close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
October 22, 2010

Of revolutions

Top Story

October 22, 2010

Mr Ameer Bhutto's response (Oct 19) to my letter (Oct 18) does not take into account that revolutions do not take place in a country where every documented poor family is given a monthly stipend. Where, a mandatory Zakat fund is looking for poor people to hand them money. Where people are predisposed through traditions and religious belief to help their neighbours in time of destitution. Where, after a colossal natural disaster, the affected are being provided with Watan Cards and new model houses. More than 70 per cent of our population lives in the countryside and the culture of villages is such that everyone makes sure no one sleeps hungry.
It is true that every political bigwig has a tainted past. I am not asking them to play dead. I am not talking about enacting new laws either. All I am asking for is the removal of the colonial aspects of our systems. No other country provides residences to the civil bureaucracy. It is only provided to the armed forces. Our top bureaucrats are enjoying amenities given to British officers during the British rule in the subcontinent. Decoupling from the norm of the British colonial era should be our aim.
Walayat Malik
Toronto

Topstory minus plus

Opinion minus plus

Newspost minus plus

Editorial minus plus

National minus plus

World minus plus

Sports minus plus

Business minus plus

Karachi minus plus

Lahore minus plus

Islamabad minus plus

Peshawar minus plus