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"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to attain felicity".
(surah Al-Imran,ayat-104)
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User Name: Abubakr
Full Name: Abubakr Ayesh
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The Nation and It’s National Duty

 

The secrets behind the success of every nation and every society are communal harmony, unity, fraternity and a sense of duty towards the country; these norms exist in the consciousness of every individual. Hence, communal success entails that national interest always receives the top priority.

Nevertheless, individual is driven by lust for personal gains here. The priorities of the nation are not only placed second but in some cases, they are compromised and shunned in favor of individual goals. Getting into civil service is possible if one pays an enticing number of currency notes to related authority, inquiries are not attended to in any government department until “negotiations” have taken place behind the curtains and success cannot be achieved until one accomplishes the task of flattering his/her senior-though it may require relinquishing all morals and ethics. Office bearers in public service spend affluently on adorning their offices but do not place enough emphasis on the responsibility they shoulder. Similarly, investment in infrastructure often goes in vain because the responsible authorities maximize their utility by forgoing national interests: a low quality material is preferred so that personal desires can be materialized. On a petty level, one is inclined towards running away from the problems that beset the nation rather than putting in an effort to get rid of them. The community and it’s institutions do not matter to anyone; those who have the onus of education are not interested in ensuring a sound future of the country but in doing work that is just enough to earn them a good repute, religion is not taught as a way of life for advancement of peace and harmony but is used as a political weapon and garbage can be disposed off anywhere because the idea maintaining a clean environment does not seem appealing since the communal responsibilities are condoned and trivialized.

The gist of the path towards success is that everyone not only undertakes but owns the tasks and dilemmas that are an obstacle towards progress and does its own bit to get rid of them; this should be the driving force of every individual-be it a clerk or a politician or a manager in a private firm,-and every institution. This should be the guiding principle of our everyday lives and it should be followed at every level. One should remember the essence of this verse of Iqbal “Fard qaim rabt-e-millat se ha tanha kuch nahi”

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