Explaining the ‘WHY’ behind Pakistan via breakthrough analysis
Let’s explore security risks to human safety and the rule of Law…
In order to understand ‘why’ human safety is the primary concern of any government, we must take a look at the history of the last 3000 years.
In fact, one could say that the phenomenon could be even older than the said date, but go along with me for the sake of argument.
I want to put a few things into perspective for you, so you understand why the safety is the utmost concern of any government around the globe.
In addition to this, the rule of Law is a topic that is as diverse as it is complicated, so we have to tread carefully when making assumptions or building a meaningful analysis.
In order to understand security risks and the rule of Law from an Islamic perspective, you HAVE to read the Koran from the start to the finish.
But in addition to such a monumental task, I’m giving you a primer here so you understand what to look for in the Koran before you dig in.
Now it’s understandable that on a normal day you won’t go through the entire Koran, but you have to do it in sizeable stages.
In chunks, bits and pieces that are easily “digestible” in terms of human curiosity and how we acquire information based on individual personality and characteristics.
Reading 20 minutes of Koran each day should be able to satisfy your curiosity, but you also need to know how to go about what to look for when you read.
That topic is a separate creature in its own right, but I’ve given you a small sample to pique your curiosity and help you along with whatever it is you can do in the meantime without needing further help from Citizen Awareness Program.
So let’s dive right in…
What Pakistan’s constitution has in harmony with what the Koran also suggests…
According to the Koran, each individual citizen of any country is responsible for their own safety with regards to a personal level.
This is the base level security where each male citizen of any Muslim country is REQUIRED to have basic hand-to-hand combat and weapons training when it comes to building a society that’s built on security and rule of Law.
Doing this ensures that any female citizen doesn’t have to rely on the state to provide security in times of emergency or situations where the state doesn’t have sufficient time to react in the interest of the citizens’ safety.
Some situations require that the citizens themselves are equipped satisfactorily to handle a security concern on their own.
As such, Pakistan once fostered the ‘Janbaz’ corps which helped equip the young with the necessary tools to defend themselves against external aggression.
Knowing how to fight, and use a weapon doesn’t make you a bad person at all!
In fact, it’s the opposite! Because you can defend yourself, you’re more prone to helping others out in times of extreme difficulty.
Koran has something very interesting to say about this situation so I’ll give you a taste in a short summary quoted here:
Allah never changes the condition of a people until they themselves change that which is within themselves
– Koran, Surah Al-Anfal [8:53] (The Spoils of War) text Summary
You can’t expect anything from the universe, or from other people until you change THAT which is within yourself.
What is this thing that is “withing yourself”?
It is LITERALLY your mindset. The way you think about things.
Whether you think positively or negatively about life.
Either you’re simply living life because someone told you to do so, or you’re wise enough to learn it on your own because you find life exciting and wonderful, despite its shortcomings and cruelties.
The ‘rule of Law’ construct for Pakistan and the ‘why’ behind the existence of its constitution
When Continental India’s Muslims wanted Pakistan due to grave security and rights’ concerns, they had the rule of Law in mind.
What is this rule of Law I’m talking about and what does it pertain to when it’s translated in terms of Pakistan’s constitution?
The rule of Law here is a pointer towards establishing what the Koran states clearly in various verses and chapters with regards to the rule of Law in both letter and spirit.
Koran talks about several things in detail:
- Sexual misconduct (homosexuality and spreading diseases such as AIDS through unsafe practices)
- Rules of War and engagement
- Resource distribution
- Rights of individual citizens with regards to property management
- Economic misconduct
- Environmental and animal rights
- Rights of citizens with regards to their neighbors and loved ones
- Rights of parents towards their children and vice-versa
- Rights of an individual citizen towards their spouse and economic dispersion
- Prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and so on
- Business dealings between 2 or more partners
- Divorce agreements and rights of spouse(s)
- How a technological advancement MUST meet strict guidelines to maintain a functional society (bear minimum)
These are just the titles of what some of the things Koran talks about in great detail.
