July 22, 2010

Let Pakistan grow intellectually

FREEDOM of thought and expression is what that will make Pakistan stronger in this cyber age. If we can’t speak about the errors in our system then others will do 'damaging' things as there is no more any secret in the cyber age. The news reaches the world in some way no matter how stronger the “news cartel” is in this country!

Let’s be realistic and point out the flaws in every institution including the military, secret agencies and journalism. The traditional tyrant ways should now be history. Do you understand at the helm of affairs?

Look, what the traditional mindset has done to us -- intellectual bankruptcy! A live example is the story of Habib R. Sulemani and his family! After leaking his novel, The Terrorland, to secret agencies, he has reportedly been declared a ‘traitor’ for writing fiction! This is the traditional tyrant mentality of our traditional establishment.

It’s time for the clergymen to stop calling fellow citizens ‘infidels’ and the ‘wise’ establishment should take creative people easy—don’t declare them ‘unpatriotic’. Let Pakistan intellectually grow now! This is the first and foremost defense-line!

Men! Wake up! It is 21st century!

(By Rehman, The Express Tribune: http://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/606/i-confess-i-am-a-traitor/?sms_ss=facebook)

3 comments:

  1. Alpha! I think the solution is there in the very blog!

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  2. YASMEEN ALI tags REHMAN PAK

    How to maintain a healthy level of insanity

    1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

    2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!

    3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.

    4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

    5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.

    6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get..

    7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face. I have done this and it is so funny.

    8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.

    9. Sing Along At The Opera.

    10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend
    Their Party Because You have a headache.

    11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'

    12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

    13. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.' And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity

    14. PICK UP A BOX OF CONDOMS AT THE PHARMACY, GO TO THE COUNTER AND ASK WHERE THE FITTING ROOM IS.

    CAROL MASON: LOL, Yasmeen! I had heard some of them before but the last one almost made me choke on my cup of tea!

    GERDA CASIER: Hahaha, love your insanity Yasmeen. I will put it to practice, I'm sure it will have a healing effect on me. Starting with number 3 for sure, for I live in the country of French fries. And I have tried 4; but only the first part. For months. And my family kept on saying how much they needed cafeine to get awake in the mornings, hahaha.

    YASMEEN ALI: Glad U liked them. I have tried No 3. It works out hilariously.Also the ATM one.My daughter was with me.She said she was soooo embarrased.My son choked laughing.As for point 13 too good to be true. I hear they are marketing ladies condoms too. Hehehe.

    REHMAN PAK: Yasmeen! You're so funny!! Thanks for the post!!!

    YASMEEN ALI: Welcome. I'm nuts actually. But few know that. Hehe.

    GERDA CASIER: About 14. Some celebrity on tv here, said first time he went buying a packet of condoms, the pharmacist asked him: 10 or 20? And he replied: centimetres?

    YASMEEN ALI: LOLZ! Good one, I wonder what the pharmacist said????

    (http://pakpotpourri2.blogspot.com/2010/07/osama-dead-or-alive-yasmeen-ali_22.html)

    (Courtesy: FACEBOOK)

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