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All this hue and cry of the media was over a very trivial matter. Unfortunately on the day of examination, the said MNA was a little busy and requested his nephew to go to the examination hall in his place to appear in the paper. This great gesture of dutifulness and integrity from the local leader should have been appreciated by the media. It showed that how much importance he gave to education and how much respect he bestowed on the examination system. Despite all his political and business commitments, he did not want to waste a single day of his educational career and he did not want to disturb the examination date sheet. Being a sitting MNA, he could have easily pressurized the board of education to modify the date according to his convenience. But instead of doing all this, he showed how a model politician should behave. He requested his nephew to appear in the exam so that other students did not face disturbance.
Here we should remember one thing. The paper was of Pakistan Studies. He being an active politician and sitting member of national assembly knew everything about Pakistan Studies. It was a chance for young people to learn about the history of the great home land which had been won by the struggle of the students from great educational institutions of sub-continent. Here I must not forget to mention the greatness of the young lad as well. He too had many promises to keep and dates to meet, but he let go of all those commitments and went to the examination hall so that he could give this ungrateful nation the gift of an educated politician.
What did the two get in return of their dutifulness and zest of education? A self proclaimed torch bearer of morality raided the examination hall and got the young man arrested and accused our leader of cheating and dishonesty. Didn’t he have something better to do like staying at home and marking papers and earning an honest living instead of raiding the examination halls and harassing young people . Or he could have contacted the MNA beforehand and asked him for clarifications. I am sure he would have received a satisfactory explanation and along with the explanation he would have got some token of the generosity of our leader which would have enabled him to live a peaceful live for a very long time. But it was not to be. He started this trouble and now he is crying himself hoarse that he is being threatened and his life is in danger. If the followers of the MNA are enraged at the disrespect shown to their leader and want to give that raiding inspector a massage and some bone re-settling exercises, what the MNA has got to do with it. It only shows the love and respect which he enjoys in his constituency.
The inspector should have thought of consequences before committing such foolish acts. He knew that our policemen are too busy nowadays in protecting themselves from the Taliban, who are bent on sending as many policemen to paradise as possible in shortest possible time. Now nobody minds going to paradise but is the early departure to the destination which bothers all. In such circumstances it is not possible for the police to arrange for the protection of all and sundry. In fact I think Taliban are also victims of negative media coverage like our respected MNA. Instead of appreciating their sincere funded efforts, we keep on criticizing them unnecessarily. They are only trying to rid us of the worries of the troubled life in this material world and provide us lasting peace in the world hereafter on voluntary basis. Half a million rupees which our relatives get afterwards is an added advantage. How many of us are able to get half a million rupees for our families even if we keep on striving for a very long time. So it is two benefits in one blast, oh sorry, in one ticket. But ungrateful people of
Well coming back to our discussion, I am sure if our MNA had not been discouraged by the negative attitude of the media and educational authorities, he would have gone on to conquer many other educational fronts. Subsequently, he would have got an MBA degree or even a PhD in the similar manner. How proud we all would have felt on having such qualified people representing us in the national assembly. We would have told the world that we and our leaders know the importance of education and we have a highly qualified legislature. Our media did not let this happen. This sad and unfortunate incident must have discouraged many other respected members of our national assembly who were planning similar educational ventures. Now if they want to improve their qualification, they will have to sit in the exams themselves, which might not be possible due to their numerous commitments. How will they get education now?