of the sensational TV stations are condemning the strings attached to the bill. I am sure most of the participants in talk shows have not read the bill, yet opposing it.

Instead of Pakistan’s worrying about grant, US should be worried whether billions would buy them peace or not, what if funding falls through or if Pakistan fails against the benchmark or conditions.

Kerry Lugar bill discussion always reminds me of recent BBC blog written by Wusatullah Khan, he simply asks “Why would Pakistan not approach Saudi to grant Oil for three months, Why would Pakistan not ask China for just USD 100 million grant” at least US is buying peace for the region, extending a grant of over USD 1.5 billion, shouldn’t they have right to put conditions. Recent Musharraf revelation on the misuse of USD Billions grant in last 8 years i.e., buying weapons to position Pakistan vis a vis India is not yet forgotten.

As usual Jihadi supporters, parties like “Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan” have decided to intensify its campaign against the alleged US interference in the country’s internal matters and the Kerry-Lugar bill. To me, they are the immediate losers, because empowering people would close the Jihadi factory.

To understand the bill passed by US Senate, I had a look at the details I came across that there are limitations on assistance mainly related to security such as limitation on Arms Transfer. Pakistan is seriously committed to war on terror; it should not worry about those limitations.

Pakistan is committed to Non Proliferation, grant asks for cooperation for dismantling the supplier networks related to nuclear weapons related materials. It should not worry to any peace loving citizen of Pakistan.

Pakistan believes in the stability of Afghanistan, bill requires Pakistan to not to support any of the group, again there is no need for Pakistani citizens to worry about.

Bill calls for dismantling any alleged terrorist bases, if there are any; I guess it is good for the stability of Pakistan and the region.


Bill says, money could be used for the construction related activities. Bill also calls for increasing Pakistan’s counter insurgency capability; again, this would help our army to meet the internal threats effectively.

Bill has strong monitoring mechanism so that purposeful use of the grant could be assured.

To me I do not see any clause that enslaves Pakistan rather it would help us to have peaceful Pakistan, Afghanistan and world at large.

If anyone is against the grant, they also know that Pakistan is in dire need of financial support, could they ask China for just USD 100 million or Saudi for free Oil for a quarter.

It seems Pakistani media is suffering from Tunnel Vision; pseudo intellectualism is the order of the day.

Hope sanity prevails.


Let me share an article and discussion took place in New York Times and Daily Dawn

"Salman Masood article showed two trendy young men sitting with the plastic replica of Rodney McDonald outside a McDonald’s joint in Islamabad. According to Masood, both men vehemently opposed the bill, saying that it ‘undermines Pakistan’s sovereignty".

Where are the schools, hospitals, a welfare system, political stability, a robust democracy, a healthy economy, and a life free of sectarian and religious strife, bigotry, bloodshed and hatred? We are all prisoners of certain delusions... Read More—about ourselves and about the many countries that we believe are constantly scheming against us. We refuse to free ourselves from these paranoid, self-serving apparitions and yet we demand sovereignty from the nefarious designs of our many (largely imagined) enemies. The enemy is us.

FELLOW PAKISTANIS MUST READ PERCEPTION OF OTHERS PUBLISHED in NYTIMES

Did anyone else notice the common threads between the different Pakistani voices represented in this article (and much of elsewhere too)?

a) they are virulently anti-American while professing admiration, support, etc....

b) they want more and more and more…money. In the form of aid. Don’t ask the billions given them, just in the last few years (and a lot more earlier). No accounting for that. But…they want more money. For what? so they can play the double games they have always played: train terrorists who wage their terrorism in neighboring countries and further away.

c) Blame India, Indians, and such. Not acknowledging that that country, since they broke with Pakistan, has gone on to graduate highly competent doctors, engineers, scientists, professionals. Scratch every terrorist in the world today and you’d find they graduated from …Pakistan. Tells a story of how two countries differed in the last few decades.Are we Americans to trust these sorts with nuclear weapons? Are we to trust them as partners in bringing peace in Afghanistan? If you continue to believe that lemme know for I have a bridge to sell you…

Solution is simple.
Don’t take the aid !

1.5 billion over 5 years
300 million per year
304,059,724 US Population...
$0.9867 per year per person. It’ll eventually add up.

They don’t like us and they don’t want us.

THEN WE SHOULDN”T GIVE THEM OUR MONEY

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Free HUGS For ALL!!!! A Hug is What We Need!!!


I lately came across a video; it says “sometimes, a hug is what we need”. It is so true; we are becoming socially isolated and individualistic in the age of modern technology. Instead of talking to fellow commuters in TUBE or Metro, many would prefer IPod music.

Later I searched about the campaign background, I came across that “Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives. I still remember my discussion during home hospitality dinner in Salt Lake City, UTAH, our host was of the opinion that “In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of connecting people became phenomenal”.Interestingly, as this phenomenon of Free Hugs campaign spread, police BANNED.