I highly encourage you to find your own answers and corroborate them with what you read here.
This is what Pakistan was created for.
This is what Pakistan sought to establish through its judicial system and way of governance.
We as Pakistani Muslims adhere to a higher way of life, a way of life that ensures that justice is done and that the rule of Law is upheld at all times.
Remaining under the yolk of a British India or under the Hindu rule would have denied us these privileges.
Had we not acted fast and on the guidelines provided to us by the founding fathers, we would’ve certainly seen our culture utterly destroyed.
Hence, we cannot allow such evil or animosity towards the whole of humanity to ever foster.
Unfortunately, Pakistan today has allowed severe grievances to not only exist but thrive under a brutal and tyrannical system that was the remnant of the colonial British India.
In order to eradicate this evil from Pakistan, the citizens themselves MUST be willing to change from within.
One cannot expect the government to change anything for them until they create conditions that warrant a change.
Why the Pakistani government (or rather how) is responsible for the security of individual citizens
The government has a crucial role in making sure that the Pakistani society keeps functioning at the highest of moral and most optimum growth rate.
[Whether this is being done or not at the moment is not the issue, the issue is that more citizens are inspired to bring change within the society]
This can only happen when the word of the Koran is treated as an enforceable entity by the government and the people themselves collectively.
When the Quaid (Great Leader) was still alive, he took every possible step to make sure that he took full responsibility of the situation and took concrete steps to makes sure that Pakistan was safe and secure in the long run.
He built the Pakistani Airforce personally and fought against Indian aggression in the Kashmir region with all that he had.
Even if it was next to nothing.
That’s what a state leader is supposed to do.
They sacrifice their own needs for the needs of other people (the citizens under their care).
That’s the security model that Pakistan is to have implemented in order to remain true to its ‘why’.
What are some of the pressing concerns that require our full attention with regards to a security risk to human life?
- Rogues, bandits, foreign elements (such as spies, terrorists, stateless actors, hostile forces etc.)
- Hostile nations which seek to undo Pakistan via covert or overt means (high-intensity conflicts such as war, or low intensity such as diplomacy)
- Hostilities from within, invited from foreign elements or otherwise, that seek to destroy the federation’s unity
- Racism, pluralism, provincialism, and anything that pertains to singling out a group and labeling them a certain stereotype
- Disunity, robber barons, lack of faith, lack of discipline, banking cartels and other economic or social misconducts
- Disunity among men and women; lack of love between men and women and destruction of the family unit
- NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) that seek to seed malfeasance and discontent among the society by aggravating negativities and chaos
- Lack of responsibility among the common citizens, and frequent and inadequate fixtures to pressing problems
- Lack of security apparatus such as human resources and intelligence
- Attack on security apparatus by foreign elements and magnification of failures of our security agencies by hostile media
- Hostile propaganda and denial of basic human rights either deliberately or through criminal negligence
- Privatization of governmental organizations and institutions such as the State Bank, PIA, Power Generation Authorities etc.
- Denial of doing business within Pakistan (Business Denial Adventurism); treating the national economy as a play thing
- Treasonous acts of violence against the state and the people at large
I can list a whole lot more, but I’m sure you get the point here.
When the state is being attacked from within and sometimes from within the governmental apparatus itself, then it’s the citizens’ responsibility to take the mantle and lead people away from total disaster.
That’s what Pakistan was made to resist and avoid at all costs.
Unfortunately, we see the opposite happen today.
This is not because there’s some kind of flaw in the system, no! Rather the system is working perfectly fine!
In fact, if you compare the Pakistani system to some of the most advanced countries on Earth, it’s far better than theirs!
But the mere fact that the citizens are completely uninformed and don’t know how to take responsibility, neither do they have emotional maturity to deal with this kind of threat speaks volumes about the failure of the generations who came after Pakistan was made.
Instead of engaging in emotional maturity and helping to see the faults within themselves, they started blaming others out of fear of unjust prosecution.
That’s one of the many issues that the citizens are responsible for addressing themselves whether they realize it or not.