DECAY OF IDEALISM IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan emerged on the world map on basic of the idea envisioned by the intellect of Iqbal and succeeded by the astute and far-sighted leadership of Jinnah which lead to the establishment of an perfect democratic state, a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent. This is how the “practice of forming and pursuing an ideal” was made by these extraordinary men. In the words of this extraordinary mentor for all Pakistanis, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “the Story of Pakistan, its struggle and its achievement, is the story of great human ideals, struggling to endure in the face of immense difficulties.
“No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it” . ” Under the influence of colonial rule of the British Empire and despite the conspiracies of the Indian rulers like Jawaharlal Nehru whose mindsets were predominated by the prejudiced anti-Muslim sentiment and having a subjective approach towards the Hindus, it was the faith and realistic “idealism” and firm belief that lead the Muslims to touch the heights of glory. Zia-ud-din wrote about Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan (1976): “He would not let himself be deflected nor allow his followers to be deflected by a bewildering multiplicity of religious, cultural, social, economic and other issues. Step by step, slowly and steadily he took his followers forward to their cherished goal. He believed in full and thorough preparation before an action was taken.” The massacre of millions of Muslims migrating to the land of their dreams, unfair allocation of land and assets by Lord Mount Batten and poor infrastructure are some of the core reasons which resulted in the nourishment of the seeds of despair and shook the confidence in the utopias view that they bore in mind regarding Pakistan. But, with exemplary...
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