Supporting the guilty
We are in a strange country among a strange
people. Here there is a visible conflict between our words and
our deeds. We say something and act exactly against
it. The whole society is so much fragmented that it seems that
we no more belong to this land. We have separated
worldly matters from our religion and faith.
Every body thinks
that this world is for hypocrisy, embezzlement, lies, and
breaking promises etc only for personal gains. While people take
religious practices just as rituals or perform them under high
social pressure. We are so much away from each other that we are
completely ignorant of the people in our very vicinity however,
we keep good information of the people thousands of miles away.
Supporting and praising
the guiltiest, in our society, has become a norm. Those are our
heroes who are the most corrupt. They are thought to be as the
bravest and the wisest. The more you take undue risk, for your own personal gain, the more popular and people
friendly you are.
The question, why moral, financial or any type
of corruption is so prevalent in our society needs to be
researched in more depth. However, my own analysis of the
situation tell me that we, the societies are to be blamed. We
first create fraudulent individuals, groom them and then favor
them. In this way the society has reached the verge of annihilation.
In our society schools are the best place of breeding
corruption. Consciously or unconsciously we prepare our students
mind for more and more corruption. Being an educator I can
realize that the prevailing school system provides the most
favorable conditions for producing more and more corrupt minds.
A teachers own behavior, his way of talking and attitude gives
students a chance to be corrupt. In addition to that, in the
examination system student become more and more conscious about
the seeds of corruption. After getting high marks through
copying and using unfair means they become very grateful and
thankful to this corrupt society which makes them Doctors,
Engineers, Scientists, Teachers and many more.
corruption people get the most coveted job and also get so
called honor and dignity in the society. Societal forces always
commend their achievement without looking at the ways and
processes through which they traveled. Appreciation and
admiration from the societal forces encourage them.
the result is that in the words of re known scholar and story
writer Ashfaq Ahmad, who observed that Pakistani soil is fertile
in terms of producing world class scientists, engineers, doctors
and teachers but no good human being.
Another episode of corruption takes its roots when a student
enters from the course of studies in to the real life. After
completing studies a student think that that is the last stage
of going corrupt because after that there will be merit and only
merit. However pursuing job is the most difficult task in this
land of people already filled with the more gurus of corruption.
They serve as the indirect mentor for the novice. After being
mentally tortured by the employers the jobless individuals
become frustrated and he wants to get job at any cost. So he/she
started greasing the palms of the higher concerned and use any
unfair to get more desirable and enviable job. After
successfully getting through the process he enters a world where
there is no concept of fairness. For him honesty and fair means
serve as a myth and stuff confined to text. Moreover he/she
himself/herself becomes the victim of the system so he/she best
avail the opportunity for dreadful revenge. Ultimately he starts
Societal forces serve as the accelerating agents behind every
type of corruption. In one way our society’s tradition and
values creates a circle of friends, relatives and favorites, who
praise those who are the guiltiest. As an example we can take
many cases. Those who perform their duties with honesty are
labeled as the most Darpok and buzdil. However those who get
high bribes and take illegal action are the bravest and the
There was another hope that highly educated new generation could
have saved this land. However every year hundreds of young
Pakistanis university graduate get high profile job after
getting through Central Superior Service and many more are
ready. But the only aim and objective of the majority is to
sustain the status quo. They also live a beaourocratic life and
breed more slavish minds and nothing more.
To uproot the prevailing corruption every individual tries his
level best. Anti corruption courts and other institutions are in
place. In contrast, in the larger societal level no action is
taken. To my opinion unless and until the societal forces start
condemning and resisting this menace, no organization or
institution can bare people from being corrupt. We need
awareness of the masses and development of civil society
01 Nov 10.
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