The Pakistan which emerged as an Islamic State on the world’s map in 1947 might be called The Land of Pure, but I can assure you that today’s Pakistan is not even close to it.
Ever since I got a dose of reality about the land of pure, I became ashamed of calling myself a Pakistani.
It is a series of unfortunate events which made me call Pakistan, The Land of not-so-pure:
1) Pakistan, a country where traits such as injustice, favoritism, nepotism, and corruption are ingrained in the people, one can’t hope for a person like Asia Bibi to get her fair share of justice. She is another hapless victim of the rampant blasphemy laws of Pakistan. Aasia Bibi’s case is rooted in a personal vendetta by a landlord who is allegedly using the issue to settle a score with the victim. Most of the times rivalry and enmity are the driving forces behind allegations of blasphemy law.
Islam claims to provide religious freedom to all the minorities but this fallacious law doesn’t seem to include the blasphemy against other religions. Isn’t it the duty of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to prevent the blasphemy of other religions.
2) Google has recently placed Pakistan on number one spot in the world in searches for pornographic terms, outranking every other country in the world. Fox News didn’t even hesitate to call our so-called Land of Pure, Pornistan and why should it? We, the 20 million online Pakistanis really deserves accolades for our great achievement. We even defeated the 500 million online community of China. One blogger wrote on this unfortunate issue,
“And this is happening with 20 million people using the Internet. Imagine what would happen when our entire population will have access to the net!!!
If the entire country has access to the net then………..all the porn sites will have “server busy; try again later” message!”
3) The sex industry in Pakistan has begun to boom. One can easily access a prostitute in any major city of Pakistan. Prostitutes ranging from Chinese to Bangladeshis and desi Pakistanis are available on-demand. Prostitutes can be hired for as low as Rs. 400 or if you are a man of higher taste you can try one of the many Chinese brothels in various cities of Pakistan. The worst thing is that even innocent children are sexually abused in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, aka The Land of Pure.
Despite being so commonplace in our Land of Pure we don’t agree to admit the unsightly fact that sex business is BOOMING in Pakistan. Isn’t that ironical?
4) Now when we have talked about Sex Industry, how can we forget about the misogynist of Pakistan. Pakistan has a history for lack of women rights. Mukhtaran Mai, who was mercilessly gang raped as a form of honour revenge in this Land of Pure, is still waiting for her justice. You would be shocked to know that Pervez Musharraf said that some women in Pakistan claim to be raped just so they could claim asylum in the West.
Mukhtaran Mai is just another example of many women facing such calamities in Pakistan.
I am afraid if I continue to write more on this topic, I would be mercilessly lynched by the proclaimers of the Land of Pure.