The motto of the campaign was “PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER”!

Campaing had interesting background, Juan Mann, was living in London, things turned bad for him and he had to land in his homeland Sydney, back there “No one to welcome him, no place to call home, he was a tourist in his hometown”

Juann mentions that standing in the arrival terminal; he saw other passengers’ meeting their waiting friends, smiling, hugging, laughing and he wanted someone out there to be waiting for him, to be happy to see him, to smile at him and to hug him.. Awwwwwwwwwww.


He got a cardboard and a marker and made a sign, found a busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held the sign with words “Free Hugs” on both sides, from there onward people responded and he got Free HUGS.

People feeling lonely, going through ordeal, hugged Juann and its all comfortable human connection.

Let me share, even we in Pakistan, friends and married couple can not give Free Hugs whenever any loved one traveling back home.

We also need a Free HUGS campaign ;)
Here are the lyrics of Free Hugs video;
I don't mind where you come from
As long as you come to me
I don't like illusions I can't see
Them clearly
I don't care no I wouldn't dare
To fix the twist in you
You've shown me eventually
What you'll do
I don't mind...
I don't care...
As long are you're here
Go ahead tell me you'll leave again
You'll just come back running
Holding your scarred heart in hand
It's all the same
And I'll take you for who you are
If you take me for everything
Do it all over again
It's all the same
Hours slide and days go by
Till you decide to come
And in between it always seems too long
All of a sudden
And I have the skill, yeah
I have the will
To breathe you in while I can
However long you stay
Is all that I am
I don't mind...
I don't care...
As long are you're here
Go ahead tell me you'll leave again
You'll just come back running
Holding your scarred heart in hand
It's all the same
And I'll take you for who you are
If you take me for everything
Do it all over again
It's always the same
Wrong or rightBlack or white
If I close my eyes
I's all the same
In my life
The compromise
I close my eyes
It's all the same
Go ahead say it you're leaving
You'll just come back running
Holding your scarred heart in hand
It's all the same
And I'll take you for who you are
If you take me for everything
Do it all over again
It's all the same

Brasil! La La La La Brasil! Let Olympic Go Wild on Rio Beaches!!


Carnival city Rio de Janerio has been chosen to host the 2016 Olympic. I have always loved Brazilian Samba, I wish I could attend the Olympic there, a nation, fueled with sporting zeal.

Sun writes “After the announcement, over 50,000 samba dancing locals, waving green, blue and yellow national flags gathered on the beach for a wild victory party”.

The best moment was when Brazilian legend Pele was close to tears during Olympic speech.

The best part is, Brazil would be the first South American to host Olympic.

The interesting part was, Tokyo and Chicago were eliminated, people like Obama flew to back Chicago but all in vein.

Brazil is going to make a history, it has money, infrastructure, culture and fun.

I am sure Rio is going mesmerize the world with its cultural charm.

I would say, let Olympic GO WILD in Brazil.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Indians Please Do Not Urinate; Else I Will Kill You !!!

It is a story of an Indian man who was shot dead in a brawl over urinating near a petrol station in Dehli. A 22 year old guy got into a brawl when an employee of petrol station objected guys to not to urinate. Brawl heated up and station guard killed the guy.

Spitting and urinating in public is against basic civic manners, in general, South Asia society (Crowd) lack manners.

You drive on the streets of Karachi, Pan spitting and urinating is so common, it is an ordeal esp when someone visits abroad for a week or so and comes back. Aaah, one can see the marked difference, we simply lack basic manners.

One may agree that there is dearth of public urinals but still, we have a long way to go when it comes to basic manners.

When I was in Tokyo, I came across manners police, for a while I thought, If manners police land in South Asia, over one billion people would have been charged.

It was hilarious to read that some places people put up gods and goddesses pricture to deter people from urinating and spitting.

Impressive Malawi, Windmill Out of Junk OMG !!!


We have a lot of stories about the individual efforts at grassroots level making a difference in communities. While reading BBC, I came across an impressive teenage Malawian boy who transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk.

A book is also being written on the same subject, title is THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND.

Al Gore is one of the persons who impressed me with his environment related initiative, BBC writes “Self-taught William Kamkwamba has been feted by climate change campaigners like Al Gore and business leaders the world over”.

Report further says “ His against-all-odds achievements are all the more remarkable considering he was forced to quit school aged 14 because his family could no longer afford the $80-a-year (£50) fees. When he returned to his parents' small plot of farmland in the central Malawian village of Masitala, his future seemed limited.

Such efforts show that individually we can tackle issues the world is facing.

Report says “Teenager had a dream of bringing electricity and water he did not wait for politicians or aid group to do it for him”.

There is a lesson for all of us living in Pakistan; well we are tired and hopeless with our state machinery and government. We can learn from Malawian boy to make a difference in our communities.

I can simply say the boy is a true hero, deserves eulogy.