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‘The fatal disorder’


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THIS refers to Sameer Ahmad’s letter ‘The fatal disorder’ (March 27). The writer rightly pointed out that “we should at least be honest with future generations in telling them about ‘where we went wrong’.”

I agree with him as it is the basic prerequisite for any society to progress. If we aren’t told the actual history and deeds of our ancestors, it will be very difficult to sort out issues pertaining to the prosperity of the country.

Moreover, I would like to say that the governments should now end up teaching us wrong history.

We should be told, for instance, what happened in 1947 in Balochistan. Was Balochistan annexed? There are thousands and thousands of questions and they could only be answered if history is presented without serving anyone’s interest.

Why not tell the people about the mistakes done in the past in order to avoid further pitfalls.

I hope I may get heard and some unbiased departments may be set up to educate the youth of Pakistan, and if this happens, then it won’t be short of a revolution.


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Mar 30, 2013 06:30am
Truth be told, in Pakistan, keep dreaming, it Is good for health.
Mar 30, 2013 02:28pm
Pakistan ka difa Allah karega, aur koi nahin.
Mar 30, 2013 02:52pm
If you really want to know what Pakistan is, has become; read the interview of Maulan Abul Kalam Azad in 1946. For those who don't know, Maulan abul Kalam Azad was a great Indian patriot, a freedom fighter, a great man and the first education minister of free India. He foretold the future of Pakistan in such great detail describing how the vested feudal land lords and politicians who did not want to compete in free India were behind the demand of Pakistan along with sectarian Maulanas and Moulvis. He predicted (can you believe it?) the break up of East Pakistan. He also said that Pakistan will eventually break up. You MUST read the interview to believe it. I have read it and re-read it and still wonder if Maulan Azad was delivering the wisdom of the divine.
Mar 30, 2013 05:52pm
History is written by the victor ! It does not have be the true narration of the happenings. It is the narration that suits the victor.