Major Impacts of 2021 on Nation and Journalists Dr Attaulwadood
Municipal Corporation has given the first present of 2021 to Lahore Public by an acceleration in the illegal projects. We are all well aware of illegal and unauthorized buildings of Lahore instead of, working on the authorities are going against the informers. The twist of the story is that the ones who are reporting the current issues are being labeled as traitors to the city. Nowadays, the administrations are plotting such stories in which they can exempt the Journalists who are highlighting the sensitive issues.
Every other day, a naïve citizen (journalist) gets beaten up because of disclosing the truth. Long story short, the ones who are working against illegal projects are being threatened in various ways. Team Daily Notable has itself received many life threats through various means in which it is clearly said that the disclosure of data will bring no less penalty; either physical remand, or sentence for a long period, or a straight shoot. Unfortunately, there is no lesser price for the ones whose mere objective is the interest of the public.
Tragedy of the Hour
The tragedy is, the public is in a state of unconsciousness. On the other hand, those who have sensed the danger are now in conflict. We need to get the understanding that our current situation is not something destined. Changes are always hard and demand sacrifices, sometimes we lose property and sometimes life. I am glad that these journalists do not fear death. We need our nation to know that how much we are suffering through these riots in the commercial structure. Whereas, officers of 18 and 19 grade are dramatically torturing journalists. Now tell me what to expect from others?
Illegal happenings and Pakistan are going on hand in hand since its inception. There’s sadly no one who has the privilege to speak against this depredated system. Those who have spoken against it, approx. ever faced the death penalty; there’s no less punishment for him. The evils have gained enough strength now that it seems almost impossible to shape corruption-free Pakistan. But still, in order to survive, we have to hold on to hope -the hope of a better future.
Lahore, the city of gardens is gradually transforming into “the city of illicit projects,” the way no one is taking the required action to eradicate or to halt the corrupt mafia. On the other hand, “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” is transforming into “Banana Republic of Pakistan”.
This negligence is giving birth to a number of suspects. Buildings DO NOT have an approved building map, building line, parking space, and checked material usage. No one knows what kind of material is being processed in the constructions. We don’t know-how will be held accountable in case of any calamity. No parking space leads to traffic jam, hurdles the life from a toddler to an office man and senior citizens. If the rate of illegal projects will keep on increasing at this pace then that day is not too far when a task of 5 minutes will take an hour.
We need to take this matter on a serious note. Furthermore, these projects will ultimately affect physical health along with the psychological factors. That day is not far when blood pressure, stress, depression, etc. will become endemic to us.
I have been trying my best to awake the system from the sound sleep. Have a look, what you are doing to your motherland. Reconsider all the efforts that our ancestors made to gain this country, don’t burn the midnight oil to contaminate their efforts. Your unctuous behavior is destroying the name of your country, its natives, its inhabitants, and its intellectuals, diligent masses.
The interest of the public has always remained my priority, maybe there comes a time when my writings move your mind. Nevertheless, maybe my little practices play a role in making my country a better place. It is the time to check the credibility of our beliefs, and take new initiatives, and seek the truth logically! . – PUNA