KARACHI: This is with reference to Faryal Najeeb’s article “Fear and loathing in Gulistan-e-Jauhar” (August 11). We should all understand that be it Urdu speaking people, Pathans, Punjabis, or Balochis, everyone is a Pakistani and every person has the right to live in any location he/she wants to. By fighting amongst ourselves we are weakening Pakistan; in these turbulent times we have to be united. Besides, it’s all a political game. Remember the policy the British used to rule over us, infamous “divide and rule”? This is now being followed by political parties; they have divided us on ethnic grounds.
We need to think of the time when Muslims of India were fighting for independence. Had they started fighting amongst themselves, Pakistan would not have been created. We all need to be one because we are all Pakistanis.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2010.
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