Pakistan, country, a piece of land home to approximately 201 Million lives. A country which has seen many ups and downs for the past 71 years since its creation. It has always been a struggle. But we somehow keep the boat, just above the sinking level. We work hard in the face of any adversity. However, somewhere in between we lost the essence of things that really matter to us. We have become insensitive and deaf to the problems of others and what better day to gauge our insensitivity than the Labor Day.
Pakistan is the ninth largest country in terms of the available man force. With more than 57 million labor forces working tirelessly every day, there is not much we do for them except a holiday. A holiday dedicated to acknowledge their hard work and daily grind. But what exactly do we make of this public holiday?. How many people actually share the spirit behind it? Not many, let me tell you. The struggle of the proletarian class in this country is real. Low wages, lack of resources, almost nonexistent rights are just a cherry on top. The irony of this day is that everyone but the laborers get the day off to give themselves a break.
The situation is as sad as it can be. We as a nation think about the bigger picture than getting the minute things right. Everybody deliberates about who should be in the government but nobody talks about why, nobody talks about the real issues we face. There is no discussion about the reforms needed to be taken, nil.
Reforms on governmental level and on local level are both needed. The plights of these people are required to be heard through public forums to understand their demands. Individually, we can raise awareness through the use of precious electronic media in our hands but that is asking too much from us.
This causes me to worry on the day where I sit home enjoying a holiday while forgetting why do I have it in the first place.
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