By: Sana Zainab
“If our leaders can do, why cant we? “ He asked confidently. I was not expecting this from a youngster who was going to be a future of my beloved land.
I was coming from Karachi to Islamabad by air, and he was sitting near to me, filling some forms. ”So, you’re from Islamabad?” He asked.
‘’yeah’’ I shortly answered. ‘’I got my early education from there, and then my dad has established his business in Karachi. He has a multi-national company. Then I did my A-levels from Beacon house. Now I am doing engineering. From where u have studied? ‘’ He seemed so talkative.
‘’Nice. I started from an Urdu medium school, then I studied till my masters in a government college, now I am doing teaching.’’ I said.
‘’ Teaching? There isn’t any future of in this profession. ‘’ He remarked. ‘’I don’t think so; a teacher is a person who is creating the future of a nation. Isn’t it?’’I tried to defend my profession. ‘’You know what, I want to do doctorate but it’s expensive.’’
‘’You may apply for need based scholarship. It isn’t as tough as you are getting it. I have applied as well.’’ He suggested with a smile.
‘’What? But you just said that your father is running a multi national company. ‘’ I thought that he lied.
‘’Exactly, He has, if you ever need a good job, you are more than well come in dad’s company.’’ He offered.
‘’Then why are you applying for need based scholarship for your studies? It’s not good.’’ I said.
‘’Hahahaha.. My dear! What you think that our politicians deserve to spent whole nation’s money for their luxurious life? They are committing blunders with whole nation. & I am talking about just a single scholarship.
If our leaders can do, why cant we? ’’
He asked. I had no answer. Everything was blurred. I was feeling dizzy. The plane was landing on Islamabad airport. And I was near to cry as I was not expecting such kind of answer from a youngster. Yeah, whenever I thought about Pakistan, I was never ever as much disappointed because I believed that youngsters of Pakistan could bring the revolution but he said; ‘’If our leaders can do, why cant we?’’
I am confused, could not forget that sentence. Should I leave hope?