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If we’re gonna have a “women’s day” then hey why not one for men? After all it takes two to tango. Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to the average Pakistani neither gender has it easy, but our Liberals/”Feminist” elites who impose their Western morality on the rest of Pakistan try to paint a one sided picture and sideline half of the Pakistani population. They follow every trend in the West, whether “Feminism”, or “gay rights”, or the recent #metoo movement, they are just rehashing what the White man is doing and imposing it on Pakistanis.
What with the whole “International Women’s Day” rona dhona that we have been hearing for the past few days from our Feminists/Liberals, i thought well why not open a similar thread to appreciate the silent gender? The one that complains less and does more! The one that makes less noise but suffers silently nonetheless and soldiers on? Yes, i’m talking about the Pakistani men, whether they are the stone crushers working in the toxic environment of the stone crushing factories to feed their families, or the soldiers fighting in the below freezing weather in Siachen. Whether they are men like Abdul Qadeer Khan or Pakistan’s founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, they do their duty and don’t even ask for recognition from the world.
Here’s to our brothers, father’s, sons and uncles! Here’s to Pakistani men!
Here’s to our brothers in Kashmir
Who are fighting the good fight under a hail of enemy sniper and machine-gun fire. Just recently four Pakistani soldiers were martyred by indian firing across the LoC. Yet they soldier on because they have a nation to preserve and no time to complain.
Here’s to our brothers in the FATA
Who are at the forefront of keeping our country safe from Indian & Afghan funded terrorism. Many of them were beheaded, even tortured by militants, others were massacred by NATO (Salala incident). Yet they still soldier on because they have a nation to preserve and no time to complain.
Here’s to our Shuhada
They gave their lives in the name of Islam and Pakistan, both known and unknown, to ensure that it’s people may continue to live as a sovereign nation. They had a nation to preserve and no time to complain.
Here’s to our brothers working the Stone Crushing Factories
A job with a very high mortality rate due to the inhalation of toxic dust released from crushing stones. But these men soldier on because they have families to feed and no time to complain.
Here’s to our brothers working in Mines and Quarries
Going hundreds of feet underground, hours without seeing any sunlight, often without adequate protective gear, toiling in those mines where many face certain death and many have died as a result, yet they soldier on because they have families to look after and no time complain.
Here’s to our brothers navigating the dangerous Karakorum
Through the snaking roads and the cratered pathways, these brave men risk being crushed by boulders and burried alive by landslides, and many have indeed fallen victim to such and died as a result. Yet they still soldier on because they have families to feed and no time to complain.
Here’s to our fathers who liberated what we today proudly call Azad Kashmir
When the call to arms was sounded by Quaid-e-Azam, they did not hesitate to respond, despite being outnumbered and outgunned by superior Indian Army units. They did not ask “why?”, But rather “when and where?”. Today our brothers in Azad Kashmir don’t have to fear being tortured and burried in unmarked graves, nor do our sisters in Azad Kashmir have to fear being raped, nor the Masjids have to bear the treads of Indian boots. All because these brave men answered the call of duty. They had no time to complain.
Here’s to our fathers who fell in the line of duty in the Indo-Pak wars
Like their fathers before them and like their sons after them, these brave men gave their lives for their homeland and in so doing they have inspired millions. They came from the ranks of the average Pakistani. Where they fell they left a permanent symbol of Pakistan. They too did their duty and did not complain.