It has been a long time to have expressed my views on issues pertaining to political cum security situation of Pakistan in general and Quetta and Balochistan in particular.
Main reason being the relative peace that the country had to witness after the successful launch of Operation Zarbe Azb, that was directed at those wrong doers who used to kill people in the name of religion and hide somewhere.
Another reason was that I wanted to write credible things, as most of my pieces were mere collections of blames that I got to hear or generated using my upper chamber.
As a result, I did not write much, but a couple of blogs in 2015 with “my first ever interaction with Ismailis” being shared the most. I wrote that out of enthusiasm though.
Much has changed since I wrote my last in Pakistan and around. Democracy has sustained, military retained it previously enjoyed prestige. Iran reached a deal on its nuclear program with the world powers; Saudi Arabia invaded Yemen raising questions on the very basic concepts of Muslim Ummah. ISIS as a terror group has left the world stunned with its activities, seeing which world had to stand united against this menace. Iraq and Syria have been turned into trashes, where both Saudi and Iran played their game of egos.
2015, personally to me proved very fruitful. I completed my coursework, setting the stage for my thesis; I was selected for a dialogue between the youths of Afghanistan and Pakistan which helped me see Afghanistan from a different angle. I made a lot of friends, while there was also an increment in the number of those who would hate me now, but who cares. Spending more than a year in the federal capital has left me with an altogether different world view, now I no longer see the events I way I used to, in fact at times I laugh on my approach towards different phenomenon that I typically applied or followed.
Currently I am busy finalizing my research topic, with a lot of support from the August Professors, well wishers and friends who want to see me be successful and I get this feeling because of the effort or time they offer me whenever I have asked for.
Exposure to the law making institutions is yet another unique experience that I have just had the proceedings of the Senate and Parliament that we could only watch on Television and wish to watch live is now a matter of how I can spare time and be present to watch, while busy in performing other tasks in the Senate building. Seeing the lawmakers discuss proposed laws and exchange ideas is totally a different thing which has left me rethink of my previous position about the utility of parliament and law making procedures.
Anyway, I will not take much time and make you people feel bored, today’s writing was just meant to say that more might follow this one, so be ready all ….