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Writing Competition Entry: ‘I am Proud of Pakistan’

I am proud of Pakistan admitting to the fact that the father of this nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah died in an ambulance and the reason was given that ambulance ran out of gasoline but nation was deprived of the true facts till today. I am proud of Pakistan although our politicians could not decide for a long time that whether war on terror is ours or not, when 40 thousand citizens lost their lives. I am proud of Pakistan although nation is being lied to on the drone issue. I am proud of Pakistan although it was our responsibility after partition to prove the world that we are better off but we failed. I am proud of Pakistan although politicians took mandate from nation but did humongous corruption, topped up their Swiss accounts then a General takes over the country with a slogan of “Mere Azeez Humwatno”, changes the syllabus for students, includes contents of resilience and forgiveness but takes revenge from politicians himself still I am proud of Pakistan.

I am proud of Pakistan give me one example of any country where soldier to officer martyr ratio is 3:1. Not only lieutenant Generals but also S.P. and D.I.G’s to sacrifice their life for us. This is the same country which gives chances to democracy again and again. Give me one example worldwide where a person like Abdul Sattar Eidhi stands up and makes a network of ambulances. Give me one example worldwide where there is no kidney transplant hospital and a surgeon like Adeeb Rizvi decides and builds a free kidney transplant hospital. Give me one example worldwide where a captain like Imran Khan is born which wins world cup for the nation and then makes an exemplary hospital. This is the same country whose airline “PIA” won airline of the year award and trained Emirates. Give me one example worldwide where there is a sportsman like Aisam-ul-Haq who competes in US open final and looks in the eyes of the crowd telling them “Pakistanis are not terrorists, we love peace”. Give me one example worldwide where businessmen like Sialkot build an airport themselves without the support of government and their sports good are used in FIFA world cup. I am Proud of my Pakistan and I believe in Pakistan. Long live Pakistan.

By: Muhammad Usman Ashraf

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