Way to survive in Pakistan
It is beyond any doubt that progress of communities, nations and countries have always been a result of the collective efforts of it’s individuals. Only such nations, countries and communities can be the victorious of social, economic, and political fields whose individuals prefer their national interest over their personal interest. You can take the example of Israel which does not have much natural resources but has the best human material. Her individuals are very passionate towards their nation. Israel is dominating the politics and economy of the world due her extraordinary human material and passion of sacrifice of her individuals for their country. The level of passion for Israel is such that a Jew living in USA, UK or in any part of the world is as committed and sincere with Israel as a Jew who lives in Israel. This kind of passion makes Israel a power of the world.
We are living in modern world of the 21st century and we all know that it is world of biotechnology, geneticist engineering and space science but Pakistani Christians are worried for their bread and butter and basic education. Christians have been exploited both by Christian politicians and Pakistani Establishment. On one hand, Pakistani Establishment kept Christians in deprivation by making discriminatory laws, but on other hand Christian Politicians failed to deliver and change the destiny of the Christians of Pakistan.
Blasphemy Laws have damaged Christians psychologically, socially and economically. Due to failure of Christian leadership and attitude of Pakistani Establishment, Christians are leading a very miserable life in Pakistan. The performance of Christian politicians has always been confined to development work of street and sewage. Christian youth has not been given jobs in governmental departments. Representation of Christians in civil and military departments is not even nominal. There is not even a single Christian Ambassador, Judge of High or Supreme court, or chairman of any department of Government and if it is, it is just an exception. It seems that it is the policy of state establishment that they will not give any important seat to Christians in Pakistan. In Pakistan Christians and Muslims are considered two separate nations due to difference of religion. Christians are very far behind in almost all fields of life as compared to Muslims in Pakistan. The cooperation of international community has not been encouraging towards Pakistani Christians. International community has been supporting to Christians N GO,S AND churches and has never been supportive to Christians politicians in Pakistan. We must know that a strong political party and a true, visionary and brave leadership can change the destiny of the Christians of Pakistan. Solution of all problems of Pakistani Christians is to organize a major and strong political party which can defend rights of the Christians of Pakistan, can force government to repeal Blasphemy laws and can change the destiny of Christians of Pakistan. Christians of Pakistan and overseas Pakistani Christians must sacrifice for the collective cause like people of Israel and help Christian politicians in defending their rights. International Community should support Christian political parties and Christian politicians because only a visionary, brave and foresighted leader can do miracles for his nation and can change the destiny of his people. This is not only a ray of hope for Christians of Pakistan but also the only way to survive in Pakistan.
In His Grace
Riaz Anjum Advocate
Chairman Pakistan Christian Movement